Appropriated texts, fragmented information graphics, mediaeval woodcuts form a dense image ecology in Alex Carver's work. The paintings are populated with mesmerizing braille-like meshes, functioning sometimes as diagrams, spatial coordinates, or appearing like raised wounds over the surface of the skin. Carver’s application of techniques such as frottage produce dense, multilayered, and kaleidoscopic compositions.


ALEX CARVER (b. 1984) lives and works in Boise. Carver is a graduate of Cooper Union, New York and received his Masters of Fine Arts from Columbia University, New York. Alex Carver’s work has been exhibited and screened in international venues and in festivals including Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin (2024, forthcoming); Nahmad Contemporary, New York (2023); Lyles & King, New York (2023); Art Basel Parcours (2023); Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin (2023); Stavanger Art Museum (2023); the Art Encounters Biennial, Romania (2021); Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin (2021); Helena Anrather, New York (2021); Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York (2019); Tate Modern, London (2018); Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin (2018); Lincoln Center, New York (2016); Berlinale, Berlin (2015); Biennale of Moving Image, Geneva (2014); Melbourne International Film Festival (2014); BAM, New York (2014); Locarno International Film Festival, Locarno (2013); Vancouver International Film Festival, Vancouver (2013).



Alex Carver’s work is in the collections of:

Pinault Collection, Paris
Stavanger Art Museum
Ringier Collection, Zurich
Kistefos Museum, Norway
Langen Foundation, Neuss
GOME Art Foundation, Hong Kong

Installation shots