Nanette Carter

(American, born 1954)

Nanette Carter is known for her collages with paper, canvas, and Mylar (archival plastic sheets). Her work examines issues around war, injustice, and technology. She is an African American artist and college educator. In her own words, "My catalysts for over four decades have been the drama of nature along with the drama of human nature."

Carter began taking children’s art classes at the Montclair Museum in New Jersey. In 1972, she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Art and Art History from Oberlin College in Ohio. During that time, she also traveled around Europe and North Africa, and studied in Perugia, Italy. In 1978, she received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Pratt Institute of Art in Brooklyn, New York. She currently serves as an associate adjunct professor of art at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.