Nanette Carter

(American, born 1954)

African-American artist Nanette Carter was born in Columbus, Ohio. After moving with her family to New Jersey, she began taking art classes at the Montclair Museum and pursued art during high school. She traveled around Europe with the American Institute for Foreign Studies before enolling at Oberlin College in Ohio in 1972. There she majored in Fine Art and Art History, and studied abroad in Perugia, Italy. In 1978, she recieved 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.

She notes, "My catalysts for over four decades have been the drama of nature along with the drama of human nature. Having traveled across North Africa, North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East I have encountered a kaleidoscope of exquisite scapes and incredible people."