Ross Carlisle

Ross Carlisle

    Contact Information

    carlisle.ross@yahoo.com

    Phone: (917) 397-6437

    https://www.RossCarlisle.com/

    Recent Works

    Artist's Biography

    Ross Carlisle is an Ohio-born, Philadelphia-based artist, illustrator, and painter. Using everything from the human figure to large swathes of color, his work explores opposing forces both actual and imagined. His paintings have been exhibited in Philadelphia, New York City, and many other galleries and museums throughout the Northeast.

    Artist's Statement

    In the information overload of today’s society, it is all too easy to be inundated with data that only supports our own preconceived notions of the world around us. Algorithms and data collection provide websites with everything they need to keep users clicking through to the next page of a tailor-made newsfeed. Now, more than ever, we live in a time when an individual must actively work to see things from a new perspective. By placing imposing blocks of color incongruously amidst the reality of natural forms, I aim to explore an individual’s struggle to see beyond one’s self and one’s perspective to a more informed point of view. These monoliths, just as our own thoughts and actions, don’t simply obscure our view, but change the landscape of our realities.

    Selected Exhibitions

    Group
    2019
    Selective Memory, Brooke Lanier Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA
    Invitational

    2018
    Sisyphus Protests, Ghost Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
    Invitational

    2017
    23 Pairs, Arnot Art Museum, Elmmira, NY
    Invitational

    2016
    96.8 Miles Brooklyn to Saugerties, Emerge Gallery, Saugerties, NY
    Juried

    Border 2016, Starr Space Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
    Juried

    Flesh + Bone, Hillyer Art Space, Washington, D.C.
    Juried

    75th Regional Exhibition, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY
    Juried

    On the Body, Gallery 263, Cambridge, MA
    Juried

    2015
    Forms and Functions, miLES, New York, NY
    Pop-Up Exhibition

    2014
    Office Exhibit, Registrar Office, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY
    Invitational

    2013
    First Contact, Gallery Project, Detroit, MI
    Invitational

    2011
    Symbol, Myth, Reality, The Grady Alexis Gallery at El Taller Latino Americano, New York, NY
    Invitational

    Felled, Pine Box Rock Shop, Brooklyn, NY
    Invitational

    2010
    Undercurrent (Whitney ISP Exhibition), Artist/Performer for Alfredo Jarr, The Kitchen, New York, NY
    Invitational

    Other

    2020
    InLiquid 2020 Silent Auction & Benefit, InLiquid at Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA

    2014 - 2017
    Red Hook Studio Tours (Open Studios), Brooklyn, NY

    Exhibitions Curated

    2009
    Off the Grid, KumuKumu Gallery, New York, NY
    Guest Curator/Director

    Awards & Honors

    2015
    Brooklyn Arts Council, Brooklyn, NY
    2015 Community Arts Grantee

    2008
    Arts Xtravaganza 12x12, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
    Best in Show

    Education

    2010 - 2011
    School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
    Continuing Education

    2004 - 2008
    Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
    Bachelor of Fine Arts, Two Dimension Studies with a focus in Painting

    2006
    Student Art Centers International, Florence, Italy
    Summer Session