Alpha Dog, Sketch Painting, Acrylic on Cardboard 2017
ABOUT | STATEMENT
I live and work in Memphis, TN as an Artist and Designer.
The work I’ve created over the last few years has dealt with identity and color. During this process my goal was to compare social ideologies about race, stereotypes, and belief systems to everyday colors and the perception of these colors in our environment. As part of my process, Black has always been a color of identity for Black people, Black American, African American, etc. Just as White, for Caucasian or those of Anglo or European descent, and Brown for the South and Central American population.
The color black has always had a negative representation for being compared to death, bad or poor quality and even race. I’ve taken the color black and made it the narrative, and used it as part of the emotional conversation. The goal is to make the dialogue more about the artwork and less about the color of the characters, even though the characters are part of that narrative.
I use media based events as the primary theme of my work, by taking those situations and reducing them down to their most basic form, it allows me to direct the narrative. I use color and content to redefine the conversation by developing a social connection between the characters and their environment. The color becomes an important part of that dialogue, and the content becomes part of the social statement.
I consider my work to be a form of visual communication using simplicity and depth to express social and ethical issues. My goal is to create a conversation between both the personal and public by using color and composition to express mood, situation and ideas. By placing people and objects in common and uncommon situations, it allows me to deal with specific subjects from various perspectives.
EDUCATION
1982 Chicago Institute of Art, Chicago, IL, Drawing and Painting Development.
1983 Canton Public High, Canton, MS.
1987 Memphis  College of Art, Memphis, TN. B.F.A., Illustration, Graphic Design and Painting.
2012 Memphis  College of Art, Memphis, TN MFA, Art and Studio Practice.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
1980 Modern, OP and Pop Art, Madison County Public Library, Canton MS.
1990 People Time, Memphis Public Library, The Turner Clark Gallery, Memphis TN.
2005 People Time 2, Gallery 314, Memphis TN
2006 People, Places, Perspective, William A. Goodwyn Gallery, Benjamin Hooks Central Library, Memphis TN
2007 Cases of Sin, Caseworks Exhibition Space, Art Museum of The University of Memphis, Memphis TN
2008 Project Genesis, L | Ross Gallery, Memphis TN
2009 Carl E. Moore in Retrospect, Caritas Village Hope Gallery, A 10 Year Evaluation, Memphis TN

2010
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Series Paintings, Memphis College of Art Alumni Gallery, Memphis TN
- People, Places, Perspective Revisited, L | Ross Gallery, Memphis TN

2012 Jack Robinson Gallery, The Absence of Evidence, Rhodes College Curatorial Program. (1 night)
2013 Caritas Village, Memphis Social Art Exposition Celebrating in collaboration with the New York arts scene. Memphis TN

2014
- Common Ground, Memphis College of Art Alumni Gallery, Memphis TN
- An American Dream, L | Ross Gallery, Memphis TN

2015 The Dual Show Experience: Only Black and White & Desperately Seeking Attention, Scottish Rite, Memphis TN
2016
- Some Things are just Black and White”, Downtown Memphis Commission, Rhodes College Curatorial Program. (1 night)
- Being Human, The Kroc Center Gallery Space, Memphis, TN

2018
- An Justice for All, University of Mississippi Meek Hall, Gallery 130. Dept. of Art & Art History. Oxford, MS
- For Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness, Memphis Jewish Community Center, Toward Justice Project”.
- For Freedom National Billboard Campaign “...and Justice for all” , Sponsored by the Brooks Museum. forfreedoms.org
- “...and Justice for All” For Freedom Exhibition, Freedom from Fear. Memphis Brooks Museum. forfreedom.org

2019 At Your Discretion, ArtUp Gallery, South Main Memphis Artspace, Memphis, Tn.
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
1982 Juried Exhibition, Buckingham Fountain City Wide Art Competition. Chicago Illinois. (Second Place Award)
1986 The Memphis Theological Seminary, Memphis College of Art Student Show.
1987 Memphis College of Art, Graduating Class of 1987, Painting and Design.
2005 A Rushing Mighty Wind, Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.
2006 Lantana Projects, “Class of 2006 Show”, Best artworks of the 2006 Memphis TN.

2007
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Lantana Projects, New Emerging Artist Series No. 1, Highlighting Six Emerging Artist in Memphis.
- Marshall Arts, “Delta Axis and Nia Fuse3 Salon 3 Show”, Memphis TN.
2008
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L | Ross Gallery Summer show, Memphis TN.
- Tougaloo College Art Colony “Hot Art”, Jackson MS.
2009
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Works on Paper, L | Ross Gallery, Summer Group, Memphis TN.
- Rozelle Artist Guild Inc., Project Sketchbook Exhibition, Memphis TN.
- L | Ross Gallery, December Holiday Group Show, Memphis TN.

2010 L | Ross Gallery, Works on Paper, Summer Group Show, Memphis TN.
2011
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Vaughn Cultural Center Urban League, St. Louis, Mo., “Migration Back” A Collaborative: Carl E. Moore & Dail Chamber.
- West Memorial Gallery, “Works on Paper” Memphis College of Art Graduate Show.
- Select Paintings, Service Master Headquarters Downtown Memphis TN.
2011 Apr: The Spirit of Color, the Memphis Black Arts Alliance, and Firehouse Arts, Memphis, TN. (Artist and Curator)
- L | Ross Gallery, Works on Paper, Memphis, TN.
- Memphis Connections Art Show, Collaborative Group Show, Marshall Arts, Memphis, TN. (1 Night)
2012
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Winter Invitational, Gallery 56 Memphis, TN.
- Influx, Memphis College of Art MFA Thesis Show, Nesin Graduate Building Memphis, TN.
- Memphis College of Art Alumni Association Annual Juried Summer Exhibition, Memphis, TN.
- L | Ross Gallery, “I Can See You House from the Highway”, Two person show, Artist Carl E. Moore and Melissa Dunn.
- Unveil Downtown Art walk & Exhibition, 20 Artist, 20 Days, 20 Spaces Juried Exhibition. Memphis, TN.
- Select Artwork, L | Ross Gallery, Works on Paper. Memphis, TN.
2013
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Singular Masses: An Examination of Racial Identity, Memphis College Art. Hyde Gallery Memphis, TN.
- Present Tense: The Art of Memphis from 2001 - 2013, Dixon Gallery & Gardens, Memphis, TN.
- The Power of the Unicorn, Marshall Arts Contemporary Space, Memphis, TN.
- Imagining Unicorns, Delta Arts, Contemporary Art Gallery, West Memphis, AR.
- Choice Life over Aids Exhibition, Caritas Village Hope Gallery, Memphis TN.
2014
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Inspired Resistance, Crosstown Arts Gallery, Cleveland St., Memphis, TN.
- Art of Science, Hyde Gallery, Memphis, TN.
- Portraits and Figures: Works by Joyce Gingold and Carl Moore, Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, TN.
2015 Circuitous Epilogue 2, Masonic Contemporary, Scottish Rite Building, Memphis, TN.
2016
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L | Ross Gallery Anniversary Show, Memphis, TN.
- Change Agents: Personal Art as Political Tactic Lamont Gallery, Phillip Exeter Academy, New Hampshire.
- Memphis College of Art 2016 Biennial Alumni Exhibition, Memphis, TN.
- Politics and Power, Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, New York.
- Art 101, Pop up Gallery Space, Downtown Memphis Commission, Memphis TN.
- Circuitous Succession Epilogue 3, Masonic Contemporary, Memphis, TN.
- The Tiny Show, Work 6 x 6 inches and under. Jay Etkin Gallery Memphis, TN.
2017
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#HereToStay: Art of Reliance, L | Ross Gallery, Memphis Legal Center Immigration Justice Program. Memphis TN.
- A Retrospective” Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Mallory/Wurtzburger Gallery, Artist Series, 2008 – 2015. Memphis, TN.
- Art | Race | Violence: A Collaborative Response, Crosstown Arts Concourse, Memphis, TN.
2018
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Memphis College of Art 2018 Biennial Alumni Final Exhibition, May -July Memphis, TN.
- Detangling/Unraveling the Politics of Hair: Marginalization, Resistance and Empowerment, ETSU East, TN Slocumb Galleries, Johnson City, TN.
- Going Day by Day, (Two man show) with Matthew Hasty, L | Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN.
- Here and Now: Printmaking and the Political Present, Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art, Univ. of Memphis. The exhibition was Curated by Visiting Assistant Professor Patricia Daigle.
- Agency, a series of Exhibition sponsored by the For Freedoms Project, Memphis College of Art.
- Homeward Bound, An exhibition addressing the complex theme of “home.” Crosstown Arts West Gallery.
2019
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Inheritance: A Lineage of Black Art, curated by The collective Art Group, at the CMPLX Gallery, Memphis, TN.
- Recent Acquisitions: Friends of the Brooks, Crosstown Arts East Gallery, Brooks Museum of Art.
- Dear Artist, Presented by (AMUM) Art Museum University of Memphis and The Young Arts Patron. Memphis, TN
- Dallas Art Fair, Booth Represented by Zieher Smith Gallery Nashville. Dallas Texas.
- Unfolding, Arts Memphis Bicentennial Exhibition, Celebrating Memphis 200 year Anniversary. Memphis, TN.
- Art of the South, Number Inc. Mid-South Art Journal, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN.
- Dogwood Arts Regional Art Exhibition, Knoxville’s Emporium Center, Knoxville, TN.
- Artist Spotlight Exhibition, “2 Artist, 2 Walls, 2 Weeks, Jay Etkin Gallery with artist Kiara Sally Memphis, TN.
- CMPLX Memphis (The collective), "Thug", An Exploration of Black Masculinity Through Identity, Memphis, TN.
2020
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Voluntarily Indirect, A contemporary Observation from Tn Artist on the Human Figure. A traveling exhibition on view through August 2020. University of TN at Martin, Marshall Arts and Fluorescent Gallery.

CURATED EXHIBITIONS
2009-2016
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Art Committee Chair of the Caritas Village Hope Gallery Art Space, Memphis, TN. (Curated over 80 monthly Shows)
- Caritas Village Hope Gallery, First Annual Peace Exhibition, Memphis, TN.
2010 Caritas Village, [choice] Life over Aids, HIV/AIDS Awareness.
2011
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Gallery Curator, Memphis Blacks Arts Alliance, Fire House Arts, Memphis, TN. (Curated 2 Shows)
- Caritas Village, Village People: The Salon Show, Celebrating art and Community.
- A Retrospective of Leonard West, (Posthumously), Memphis Black Arts Alliance Firehouse Arts. Memphis, TN.
2012
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Village People, Caritas Village, Celebrating Black History Month.
- Caritas Village, [choice] Life Over Aids Exhibition, HIV/AIDS Awareness, Group Show.
2013 Caritas Village: Community Collective, Tennessee Arts Commission Gallery Nashville, TN.
2014 Gallery Coordinator, Memphis College of Art Biennial Exhibition, Hyde Gallery, Memphis College of Art.
2016 THE MAN SHOW, an Examination of Manhood in the last 50 Years, L | Ross Gallery Memphis, TN.
2017 The Black Experience, The Rebirth of Black History Month, Orange Mound Gallery Memphis, TN.
PUBLICATION
2012 Singular Masses: An Examination of Racial Identity, Group show MCA Nesin Graduate School.
2017 “The Pinch Journal” Vol. 37, 2017 spring issue. Selected works, University of Memphis.
2018 “Detangling, Unraveling” The Politics of Hair: Black Tennessee, ETSU East, TN Slocumb Galleries at the Tipton Gallery Exhibition Catalog. Diverse & Beautiful Collaboration: Black Tennessee.
2018 “Memphis Studios: A Visual Tour" By Cecil Humphreys, Photographs by Murray Riss. TOOF | American Digital Printing, Memphis, TN.
2020 Voluntarily Indirect, A contemporary Observation from Tn Artist on the Human Figure, Curated by Clay Palmer.
2020 Memphis College of Art 1936 - 2020 (MCA Legacy Catalog).

ART RELATED
2015-2019 Board Member for Number: Inc. Regional Art Publication, Outreach Committee Chair
2015-2019 Memphis College of Art Graduate Student Advisor, 2015 - 2019
2011-2015 Memphis Urban Arts Commission, Public Arts Over site Committee
2011-2014 President of the Memphis College of Art Alumni Association
2008-2016 Art Committee & Art Space Coordinator, Caritas Village, Memphis, TN. (A Community Non-Profit Space)
2008-2011 Vice-President of the Memphis College of Art Alumni Association
PROFESSIONAL
2017-2018 Rhodes College, Lecturing Assistant Professor, Intro to Painting.
2008 University of Memphis, Adjunct Professor, Digital Arts for Artist
2008 Tougaloo College Art Colony, July 12 - 18th, Jackson, MS, Life Drawing Instructor
1998-2008 Freelance Art Director, Podium Records Bountiful Blessings COGIC, Memphis, TN
1997-Present Broadcast Graphic Designer, News Channel 3 (CBS affiliate)
1989-1997 Illustrator and Draftsman, Dept. of Defense (Training Division)
1988 Billboard Artist, Peck Industries

PRESS
2008 “Masterworks to Fun House” A Year of Art in Memphis, the Memphis Flyer, Memphis, TN.
2009
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“Project Genesis” Art Review, Number Magazine, University of Memphis Publication, Vol. 22, No. 1. No. 63.
- “The Art of Saying More with Less”, Commercial Appeal Go Memphis.
- “Paper Play” Works on Paper at L | Ross Gallery, Memphis Flyer.
- Commercial Appeal, “Arts Scene Kept Great Exhibits Coming”.
2010
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Connecting Memphis: “Interviewer: Cindy McMillion. Connecting Memphis
- Commercial Appeal: Art Review: L. Ross Gallery “Pits Contrasting Visions of Reality, Dreams”.
- Commercial Appeal: Art Review, Group Shows, “Group shows are booster for August Doldrums”, Friday.
2012
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Memphis Daily News: New Mural to Brighten Cooper-Young Entrance.
- Commercial Appeal: “Adding Splash of color to Main Street”.
- Commercial Appeal: Art Review: Something for everyone at MCA’s Alumni Exhibit.
- Commercial Appeal: “Domestic Focus” for Carl Moore and Melissa Dunn at L. Ross Gallery.
- Memphis Flyer: The End, A Recap of art in Memphis in 2012.
- Commercial Appeal Go Memphis: Memphis’ top exhibitions rife with revelations, By Fredric Koeppel.
2013
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Commercial Appeal: Notions of blackness take form in ‘Singular Masses’ exhibit.
- RSVP Magazine | Street Seen July Issue, Capturing a Community in a Mural, Cooper Young Mural Project.
2014
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Memphis Flyer: “Inspired Resistance” at Crosstown Arts Exhibition.
- Numbers Magazine: Summer 2014, Public Art Issue. “Cooper-Young”. Number Magazine Issue No. 79.
- Commercial Appeal: Carl E. Moore Laments Loss of Innocence in Pastel Colors.
2018
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Memphis Flyer: “The Dixon, Fogelman Galleries explore political printmaking in new exhibitions”., By Elle Perry.
2019
- Austin Peay announces the 2019-20 Tennessee Artist Fellow: Memphis’ Carl Moore. ClarksvilleNow.com (Article)
2020
- Memphis in May unveils fine arts poster to honor Ghana. Feb. 5, 2020, The Daily Memphian (Article)

AWARDS
2017 The Emmett O’Ryan Award for Artistic Inspiration is given annually by Metropolitan Bank and Butler Snow LLP to an outstanding visual artist. The award is named in honor of Emmett O’Ryan, a founding Board Member of Metropolitan Bank.
2018 Pyramid Peak Foundation Art Acquisition, “People, Places and Scenes” Series, Race and Violence Exhibition.

2019 2019-20 Tennessee Artist Fellow, from The Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts (CECA) at Austin Peay State University.
2020 Crosstown Visual Arts Residency Program, 1350 Concourse Ave, #280 Memphis, TN 38104. (Fed 1 - Dec15)
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