Carter Shappy


Carter Shappy is a printmaker, multimedia artist and Vermont native currently living and working in Portland, Maine where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Maine College of Art. He is the print shop manager at Running with Scissors Artist Studios. His works are part of private and corporate collections in Maine, Vermont and Florida and have been exhibited throughout Portland. Recent projects include a collaborative art and science residency at the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences. The residency concluded with the installation of a two-story printed installation titled Colorcosm . Colorcosm has been on view at the laboratory headquarters in E. Boothbay, Maine since July, 2016. Shappy's work is inspired by his interests in natural phenomena, perception and psychedelia. By embellishing and transforming mundane elements of our lives, he encourages a reevaluation of peripheral or commonplace things and experiences. Working in a variety of mediums, he is frequently drawn to intersections in printmaking, painting and installation.

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