Nanette Carolyn Carter was born in Columbus, Ohio and raised in Montclair, New Jersey. Her first art class took place at the Montclair Museum of Art in New Jersey at the age of six. It was then that her love for art started.
She attended Oberlin College in Ohio, majoring in Studio Art and Art History. During her junior year she studied abroad in Perugia, Italy. That year she traveled throughout Europe and North Africa.
Nanette studied at Pratt Institute of Art in Brooklyn, New York, receiving her Masters in Fine Arts. She is currently a tenured Associate Adjunct Professor of art at Pratt Institute where she teaches Drawing/ Mixed Media classes. She currently works and lives in New York City.
Nanette Carter works primarily with oils on frosted Mylar, which is a thin sheet of plastic. She considers herself to be a “Scapeologist” a term invented for herself. Her abstractions make allusion to different “scapes”: land, sea, sky, under water and outer space paying homage to the mysteries of nature and human nature.
Her work has been featured at the International Women’s Art Festival in Aleppo, Syria and The Bermuda National Gallery. She has been awarded several grants including The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, The Jerome Foundation and New York Foundation for the Arts. Today she exhibits with the G. R. N’Namdi Gallery in Chicago, Miami and Detroit.