Calvin Ross Carl's work seeks the beautiful and phenomenal in the mundaneness of the American working-class experience. Carl reinterprets common forms from the American home and work environment through the lens of formal aesthetics, in order to transcend the material’s original cultural purpose and worth.
Calvin Ross Carl is an artist and designer, born in Spokane, WA. He now works in Portland, OR, where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Intermedia in 2008 from Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA). Carl has recently exhibited at LVL3 Gallery in Chicago, IL, Lawndale Art Center in Houston, TX, NEPO House in Seattle, WA and Clark College Archer Gallery in Vancouver, WA. His work has been exhibited at Gallery Homeland, Portland, OR; Half/Dozen Gallery, Portland, OR; New American Art Union, Portland, OR; Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR; Milepost 5, Portland, OR; and Tractor Gallery, Portland, OR.