"Carl White’s own passionate experiences gained through a life long relationship with art are presented with intensity and rhythm of form, colour and text. “In the way that a poet would seek to understand language with the goal of approaching the sublime, I have tried to understand painting with similar purpose,” says White. “I am painting poems, images that dance between realism and abstraction, text and flesh, with the hope that the viewer experiences rather than views.” White achieves this effect well, as we are drawn into the world of art and history in all their rich fullness when looking at his work.
Lisa Christensen 2011"
Carl White was born in Liverpool, England in 1969. He studied at the Alberta College of Art & Design (Four Year Diploma Graphic Design, Painting and Drawing) from 1989-1992 in Calgary, Alberta.
His paintings and drawings have been featured in many solo and group exhibitions across Canada since 1992 and reside in numerous private collections nationally and internationally. White currently lives and works in Calgary, Alberta.
Liverpool , England
April 25, 1969
HONORS AND DISTINCTIONS, AWARDS
Nominated 2005 Sobey Art Award
Alberta foundation for the arts grant(Body of 3 project) – 2005
Canada council for the arts grant(Body of 3 project) –2005
Calgary region arts foundation grant(Body of 3 project) - 2005
Artist residency Sundre and District allied arts society/centre – August 2005
Artist residency Banff centre for the arts – February 2005
Honorable Mention - Faces & Figures competition - September 1997
The Alberta College of Art - Four year diploma Graphic Design,
Painting, and Drawing. Calgary, Alberta 1989 - 1992