Philip Carpenter has worked and exhibited in Atlanta since 1978 while teaching painting at Chastain Arts Center. He earned his M.F.A. (1974) in painting, drawing, and printmaking from the University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa AL), and his B.F.A. (1972) in  painting and drawing at Auburn University (Auburn AL). Carpenter received a Southern Arts Federation/National Endowment for the Arts grant in 1989 and was a Hambidge Fellow in 2001. Notable exhibitions include The Atlanta Biennial at Nexus Contemporary Art Center (1994), Revival of the Figure at City Gallery East (1995), Personal Circumstances at Spruill Gallery (2000), Transitions at MOCA GA (2002), Work and Play at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (2005), Primary Color at Marcia Wood Gallery (2005), Manipulating the Commonplace at Swan Coach House Gallery in (2007), and the 17th Color Pencil Society of America Exhibition at the Jacquelyn Hudgens Center (2009). Carpenter was also included in the 2004 edition of New American Paintings. He has work in numerous private and public collections including MOCA GA, The High Museum of Art (Atlanta, GA), King and Spalding (Atlanta, GA), the Wiregrass Museum of Art, The LaGrange Museum, and The Lamar Dodd Art Center at LaGrange College.

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