Calvin Ross Carl was born the son of a woodworker in the industrial wasteland of Spokane, WA. Carl now lives and works in Portland, OR, and he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Intermedia in 2008 from Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA). His work has been exhibited at Gallery Homeland, Portland, OR; New American Art Union, Portland, OR; Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR; Milepost 5, Portland, OR; Tractor Gallery, Portland, OR; Half/Dozen Gallery, Portland, OR.