Keep ‘em Coming: A Gallery Group Show, June 3 – 25, 2011

Purple Mountain Majesty, July 1 – August 21, 2010

FOG: A Spring Group Show, April 1 – May 1, 2010



My work seeks the beautiful and phenomenal in the mundaneness of the American working-class experience. I reinterpret common materials of the American work environment through the lens of formal aesthetics, in order to assess and transcend the material’s original cultural purpose and worth.



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.


Curriculum Vitae


BFA in Intermedia, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR, 2008

Selected Exhibitions

2010 Purple Mountain Majesty, Half/Dozen Gallery, Portland, OR
FOG: A Summer Group Show, Half/Dozen Gallery, Portland, OR
SQFT, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR
2009 Incompletely, Gallery Homeland, Portland, OR
2009 Store for a Month, Portland, OR
2009 Transfixed, Gallery Homeland, Portland, OR
2009 Reinvestigating Peter Halley, Milepost 5, Portland, OR
2009 Push Up, Appendix Project Space, Portland, OR
2008 Split Shift, Tractor Gallery, Portland, OR
2008 Prints For PICA 2008, TodayArt Studios, Portland, OR
2008 Dovetail Deux, New American Art Union, Portland, OR
2008 Holy Sheet, Gallery Homeland, Portland, OR
2008 A Diversion of Industry, Pacific Northwest College of Art: Gallery 214, Portland, OR
2007 Prints For PICA 2007, TodayArt Studios, Portland, OR
2007 Natural Selection, Pacific Northwest College of Art: BFA Gallery, Portland, OR


2009 Incompletely, Gallery Homeland, Portland, OR