Through interdisciplinary education and collaborative community engagement, visual linguist Carter Hubbard thrives on redefining, elevating, and broadening the role of the creative person in society. Her efforts generate multiplicitous opportunities for more conscious interactions and project implementation. Her work examines how human relationships juxtaposed against social and environmental issues. Her time is shared between community education, engagement, and facilitation while she pursues curatorial work and practice as a visual artist. She is a graduate of Meredith College’s Arts Program and has completed added study at Penland School of Crafts and Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies. She maintained a business in clay for 12 years selling nationally and internationally through the American Craft Council and Rosen Group Shows before transitioning into her contemporary work in clay and metal sculpture. This work, representing the rich clay history of NC, traveled to five museums. Most recently, her focus has turned toward curatorial work and creating large scaled installations that encompass education, and social engagement.
In 2014, Hubbard received a major commission from Duke University for a large scaled, permanent installation placed in the Bryan Center, the newly renovated hub of university student life. This piece serves as an example of Duke’s focus on sustainability. The project furthers her aims at collaboration through ongoing work with the departments of Behavioral Economics, Art, and the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy.
Hubbard is a past recipient of the United Arts Regional Project Grant, the Orange County Arts Commission Project Grant, a former member of the Chapel Hill Public Arts Commission, and generously supported by the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership, which funded her place making economic initiatives. She relocated to Portland, OR in 2014 to continue to broaden the scope of her projects on the East Coast, in the PNW, and between.