Orin Carpenter

Artistic Objective
To educate by utilizing my artistic abilities to help encourage and enhance any situation visually by diffusing or challenging the thought process through visual communication. As a teacher, my goal is to help my students find their artistic voice and to feel comfortable in their own skin. Once the confidence is built in an individual, the sky for creation is unlimited. As an artist, I continue to challenge the viewers who observe my work by creating layers within my pieces to symbolize our make up as human beings and the layers we possess individually. To create a utopia through empathy and allowing different voices to be heard through my work.

Walden University
Minneapolis, MN
PhD candidate
Educational Technology

The Academy of Art University
San Francisco, CA
(Storyboard/Illustration) 2002

The University of Memphis
Memphis, TN
BFA/Graphic Design 1992

International Contemporary Artists   (Volume XI.)                    2016 issue  
Incite 4: Relax, Restore, and Renew   (Best of Mixed Media)    2016 issue          
Incite 3:The Art of Storytelling           (Best of Mixed Media)    2015 issue          
Professional Artist magazine              (Spotlight article)            2015 issue
Grace Magazine                                    September 2000 issue

Solo Exhibitions
2013    Mill Valley, CA. Throckmorten Theater “Lost In Translation” 
1999    Memphis, TN. Sidewalk University “Incarcerated Souls”
1995    Memphis, TN. Gallery 350“Passion is Color”
1990    Memphis, TN. The University of Memphis “Metamorphosis”

Group & Juried Exhibitions
2017    "Mostly Monochromatic Exhibit"         Petaluma, CA.  Icehouse Gallery
2014    “4th Annual Art Educators Exhibit”     San Francisco Art Institute  
2012    “2nd Annual Art Educators Exhibit”     San Francisco Art Institute    
2011    “1st Annual Art Educators Exhibit”       San Francisco Art Institute
2010   "Diversity Inclusions Exhibit"               Gap, Inc.  San Francisco, CA
2009  “DFS Annual Artists Exhibit"                 DFS Headquarters
2001   “25th Student Showcase”                       Academy of Art Univ.           
2005  “All Media Artists Juried Show”             Artist’s magazine                
1997   “Moving the Dream Showcase”            Pantheon Gallery N4ART    
1991    “1st Annual Artists Showcase”             Memphis Light Gas & Water       
1990   “U.N.I.T.Y”                                              University of Memphis        

Robin Williams Collection, Tiburon, CA
Blair Underwood Collection, Los Angeles, CA
Anfernee Hardaway Collection, Memphis, TN
Gallery 350 Collection, Nashville, TN
Branford Marsalis Collection, New Orleans, LA
The Gaston Collection, San Rafael, CA
The Giuliano Collection, San Rafael, CA
Joshua Akognon Collection, Kansas City, Missouri

Group Affiliations
The Portrait Society of America
California Watercolor Society
National Watercolor Society
Graphic Designers Guild
Petaluma Art Society
Memphis Art Society