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      2016 issue                       Volume XI.    
Incite 4: Relax, Restore, and Renew      2016 issue                       (Best of Mixed Media)
Incite 3:The Art of Storytelling              2015 issue                        (Best of Mixed Media)
Professional Artist magazine                 April/May issue 2015      (Artist spotlight article)
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
2014      San Francisco, CA       Art Institute                    “4th Annual Art Educators Exhibit”
2012      San Francisco, CA       Art Institute                    “2nd Annual Art Educators Exhibit”
2011       San Francisco, CA       Art Institute                   “1st Annual Art Educators Exhibit” 
2001      San Francisco, CA       Academy of Art Univ.            “25th Student Showcase”
2005     Cincinnati, OH             Artist’s magazine                 “All Media Artists Juried Show”
1997      Nashville, TN              Pantheon Gallery N4ART     “Moving the Dream Showcase”
1991       Memphis, TN              MLG&W Headquarters         “1st Annual Artists Showcase”
1990      Memphis, TN              University of Memphis        “U.N.I.T.Y”

The Gaston Collection, San Rafael, CA
The Giuliano Collection, San Rafael, CA
Joshua Akognon Collection, Kansas City, Missouri
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

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