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Calvin Ross Carl

Calvin Ross Carl’s pattern and text-based works blend painterly techniques with personal narrative and commentary on our current cultural moment. As someone who grew up in a family of musicians and carpenters, Calvin’s art and design career is a natural fit. He studied at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland and works as a creative director at a design agency, in addition to his art practice. He’s had recent solo exhibitions at The Office at Russo Lee Gallery, Portland, Oregon and SEASON in Seattle. His art has been included in group exhibitions in Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, Houston and Chicago. His work is in the collections of the City of Portland, Oregon and Lawrence & Clark Gallery, Chicago.

Completed works line Calvin's Portland studio.
My work blends hard-edged abstraction and personal narrative with my experiences in branding and marketing.
Calvin ross carl

Calvin at work.

Calvin's intriguing, open-ended statements reference the world of branding and marketing, as well as poetry. He says "the words are fun and pithy, but are balanced by dark humor and sadness."

Tools of the trade.

Works on works on works.
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