Palm Desert CA


“…Beauty coincides with abjection, vulnerability with strength, coarseness with sensuousness, wholeness with decay. Less and less well behaved, Andrée Carter’s paintings are more and more poised. This is not a process of maturing – Andrée B Carter had long ago established her style and grown into it – but of continual discovery and growth, almost to the level of revelation…”

– Peter Frank, Art Critic and Curator

Andrée B. Carter was born and raised in New Orleans. She has lived in Seattle and Los Angeles, and now resides in Palm Desert. Andrée’s love of color and texture is evident in the way she treats the surfaces of her work. Andrée’s process combines two key elements—many, many layers of paint plus her signature use of handmade needlepoint. By stitching onto the surface, cutting holes into the canvas, and/or using collage, she creates a history embedded into the paintings. Paper, fabric, thread, textiles, and other media, all combine to add depth to the physicality of her work.


Andrée received an MFA from The University of New Orleans and BS from Loyola University in New Orleans (Cum Laude). She also studied art history in Florence, Italy through a Tulane University summer program.

In addition to numerous solo and group exhibitions, Andrée has also been honored with painting fellowships from the Bau Institute held in Otranto, Italy; the Virginia Center for Creative Arts; and the Ucross Foundation in Wyoming. She is also a Kipaipai Fellow

Andrée has received several accolades, including the Artistic Selection Award from the Korean Cultural Center; and the Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, CA where her work received 2nd Place two years in a row. Andrée’s work is included in numerous private and public collections, most notably in the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA; Swedish Hospital, Seattle, WA; and the Iberia Bank, New Orleans and Shreveport, LA

Andrée is a member of Women Painters West, Textile Arts LA, Los Angeles Art Association, Women’s Caucus for the Arts, California Chapter, and the Artist Council of Palm Desert.

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