Renowned for her oil on Mylar technique, Nanette Carter is referred to by many as a visual storyteller. Born in Columbus, Ohio, Nanette Carter graduated from Oberlin College in 1976 and went on to earn her MFA from Pratt Institute of Art in Brooklyn, New York. She continues to live and work in New York City and is currently a professor at Pratt Institute.
Carter has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards including the National Endowment for the Arts and The New York Foundation for the Arts award. Her works are represented in many museums across the United States including the Studio Museum of Harlem, The Newark Museum, The Shomberg Library in New York, and The Library of Congress in Washington, DC.