AC Carter (b. Birmingham, AL) is a multidisciplinary artist in Los Angeles, CA. AC’s work conceptually generally deals with isolation, unrequited love, gender, and abstraction. A 2020 University of Georgia MFA Fine Arts Graduate, AC makes music as their pop persona Klypi, and currently work in digital arts and commercial medias, and has recently signed with Wildflowers Talent Agency for modeling. AC previously ran Ad•verse Fest, a musical festival in Athens, GA which underscored solo and duo performers cross genre from electronic music to performance art.  Additionally, AC has made garments for Kevin Barnes' Of Montreal’s music video “No Plateau Phase/ No Careerism, No Corruption” and Jennifer Vanilla’s performance at MoMA PS1. They have been featured in publications such as Post-Punk Online, WUSSY Mag, PASTE, New American Painting, and the Nashville Scene, and have performed/ shown work at galleries such as Zeitgeist, bitforms, Chinatown Soup, and ZieherSmith. They have attended the Stove Works Residency in Chattanooga in November 2020, and the Wassaic Project Residency in January/February 2022. Last, AC has opened for a variety of artists such as Molly Nilsson, Girlpool, and Auragraph, and has performed at festivals Big Ears, Secret Stages, and Athens Popfest.

AC investigates ideas about love, gender deviancy, and authenticity and challenges the idea that the individual is singular, rather than multiple in design. Identity is tied to the body both physically and virtually; it is a continuous site of construction and can be understood as both a building and a webpage. These ways of framing and re-framing showcase how identity is prescriptive, and reflects on how absurdity and humor can be a useful tool through deliberate disassociation and punk methodologies to celebrate what it means to be a human on planet earth (and/or perhaps how it must feel to be an alien too?).
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