M.F.A. painting and drawing, printmaking, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa AL, 1974.

B.F.A. painting and drawing, Auburn University, Auburn AL, 1972.


Painting Instructor, Chastain Arts Center, Atlanta, Georgia, September 1980‑present.

Assistant Professor of Art, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville AL, 1974-1978.


.Hambidge Center Fellowship, Fulton County Arts Council, 2001.

 Artist’s Project Grant, City of Atlanta Bureau of Cultural Affairs, 1995.

 Visual Arts Fellowship, Southern Arts Federation/National Endowment for the Arts, 1988-1989.

 Graduate Council Research Fellowship, University of Alabama, 1973‑1974.

Selected Exhibitions:

“Drawing Discourse”, Holden Arts Center Gallery, Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa NC, January 18-February 22 2019.

“Chastain Experiment”, City Gallery at Chastain, Atlanta GA, August 10-September 8 2018

“Inside the Perimeter”, Concourse E, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Atlanta GA, January-September 2018.

“Signs of the Times”, Weave Shed Gallery at the Hambidge Center, Rabun Gap GA, March 3-June 2 2018.

Metro Montage, Marietta Cobb Museum of Art, Marietta GA, July 7-September 9 2018.

Decatur Arts Fine Arts Exhibition, Agnes Scott Gallery, Decatur GA, May 22-June 10 2018.

Second LaGrange Southeast Regional, Lagrange Museum of Art, Lagrange GA, February 16-April 20 2018.

Callanwolde Juried Art Exhibition, Callanwolde Arts Center, Atlanta GA March 18-May18 2018.

40 Over 40, EBD4, Chamblee GA, November-December 2017.

Metro Montage, Marietta Cobb Museum of Art, Marietta GA, July 8-September10 2017.

Decatur Arts Fine Arts Exhibition, Dalton Gallery, Agnes Scott College Decatur GA, May23-June11 2017.

“Tell Me a Story”, B-Complex Gallery,  Atlanta GA October 5-October 18 2016.

“It’s the Simple Things”, City Gallery at Chastain Arts Center, Atlanta GA June 24-August1 2016.

Decatur Arts Fine Arts Exhibition, Dalton Gallery, Agnes Scott Gallery, Decatur GA May 24-June 12 2016.

Georgia Artists, Abernathy Arts Center, Sandy Springs GA May 6-June 17 2016.

Lagrange Southeast Regional, Lagrange Museum of Art, LaGrange GA February 19-April 2 2016.

Pressing Matters VI, Atlanta Printmakers Studio Members Exhibition. J Gallery at Binders Ponce City Market, Atlanta        GA Dec 2-31 2015.

“Ley Lines”, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Alabama, October 1-29 2015.

23rd Annual Colored Pencil Society of America International Exhibition, Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, Atlanta GA July 11-August 23 2015.

“Philip Carpenter: WORK”, Ventulett Gallery, Holy Innocents Episcopal Church, Atlanta GA, June 4-July 9 2015.

Decatur Arts Alliance Fine Arts Exhibition, Dalton Gallery at Agnes Scott College, Decatur GA, May 19-June 7 2015.

Georgia Artists, Abernathy Arts Center, Sandy Springs GA, May 1-June 12

Selections from the Permanent Collection, MOCA GA, Atlanta GA, April 11-July 11 2015.

“Gathered”, Georgia Artists Selecting Georgia Artists, MOCA GA, Atlanta GA, February 28-April 11 2015.

“Pressing Matters V”, Atlanta Printmakers Studio Members Exhibition, 2 Rules Fine Art, Marietta GA, October 3

 “Selfies”, City Gallery at Chastain, Atlanta GA, June 6-August 9, 2014

Decatur Arts Alliance Exhibition, Dalton Gallery, Agnes Scott College, Decatur GA, May 21-June7 2014.

“Georgia Artists: A Juried Exhibition”, Abernathy Arts Center, Atlanta GA, May2-June 13 2014.

“Looks Good on Paper”, Spruill Gallery, Atlanta GA, February 14-April 19 2014

“Drawing Inside the Perimeter”, High Museum of Art, Atlanta GA, June 27-September 22 2013.

“Georgia Artists Selecting Georgia Artists”, MOCA GA, Atlanta GA, June 22-August 24 2013.

Decatur Arts Alliance Exhibition, Dalton Gallery, Agnes Scott College, Decatur GA, May 21- June2 2013.

Georgia Artists: A Juried Exhibition, Abernathy Arts Center, Atlanta GA, May3-June 14 2013

“The Painted Photograph”, Southwest Arts Center Performance Theater Gallery, Atlanta GA, September 30-October

            28, 2011.        

Georgia Small Works, Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, Watkinsville GA, October 7-November 11, 2011.

Decatur Arts Festival Fine Arts Exhibition, The Dalton Gallery, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Georgia, May-June


Georgia Artists, Abernathy Arts Center, Sandy Springs, Georgia, May-June 2010; May-June 2011.

Color Pencil Society of America 17th Annual International Exhibition, Jacqueline Hudgens Center for the Arts, Duluth,

            Georgia, July 9-August 29 2009.

“Summer Guest House”, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, June 26-August 1 2009.

“Play”, The Spruill Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, March-April 2009.

“This Just In” (New Inventory by Gallery Artists), Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, July-August 2008.

“Blooming”, Gallery Walk at Terminus, Atlanta, April-July 2008.

LaGrange National Biennial XXV, LaGrange Art Museum, LaGrange, Georgia, March-April 2008. Merit and Purchase


Madison National, Madison Morgan Cultural Center, Madison, Georgia, April-June 2008.

“Innovations: New Work by Contemporary Georgia Artists”, Gallery Walk at Terminus, Atlanta, October 24, 2007-January

            19, 2008.

“Manipulating the Commonplace”, Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, August 9-September 22, 2007.

“Drawn in Georgia” (works on paper from the collection), The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia at Suntrust

            Plaza, Atlanta, 2007.

“Some Bodies”, The Spruill Gallery, Atlanta, 2006.

LaGrange National XXIV Biennial, Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum, LaGrange, 2006. Juror’s Merit Award.

“Philip Carpenter: Primary Color,” Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, 2005.

“Looks Good on Paper,” Spruill Center Gallery, Atlanta, 2005, 2003, 2001.

“Work and Play,” Airport Atrium Gallery, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Atlanta, 2005.

New American Paintings: Juried Exhibition in Print Number 52, Volume 9, Number 3, June 2004:22-25, Boston, MA: The

            Open Studios Press.

“Tools of the Trade/Tools in Art,” West Lobby, Bank of America Plaza, Atlanta, 2004.

“Common Objects,” City Gallery East, Atlanta, 2003.

“Tickled Pink,” Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, 2003.

“Transitions,” The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, 2002.

“Philip Carpenter: Hambidge Center Drawings”, Chastain Arts Center, Atlanta, 2002.

“Personal Circumstances,” Georgia Artists at the End of the Century, Spruill Center Gallery, Atlanta, 2000.

“Portraiture As Art: Unique Portraits by Contemporary Southern Artists,” ArtWalk at Lenox Square, Atlanta, 1997.

“Revival of the Figure: Large Scale Works by Southern Artists,” City Gallery East, Atlanta, 1995.

“Orthogenesis,” (Solo Exhibition), The American College Gallery, Atlanta, 1995.

“Confessions,” Atlanta College of Art Gallery, Atlanta, 1995.

1994 Atlanta Biennial, Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, 1994.

SAF/NEA Regional Arts Fellowship Exhibition:

Louisiana Arts and Science Center, Baton Rouge, LA, October 1990.

Selby Gallery, Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota FL, August 1990.

Tennessee State Museum, Nashville TN, October 1989.

      University of Montevallo, Montevallo AL, August 1989.

      Atlanta College of Art Gallery, Atlanta, May 1989.

“Forms and Figures,” Chastain Gallery, Atlanta, 1990.

“Wiregrass Reunion,” Wiregrass Museum of Art, Dothan AL,1989.

“People and Passions,” Work by Gallery Artists, Sandler-Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, 1989.

“4 and 1,” Four Painters and One Sculptor, Atlanta Financial Center, Atlanta,1988.           

Visual Arts/The Southeast 1986, One Securities Center, Atlanta, 1986.

The First Atlanta Biennale, Nexus Gallery, Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, 1984.

Solo Exhibition, Chastain Arts Center Gallery, Atlanta, 1981.

1st Birmingham Biennial, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham AL, 1981.

47th Southeastern Competition/Painting and Sculpture, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston‑Salem NC,

            1979.  Purchase Award.

42nd National Annual Midyear Show, The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH, 1978.

39th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, The Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach FL, 1977.  Owen

            H. Kenan Merit Award.

Selected Collections:

Alabama Power Company                                                     Management Compensation Group

Appalachian State University                                                 Miller Brewing Company

Clayton College and State University                                    Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia

CGR Advisors                                                                        Open Hand Atlanta

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.                   The State of Georgia Collection

High Museum of Art                                                               VanderKloot Film and Television

King and Spalding                                                                  Wake Forest University (R.J.Reynolds)

Lagrange Art Museum                                                           The Wiregrass Museum of Art

Lamar Dodd Art Center at LaGrange College