Carter is an American artist and film director based in New York City. He was born in 1970 in Norwich, Connecticut.
Carter studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1992. He then studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 1994, and the University of California, Davis, earning an MFA in 1997.
Carter is best known for artwork that spans various media, from painting and photography to sculptural installations, film and video. His works have been exhibited internationally, including the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, Museum of Modern Art, New York, Tate Modern, London, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the USA Today and Abstract America exhibitions, at the Saatchi Gallery in London, England. His work has also been shown at the Royal Academy in London and the Museion in Bolzano, Italy.