For over 49 years, Carter Smith has been creating shibori fabrics that have been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world.


His one-of-a-kind hand dyed silks and original bias designs create unique and timeless garments that truly support and enhance the beauty in every woman who wears them.



Carter



“I prepare and dye each piece of silk, enough for one outfit at a time. Each garment is then hand crafted by one of the seamstresses in my studio. My desire is to wrap you in color and luxury.”







Feature Collections Displayed

New York:   NYC – Halston Limited, Christian Dior, Julio, Janet Kaneko

California: Los Angeles – Ron Talsky, Fragments

West Hollywood – Harriet Selwyn

Beverly Hills- Laise Adzer

Carmel – Robert Talbot




Publications

Washington Post, Los Angeles Time: Home Magazine, Boston Globe*, San Jose Mercury, Chicago Tribune, Boston Herald, New York Times, Evening Magazine, Fiber Arts Magazine, Vogue, Elle, Mirabella*, Threads, Surface Design, Kunst Mit Silk, TextileForum, House & Garden, The Fiber Arts Book of Wearables






Exhibitions

 

1968            Stevenson College, University of California – Santa Cruz

1969            Crown College, University of California – Santa Cruz, CA

University Center, University of California – Santa Barbara, CA

1970            The Egg and the Eye, Lost Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Art Rental Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1971            The Egg and the Eye, Lost Angeles, CA

Galleria Del Sol, Montecito, CA

Fairtree Gallery, New York, NY

Cooper House, Santa Cruz, CA

Graduate Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA

1972            The Egg and the Eye, Lost Angeles, CA

Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery, University of California – Santa Cruz, CA

University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA

Gallery Annex, University of California – Santa Barbara, CA

Underground Gallery, Los Gatos, CA

1973            James Yaw Gallery, Birmingham, MI

Monterey Museum of Fine Arts, Monterey, CA

Lang Gallery, Claremont, CA

1974            Silk and Silver, Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum,                

                   Washington, DC

                   Southwest Crafts Center, San Antonio, CA

James Yaw Gallery, Birmingham, MI

The Artisans Gallery, Winnetka, IL

1975             Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum,                

                   Washington, DC

                   Montalvo, Saratoga, CA

Contempo, Westwood, CA

1976            Griswolds, Claremont, CA

1977            The Elements, Greenwich, CT

The American Crafts Gallery, Cleveland, OH

1978             Griswolds, Claremont, CA

1979            Ursiline Gallery, San Antonio, TX

Contemporary Artisans, San Francisco, CA

The Elements, New York, NY

Mindscape, Evanston, IL

The Store, Verona, PA

1980            The Artisans, Great Neck, NY

Southwest Crafts Center, San Antonio, TX

Griswolds, Claremont, CA

Mindscape, Evanston, IL

Taos Clay and Fiber, Taos, NM

Contemporary Artisans, San Francisco, CA

Crafts Incredible, Prairie Village, KS

The Swan, Philadelphia, PA

Detroit Crafts Gallery, Detroit, MI

George Fredrick Gallery, Rochester, NY

1981            The Elements, New York, NY

The Elements, Greenwich, CT

The Wadsworth Gallery, Bryn Mawr, PA

The Store, Verona, PA

Gallery 500, Elkins Park, PA

The Detroit Gallery, Detriot, MI

American House, Tenafly, NJ

The Thaine Gallery, Haddonfield, NJ

1982            The Huntington Galleries, Huntington, WV

Artspace, Milwaukee, WI

Gallery 5, Tequesta, FL

The Elements, New York, NY

1983            Thomlinson Craft Collection, Baltimore, MD

The Wadsworth Gallery, Bryn Mawr, PA

1984            Langman Gallery, Willow Grove, PA

America House, Tenafly, NJ

1986            Thomlinson Craft Collection, Baltimore, MD

1987             Sixteen Hands, Ann Arbor, MI

D. Erlien Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

Gayle Wilson Gallery, Southampton, NY

Don Drum Studio, Akron, OH

Main Street Gallery, Nantucket, MA

America House, Tenafly, NJ

American Crafts Gallery, Cleveland, OH

Elaine Potter Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1988            Del Mano Gallery, Brentwood, CA

Obiko’s, San Francisco, CA

Bellvue Art Museum, Bellvue, WA

The Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC

America House, Tenafly, NJ

The Callaway Galleries, Rochester, NM

The Hanover Galleries, Syracuse, NY

1989            Yamaguchi Art Museum, Japan

                   The Visual Arts Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Jacueline Lippitz, Glencoe, IL

Obiko’s, San Francisco, CA

Bergdorf Goodman, New York, NY

Origins, Sante Fe, NM

Mitsukoshi, Tokyo, Japan

Mori Museum, Hofu, Yamaguchi, Japan

Julie Artisans' Gallery, New York, NY

Janis, Chicago, IL

1990            Seibu, Tokyo, Japan

Julie Artisans' Gallery, New York, NY

Mitsukoshi, Tokyo, Japan

Origins, Santa Fe, NM

Qoma, Santa Barbara, CA

The Golden Door, Escondido, CA

Gayle Wilson, Southampton, NY

Perlie, Hubbards Woods, IL

1991            Turtledove, Philadelphia, PA

Craft Concepts, Green Springs, MD

The Weavery, Solano Beach, CA

Julie Artisans' Gallery, New York, NY

Obiko’s, San Francisco, CA

Perlie, Hubbards Wood, IL

Origins, Santa Fe, NM

Jacqueline Lippitz, Glencoe, IL

The Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC

Charles Sumner, Boston, MA

International Textile Competition, Nagoya, Japan

1992            The Golden Door, Escondido, CA

Elizabeth Fortner, Santa Barbara, CA

American Crafts & Folk Arts Museum, San Francisco, CA

The Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC

Jacqueline Lippitz, Glencoe, IL

Charles Sumner, Boston, MA

The Textile Center, Chicago, IL

Julie Artisans' Gallery, New York, NY

International Textile Symposium, Nagoya, Japan

1993            Mindscape Gallery, Evanston, IL

1994            Kunst Mit Silk, San Francisco Airport, CA

Henri Bendel, New York, NY

Gayle Wilson Gallery, Southapmton, NY

Mohri Museum, Hofu, Yamaguchi, Japan

Santa Barbra Art Museum, Santa Barbara, CA

Bergdorf Goodman, New York, NY

Julie Artisans' Gallery, New York, NY

1995            Gallerie Smend, Colonge, Germany

International Wearable Art Exhibition, Duseldorf, Germany

1996            International Shibori Symposium, Amenabad, India

Sofa, Jacqueline Lippitz Gallery, Chicago, IL

ACC, Baltimore, MD

1997            Sofa, Jacqueline Lippitz Gallery, Chicago, IL

Philadelphia Musem of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA

1998            Sofa, Jacqueline Lippitz Gallery, Chicago, IL

1999            Sofa, Zimmer Gallery, New York, NY

Designers at the Essex House, New York, NY

2000            Cincinnati Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

Cincinnati Ballet, “Graceland,” Cincinnati, Ohio

Bergdorf Goodman, New York, NY

2002            Also, London, England

Spirit of the Earth, Santa Fe, NM

2003            Red Sky Gallery, Charlotte, NC

Spirit of the Earth, Santa Fe, NM

Designers at the Essex House, New York, NY

2004            Mohri Museum, Hofu, Yamaguchi, Japan

2005            Woo Duc Gallery, Seoul, Korea

American Art to Wear, Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA

Craft Boston, Boston, MA

Fushion: Wearable Art Shibori Innovation, Shibori Symposium, Nagoya, Japan

Hallar Gallery, Kansas City, MO

 2006            Also, London, England

            Zelda, Nashville, TN

            Rafael, San Francisco, CA

            Larue’s, Minneapolis, MN

2007            Julie Artisans’ Gallery, New York, NY

                    Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA

            Origins, Santa Fe, NM

            Designers at the Essex House, New York, NY

            Valentina, Mequon, WI

            Larue’s, Minneapolis, MN

            Zelda, Nashville, TN

            The Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, Colorado

2008            Origins, Santa Fe, NM

            Also, London, England

            Hands On, Key West, FL

            Dream Weaver, Martha’s Vineyard, MA

            Julie Artisans’ Gallery, New York, NY

            Anderson Obrien, Omaha, NB

            Rafael, San Francisco, CA

            Valentina, Mequon, WI

            Zelda, Nashville, TN

            HilLstad Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

            Augustine, Carmel, CA

2009            Drean Weaver, Sarasota, FL

            Zelda, Nashville, TN

            Origins, Santa Fe, NM

            Shirley Allen, Captiva, FL

            1550 Gallery, Kerrville, TX

            Larue’s, Minneapolis, MN

2010             Dream Weaver, Sarasota, FL

            Shirley Allen, Captiva, FL

            Origins, Santa Fe, NM

            Augustine, Carmel, CA

2011            SDA, Kansas City, MO

            Zelda, Nashville, TN

            Craft and Folk Art Museum, The Golden Age of Crafts, Los Angeles, CA

2012            Hands On, Key West, FL

            Strawberry Banke Museum, Portsmouth, NH

            Shirley Allen, Captiva, FL

            Merricks Too, Princeton, NJ

            Zelda, Nashville, TN

2013            Origins, Santa Fe, NM

            Lisa Todd, Bocca Raton, FL

            Shirley Allen, Captiva, FL

            Julie Artisans’ Gallery, New York, NY

            Dejavu, New York, NY