1942 Born in Hampton Hill, Middlesex
1958-59 Studied at Twickenham School of Art
1959-63 Studied at Kingston School of Art
1963 Granted a Leverhume Travelling Scholarship to Rome
1965 Worked as an assistant to Bryan Kneale; taught at London College of Printmaking
1966 Exhibited in the 'New Generation' show at the Whitechapel Gallery, London
1966, 1967, 1971-72 Travelled to the USA
1968 First solo exhibition at the Redfern Gallery, London
1975 Taught at the Wimbledon School of Art
1976 Won a prize at the Tolly Cobbold/Eastern Arts 3rd National Exhibition
1980-1999 Taught at Chelsea College of Art and Design
1986 Took part in 'Die Ecke' at Galerie Hoffmann, Friedberg
2007 Elected Royal Academician
2010 Retrospective at the Redfern Gallery
2012 Solo exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts

Selected solo exhibitions

1968 Redfern Gallery, London, 'First Exhibition: Paintings, Constructions and Drawings'
1971 Redfern Gallery, London, ‘Recent Work’
1974 Redfern Gallery, London 'Paintings, Constructions and Drawings'
1977 Redfern Gallery, ‘New Works'
1980 Nicola Jacobs Gallery, London, ‘Constructions’
1987 Moris Gallery, Tokyo, ‘New Work’
1989 Yamaguchi Gallery, Osaka, ‘Drawing and Structure’
1995 Belloc Lowndes Fine Art, Chicago
1999 Gudrun Spielvogel Galerie, Munich, ‘Surface, Colour, Structure: Neue Wandobjekte’
2005 Konstructiv Tendens, Stockholm
2010 Redfern Gallery, London, ‘John Carter: Retrospective Exhibition’

Selected group exhibitions

1966 Whitechapel Gallery, London ‘New Generation: 1966’
1969 UCLA Galleries, Los Angeles ‘New British Painting and Sculpture’
1971 Redfern Gallery, ‘Seven Redfern Artists’
1974 Hayward Gallery, London, ‘British Painting 1974’
1980 Serpentine Gallery, London, ‘British Council Collection’
1987 Galerie Desluis, Leidschendam, ‘1000 Cubic Centimetres’
1989 Museum van Hedendaagste Kunst, Antwerp, ‘Britse Sculptuur 1960-1988’
1990 Curwen Gallery, London, ‘Between Dimsensions’
1991 Nicola Jacobs Gallery, London, ‘Winter Exhibition’
Arte Struktura, Milan, ‘Piccolo Formato 20x20’
1993 Technische Universität, Darmstadt, ‘Skulptur una Architektur: Ein Diskurs’
1995 Royal College of Arts, London, ‘Absolute Secret’
1999 Galerie Avivson, Paris, ‘Badur, Carter, Tyson’
2002 Royal Academy of Arts, ‘Summer Exhibition’
2004 Ben Uri Gallery, London, ‘Tom Bendhem: Collector’
2008 Artmark Galerie, Vienna, ‘Geometric Figures – oder die Auflösung der Geometrie’
Portland Art Gallery, London, ‘Aspects of Abstract British Art: 1950-1985’
2010 Royal Academy of Arts, London ‘Summer Exhibition’


'John Carter: Constructions', London: Nicola Jacobs Gallery, 1980 (ex. cat.)
Gooding, M. (introduction), 'John Carter', London: Nicola Jacobs Gallery, 1990 (ex. cat.)
Yetton, C., M. Gooding, B. Buhlmann et al, 'John Carter', London: Royal Academy of Arts, 2010


Arts Council of Great Britain
British Council
Chase Manhattan Bank
Chemical Bank, New York
Colchester Institute
Contemporary Art Society
Council for National Academic Awards
John Creasey Museum, Salisbury
Dresdner Bank
Ernst and Young
Mondriaanhuis, Amersfoort
Royal Academy of Arts, London
Technische Universität, Darmstadt
University of Reading