Carl Hazlewood


WhiteLine-Grey Area

Polyester, vinyl tape, acrylic,
push pins, map pins, & mixed mediums, 72 x 56 inches


Broken Red Spine-Black

Polyester, vinyl tape, acrylic,
push pins, map pins, & mixed mediums, 76 x 47 inches


White Circles & It’s Other

Canson and other cut papers, colour pencils,
pastel, translucent Mylar, 12 x 9 inches


Black & White Circles

Canson and other cut papers, colour pencils,
pastel, translucent Mylar, 12 x 9 inches


BlackHead Lyricism

Cut papers, polyester, vinyl tape,
color pencil, pigmented ink, 37 x 25 inches

Carl E. Hazlewood – Brief Professional Overview:


Born in Guyana, Brooklyn based visual artist, curator and writer, Hazlewood co-founded Aljira, A Center for

Contemporary Art in Newark, in NJ, which in 1914 celebrated 30 years with the exhibition, ‘Aljira at 30 – Dreams and Reality’, co-curated by Hazlewood, for the New Jersey State Museum, 2014. He lectured in Art History at New Jersey City University, and was visiting critic at various institutions, most recently, Pratt Institute, 2019. Currently associate editor for Okwui Enwezor’s, ‘Nka: Journal of Contemporary

African Art’, (Duke University), and ‘The Arts Journal: Critical Perspectives on Contemporary Literature, History, Art and Culture of Guyana and the Caribbean’, Georgetown, Guyana. His writing has appeared in many other periodicals, including ‘Flash Art International’, Rome; ‘ART PAPERS Magazine’, Atlanta, and ‘NY Arts Magazine’. Recent contributions of essays to catalogues and books include, the Samuel Dorsky Museum book/catalogue, “Andrew Lyght - FULL CIRCLE” (2016), and‘Terry Adkins: RECITAL', Tang Museum, Skidmore University (2017), Saratoga, NY.


Hazlewood, an elected member of AAA (American Abstract Artists, founded 1936), has worked as project consultant, curator, and/or writer for many organizations. Lately was curatorial adviser for BRIC’s project: ‘The BRIC Biennial, Volume Two’, Brooklyn, NY, Fall 2016. ‘Modern Life’ for Aljira, (in association with the Newark Museum and cocurated with Okwui Enwezor), is among the numerous projects he organized for Aljira over the years.


Hazlewood’s prize-winning project, ‘Current Identities, Recent Painting in the United States, was the official presentation of the USA (Federal Advisory Committee on International Exhibitions) at the ‘Cuenca Bienal International de Pintura,’ Ecuador 1994. It traveled for three years to eleven other countries & museums in Latin America. As Independent curator he organized ‘Contemporary Filipino Photography’ with David Medalla (UK), for the Philippines Consulate, NYC. A brief listing of curatorial projects include those for The Nathan Cummings Foundation, NY; Studio Museum in Harlem, NY; Hallwalls, NY; Artists Space, NY; P.S.122, NY, among many other venues. He’s written catalogues for The Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois; The Ben Shahn Center, William Paterson University, NJ; The New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ, and others.


Brooklyn based Carl E. Hazlewood, born in Guyana, received a BFA with honors, from Pratt, and an MA from Hunter College, CUNY. Also a curator and writer, he co-founded Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art in Newark, NJ. Recent honors include Fellowships and residencies from The Brown Foundation Fellows Program at the Dora Maar House, (administered by MFAH-The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston), Ménerbes, France, Summer & Winter 2018, The Bogliasco Foundation (Fellow) Liguria Study Center for the Arts & Humanities, Village of Bogliasco, Italy, Fall 2018; NARS Foundation, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Headlands Center for the Arts, Yaddo, Vermont Studio Center, and the MacDowell Colony, among others. A 2017 ‘Tree of Life’ award grantee, his fifty-two feet painting installation, ‘TRAVELER’, was commissioned by the Knockdown Center, Maspeth, Queens, in 2017. Hazlewood’s work has been seen in the EA/B, NADA, PRIZM, Volta, and Scope Art Fairs. BOMB Magazine, Hyperallergic, and the NY Times are among publications that have written about the artist.



MA Hunter College of the City University of New York

BFA (with honors), Pratt Institute, New York

Anco -Wood Foundation Award, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

Rosalie Petrash Schmidt Memorial Award, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

Edward Arthur Mellinger Foundation Scholarship, Chicago, Ill

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, (scholarship) Skowhegan, Maine

Brooklyn Museum School, (Max Beckmann International Award for Advanced Study), Brooklyn, NY

Scholastic - Gold Keys Awards, and Portfolio Award (Full College Scholarship), Houston, TX

Art Cake Studio Program - long term Residency - Sunset Park, Brooklyn, NY 2020

Art OMI International Artists Residency/Retreat - Ghent, NY, 2020

VCCA (Virginia Center for the Creative Arts) - William G. Sackett Fellow, Amherst, Virginia, Fall-Winter 2019

TRIANGLE Governors Island Residency - Governors Island, NYC May-Oct-2019

AAA (American Abstract Artists, founded 1936) Elected member, 2019

The Brown Foundation Fellows Program at the Dora Maar House, (administered by MFAH-The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston), Ménerbes, France, Summer & Winter 2018

The Bogliasco Foundation (Fellow) Liguria Study Center for the Arts & Humanities, Village of Bogliasco, Italy, Fall 2018

Dieu Donné - WorkSpace residency - Brooklyn, NY 2018

Abrons Arts Center - AIRspace residency, New York, NY 2018

Tree of Life foundation grant, 2017

NARS Foundation, Fellowship, New York, Fall 2017

VCCA (Virginia Center for the Creative Arts) - Jacques and Natasha Gelman Fellow, Amherst, Virginia, Summer/Fall 2017

HEADLANDS Center for the Arts, AIR, Sausalito, CA, Summer 2017

YADDO - Fellowship, Saratoga Springs, NY Winter 2016 - 2017

VSC (Vermont Studio Center) - NEA Emerging Artist Fellow, Johnson, Vermont 2016

Art Omi International Artists ResidencyThe Milton and Sally Avery Arts Fellow at Art Omi, Ghent, NY, 2016

MacDowell Colony - MacDowell Fellow, Peterborough, New Hampshire,

—The TransCanada Fellow 2015-2016 – (The MacDowell Colony)

—Whiting Foundation Writer’s Aid Program Award (The McDowell Colony) Fall 2015

Triangle Artist’s Workshop - NY, Summer 2012 & 2015

BRIC - 2015 Visual Artist’s Residency, Brooklyn, NY Summer 2015

The Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant nominee, 2010, 2018

New York City Council (Citation for Community Service), NY, 2010

The Guyana Cultural Association of NY Award: Contribution to the Arts, NY, 2010

Bronx River Project, Commission for Public Art -: Elizabeth Grajales - Sculpture & Carl Hazlewood - Poetry, Bronx, NY, 2002

The Wheeler Foundation Grant, NY, 1997

Artist Space, Exhibition Grants, NY ca. 1980s

National History and Arts Council, National Art Exhibition, 2nd prize, Guyana, S.A.

National History and Arts Council, Human Rights Year Award, Guyana



Long Island University, “NY Quotidian: The Backyard Series”, (large photographs) Brooklyn, NY (upcoming) 2020

June Kelly Gallery - Carl E. Hazlewood: Drawings & Collages - Recent Work, NYC Jan.-March 2020

Ortega y Gasset Projects - “Swimming Blind in a Wine-Dark Sea”, (also a project of ‘The BRIC Biennial, Volume Three), NY, February 2019

Grotto Gallery of The Dora Maar House - ‘BlackLine Guardians for a

Modernist Caveman’, Ménerbes, France, 2018

FiveMyles (Plus Space) - ‘Between Black & White from Here to There’, Brooklyn, NY, Summer 2018

NARS Foundation (Project Space) - ‘PRESENT/CONTINUOUS’, Brooklyn, NY, 2018

Knockdown Center for the Arts - ‘TRAVELER’ 52ft painting commission, Maspeth, Queens, NY 2017

FiveMyles, “Brooklyn Quotidian”, (20 Photos-installation outdoor site), Brooklyn, NY, Summer 2016

Salena Gallery, Long Island University, “Carl E. Hazlewood - Weights and Measures”, Wall work & photographs, Brooklyn, NY, Sept-Oct, 2014

Aljira A Center for Contemporary Art, “Temporality and Objects: New Installations & Photographs”, featuring collaborative performance with the Carolyn

Dorfman Dance Company (CDDC), Oct.-Dec. 2013

FIGMENT 2010 NYC: “Island Angel”, an installation. Governors Island, NY, June 2010

The Gallery at Newark Academy, Elizabeth B. McGraw Arts Center, Retrovision: The Demerara Series and Other Works, Livingston, NJ 1997

Edward Williams Gallery, Fairleigh Dickinson University, “Paintings 1981-1989”, Hackensack, NJ 1989

The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Devine, Saint Boniface Chapel, Recent Paintings, NYC 1988

The Harris Gallery, New Work, Houston, Texas 1981


EXHIBITIONS (brief listing)

Dieu Donné at E/AB Fair (Editions/Artists’ Books Fair, presented by the Lower East Side Printshop), NYC, October 2020

Wilmer Jennings Gallery at Kenkeleba, “Visions 1020”, photography curated by Beuford Smith, March-May 2020

Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery, Brodie Hall, “Photography: The Landscape:Exterior/ Interior”, SUNY, curated by Dr. Cynthia Hawkins, Geneseo, NY, Oct-Dec 2019

Marisa Newman Projects - “Knapsack”, C Hazlewood & Stacy Fisher - (Two person exhibition), Chris Fennell, curator, NYC 2019

Jordan Schnitzer Gallery at Dieu Donné - ‘Paper: Pull, Push, Press’, Brooklyn, NY, 2018-19

Sawyer Smith - The JCAST, “Immigration or Birthright?”, NYC 2018

Abrons Arts Center, “Not an edge, but a hinge” curated by Alexis Wilkinson & Christian Camacho-Light, June 2018

Skoto Gallery, “Selection 2018”, Summer Group Show, Chelsea, NY 2018

The Belskie Museum of Art, "The American Dream: The Latino Experience  in America”, Closter, NJ, April 2018

NADA Art Fair, Abrons Arts Center, New York, NY March 2018

NARS Foundation, “Winter Exhibition”, Sunset Park, Brooklyn, December 2017

50 West Street Collection, “Introduction”, NYC 2017

Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI), “LIMINAL SPACE”, (curator: Grace A. Ali), NYC June-Nov. 2017

Skoto Gallery, “Summer Exhibition”, Chelsea, NY June - July 2017

PRIZIM Art Fair, RUSH Gallery, Miami 2016

National Arts Club, “The Warmth of Winter”, (showed photography), NYC, Winter, 2016-2017

BRIC House, “BRIC GALA”, October 2016

Repair the World, “The 91 Violence”, Jonathan Allen, curator, NY 2016

Kentler International Drawing Space. “100 Works on Paper”, Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY, April 2016

VOLTA Art Fair, “RUSH 20th Anniversary Print Portfolio”, NYC, March 2016

Washington Project for the Arts, SELECT 2016, Washington DC, March 2016

SCOPE Art Fair, “RUSH Philanthropic Arts Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Print Portfolio”, Miami, December 2015

Central Booking, “Going Big”, curated by Susan Shutan and Susan Carr, NYC 2015

Repair the World, “Of Gentle Birth - Brooklyn Artists on BrooklynGentrification”, Jonathan Allen, curator, NY, November 2015

Newark Arts Council, “Open Doors”, Newark NJ, November, 2015

BRIC House, “Handmade Abstract”, Brooklyn, NY., September-Oct., 2015

Brooklyn Fire Proof Gallery, ‘The Wall’, Bushwick, Brooklyn, April 2014

New Jersey State Museum, ‘Aljira at 30 - Dreams and Reality’, March – September 2014

Skoto Gallery, ‘The Black & Brown’, Chelsea, NY, February 2014

Vertigo Art Space, ‘Be a Cloud Not a Grid’, Denver, CO., Jan. 2014

FiveMyles Artspace, “Olu Oguibe and Carl E. Hazlewood” (2 person show), Brooklyn, NY, Oct.-Dec., 2013

GAIA Gallery,Alchemy’, Vinegar Hill, Brooklyn, NY, December 2013

Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery - ‘Drawn to New York, - Invitational drawing exhibit’, Brodie Hall, SUNY, Geneseo, NY, Feb 2010

Broadway Gallery, ’Global Art Perspectives: Art 2010 Annual Preview’, NYC, Jan 2010

Pavilion Consorzio Cantieristica Minore Veneziana, “Works On Paper, A Global Perspective”, concurrent with the 53rd Biennale di Venezia, Venice 2009

Rupert Ravens Contemporary,Sanctuary', large scale photography, Newark. NJ, 2008

UFA Gallery, "Communial Gathering", an exhibition of abstract painting, Chelsea, NY, April 2000

National Black Fine Art Show, The Corridor Gallery, Puck Building SoHo, NY, 2000

Castellani House, National Art Gallery, "Acquisitions to the National Collection 1993-1998", Georgetown, Guyana, May 1999

Rush Gallery, "InClement Weather", Chelsea, NYC, March, 1999

Skoto Gallery, "New Art", Chelsea, NY, 1999

Schomburg Center Collections, “Black New York Artists of the 20th Century: Selections From the Schomburg Collection”, The New York Pubic Library, NY, 1998-99

Ben Shahn Galleries, “The Biennial: Lines of Direction”, Wm. Paterson University, Wayne, NJ, 1998

MOMENTA ART “Benefit Exhibition and Auction”, Brooklyn, NY, Spring, 1997

WHITE COLUMNS Gallery, NYC, 1997

UNFINISHED Art Space, "REALLY. An Exhibition About Painting", Curator, Donald Odita. Brooklyn, NY, 1997

National Gallery of Fine Arts, Castellani House, "Recent Aquisitions", Georgetown, Guyana 1996-97

Bergen Museum of Art, "The Curator as Artist/The Artist as Curator", Included: Robert Storr,  Alejandro Anreus, Carl Hazlewood, Peggy Cyphers, et. al., Paramus, NJ, 1995/96

City Without Walls Gallery, "The Valentine Project", Newark, NJ, 1996

Skoto Gallery, "Editions: Contemporary International Printmakers", NY, 1995

Spot Gallery, "Bulletin Board", including Alexis Rockman, Carl Hazlewood, Jackie McAllister, Lisa Ward, et. al., NY, 1995

Bronx River Art Center and Gallery, "The Social History Show III", Bronx, NY, 1994

Cinque Gallery, “Works on Paper”, included Norman Lewis, Romare Bearden, Carl Hazlewood, Al Loving, Nanette Carter, Ernest Crichlow, Frank Wimberly, NY, 1993

Triplex Gallery, “Art Over Race”, Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY 1993

William Carlos Williams Center for the Arts, “Collaged and Constructed", Rutherford, NJ, 1993

Ben Shahn Galleries, “Drawing From Beginning To End”, Wm. Paterson University, Wayne, NJ, 1992

Center for Art and Culture, “25th Anniversary Exhibition”, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Center, Brooklyn, NY, 1992

City Without Walls Gallery, “DiverseCity”, Newark, NJ, 1992

Middleton-McMillan Gallery, Spirit Square Center for the Arts, “Generated Realities”, included Hedda Sterne, John Bowman, Carl Hazlewood, Karen Van Lengen, Kris Philipps, and Gary Dodson; Charlotte, NC, 1991

Essex County College Gallery, “Speaking in Color”, Carter Woodson Foundation, Newark, NJ 1991

The Institute for Contemporary Art, The Clocktower Gallery, “Artist Against Racial Prejudice”, NYC, 1990

Center for Art and Culture, “Monochrome”, Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, NY, 1990

Newark Museum, “Four Artists”, Arts Workshop, Newark, NJ, 1990

The Wall Gallery, "A Diversity of Cultures", John Jay College, CUNY, 1989

Becton Hall Gallery, Fairleigh Dickinson University, “Nadine DeLawrence and Carl Hazlewood”, Rutherford, NJ 1989

Savacou Gallery and the University of the West Indies Guild of Graduates - NY, “Recent work by Five Artists”, NYC 1988

 Medgar Evers College, CUNY, “Brooklyn Artists: A Multi-Media View”, Brooklyn, NY 1988 William Carlos Williams Center for the Arts, “Vital Abstractions”, Rutherford, NJ, 1987

Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art, “With and Without Acclaim: International Black and Hispanic Artists”, Newark, NJ 1987

Arizona State University Museum, “Artists Select: Contemporary Perspectives by Afro-American Artists”, included Maren Hassinger, John Biggers, John Outerbridge, Carl Hazlewood, Donald Locke, et. al., Tempe, Arizona 1986

Carson-Sapiro Gallery, “Group Exhibition”, Denver, Colorado, 1984

Works Gallery, “Art Against Apartheid”, Newark, NJ 1984

David Olenick Fine Art, “Paintings”, NYC 1984

Adam L. Gimble Gallery of Contemporary Art, “Paperworks”, Larry Zox, Vincent Longo, Hazlewood, et. al., NYC, 1983

Adam L. Gimble Gallery Saks 5th Avenue - Window Installations, Art & Fashion - Paintings by Carl Hazlewood, Gowns by Calvin Klein, NY, 1982

Adam L. Gimble Gallery of Contemporary Art, “Brent, Hazlewood, Noland”, NYC, 1982

The Harris Gallery, “Gallery Artists”, Houston, Texas 1982

Harriman College Gallery, “Hazlewood and Fraser”, (two person exhibition) Harriman, NY 1980

Guyana Mission to the UN, “Works by Guyanese Artists”, NYC 1979

Project Studios 1, Institute for Art and Urban Resources, O.I.A. exhibition, Long Island City, NY 1978 - 79

Arte Fiera '78, O.I.A. Bologna, Italy 1978

Basel Art Fair, O.I.A. Switzerland, 1978

Organization for Independent Artists, “Postcard-size Art”, Venice, Italy 1978

Pratt Institute, National Conference of Artists Exhibition, Brooklyn, NY 1977

Hunter College Art Gallery, ‘Paintings’ NYC 1976

National Arts Club, NYC 1974

Brooklyn College, “Caribbean Heritage Exhibition”, NY 1973

First Caribbean Festival of Creative Arts ‘CARIFESTA ’72', Georgetown, Guyana, 1972

Brooklyn Museum, Blum Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 1971

Guyana Museum, “Retrospective Exhibition of Guyanese Art”, (Catalog) Guyana, S.A,,1970


COLLECTIONS (Brief listing)

The Study Center, Bogliasco Foundation, Genova, Italy

The Dora Maar House, Ménerbes, France

50 West Street - The Francis J. Greenberger Collection, NYC

OMI International Art Center, Ghent, NY

Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, Louisiana

Museu Brasileiro da Escultura, São Paulo, Brazil

The Schomburg Center Collections, New York Public Library, New York, NY

Johnson & Johnson, Inc., NJ

The National Collection of Fine Arts, Castellani House, Guyana, South America

Borough of Manhattan Community College; CUNY

Department of the Treasury, State of NJ

New Jersey State Council on the Arts, NJ

State Legislative Buildings, Albany, NY

Texas Medical Center, Houston, Texas

Gensler and Associates, Houston, Texas

Wilson Industries, Houston, Texas

Herman Eye Center, Houston, Texas

Michael Dale Interiors, Houston, Texas

Kitchell-Cole, Scottsdale, Arizona

University of Guyana, Guyana, South America

The Hon. Sir Anthony Tasker, Chairman of Bookers Group Committee - Booker Bros.,

McConnel and Co., London, England

Okwui Enwezor, Brooklyn NY

Mr. Cody Ryman, NYC

Mr. Richardson Pratt Jr., Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

Mr. Richard Humann, NYC


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