Granville Carroll is a visual artist, educator at Arizona State University, and Afrofuturist working with digital technology, poetry, and alternative processes to conjure new worlds. Carroll’s artwork explores photographic representation and vision to understand the process of existence and interpretation. Simultaneously, he explores and expands ideas around racial blackness to encompass spatial blackness, temporal blackness, and spiritual blackness. Carroll highlights the imaginative qualities of the human mind through world-building and storytelling to discover new futures and states of being. At the core of his practice are the investigation into metaphysics and the ontology of self and the universe.
Carroll is currently based out of Phoenix, Arizona. Carroll has been named Top 50 Critical Mass 2022 (Photolucida), a 2022 NYSCA/NYFA Fellow, 2022 JGS Photography Fellow, 2021 Silver List artist, Project Space AIR (Visual Studies Workshop), and a 2020 Top 200 Critical Mass Finalist. Carroll earned a BFA in photography from Arizona State University in 2018 and an MFA in photography and related media from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2020. His work has been displayed nationally and internationally. Carroll’s work has been widely published, appearing in Light and Lens: Thinking About Photography in the Digital Age, There’s Light: Artworks & Conversations Examining Black Masculinity, Identity & Mental Well-Being, Humble Arts Foundation, Lenscratch, Black Is Magazine, Fraction Magazine and more.
All images copyright Granville Carroll.
- Abstraction and Symbolism: Photographic Transformation