Carron Little is an interdisciplinary artist, creating public engagement projects for cities and neighborhoods, she curates interactive public performance and is a dedicated arts educator. For more information about Out of Site public performance series please visit: outofsitechicago.org

Education:

  • The University of North East : Graduate Teaching Program, 2002
  • The School of the Art Institute of Chicago: Master of Fine Arts, Pass, 1997 – 1999
  • Goldsmiths’ College, London: BA (hons) Textiles, 1st Class Honors, 1993 – 1996
  • Bradford and Ilkley Community: Art and Design Foundation, Merit Pass, 1992 – 1993

Public Engagement Projects:

  • Spare Rib Revisited, Lucerne, Switzerland (2016), Liverpool, U.K. (2017 )
  • Neighborhood Magic, Beverly, Chicago, Interactive Public Performance curated by Beverly Alliance, 2015 – 2016
  • City Alive with Dreams, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, Artist in Residency, 2014 – 2015
  • Uptown Trilogy, Chicago, Interactive Public Performance curated by Eden Unluata, 2013 – 2015
  • Dream Minds, Durational Project, 2010 – 2013
  • Out of Site Chicago, Curatorial Project, producing and funding over 100 public performances in Chicago, 2011 – ongoing

Exhibitions and Performances:

2018

  • Loge Theater, Lucerne, Switzerland, Spare Rib Revisited Performance, June 13
  • Performing Arts Festival, Berlin, Collaborative Performance with Daniela Ehemann, June 8
  • Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA, Desk Elves Performance, March 25
  • Sarajevo Literary Festival, Bosnia, Interactive Poetry Performance, February 16/17/18
  • Burren College of Art, Ireland, Interactive Poetry Performance, February 7

2017

  • Hatch Art, Detroit, USA, Interactive Poetry Performance, November 11
  • The Florence Institute, Liverpool, U.K. Interactive Poetry Performance, August 1
  • Liverpool, U.K, Spare Rib Revisited Residency, June 25 – August 2
  • Harold Washington College, Screening of Women Mobilized for Change Documentary 1966 – 1974, April 25
  • Chicago Cultural Center, Screening of Women Mobilized for Change Documentary 1966 – 1974, March 4
  • Gallery A + D, Spare Rib Revisited performance and exhibition, February 8 – March 8

2016

  • The Bridge, A Transmission from the Queen of Luxuria, November 20
  • Chicago Park District, WMC Ensemble, August 13, 20 & 27
  • Loge Theater, Transmission from the Land of Luxuria, Saturday June 21
  • Forward16, What is the Definition of Territory? Saturday, June 18
  • Swiss Residency in the city of Lucerne sponsored by the Sister City and Swiss Benevolent Society, June – July
  • The Artist Palette selects four artists to contact with a Chicago Collector’s Circle
  • Chicago Home Theater Festival, Unto Each Their Own Safe + More, May 19
  • Ridge Historical Society, Neighborhood Magic Exhibition, April 8 – May 8

2015

  • Beverly Arts Alliance, Screening for Participants, December 16
  • Beverly Art Walk, Neighborhood Magic, October 3
  • Beverly Art Center, Choral Performance of Neighborhood Magic, September 27
  • Ridge Historical Society, Meeting with Neighborhood Magic Participants, August 16
  • Buttercup Park, LOVE over MONEY, July 18
  • 2nd Floor Rear Festival, City Alive With Dreams, February 7

2014

  • 6018North, City Alive With Dreams Performance, August 24
  • Butterfield Park, City Alive With Dreams Performance, August 22
  • Cultural Center, City Alive With Dreams Performance, August 17
  • West Town Arts Fest, Air Pockets curated by Dfbrl8r City Alive With Dreams Performance July 26 – July 27
  • Ragdale Gala, City Alive With Dreams Performance,  June 14
  • Hyde Park Art Center, City Alive With Dreams Choral Performance, June 7
  • Claudia Cassidy Theater, City Alive With Dreams Choral Performance, June 4
  • Ragdale Residency March 31 – April 25
  • Joan Flasch Artist Book Library at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, February 24 – March 31
  • DCASE Artist in Residence, February 24 – August 24
  • Slow Gallery, 3D Drawing, February 14 – March 4
  • Minnesota Center for Book Arts, 3D Drawing, February 7 – July 6
  • Beverly Arts Center, Drawing January 10 – February 9

2013

  • Willard Wankelmann Gallery, Ohio, Drawing October 25 – November 22
  • Open House Chicago, Performance Installation, October 19 – 20
  • Brave New Art World, Performance Collaboration with Daniela Ehemann: A Hitchhike to Utopia, September 5
  • 6018North, Cities of a Floating World with Daniela Ehemann, Direct Action 2013, Chicago & Berlin, May 4
  • Chicago Cultural Center, Dream Mind Public Performance, April 3
  • H F Johnson Gallery, Carthage, Wisconsin, As You Like It, Drawing February 6 – March 22
  • Slow Gallery, Extended Dissent is No Long Goodbye, Visual Work, February 2 – 25

2012

  • New Capital, 24 days, 24 hours finale The Queen of Luxuria with Catie Olsen
  • Dock 6, The Queen of Luxuria with Catie Olsen, October 12
  • 6018North, Private Vs Public – Dream Minds, October 5 – 29
  • Jackson Junge Gallery, July 28 – 29
  • The Silver Room, Art Auction, June 23
  • Flip Flop Studio, Bloomsday 2012, June 16
  • Eyeporium Gallery, Rapid Eye Movement, May 19
  • Beverly Arts Center, Shakespeare Exhibition, Drawing, Feb 17 – April 1
  • Jackson Junge Gallery, The Queen of Luxuria, Friday, January 20

2011

  • Chicago Calling, Follow Me To The Sea, Public Performance, October 16
  • Out of Site Finale, Follow Me To The Sea, Public Performance, October 14
  • Jackson Junge Gallery, The Queen of Luxuria, 5 hour durational performance,
  • October 1st
  • Rooms Gallery, Within – Dream Sequence performance, July 22 – August 1st
  • The Studio Gallery, Group Show, Painting and Drawings, April 30
  • Defibrillator Gallery, Lyp Sync Show, ʻMoney Canʼt Buy Itʼ April 1
  • Collaboraction: Carnival, Chemical Queen, March 19
  • Swim Café, Group Show: ‘In the Vicinity’, Drawings, March 18 – April 18
  • Defibrillator Gallery, Food Performance, Chemical Queens, March 12 – 13
  • Collaboraction, Ice Queen Performance, March 4
  • Defibrillator Gallery, Robert Burns Supper, January 29
  • Rotary Club, Chicago, Urban League Club, Burns Supper, January 25
  • Vittum Theater: Encyclopedia Show: Brain Series Drawings, January 5

2010

  • Chicago Center for the Performing Arts: Tour Guides, The Guild Literary Complex,
  • December 3 – December 18.
  • Garbage World, Mortville: Golding Guilding for Joseph Ravens, November 19
  • Links Hall, Tour Guides Reading, November 11
  • Green Mill, Dead Poets Halloween, Rabbie Burns. October 31
  • Hyde Park Art Center, Smoke Breath, Halloween, October 30
  • Links Hall, Tour Guides Reading, September 19
  • Bucktown Arts Fest, The Queen of Luxuria, Main Stage, August 28
  • The Studio, The Queen of Luxuria, interactive, performance installation, July 24
  • Swimming Pool Projects, The Queen of Luxuria, July 17
  • MCA, Smoke Breath, 12 by 12 Gallery, July 11
  • Printer Row Literary Festival, Homage to Louise Bourgeois, June 12
  • Pop Up Loop, Performance with Joseph Ravens, June 3
  • YCA, Performance Feature, Scottish Tales + Burns Night, January 26

2009

  • Clapton Cafe, London, U.K. Organized opening party and performed, May 15
  • London Cycling Association, Burn’s Supper Performance, February 24

2008

  • Whitechapel Art Gallery, London U.K. The Queen of Luxuria, September 17
  • Heaven Gallery, Chicago, USA, The Fly, August 10
  • Red Velvet Curtain Club, The Fly, May 15
  • London Cycling Association, Burn’s Supper Performance, February 24

2006

  • House, London, U.K. Art Not War Collective, Poetry Performance, May 15
  • Oxford House, London, U.K. Art Not War Collective, group drawing exhibition, May 15 – June

2005

  • Central London, Art Not War Collective, facilitated a drawing action, March 5

2004

  • European Social Forum, Art Not War Collective, Alexandra Palace, London, October 15 – October 17
  • Diorama Gallery, London, Art Not War Collective, Facilitated Interactive Drawing Installation, October 15
  • Diorama Gallery, London, Art Not War Collective, ‘Popping out’ sculpture, April 16 – May 15

2003

  • Canonbury Gallery, London, Group show, August 24 – September 18
  • Canonbury Gallery, London, Solo Exhibition Brain Installation, July 21 – August 21

2002

  • Palmers Green Station, London, Tunnel Vision site-specific installation in collaboration with Antonia Williamson, February 21 – March 5

2001

  • Barnet Odeon Cinema, London, Drawing Exhibition with Antonia Williamson, June – July
  • British Arts Council, Artist in Resident, Barnet College, London 2000 – 2001

2000

  • British Arts Council, Artist in Resident, Barnet College, London 2000 – 2001
  • London Filmmakers Cooperative Screening, ‘At the Dinner Table’, February 15

1999

  • London Filmmakers Cooperative Screening, ‘At the Hairdressers’, November 5
  • The Art Institute of Chicago, Screening of ‘Chemical Warfare in the Supermarket’, May 15

1998

  • Illinois State Building: ‘Digital Works’ collaboration with Paul Chan, June
  • Contact Gallery, Norwich, U.K.: ‘Churning Pink Sink’ Automata Sculpture, Group show, February – March

1996

  • Cockpit Studios: ‘Hairdresser Installation’ Film + automata sculpture, London, November
  • Candid Gallery: Film Installation, ‘At the Hairdresser’s’, Islington, London, June
  • Goldsmiths’ College: Automated Sculpture Installation & Film Installation, ‘At the Hairdresser’s’, London, June

Curatorial Projects

  • Artistic Director of Out of Site Chicago, 2011 – now
  • Acts of Gravitas, Group Drawing Exhibition,  August – September, 2013
  • Magical Curiosities – Sculpture by Ken Gold,  June – July 2013
  • 1968 Chicago – Photography by Stan Rosenstock, April – May 2013
  • Assisted with funding for Rapid Pulse Performance Art Festival 2012/2013
  • Unbound – Paintings by Claudia Bauer,  March – April 2013
  • Silence Kills – Photography by Brian Leli,  February 2013
  • It’s Time to Look Forward – Group Show,  November  – December 2012
  • You Can Never Go Back – Paintings by Julia Haw,  October 2012
  • On the Jury Panel for Lakefront Public Sculpture, 2012, 2018
  • Assisted in the development of The Orange Wall Project, 2011 & 2013
  • Joyce Grant Proposal for Hebru Brantley, 2012
  • Sonic Sounds – Group Exhibition in Pop Up Space in WPB,  April – May 2010

Interviews, Lectures and Publications

  • Visiting Artist Lecture – Grand Rapids University, October 25, 2018
  • Visiting Artist Lecture – Burren College of Art, Ireland, January 26, 2018
  • Visiting Artist Lecture – Ohio University, Athens November 13, 2017
  • Visiting Artist Lecture – University of Chicago, April 11, 2017
  • Artist as Cultural Producer edited by Sharon Louden, Published by The University of Chicago Press, Article, 2017
  • N-Paradoxa – Article on Spare Rib Revisited, Volume 39, 2017
  • Interview – Dreifach Radio, Lucerne, June 31, 2016
  • Visiting Artist Lecture – University of Chicago, April 25, 2016
  • Visiting Artist Lecture – Chicago Architectural Biennal, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, November 2, 2015
  • Visiting Artist Lecture – Chicago Architectural Biennal, Defibrillator, Chicago November 1, 2015
  • Visiting Artist Lecture – SAIC Performance Department, Chicago March 17, 2015
  • Visiting Artist Lecture – Columbia College, Chicago February 17, 2015
  • Visiting Artist Lecture – Oklahoma State University, March 5, 2014
  • Visiting Artist Lecture – Fred Jones Museum of Contemporary Art, Norman, March 5, 2014
  • Emergency Index Vol.3 Article
  • Visiting Artist SAIC – Site Specific class SAIC Performance Department, October 21, 2013
  • Emergency Index Vol. 2 2012 Article on Out of Site and Dream Minds
  • Visiting Artist Lecture – Associated Colleges, Midwest, September 24, 2013
  • Intersections Lecture at the Chicago Cultural Center, Multisensory Art Practice, April 3, 2013
  • Panel Moderator, Gala Gallery, May 12, 2012
  • Cultural Center, Public Spaces, January 26, 2012
  • The School of the Art Institute, Getting On the Map, January 20, 2012
  • Cultural Center, Curating Across the Disciplines, October 20, 2012
  • Non Grata – Article for Estonian Performance Troupe, Catalogue 2010
  • Art Criticism in Our Urban Times 2010 – 2011
  • WBEZ Interview December 2010

Boards and Committees

  • CAA National Committee for Women in the Arts, 2018 – 2021
  • WPB Arts Committee 2010 – present
  • Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery 2010 – 2013