Carron Little is a cultural producer in the broadest sense of the word.  Carron is an artist who creates drawings, performance and installation and she is a producer creating opportunities for other artists to be innovative, writing policy to facilitate artists in a fully creative process.

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 Hons. 1993-1996
  • Bradford and Ilkley Community: Art and Design Foundation, Merit Pass, 1992-1993

Exhibitions and Performances:

2017

  • 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 to 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 to 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 to March 31
  • DCASE Artist in Residence, February 24 to August 24
  • Slow Gallery, 3D Drawing, February 14 to March 4
  • Minnesota Center for Book Arts, 3D Drawing, February 7 to July 6, 2014
  • 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. Jan 26

1996 -2009

  • Clapton Cafe, London, U.K. : Organized opening party and performed, 2009
  • London Cycling Association: Burn’s Supper Performance, 2009
  • Whitechapel Art Gallery, London U.K.: The Queen of Luxuria, September 17, 2008
  • Heaven Gallery, Chicago, USA: The Fly, August 10, 2008
  • Red Velvet Curtain Club: The Fly, May 15, 2008
  • London Cycling Association: Burn’s Supper Performance, 2008
  • Oxford House: drawing and performance, May 15 – June 1, 2006
  • Central London: Facilitated a drawing action , March 5, 2005
  • European Social Forum: Alexandra Palace, London, October 15 – October 17, 2004
  • Diorama Gallery, London: Facilitated Interactive Drawing Installation, October 15, 2004
  • Diorama Gallery, London: ‘Popping out’ sculpture, April 16- May 15, 2004
  • Canonbury Gallery: Group show, August 24- September 18, 2003
  • Canonbury Gallery: Brain Installation, July 21-August 21, 2003
  • Tunnel Vision: Site-specific installation in collaboration with Antonia Williamson in a railway
  • station, Palmers Green, London, February 21- March 5, 2002
  • Drawing Exhibition: with Antonia Williamson at Barnet Odeon Cinema, London, June –July,

2001

  • British Arts Council: Artist in Resident, Barnet College, London 2000-2001.
  • London Filmmakers Cooperative Screening: ‘At the Dinner Table’, February 15, 2000
  • London Filmmakers Cooperative Screening: ‘At the Hairdressers’, November 5, 1999
  • The Art Institute of Chicago, Screening of ‘Chemical Warfare in the Supermarket’, May 15, 1999

1999

  • Illinois State Building: ‘Digital Works’ collaboration with Paul Chan, June, 1998
  • Contact Gallery, Norwich, U.K.: ‘Churning Pink Sink’ Automata Sculpture, Group show,
  • Norwich, February. 1998
  • Cockpit Studios: ‘Hairdresser Installation’ Film + automata sculpture, London, 1996
  • Candid Gallery: Film Installation, ‘At the Hairdresser’s’, Islington, London, June, 1996
  • Goldsmiths’ College: Automated Sculpture Installation & Film Installation, ‘At the
  • Hairdresser’s’, London, June, 1996

Curatorial Projects

  • Artistic Director of Out of Site Chicago, 2011 to now
  • Acts of Gravitas, Group Drawing Exhibition,  Aug to Sept 2013
  • Magical Curiosities – Sculpture by Ken Gold,  June to July 2013
  • 1968 Chicago – Photography by Stan Rosenstock April to May 2013
  • Assisted with funding for Rapid Pulse Performance Art Festival 2012/2013
  • Unbound – Paintings by Claudia Bauer,  March to April 2013
  • Silence Kills – Photography by Brian Leli,  February 2013
  • It’s Time to Look Forward – Group Show,  November  to December 2012
  • You Can Never Go Back – Paintings by Julia Haw,  October 2012
  • On the Jury Panel for Lakefront Public Sculpture, 2012
  • 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 to May 2010

Interviews, Lectures and Publications

  • Artist as Cultural Producer edited by Sharon Louden, Published by The University of Chicago Press, Article
  • N-Paradoxa – Article on Spare Rib Revisited, Volume 39
  • Interview – Dreifach Radio, Lucerne, June 31
  • 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 to 2011
  • WBEZ Interview December 2010

Boards and Committees

  • WPB Arts Committee 2010 to present
  • Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery 2010 to 2013