Carl D'Alvia on Sound & Vision Podcast

Brian Alfred, Sound & Vision, June 24, 2021

SOUND & VISION is a podcast of conversations with Artists and Musicians about the creative process hosted by Brian Alfred. Brian travels to artist studios and gallery exhibitions to talk about life as a creative person.


Carl D’Alvia received a B.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1987 and splits his time between Connecticut and New York City. He works in a sculptural idiom that is decidedly hyper-visual, artisanal and history laden. He has developed proprietary sculptural processes that co-opt existing means of traditional and industrial production. Drawing on sources that include megalithic monuments, toy design and the Baroque, the work encapsulates seemingly antithetical motifs such as minimal/ornate, industrial/handmade, comic/tragic, progress/destruction and attraction/repulsion.


He has had recent solo shows at Hesse Flatow, Nathalie Karg Gallery and Regina Rex in New York and Galerie Papillon in Paris as well as previous solo shows at Mulherin + Pollard ( 2013) and Derek Eller Gallery, New York (2008 & 2006) . His work has appeared in group exhibitions at numerous venues including: Helena Anrather, Regina Rex, Mother Gallery, The deCordova Sculpture Park an Museum, Art OMI, The Journal Gallery (2016), Feature Inc. (2004), and White columns (2000).


His work has been reviewed in Artforum, Flash Art, The New York Times, Hyperallergic, The Boston Globe, Time Out and the Village Voice. He was awarded the Rome Prize for Visual Arts for 2012-2013 from the American Academy in Rome.