Carl E. Hazlewood, born in Guyana, South America, has been an exhibiting artist since childhood. Works in painting, photography, multimedia. MA Hunter College of the City University of New York; BFA with honors, Pratt Institute, New York; Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, (scholarship), Maine; Brooklyn Museum Art School,(scholarship).
The Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, nominee, 2010
The Wheeler Foundation Grant, NY 1997
Exhibition Grants, Artists Space, NY
Edward Arthur Mellinger Educational Foundation Scholarship, Chicago, Ill.
Max Beckmann International Award for Advanced Study, Brooklyn Museum, NY
Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, Louisiana
Museu Brasileiro da Escultura, São Paulo - Brazil
The Schomburg Center Collections, New York, NY
Johnson and Johnson, Inc.
The National Collection of Fine Arts, Guyana, South America
The co-founder of Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art in Newark, NJ, he has taught at New Jersey City University and other institutions. Currently associate editor for Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art, (Duke University) he has written for many other periodicals, including Flash Art International, ART PAPERS Magazine, and NY Arts Magazine. Since 1984 he has organized numerous curatorial projects for Aljira such as ?Modern Life? (co-curated with Okwui Enwezor). Hazlewood?s project, ?Current Identities, Recent Painting in the United States,? was the US prize-winning representation at the ?Bienal International de Pintura,? Cuenca, Ecuador 1994. As an Independent curator he has organized exhibitions for The Nathan Cummings Foundation, NY; Studio Museum in Harlem, NY; Hallwalls, NY; Artists Space, NY; P.S.122, NY, among other venues.