Granville Carroll is a visual artist currently based in Rochester, NY working mainly in the photographic medium and self-portraiture. He grew up on the West coast having spent time in California, Washington State, and most recently Arizona. He attended Mesa Community College, and after graduating with his Associate in Art he went on to receive his BFA in Art Photography (Summa Cum Laude) from Arizona State University. He is currently a 2nd year MFA student in the Photography and Related Media program at Rochester Institute of Technology. Carroll’s work deals with topics of representation, identity, and is influenced by Afrofuturism and spirituality. His work strives to shift perspectives using the healing powers of art.
Since attending graduate school, Carroll has begun working within the spectrum of blackness. Using this as a means to showcase both the literal representation of those labeled as black and the metaphorical symbolism behind what black represents here in the West. In this newest work, he attempts to redefine blackness, providing a sense of beauty and healing within the space of nothingness that it represents. His recent work looks back at his past and how he has had to shift from a space of isolation to solitude, looking for his place within the greater expanse of existence. Carroll is interested in the concepts of duality, but more so within the space that exists between dualities. Understanding that there is a wealth of information unspoken of in this space, he begins to explore it through the photographic medium and recently experimenting with video, sound, and light.