About Stuart Carey

Stuart Carey, 2016 Photo by Patricia Houghton Clarke

Artist Statement

Stuart Carey’s vivid expressionistic paintings are infused with the elements of jazz: rhythm, texture, and improvisation within a framework. His work reflects his perception of the world as dynamic energy and color that are in constant motion.


Carey’s work has been exhibited at the Wildman Gallery of British Columbia; Santa Barbara’s Desgn Logic, SOhO and Roy; and most recently at the Carpinteria Arts Center’s Art-niture 2015 and Imaginations; Palm Loft Gallery’s Mysterious Suggestions; and in solo shows in Santa Barbara at Seven: Kinetic Aesthetic, Colordoscopic, and whirlYgYgs; The Little Door; and in collaboration with award-winning photographer Patricia Houghton Clarke in the exhibition, About Face at SBTC and Metamorphographs at MAI. His work was included in the exhibition South Coast Sampler at the Arts Fund of Santa Barbara in February 2016 and Ancient Modern: A two-man exhibition at MichaelKate. Carey’s work is also in private collections in California, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Washington, Oregon, Texas and Canada and on the exterior of architect, Jeff Shelton’s Vera Cruz House in Santa Barbara, California.

A visual and performing artist since his youth, Carey has additionally expressed his versatile talent as a singer, actor, dancer and choreographer in professional theatre. He performs as a jazz vocalist with his band, X-Tet and is featured regularly in various venues in Santa Barbara.

A native Californian, Carey lives and works in his Carpinteria loft.

Stuart Carey Résumé


Imaginations, Group exhibition, Carpinteria Arts Center, juried by Thomas Van Stein, entry selected as exhibition promo piece and received 3rd Place

South Coast Sampler, Group exhibition Arts Fund of Santa Barbara, Curator: Nancy Gifford

Ancient Modern: A two-man exhibition, MichaelKate, Curator: Jan Ziegler


Metamorphographs, Collaborative exhibition with Patricia Houghton Clarke, MAI, Santa Barbara, CA, Curator: Susan Tibbles
WhirlYgYgs, Solo exhibition, Seven, Funk Zone, Santa Barbara, CA
Mysterious Suggestions, Group exhibition, Palm Loft Gallery, Carpinteria, CA, Curator: Arturo Tello
Feast Your Eyes, Group exhibition, The Arts Fund, Santa Barbara, CA
MYND, Installation, Kol’s Café, Isla Vista, CA
Art-Niture, Installation, Carpinteria Arts Center, Carpinteria, CA


Colordoscopic, Solo exhibition, Seven, Funk Zone, Santa Barbara, CA


Kinetic Aesthetic, Solo exhibition, Seven, Funk Zone, Santa Barbara, CA
About Face, SBTC, Santa Barbara, CA, Curator: Susan Tibbles

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