John Carter is an American artist and film director based in New York City, using the professional name Carter for his artworks. He was born in 1970 in Norwich, Connecticut.
Carter studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1992. He then studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 1994, and the University of California, Davis, earning an MFA degree in 1997.
Carter is best known for his artwork that spans various media from painting and photography to sculptural installations, film and video.