Mel Carter (b. 1992) grew up in the Bay Area and now lives and works in Seattle. She graduated with a BFA in Photomedia from the University of Washington School of Art & Art History & Design in 2014. She explores relationships between humor, the grotesque, whimsy, and intimacy through mixed media. She uses materials she’s comforted by in her practice; food, assortments from dollar stores, and given objects, to illustrate a wanting to care for others. Her heritage and childhood greatly influences her work, as much of it is created from memories or dreams she remembers from when she was young.
She's that one picking up the thing on the sidewalk your mom told you never to touch.