Granville Carroll is a visual artist, educator, and Afrofuturist working with digital technology, poetry, and alternative processes to reshape the world. Carroll's artwork explores photographic representation and vision to understand the process of existence and interpretation. Simultaneously, he explores and expands ideas around racial blackness to encompass spatial blackness, temporal blackness, and spiritual blackness. Carroll highlights the imaginative qualities of the human mind through world building and storytelling to discover new futures and states of being. At the core of his practice is the investigation into metaphysics and the ontology of self and the universe.
Carroll is currently based out of Phoenix, Arizona. Carroll has been named Top 50 Critical Mass 2022 (Photolucida), a 2022 NYSCA/NYFA Fellow, 2022 JGS Photography Fellow, 2021 Silver List artist, Project Space AIR (Visual Studies Workshop), and a 2020 Top 200 Critical Mass Finalist. Carroll earned a BFA in photography from Arizona State University in 2018 and an MFA in photography and related media from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2020. His work has been shown in the United States and internationally. Most recently his work has appeared in Winchester, MA for the Photoville Fence Exhibition, CAV Gallery in NM, Danforth Art Museum in MA, and the Pool Art Center in MO. His work has been widely published, most recently through PhotoLounge, Fraction Magazine, What Will You Remember, Brink Literary Journal, Lenscratch, Humble Arts Foundation, and Black Is Magazine.