New Haven, United States of America, 1949 –lives in New York, United States of America
Carroll Dunham grew up in Old Lyme, the cradle of North-American expressionism in the early 20th century. He graduated in arts from Trinity College (Connecticut) in 1972, focused on the fields of painting, drawing, and sculpture. His work started to stand out among critics during the 1980s, especially his paintings.
If during the 1970s, influenced by surrealism and abstract expressionism, he produced abstract and biomorphic paintings, by the early 1990s, he started to get attention for the playful and erotic aspects of his work, in addition to the use of vibrating colors. With works integrating major public collections throughout the world, he participated in some editions of the Whitney Biennial in New York.