James Carl is the area coordinator for sculpture in the undergraduate program. He is known for his provocative use of unconventional materials, methods and strategies, and for his sensitivity to social politics. Aside from his BFA and MFA, his educational background includes a BA in East Asian Studies from McGill University in Montreal, and degrees from the Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing, China. He has previously taught at Rutgers University in New Jersey. James Carl has exhibited widely in Austria, Canada, China, Germany, and the United States. His work is in private and public collections in North America and Europe, including the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto.
The University of Guelph resides on the land of the Between the Lakes Treaty No. 3, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. This land is part of the Dish with One Spoon, a covenant between Indigenous nations to live peaceably on the territories of the Great Lakes region. We recognize that today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and acknowledging them reminds us of our collective responsibility to the land where we learn, live and work.