Painter Carl E Hazlewood is a curator, project consultant, and/or writer for many organizations. He received his B.F.A. from the Pratt Institute and his M.A. from Hunter College.
He was the co-founder of Aljira: A Center for Contemporary Art (1983-2018) where he organized the exhibition "Modern Life" with the curator Okwui Enwezor. Hazlewood’s project for Aljira, "Current Identities, Recent Painting in the United States," was the prize-winning representative for the United States at the 1994 Bienal International de Pintura in Cuenca, Ecuador, which then traveled to eleven other countries in Latin America.
His latest solo show, "BlackHead Anansi: Constellations," will be at the Charlotte & Philip Hanes Art Gallery in South Carolina and new paintings will be included in, "Between the Seams", a group show at PM/AM Gallery in London. He also recently had his solo project, “Dia Foundation: Activations” at the Chelsea Recreation Center in New York. Artsy listed Hazlewood's exhibition of paintings, “Racing Thoughts – Fever Dreaming,” among the top ten presentations at Art Basel Miami Beach 2022.
Hazlewood has been awarded a 2023-24 Sharp-Walentas studio residency. Among his numerous other residencies and fellowships are the Brown Foundation Fellows Program at the Dora Maar House; Ménerbes, France; and The Bogliasco Foundation, Italy.
Carl's work is in the collections of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, D.C.; the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans; Museu Brasileiro da Escultura, São Paulo, Brazil; and The Schomburg Center Collections, New York Public Library, among others.
As an independent curator Hazlewood organized "Contemporary Filipino Photography" with David Medalla for the Philippines Consulate in New York. Other curatorial projects include those for The Nathan Cummings Foundation, the Studio Museum in Harlem, Hallwalls, Artists Space, and P.S.122.
He has written or contributed to catalogues for The Dorsky Museum; The Ben Shahn Center, William Paterson University; The Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois; and the Tang Teaching Museum, Skidmore College among other public and private institutions. Hazlewood taught art history at New Jersey City University and has been a visiting critic at various institutions. He is currently an associate editor for Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art, (Duke University) and has written for many other periodicals, including Flash Art International, ART PAPERS Magazine, and NY Arts Magazine.
At MacDowell in 2015, he edited a series of his photographs about urban evolution and Gentrification for the exhibition, "Of Gentle Birth", at "Repair the World" in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. A wall-work made at MacDowell was on view at Corridor Gallery, also in Brooklyn. In 2023, he made a site-specific wall work, "Spring Quartet Near Mt. Monadnock," a 96 x 216 x 30 inch work, plus photographs and other work.