New Work

10-Step Art Career
Perfect Disaster

Three Way Tie for Last
Everything Must Go

Contact High
St Anthony's Basement 2019
Vox Populi 2012
Feature Inc 2011

Bronx Museum 2011
Envoy 2009
Kathleen Cullen 2006
Group exhibitions
Collab w/Claire Donato


EDUCATION MFA Brooklyn College, 2006

Pollock-Krasner Foudation Grant, 2016
Artist Workshop Grant, Millay Colony 2013
Printmaking Residency, Gowanus Studio Space, 2012
Millay Colony Residency, 2011
Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Emergency Grant, 2011
Artist in the Marketplace/AIM 30, 2010
Artist in Residence, Wilson College, 2010


2020 Mixtape, LoboDel Mar,
2019 St. Anthony’s Basement, Brooklyn
2012 The Perfect Disaster, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA
2011 I See You In My Head, Feature Inc., New York, NY
2009 Excerpt, Envoy Enterprises, New York, NY
2006 Three Way Tie For Last, Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts, New York, NY
2005 The Underminer, Spike Gallery, New York, NY

2018 Carl Ferrero and Molly Crabapple, The Owl’s Head, Brooklyn

Adam’s Nest, Provincetown, MA
Velvet Ropes NYC, Sargent’s Daughters, New York
GIFC Tokyo, Agnes B. Galerie
Velvet Ropes Stockholm, Gallery SteinslandBerliner
GIFC Oslo, Gallery Golsa

Velvet Ropes CPH, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen
GIFC, 0-0 LA, Los Angeles
Velvet Ropes, NADA New York

Like Smoke, Equity Gallery, New York
WordHack XXVI, Babycastles, New York

Vantage Point, Concepto Hudson, Hudson, NY
Let's Go Let Go, 33 Orchard, NYC
Expanding Mode, Concepto Hudson, Hudson, NY
Re-imagining Rosa Parks, Prince George's Community College, MD

Dot Dash: 2012 Residents Exhibition, Gowanus Studio Space, Brooklyn
Gallery Gris, Hudson, NY
Bushwick Film Festival, Brooklyn

Up Against It, Munch Gallery, New York, NY

Bronx Calling: Bronx Biennial, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY
No Longer the Property of, Lost Coast Culture Machine, Fort Bragg, CA
View of Outer Space from an Aquarium, Famous Accountants, Brooklyn, NY
Social Photography, Carriage Trade, New York, NY
U.V.A. Video Screenings: Union Hall & Red Hook Bait and Tackle, Brooklyn

Summer Camp, II Exile, Berlin curated by Billy Miller
Tom of Finland and then some, Feature Inc., New York, NY
NY Art Book Fair, MoMA PS1, Queens, NY
Tide Pool, Sarah Meltzer Projects, New York, NY
Smoke & Mirrors, Lightwell Gallery, University of Oklahoma
Alternative Histories, Exit Art, New York, NY
Power to the People, Feature Inc., New York, NY
Cool and Collected, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NY
Bushwick Beta Spaces, Brooklyn, NY
Artists in Residence, Wilson College, Chambersburg, PA
Power to the Peopl,e Feature Inc., New York, NY
The HOT Festival, Dixon Place, New York, NY
U.V.A. Video Screenings: Galapagos & Littlefield, Brooklyn;
Niagra & The Tank, New York, NY

What's Bin Did and What's Bin Hid 106 Green, Brooklyn, NY
curated by Ryan Steadman
CJF x U.V.A., Envoy Enterprises, New York, NY
Arte3, Palazzo Mazzancolli, Umbria, Italy
Artists who use text to say nice things, 206 Rivington Street, New York, NY
The Gaze, Salon Sexpot, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
U.V.A. Video Screenings: Monkeytown, Brooklyn;
Home Sweet Home & The Tank, NYC

Artist As Publisher, The Center for Books Arts, New York, NY
In A Box, Canco, Jersey City, NJ
The Other Side, The 58 Gallery, Jersey City, NJ curated by Billy Miller
Salon Du Jour, Autoversion Gallery, New York, NY
Everything Must Go, Flux Factory, Queens, NY
Disarmory, Openhouse Gallery, New York, NY
Dream Therapy, Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts, New York, NY

Aporia : Aporia, LACE/Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
Intercourse, Platform Gallery, Seattle, WA
Change in Babylon, Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts, New York, NY
Bridge Art Fair Chicago ’07, 350 West Mart Center, Chicago, IL
Works On Paper, Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts, New York, NY
Words, Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts, New York, NY
Aqua Art Fair Miami 2007, South Beach, Miami, FL with Platform Gallery
Bridge Art Fair Miami 2007, Miami, FL with Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts

The Mind/Body Problem, Artists Space, New York, NY
curated by Christian Rattemeyer

Metaphysics of Youth, Artenova/Fuori Uso, Pescara, Italy
Aporia, The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Gallery, New York, NY
American Seven, WORKS/San Jose, San Jose, CA
Repeat After Me, Flux Factory, Queens, NY
Plan B, Brooklyn War Memorial, Brooklyn, NY
ART(212), 69th Regiment Armory, New York, NY with Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts
Bridge Art Fair Miami, FL with Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts

Karaoke Smashup, Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn, NY curated by Jennifer McCoy

Queer Packaging/Body Commodities, WORKS/San Jose, San Jose, CA
Mix 18 Queer Media Festival, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY

Art During Wartime, IT Space, New York, NY curated by Dread Scott
Spur Translation Relays,

Open Doors, 16 Beaver Group, New York, NY

AccessZone 2.0, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY
Mix 15 Queer Media Festival, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY
Projects 16 Beaver Group, New York, NY

Part-time Painting Faculty, School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Adjunct Assistant Professor, City University of New York, 2011-2014
Graduate Teaching Fellow, Brooklyn College, 2005

2013 & 2014 Juror, Millay Colony for the Arts
2013 Visiting Artist, Chatham High School, New York
2010 Artist in Residence, Wilson College, PA
2010 Guest Critic, The New School/Parsons, New York
2009 Visiting Artist, SMFA Boston
2006 Guest Critic, Drawing I, Columbia University

“A Queer Anthology of Sickness,” London: Pilot Press, 2019

“A Queer Anthology of Rage,” London: Pilot Press, 2018

Wu, Danielle. “Blow by Blow: ‘Like Smoke’ At Equity Gallery,” review.

Klam, Julie. “Finding Art That Speaks to You,”
The New York Times, July 30, 2014

“Carl Ferrero: Words & Pictures,” August 2015,

Wolin, Joe. Short List,

Thomas, Austin.

LIT Magazine, The New School, New York. Cover artwork, Spring 2012.
BOMBblog,, February 2012.

BRIC Brooklyn Independent TV,
"Bronx Calling", catalog. Bronx Museum of the Arts.
Ha, Christina. “SundayArts News,” (PBS).
Hulme Emily. “5 cool shows for August heat,” AM New York,
"Doug McClemont’s Top Ten New York Shows,"
Esplund, Lance. “Prodigies in Play,” Wall Street Journal.

Stigle, Elinor. “Artist in Residence,” Claph Magazine, December.
Williams, Sam. “Summer Camp,” review. Frieze, August.
Fitzgerald, Ali. “Summer Camp,” review. Art 21 blog, September.
Pernet, Diane. “Summer Camp,” review. Shaded View of Fashion, July.
Heffernan, Virginia. The Medium, New York Times Magazine, May 30.
Albo, Mike. Born Knowing, Spankzine Number 9, illustration.
FFFFOUND!, reproduction. February.
Proietti, Leonardo. Arte3, catalog essay. Terni, Italy: Cavourart.

Miller, Billy.

The Present Day,

ArtCat, “Pick,”, reproduction. April.
Byrum, Greta (ed). The Disarmory Newspaper. New York: The db Foundation.
Onnen, Serge (ed). Drawings On Writing. New York and Atlanta: J & L Books.
Miller, Billy (ed). No Milk Today, Number 1.

A New City Guide,, February.
ArtCal, “Pick,”, reproduction. January.
Byrum, Greta and Daou, Annabel.
Impossibility Made Easy, catalog essay. Los Angeles: LACE.

Falkenstein, Michelle. Reproduction. ARTnews, September.
Farr, Shelia. “The paintings are only part of the show,”
The Seattle Times, February.

Hackett, Regina. “‘Intercourse’ looks at the way we get in touch,”
Seattle Post Intelligencer.

The Stranger, “Recommended Art Events.” The Stranger (Seattle), February 15.
Hoggard, Barry. “Miami Art Fair Picks,”, December 2007.
Hudson. Untitled publication. New York: Feature Inc., 2007.

ArtCat, “Pick,”, reproduction. June.
Alessandrelli, Irina Zucca and Fassi, Luigi. Metaphysics of Youth, catalog essay. Pescara, Italy: Fuori Uso.

Benderson, Bruce. “Dumb Isn’t Sexy,” illustration. My Comrade, Spring.
Bonzano, Paolo. “Metaphysics of Youth,” review. Exibart (, May 15.
Buiso, Gary. “Too Hot to Handle.” Reproduction and interview.
Brooklyn Courier-Life, May 11.

Byrum, Greta and Daou, Annabel. Aporia Heuristics, catalog.
New York: Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts.

Colasante, Francesca. “Flash Art News,” Flash Art Italia, May.
Duckworth, David. American Seven, catalog essay. San Jose: WORKS/San Jose.
Giacomelli, Marco Enrico. “Canons of Youth,” Framework, May.
Gant, Michael S. “By the Numbers,” MetroActive,
San Jose, California, September 6–12.

Kennedy, Randy. “Brooklyn Art Exhibition Comes Down Amid Protest.”
The New York Times, May 9.

Kley, Elisabeth. “Aporia,” Time Out New York, Issue 551: April 20–26.
Kunztman, Gersh. “You call this art?,” The Brooklyn Papers, June 3.
Marcus, David. “Aporia,” The Brooklyn Rail, May.
Matamas, Nick. “C is for Censored,” The Village Voice, May 17.
Pink Pages. “Carl James Ferrero: Three Way Tie for Last,” CinemaRosa (, July.

Rhodes, David. “Art, Censorship and Courage.” AIGA Journal of Design, May 23.
Robinson, Andrew Cornell. “Serial Misadventures,” Gay City News, July 13–19.
Rymar, Yukari. “Just a Thesis Show.” Reproduction and interview.
Brooklyn Rail, June.

Tema Celeste, “News.” Tema Celeste 115, May–June.

Albo, Mike, and Ferrero, Carl James. The Underminer, illustrations. New York: Bloomsbury USA

Zeidner, Lisa. “Have You Lost Weight?” The New York Times, February 27.

Duckworth, David. Queer Packaging/Body Commodities, catalog essay. San Jose: WORKS/San Jose.

They're Winning, 2007
Watercolor, painted paper flags attached with string and pins;
4 parts, 40 x 50 1/2"