Carol Rhodes (1959 – 2018) was born in Edinburgh, brought up in Bengal, India, and studied at Glasgow School of Art (1977-82). During the 1980s, Rhodes was actively involved in the Women’s Movement, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow and the Glasgow Free University. From 1998, Rhodes exhibited regularly at the Andrew Mummery and Mummery+Schnelle galleries in London. In 2012, with partner Merlin James, Rhodes set up an exhibition space in their home/studio at 42 Carlton Place, Glasgow. There, they co-curated exhibitions of work by, among others, Christina Ramberg, Adrian Morris and Louis Michel Eilshemius. Rhodes was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 2013.
Solo exhibitions include: Survey, The MAC, Belfast (2017); Carol Rhodes, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh (2007-8); Carol Rhodes, Tramway Project Room, Glasgow (2000).
Group exhibitions include: Slow Painting, Hayward Gallery touring (2019-20); Carol Rhodes: Paintings, Kettle’s Yard House, Cambridge (2019-20); At Altitude, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne (2018); The Sky is Falling, CCA Glasgow (2017); Generation: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland, City Art Centre, Edinburgh (2014); A Picture Show, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow (2013-14); Looking at the View, Tate Britain, London (2013).