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). Leeds Art Gallery; The Levinsky Gallery, the Art Institute, Plymouth; The Edge, University of Bath; Inverness Museum and Art Gallery and Thurso Gallery (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); Force of Nature: Picturing Ruskin’s Landscape, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield (2013); Studio 58: Women Artists in Glasgow since World War II, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow (2012); Francis Bacon to Paula Rego, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, Cumbria (2012); Re-Considered, Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum, Worcester (2011); Direkte Malerei / Direct Painting, Kunsthalle Mannheim (2004-5); Here + Now: Scottish Art 1990-2001, DCA, Generator Projects and McManus Galleries, Dundee; Aberdeen Art Gallery and Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen (2001); British Art Show 5, Edinburgh, Southampton, Cardiff and Birmingham (2000); Out of Place: Memory, Imagination and the City, The Lowry, Salford (2000); Pictures of Pictures, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol; Norwich Gallery, Norwich (1999); Intelligible Lies, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh (1998); Remaking Reality, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge (1996); The Persistence of Painting, CCA, Glasgow (1995); New Art in Scotland, CCA Glasgow and Aberdeen Art Gallery (1994).