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JC Carroll

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JC Carroll lives and works with her partner/ husband Carlos Alves in Miami, Florida. She is considered one of the original pioneers of South Beaches' gentrification in the late 1980's where she opened ART-ACT Performance Gallery. Having studied theater/ set design and fine art at the Wolfson Campus, FIU & interned at Coconut Grove Playhouse and Bellas Artes she opened ART-ACT to provide a space to further explore the burgeoning art scene of the time. ART-ACT brought to Miami Beach new and exciting artists like Tomata Du Plenty, and group shows from NYC's Rivington School, COLAB, Ringling School & more. The theater concentrated on plays of great significance at the time, many based on Political/Civil/Gay rights and AIDS epidemic awareness holding countless fund raisers for the hopes of a cure. JC designed and created a majority of the set designs for these plays, and performed as well. The same values that went into the shows she produced goes into her visual art. With the motto that everything and everyone was an art form JC produced / edited ART-ACT TV on WLRN Cable Tap. A 30 min. weekly show highlighting the art scene, local and international, as well as many countless colorful personalities. Upon returning to Miami she produced & edited “Live Wire” the off spring of Andrew Delaplaines’ Wire Magazine. After moving to NYC, JC Continued acting in way off Broadway and experimental theater and exhibited art in-group shows: Thompson Square, Soho, and CBGB Gallery primarily painting and sculpting. She also co-produced Chatterbox Lounge, an Internet radio show at PSEUDO, based on the Neo~Swing music movement in the 90's. She kept busy working art department gigs for videos/ catalogue/showroom and special events. Throughout this time she continued to work with Carlos Alves when called in to assist on large scale Public Art Works. After years of this, the two fell in love and JC moved back to Miami again in early 2000 and the two have continued to work together collaborating and creating massive public and private art-works and installations throughout the country and abroad.