Carl E. Hazlewood, was born in Guyana, South America. He has been an exhibiting artist since childhood and is also a writer and curator currently living in Brooklyn, NY.
The co-founder of Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art in Newark, NJ, he has taught at various institutions, including New Jersey City University, where he taught art history.
Currently associate editor for Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art, (Duke University) he has written for many other periodicals, including Flash Art International, ART PAPERS Magazine, and NY Arts Magazine. Since 1984 he has organized numerous curatorial projects for Aljira such as ’Modern Life’ (co-curated with Okwui Enwezor). Hazlewood’s project, ‘Current Identities, Recent Painting in the United States,’ was the US prize-winning representation at the ‘Bienal International de Pintura,’ Cuenca, Ecuador 1994.
As an Independent curator he has organized exhibitions for The Nathan Cummings Foundation, NYC; Studio Museum in Harlem, NYC; Hallwalls, NY; Artists Space, NYC; P.S. 122, NYC, among other venues.
As an artist, Carl E. Hazlewood's awards include:
Triangle International Artists Workshop, NY 2012
The Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant nominee, 2010
The Wheeler Foundation Grant, NY
Exhibition Grants, Artists Space, NY
Edward Arthur Mellinger Educational Foundation Scholarship, Chicago, Ill.
Max Beckmann International Award for Advanced Study, Brooklyn Museum, NY.
Anco-Wood Foundation Award, Pratt Institute, NY
Rosalie Petrash Schmidt Memorial Award, Pratt Institute, NY
Award, National Art Exhibition, Guyana, SA
Human Rights Year Award, National History and Arts Council, Guyana, SA
Poster Design Award, Chamber of Commerce, Houston, TX
Awards, National Scholastic Exhibitions, Houston, TX
His art is in many private & public collections internationally, including:
Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, Louisiana
Museu Brasileiro da Escultura, São Paulo - Brazil
The Schomburg Center Collections, New York, NY
Johnson and Johnson, Inc.
The National Collection of Fine Arts, Guyana, South America
Awarded Commission for Public Art - Bronx River Project:
Elizabeth Grajales - Sculpture & Carl Hazlewood- Poetry, Bronx, NY,