Carlos F. Carrillo was born in Texas in 1972. In the late 80’s and early 90’s Carlos channeled his creativity through, hand made graphic design, videography and visual merchandising for Plus Skate Shop in Florida. In the late 90’s, while in Austin, TX, he studied independently at Elisabet Nay Sculpture Conservatory and The Art School at Laguna Gloria. In 1998, he was involved in life changing car accident. After a year of physical therapy Carlos quickly shifted gears and moved to New York City in 1999. He earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts with Honors from the School of Visual Arts in 2002.
After graduating, loans needed to be paid, so Carlos embraced a career in audiovisual telecommunications. With enough income to live in NYC, Carlos spent the next decade engaged in parallel careers and funded his studio practice. He developed, created and retooled a series of low-tech and site specific constructed works. His art covers a range of mediums working with displays, sculpture, installations, sound and drawing. Carrillo’s works have been exhibited throughout New York City including The Annex at White Box Gallery, The D.U.M.B.O. Arts Festival, Crest Hardware Art Show and The Governors Island Art Festival.
In 2013, set on starting a family, Carlos took a break from his studio practice and in 2015, Carlos and family moved back to Austin, Texas. Today he and his wife and collaborator, Yevgenia Davidoff, are raising their two boys and continuously working on new projects. They hope to be exhibiting and sharing their ideas again, with the public at large in the near future.