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Carrie Hott

Assistant Professor

Full-Time Faculty


Carrie Hott is an interdisciplinary artist whose research based practice focuses on technological mediation and systems that are difficult to access, visualize, or understand. She creates multi-media installations that incorporate sound or video into sculptural settings. Her work also takes the form of small scale publications and performative lectures. Hott has presented her work as part of exhibitions and projects across the country, most recently at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Recology San Francisco, the Museum of Capitalism in Oakland, as well as a permanent project, The Key Room, at the Headlands Center for the Arts. She is the recipient of the Artadia Award, a Cultural Humanities grant, and has had residencies at UC Davis, Headlands Center for the Arts, Mills College in Oakland and Beta-Local in Puerto Rico, among others. She is currently on the board of the Headlands Center for the Arts.


  • Visual arts
  • New media art

Research Areas

  • Sustainable web design
  • Network infrastructure
  • Emerging technology
  • History of electricity
  • Humans & whales


  • San Francisco Art Institute, MFA, Interdisciplinary Art, 2007
  • Arizona State University, BFA Painting, Minor Psychology, 2003

Prior Experience

  • Lecturer in Art Practice, UC Berkeley
  • Lecturer in Digital Media Art, San Jose State University

Awards & Distinctions

  • UC Davis China Shop, Artist in Residence, 2024
  • The Lab, Artist in Residence, 2021
  • Distinguished Adjunct Teaching Award, 2021
  • Bay Area Now, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 2018
  • Artadia Award, 2017