Carroll Dunham (born November 5, 1949) is an American painter. Working back the late 1970s, Dunham's career reached necessary renown in the 1980s when he first exhibited with Baskerville + Watson, a decade during which many artists returned to painting. He is known for his conceptual entrÐ¹e to painting and drawing and his inclusion in exploring the association between deletion and figuration.
Of his body of work, Johanna Burton writes, "Dunham's career can be characterized by its rigorous indefinability, as his works dip freely into the realms of abstraction, figuration, surrealism, graffiti, pop, even cartoons, without ever settling loyally into any one of them." David Pagel, in a Los Angeles Times review meant to be complimentary, described his paintings as "vulgar over belief..."