2006         MA in Intercultural Studies, magna cum laude, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL

2001         MFA in Studio Art, concentration in sculpture, magna cum laude, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

1997          BA in Fine Arts, magna cum laude, Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, MI

Fall 1996    Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Oxford University, England

Summer 1995    Florence Academy of Art, Florence Italy


In Progress      Prime Consulting, Portland, ME, “Freedom,” bronze sculpture
2010                Faith Presbyterian Church, “Beloved 2,”60‘x30‘x80,’ multimedia installation
2004-2009      Covenant College, Lookout Mountain., GA, “Creation,” six 9’x 6‘x18”ceramic arches
2009                Rocky Mountain Mennonite Camp, Camp Chapel, “Seven Doves,” 48”x32”, ceramic relief
2007                Dr. Roger Vieth, Chattanooga, TN, “Branches,” 36”x12”x8”, ceramic sculpture
2002                Knox Presbyterian Church, “Beloved,” 30‘x30‘x12’, interactive multimedia installation
2002                Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church, Ann Arbor, MI, interactive installation,50‘x12,multimedia
2001                Dr. James Juroe, Hillsdale, MI, “Luddington,” 24’x8’, acrylic mural
2001                First Baptist Church, Hillsdale, MI, “The Gleaners,” 12”x8”, drawing
2001                Robert and Arabella Wujek, Grosse Pointe, MI, 3 portraits, 28”x20”, charcoal
2000                John and Abigail Wujek, Grosse Pointe, MI, portrait, 13”x12”, watercolor
2000                Charles and Polly Weidhas, Ballwin, MO, 2 portraits, 15”x8”, watercolor
1999                Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Michigan, “Arbor Boughs,”  30”x30”, watercolor
1999                Sarah and Ben Miller, Joseph, OR, Untitled, 12”x8”, watercolor
1998                Hillsdale Community Hospital, Hillsdale, MI, “The Family,”  30”x18”, patina plaster relief
1997                Pi Beta Phi Sorority, Hillsdale, MI, “Mountain Air,”  16”x 12”, pen and ink
1997                Dr. Dawn Vaugley, Hillsdale, MI, “Imagination”, 4’x3’ ceiling mural, acrylic
1997                Dr. Barbara Etchels, Hillsdale, MI, 4’x4’ mural, acrylic
1997                Dr. Karen McArthur, Hillsdale, MI, Untitled, 4’x5’ mural, acrylic
1996                Dr. Jeffrey Lupo, Grosse Pointe, MI, Untitled, 16‘x16’, ceramic
1996                Capt. Chad Kreutizinger, Concord, CA, Portrait Bust, 14”x8”x9”, patina on plaster
1995                Charles and Polly Weidhas, Ballwin, MO, “Bonsai and Dragonfly,” 32”x22” ceramic screen


2011              The Lotos Eaters, Covenant College, Lookout Mountain, GA✥
2010              Beloved 2, centerpiece for Faith and the Arts Festival, Novi, MI*
2004              Annual International Ice Sculpture Competition, Harbin,  PRC*
2003              The Young Sculptors of Hillsdale College, Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, MI
2002              21st Annual National Women’s Exhibition, Oakland Community College, Oakland, MI *
2002              Celebrating the Figure, Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing, MI *
2002              The Beloved, Cornerstone Presbyterian, Brighton, MI✥
2000              Thesis Exhibition, Slusser Gallery, University of Michigan
2001              Spaces of Desire, American Studies Department, University of Michigan
2001              Lent Installation, Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church✥
2000              In Imago Dei, Warren Robbins Center, University of Michigan✥
2000              Hydra, Warren Robbins Center, University of Michigan
1999              Heaven and Earth, Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, MI
1998              Wallowa Valley Festival of the Arts, Joseph, Oregon *

✥ denotes solo exhibition
*denotes juried exhibition

2004            Creativity Award, International Ice Sculpture Competition, Harbin, PRC
2002            Elizabeth Gordon Chandler Prize,  National Sculpture Competition, National Sculpture Society, New York City
2000,2001   Travel Grant and Stipend, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Michigan
2002            Honorable Mention, 21st Annual National Women’s Exhibition, Oakland Community College, Oakland, Michigan
2001            Finalist, “The Leaders and the Best,” trophy sculpture competition, University of Michigan
1996            Grand Prize and Fine Arts Scholarship Recipient, Hillsdale College Annual Student Show
1995            Honorable Mention, Hillsdale College Annual Student Show, Hillsdale College
1993-2006   Full Tuition Scholarships for all undergraduate and graduate education


Vincent, Howard, “Channeling Homer Through Mixed Media,”  Chattarati, January 19, 2010
Buddy Roberts, “Around the House with Kayb Carpenter,” Chattanooga Profile, Spring 2006
Andrew Stegall, “Chattanooga Artists,”  Chattanooga Pulse, State of The Arts Special Edition, Fall 2005, p. 15
“Harbin Ice Sculpture Festival,”  Arts and Culture North China, Fall 2004, p. 36.
Kelly Heinz, “Sculpting Success,” Hillsdale College Magazine, Fall 2002, p. 8,9.
Kristin Lukowski, “Sculpture Display Featured at Cornerstone Church,” Brighton Daily Press & Argus, May 30, 2002, p. 2C
Peter Vigue, “Sculpting Tour de Force at Lyme Academy,” Pictoral Gazette, June 11, 2002, p.3.
Janet Lee,“Four Sculptors Finalists for National Honors,” Hillsdale Daily News, June 6, 2002, front page.
Downtown Detroit 2002, Detroit Design Charrette Catalogue, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of MI Press, 2002.
Liturgical Arts Edition, CIVA SEEN: Journal of Christians in the Visual Arts, Fall 2001, p. 36
Michigan at Trumbull, Detroit Design Charrette Catalogue, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of MI Press, 2000.
Jee Chang, “Carpenter displays art up North,” Michigan Daily,  September 29, 2000, p. 10A


1995-present    Professional Artist
Gallery sales and private commissions for individuals and institutions.  This work is primarily sculpture and ceramics, but includes painting, and drawing, as well as project management as a designer on public and private projects.  Lecturer at numerous national and local events about art and cultural topics.

2004-present    Assistant Professor of Art, Sculpture and Ceramics.  Covenant College, Lookout Mountain, GA
Design and teach introductory and advanced courses. Creation of and administration over new sculpture and ceramics studios. Designed schema for public art projects on Campus. Campus Building Committee. Campus Multicultural Committee.

2002-2004    Visiting Instructor, Fine Art and Design.  Yan Shan University, Qinhuangdao, China
Prepare and deliver all school lectures on contemporary theory in American Art and Design, the History of American Art. Create and oversee production of interdisciplinary art project.


present        Board Member, Association for the Visual Arts, Chattanooga, TN
present        Board Member, Chattanooga Arts Guild, Chattanooga, TN
2006            Panel Member, The Church and the Arts, International Women in the Church Conference,         Atlanta, GA
2006            Panel Member, Women in Creative Professions, Family Life Conference, Covenant College
2005            “Women in the Arts,” Lookout Mountain Presbyterial Church, Women in the Church         Conference
2004            “Contemporary Western Design,” Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China
2002            Visiting Artist in Residence, Detroit Inner City Schools, Detroit, MI
2002, 2000  Art Consultant and Exhibitor, Detroit Design Charrette, Detroit, MI
1998            Visiting Artist in Residence, Hillsdale County Youth Arts Program, Hillsdale, MI,