Charles Sommer

Brooklyn, NY

CharlesSommer.art@gmail.com

 

 

 

Education

 

2016 MFA Studio Art, CUNY Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY

2012 BFA Studio Art, Drawing, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

 

Selected Exhibitions

 

2017

Untitled 1, John Doe Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Rover, Starr Space Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Yonkers Art Weekend, Curated by Ruff Studios, 86 Main St, Yonkers, NY

 Mediating Illusion: Landscape, curated by Jessica Cone, Albany Public Library, Albany, NY

2016

Beauty Palace, Beauty Palace, Brooklyn, NY

Experimental Film and Video Exhibition, CICA Museum, Czong Institute for Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

Brooklyn College MFA Thesis Exhibition, curated by Ambre Kelly and Andrew Gori, Moynihan Station, New York, NY

Objects and Atmosphere, Hewn Gallery, Jersey City, NJ (SOLO)

2015

When You Got it ,You Got it, Gallery House, Brooklyn, NY

2nd Year MFA Showcase, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY

Lineal Investigations, Loft Artists Association, Stamford, CT

Big Small Works, curated by Aisha Tadwiwe Bell, Thomas Hunter Projects, NY, NY

May Poll, Friday Studio Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Grand Salon Show, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2014

Brooklyn College 1st Year MFA Showcase, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY

Small Works, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Atmosphere, Frolic Exchange, Seminole Heights, FL

Portal, Epoxy Space, Tampa, FL

Infectious, curated by Chad Mize, Blue Lucy, St Petersburg, FL

2013

Dia De Los Muertos, Cafe Hey, Tampa, FL

Pride, Graphico Gallery, St Petersburg, FL

2012

The Vault, University of South Florida BFA Exhibition, Exchange National Bank, Tampa, FL

Crash and Burn, William and Nancy Oliver Gallery, Tampa, FL

2011 Environmental Assault, William and Nancy Oliver Gallery, Tampa, FL

Drawing Recourse, Gallery 102, Tampa, FL

35th Annual Student Art Exhibition, Juror Ryan Berg, Gallery 102, Tampa, FL

2010

Bacchanalia III, William and Nancy Oliver Gallery, Tampa, FL

Intermittent Dreams, West Tampa Center for the Arts, Tampa, FL

 

Awards

2016 Cerf Award, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY

Spring 2016 Tuition Waver, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY

2015 Morris Dorsky Memorial Art Award, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY

2011 Norma Roth Award, 35th Annual Student Art Exhibition, Juror Ryan Burg, Tampa, FL

University of South Florida School and Art and Art History Undergraduate Scholarship

2008 Bright Futures Gold Medallion Recipient (2008-12), Tampa, FL

 

Publications/Press

 

2016 Neon and Narrative: Bushwick Open Studios 2016, 

http://www.twocoatsofpaint.com/2016/10/neon-narrative-bushwick-open-studios-2016.html

Debbi Keynote, Two Coats of Paint. 

M.F.A. Art Students Display Dazzling ‘Thru-Line’ at New York’s Moynihan Station

http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/news/bcnews/bcnews_160519.php#sthash.r80J7bnB.dpuf

Sharon Butler, Two Coats of Paint

http://www.twocoatsofpaint.com/2016/05/images-student-work.html

Raul Garcia, Sculpting in Movement: Charles Sommer and the Grid, NJCU First Class. njcuimapfirstclass.wordpress.com/2016/02/20/sculpting-in-movement

2015 Drawing Currents, Contemporary Drawing, Artist Feature

drawingcurrents.blogspot.com/2015/07/charles-sommer.html

Charles Sommer: Art With an Otherworldly Appeal, Interview. 

www.renegadedigitalsolutions.com

2014 Corner Magazine, Artist Feature, thecornermagazine.com/charles-sommer

Artist Spotlight: Charles Sommer, Frolic Exchange, 

frolicexchange.wordpress.com/2014/07/08/artist-spotlight-charles-sommer/