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


2019 (SOLO) FLAP, Anna Lowers Gallery, NSCAD University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, CA

Drawing as a Moveable Feast, Proto Gomez, NY, NY

Material, Object, Space, Action, SOIL Gallery, Seattle, WA

2018 Change of State, Maxon Mill, Wassaic Projects, Wassaic, NY

Midnight, Paradice Palase, Brooklyn, NY

Video Screen, Van Every Smith Galleries at Davidson College, Davidson, NC

Site Menagerie, 86 Main St, Yonkers NY

A Dot Between The Line, Tjaden Gallery, Cornell University, Ithica, NY

Introductions, Curated by Enrico Gomez, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Satellite, Pleat Gallery, Web

2017 Hysterical Body, No Place Gallery, Columbus, OH

Layers of Artifice, Robert Bar, Brooklyn, NY

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

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

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


Residencies

2019 Wassaic Projects, Wassaic, NY

2018 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT


Awards 

2017 Merit Grant, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

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


Publications/Press 


2018 Interview in Remix and  Drawing: Sources, Influences, Styles. Book by Ellen Mueller, 

Studio Visit Interview, https://pleatgallery.com/blog/

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/

Teaching, Lecture and Visiting Artist

2019 Visiting Artist, NSCAD University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. 

2017- Portfolio Prep, Figure Drawings Ashcan School of Art, New York, NY

2015 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Patricia Cronin, Figure Drawing, CUNY Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Ted Mineo, Drawing, CUNY Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY