Charles Sommer

Brooklyn, NY

CharlesSommer.art@gmail.com

 

Education

 

2016        MFA (candidate), CUNY Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY

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

    

Selected Exhibitions

2016        (Forthcoming) 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

               Everybody’s Looking for Something, 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        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/