Charles Goldman

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M.F.A., University of Illinois at Chicago, Studio Arts, 1996
B.A., University of California at Santa Cruz, American Studies and Studio Arts, 1990

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions


RE>CRETE>FACTORY>SHOWROOM, University Museum of Contemporary Art, Amherst, MA
Sidewalking, Songs for Presidents, Brooklyn, NY
RCNT/WRKS, 337 Project Space, Grand Rapids, MI


RE>CRETE>BLOCK, Littlebigspace, Albany, CA


RCNT/WRKS, Birch Libralato Gallery, Toronto, Canada


PBLX, Contemporary Art Gallery at Southeastern Lousiana University, Hammond, LA


ADOPT-LE-FONT, with Paul Benney, various locations, Brooklyn, NY
Plop Sculpture (PT2), Incident Report, Hudson, NY


RCNT/WRKS, Birch Libralato Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Resource Room, Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
I was born exactly 25 years after Bruce Nauman, Artists Space @ The Armory Show, New York, NY


Newcountry, The Philip Feldman Gallery, Portland, OR


PTGS/2, Robert Birch Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


E-Z Maze (Right Angle), Portland Institute of Contemporary Art / A LOT, Portland, OR
PTGS, Robert Birch Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
DWGS, Julie Baker Fine Arts, Nevada City, CA


Infinitely Intersecting Orbits, Toronto Sculpture Garden, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Dingercity, curated by Regine Basha, Studio 5B, Brooklyn, NY
Between Days, Traywick Gallery, Berkeley, CA


48 Hours, with Harrell Fletcher, No Name Exhibitions @ The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN
Paintings and Walls, with Arnold Goldman, A.R.T. Inc., New York, NY


Elsewhere, SculptureCenter, New York, NY
Drawings and Maquettes (Elsewhere), Rare, New York, NY
33 Revolutions Per Minute, Hallwalls Inc., Buffalo, NY


Far From the Soil, with Gay Outlaw, Rare, New York, NY


Scrapwood (New York City), De Chiara / Stewart, New York, NY
Scrapwood (Chicago), The Chicago Project Room, Chicago, IL


2 x 4 x 8 x, curated by Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson, Correct C.E., New York, NY
Conversation, with Stephanie Snider, A.R.T. Inc., New York, NY


Here But Not Here, with Helen Mirra, Gallery 400, Chicago, IL
3045, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA


Jim Charter and Charles Goldman, Horodner-Romley Gallery, New York, NY


Drawings, curated by Charles Linder, Refusalon, San Francisco, CA
Nose Flowers (for Mother), New Performance Gallery, San Francisco, CA


Painting and Other Work, J.B. Hall Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA

Group Exhibitions


INTERVENTIONS, (curated by Isidro Blasco), 1608, Brooklyn, NY
Ways and Means, (curated by Jason Andrew), 1285 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY


Outlet Invitational, Outlet, Brooklyn, NY
Exquisite, LABspace, Hillsdale, NY


NYC Makers Biennial, Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY


PLACE TO PLACE TO PLACE, curated by Max Warsh, Planthouse, New York, NY
Water, Proteus Gowanas, Brooklyn, NY


New Wallworks, curated by Michael Klein, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD
FAX, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Feedback, curated by Julie Baker, Porter Sesnon Art Gallery, UCSC, Santa Cruz, CA
An Exchange with Sol Lewitt, curated by Regine Basha, Cabinet, Brooklyn, NY and Mass MOCA, North Adams, MA


Next Wave Festival, curated by Daniel Cameron, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY
A to B, curated by Micah Lexier, MKG127, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Some Thing Else, curated by Simone Subal, New York, NY


Art Supernova, curated by Simon Lamuniere, Art Basel Miami, Miami FL
For Example (Andrews, Goldman, Konig), curated by Micah Lexier, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Cut, Copy, Fold, curated by Kim Beck, Artist's Image Resource, Pittsburgh, PA
The Shape of Things to Come, curated by Marco Antonini, Redhead Gallery, New York, NY
One Stop, curated by Ani Riaboshenko, The Art Caucasus-International Contemporary Art Forum, Tbilisi, Georgia
Biovac, curated by Maximillian Goldfarb, Art Omi Arts Center, Ghent, NY


Burgeoning Geometries, curated by Apsara DiQuinzio, The Whitney Museum of American Art @ Altria, New York, NY
Garden Improvement, curated by Jennifer McGregor, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY
Permanent Adolescence, curated by Mauricio Laffitte-Soler, Cuchifritos, New York, NY


Travel, curated by Sasha Chavchavadze, Proteus Gowanas, Brooklyn, NY
Post No Bills, curated by Matthew Higgs, White Columns, New York, NY
Something Ephemeral, curated by Alix Lambert, Champion Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA
Merit Badge, curated by Jason Middlebrook, The Compound, Hudson, NY
Wallworks, Traywick Contemporary, Berkeley, CA


Playpen, The Drawing Center, New York, NY
Action Packed, curated by Cedar Lorca Nordbye, Marshall Arts, Memphis, TN
Warts, Robert Birch Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


The Paper Sculpture Show, curated by Mary Ceruti, Matt Freedman and Sina Najafi, SculptureCenter, Queens, NY, travelling


SANS, Apex Art C.P., New York, NY
Room + Board, curated by BFO Projects, Forest City Gallery, London, Ontario, Canada
Group Show, Traywick Gallery, Berkeley, CA
New Views, The Courtyard Gallery, New York, NY
Pretending to Pretend, curated by Jo del Pesco, No Name Exhibitions @ The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN
Chapter V, curated by Julie Baranes and Alejandro Cesarco, A.R.T. Inc., New York, NY
Ballpoint Inklings, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
Majority Rules, curated by Tara McDowell and Letha Wilson, Free Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
Reactions, Exit Art, New York, NY


R.P.M., curated by Lorelei Stewart, Gallery 400, Chicago, IL
I, Me, My, curated by Alejandro Cesarco, Centro Cultural Molino de Perez, Montevideo, Uraguay
The Brewster Project, curated by Mauricio Laffitte-Soler, Brewster, New York, NY
Beyond City Limits, curated by Alyson Baker, Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY
These Things I Know For Sure, curated by Harrell Fletcher, 69a, San Francisco, CA


Almost, curated by Regine Basha, The Living Room, Los Angeles, CA
White Hot, curated by Regine Basha and Moukhtar Kocache, Smack Mellon Studios, Brooklyn, NY
Some Asslembly Required, curared by Rob Blackson, Longwood Arts Gallery, Bronx, NY
thinline, I space, Chicago, IL


Making Change, curated by Degorah Gar Reichman, The Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA
If You Build It, They Will Come, curated by Jason Middlebrook, Ramapo College of New Jersey, New Berrie Center for Visual and Performing Arts, Mahwah, NJ
Survivalist, curated by Harrell Fletcher and Mary Tsionges, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
Structural Elements, Transamerica Pyramid Lobby, San Francisco, CA
The Self, Absorbed, curated by Brian Wallace, The Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
Intervistas / Between the Bridges, curated by Lorraine Walsh, Empire-Fulton State Park, Brooklyn, NY
In All the Wong Places, curated by Sylvie Fortin, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
The Carnegie Institute / Three Rivers Arts Festival, curated by Sara Kellner, Point State Park, Pittsurgh, PA
Horizontal Vertigo, curated by Joan Linder, Rudolph-Poissant Gallery, Houston, TX
Friends and Neighbors, curated by John Tevis, Three Day Weekend, Los Angeles, CA


No Budget, curated by Chris Murray and Kris Berube, 57 Hope, Brooklyn, NY
May 17, 1998, curated by Regine Basha, Christoph Gerozissis and Anton Vidolke, Cold Spring, NY
Relay: Hand, Eye, Other, curated by Stuart Horodner and Sara Kellner, Center Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA and Hallwalls Inc., Buffalo, NY
Demolition / Construction, curated by Eddie Torres, Longwood Arts Gallery, Bronx, NY
Fold It Into a Box ..., Space 2-D, New York, NY


Killing Time, curated by Paul Ha, White Columns, New York, NY
Fragments of Time, curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud, Clementine Gallery, New York, NY
Existing Things, curated by Anton Vidolke, Paco das Arts, Sao Paolo, Brazil
Hold It Now ... Hit It, curated by Derek Eller, 498 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY


Untitled, curated by Rhona Hoffman and Irene Siegal, Gallery 312, Chicago, IL
Profiles, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, IL


Undertow, curated by Alison Ruttan, N.A.M.E., Chicago, IL
Blender, New Works Gallery, Chicago, IL
Current Work, curated by Andrea Hesse, Sesnon Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA


New Directions in the 90's, curated by Maurice Tuchman, Hello Artichoke, Los Angeles, CA
Object, curated by Armando Rascon, Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA


To Excess, curated by Anastasia Shartin, The Victoria Room, San Francisco, CA

Public Projects

ADOPT-LE-FONT, with Paul Benney, Brooklyn, NY, 2008
PARAFONT, Tbilisi, Georgia, 2007
Spruce / Spree, Brooklyn, NY, 2005
Public Fountain, varioius locations, ongoing, 2004
Le Font, various locations, ongoing, 2004
E-Z Maze (Right Angle), Portland OR, 2003
Infinitely Intersecting Orbits, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2002
Lend Me a Memory (WFC), New York, NY, 2002
Found Infinities, various locations, ongoing, 2002
Twin Orbits, Brewster, NY, 2001
E-Z Maze (Zig-Zag), Queens, NY, 2001
Resilient Shrub, New York, NY, 2000
Chain Link Bench, Brooklyn, NY, 1999
Portrait Project (Ottawa), Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 1999
Downtown Cloister, Pittsburgh, PA, 1999
Sawdust Piece, Cold Spring, NY, 1998
Portrait Project (Lewisburg), Lewisburg, PA, 1998
Portrait Project (Buffalo), Buffalo, NY, 1997
Portrait Project (Chicago), Chicago, IL, 1996

Curatorial Projects

Jeanne Liotta: The Tiffany One-Cuts, Songs for Presidents, Brooklyn, NY, 2016
James Sheehan: at the lek, Songs for Presidents, Brooklyn, NY, 2015
Plantstand, (Kelly Kaczynski, Julia Klein and Nancy Shaver), Songs for Presidents, Brooklyn, NY, 2014
GRIDSPACE, director, curator and founder, Brooklyn, NY, 2010
2 X 3 X 10, (Marsha Cotrell, Matt Harle and James Sheehan), vertexList, Brooklyn, NY, 2009
Making the Making, (25 international artists), Apexart C.P., New York, NY, 2001

Set Design

16 Spells to Charm the Beast, by Lisa D'Amour, HERE Arts Center, New York, NY, 2001
Whatever Happened to Baby John?, by Paul Benny, The Victoria Room, San Francisco, CA, 1993

Public Collections

Art Omi Archive, Ghent, NY
New York Public Library, New York, NY
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Norton Family Collection, Los Angeles, CA
Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA
Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA

Visiting Artist Lectures

University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, 2016
The Way Station, Brooklyn, NY, 2014
Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA, 2009
Parson's School of Design, New York, NY, 2008
New School for Social Research, New York, NY, 2006
Artists Space, New York, NY, 2006
Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA, 2004
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, 2003
Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, OR, 2003
Cooper Union, New York, NY, 2002
Parsons School of Design, New York, NY, 2002
Council Senior Center, Upper West Side, New York, NY, 2002
Universtiy of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2001
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2001
California College of Art, San Francisco, CA, 2001
Hunter College, New York, NY, 2000
State University of New York at Fredonia, Fredonia, NY, 2000
Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 1999
Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, 1999
Fundacion Ludwig de Cuba, Havana, Cuba, 1998
Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA, 1996


University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, 2016
Omi International Arts Residency, Omi, NY, 2015
dflux, Detroit, MI, 2014
Art Caucuses, Tbilisi, Georgia, 2007
Civitella Ranieri Center, Umbertide, Italy, 2003
New Views: World Financial Center / L.M.C.C. Residency, New York, NY, 2002
SculptureCenter, New York, NY, 2000
Hallwalls Artist in Residence Program, Buffalo, NY, 2000
The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH, 1999
Acadia Summer Arts Program, Mount Desert Island, ME, 1996


NYFA (Architecture / Evironmental Structures / Design) Finalist, 2016
John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, 2011
The Canary Project, 40'73', 2008
Artists Space, Independent Project Grant, 2002
In the Public Realm, Proposal Grant, 2000
Graduate Student Travel Grant, 1995
Susan Irwin Benteen Memorial Scholarship, 1990
Chancellor's Undergraduate Award, 1989

Catalogues and Brochures

RE>CRETE>PAMPHLET, an instructional performance document
One Stop: International Art Project, essay by Lydia Matthews
Burgeoning Geometries, essay by Apsara DiQuinzio
Garden Improvement, essay by Jennifer McGregor
Champion: Eight, essay by Joe Donnelly
Drawing Papers 46, produced by The Drawing Center
New Views: World Financial Center, essay by Nuit Banai
Infinitely Intersecting Orbits, essay by David Knowles
Chapter V, essays by Julie Baranes, Alejandro Cesarco and Josh Dubler
Dingercity, essay by Regine Basha
Between Days, essay by Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson
Out of a Hat, essay by Stuart Horodner
Collecting Painting Today, essay by Trevor Fairbrother
48 Hours, text by Harrell Fletcher and Charles Goldman
I, Me, My, essay by Alejandro Cesarco
These Things I Know For Sure, essay by Harrell Fletcher
Making the Making, essay by Charles Goldman
Elsewhere, essay by Tan Lin, interview with Mary Ceruti
Almost, essay by Regine Basha
33 Revolutions Per Minute, essay by Douglas Wolk
Relay Drawings: Eye, Hand, Other, essay by Stuart Horodner
If You Build It, They Will Come, essays by Jason Middlebrook and Jim Supanick
Making Change, essay by Deborah Gar Reichman
Intervistas, essay by Lorraine Walsh
Friends and Neighbors, essay by John Tevis
Fragments in Time, essay by William Stover
Existing Things, essays by Monica Amor, Vitoria Daniela Bousso and Anton Vidolke
Undertow, essay by Tina Wasserman


NYC Makers Biennial, Jake Yunza, Museum of Art and Design, 2014
The Art Life: On Creativity and Career, Stuart Horodner, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, 2012
Your Standard, Cabinet Magazine, Issue 25, Spring, 2007
Team Standard Drawing, Elk Zine, No. 12, Jocko Weyland, 2006
CTLG, artist's book compiled with Stuart Horodner, P.N.C.A., 2005
The Paper Sculpture Book, artist's book, D.A.P., 2003
American Poem (40 b.p.m.), compact disc, Wanderlust Productions, 2003
Lend Me a Memory, artist's book, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Center, 2002


Paul D'Agostino, "Observations Up and Down", Brooklyn Magazine, June 16, 2016
Roberta Smith, "Many Hands in Creative Frenzy", The New York Times, July 4, 2014
Bill Wurtz, "b. wurtz on Charles Goldman", BOMB Magazine, Summer 2008
Andrea K. Scott, "Burgeoning Geometries", The New York Times, January 5, 2007
David Grosz, "Unfinished Business", The New York Sun, December 7, 2006
Lois Allan, "Charles Goldman", Sculpture Magazine, October, 2005
Micheal Wilson, "Post No Bills", Artforum, October, 2005
Tim and Frantiska Gillman-Sevcik, "Playpen", Flash Art, October, 2004
Bridget L. Goodbody, "Playpen: Selections Summer 2004", TimeOut-NY, July 15, 2004
Brad Atkins, "Everything, Everything, Everything", The Oregonian, Summer, 2004
Matt Cooper, "Odd Art Show", The Register-Guard, June 8, 2004
Michael Wilson, "Paper Cuts", Bookforum, Winter, 2003
Holland Cotter, "The Paper Sculpture Show", The New York Times, September 12, 2003
Brooke Kamin Rapaport, "Plant Art: Is There Room to Grow?", Sculpture, June, 2003
Gary Michael Dault, "Charles Goldman at Robert Birch", The Globe and Mail, February 8, 2003
Thomas Hirschmann, "Infinite Wisdom", NOW, December 19, 2002
Elizabeth Schambelan, "New Views",, December, 2002
Carol Vogel, "Inside Art; Spaces for Artists", The New York Times, November 1, 2002
Associated Press, "Artistic Response", The Washinton Post, November 1, 2002
Robert Mahoney, "Chapter V", TimeOut-NY, August 15, 2002
Kenneth Baker, "Feeling for art world's elusive funny bone", The San Francisco Chronicle, June 9, 2002
Kenneth Baker, "Goldman sets limits in Distance Paintings", The San Francisco Chronicle, May 25, 2002
Walt Giachini, "Send Baker to Florence", The San Francisco Chronicle, May 5, 2002
Kenneth Baker, "Another layer of meaning", The San Francisco Chronicle, March 31, 2002
Lisa Stein, "A show about records", The Chicago Tribune, November 23, 2001
Molino de Perez, "I, Me, My", Arte:01, November, 2001
Anonymous, "Institutionen", Kunst-Bulletin, October, 2001
Jacki Spicer, "Putting Trash on a Pedistal", Object Magazine, Number 9, 2001
Richard Huntington, "A process of aging, a process of creation at Hallwalls", The Buffalo News, October 23, 2000
Tina Seligman, "Socrates Sculpture Park: Beyond City Limits", Magazine Art, Summer / Fall, 2001
Roberta Smith, "Creativity Overhead, Underfoot and Even in the Air", The New York Times, July 27, 2001
Eric Gelber, "Beyond City Limits", Chum, Summer / Fall, 2001
Michael Risinit, "Project gives interactive role to public", The Journal News, July 27, 2001
Robert Mahoney, "Making the Making", TimeOut-NY, February 1, 2001
Kim Levin, "Making the Making", The Village Voice, January 30, 2001
Ken Johnson, "Making the Making", The New York Times, January 26, 2001
Anonymous, "Making the Making", The New Yorker, January 22, 2001
Gerald Mead, "Time Warp and Vinyl", Artvoice, October 19, 2000
Miwon Kwon, "The Wrong Place", Art Journal, Spring, 2000
Sue Fishkoff, "Giving Gelt", The Jerusalem Post, December 19, 1999
Sarah Coleman, "Critic's Choice", S.F. Bay Guardian, October 13, 1999
Regina Hackett, "'Self, Absorbed' explores old subject in new ways", The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, October 5, 1999
Eric Fredrickson, "Bio: Art", The Stranger, September 15, 1999
Robin Updike, "'The Self, Absorbed': artists looking inward", The Seattle Times, September 14, 1999
Robert Mahoney, "Intervistas: Between the Bridges Outdoor Sculpture Show", TimeOut-NY, August 26, 1999
Ken Johnson, "A Fertile Garden of Sculptures", The New York Times, August 13, 1999
Aline Begine, "Quand le passant se projette dans l'artiste", Le Droit, July 10, 1999
Mary Thomas, "Playful Places", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 30, 1999
Kim Levin, "Far From the Soil", The Village Voice, June 15, 1999
Ken Johnson, "Ken Johnson", The New York Times, June 11, 1999
Calvin Reid, "Arnaldo Morales and Charles Goldman at DeChiara / Stewart", Art in America, June, 1999
John Judge, "Charles Goldman; Chicago Project Room, Chicago, IL -- De Chiara / Stewart, New York, NY", zingmagazine, Summer, 1999
Anonymous, "Charles Goldman", The New Yorker, December 15, 1998
Annie Provo, "On View: Williamsburg, Brooklyn", The New Art Examiner, July / August, 1998
Fred Camper, "Of Poultry, Planks and Post-Its", The Chicago Reader, April 17, 1998
Richard Huntington, "One Thing or Another", The Buffalo News, April 15, 1998
Steve Mumford, "Charles Goldman at Correct Contemporary Exhibitions", Review, December, 1997
Holland Cotter, "Killing Time", The New York Times, September 12, 1997
Carla Beecher-Moehn, "Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man", Illinois Quarterly, July / August, 1996
Maria Porges, "Charles Goldman at Southern Exposure Gallery", Artforum, April, 1996
Fred Camper, "High Concepts: The Talent of Strangers", The Chicago Reader, March 29, 1996
Glen Helfand, "Night and Day", S.F. Weekly, January 21, 1994


Advisory Board, Apex Art C.P., New York, NY, 2001-10
Artist Advisory Committee, SculptureCenter, New York, NY, 2001-08
Exhibition Committee, Gallery 400, Chicago, IL, 1994-96

Teaching Experience

Visiting Artist, UMASS, Amherst, MA, 2016
Visiting Artist, SUNY / Albany, NY, 2014
Part-Time Faculty, Parson's School of Design, New York, NY, 2007-ongoing
Visiting Artist, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 2007, 2011
Visiting Faculty, Callifornia College of Art, San Francisco, CA, 2004-05
Visiting Faculty, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, 2003-04
Teen Program, Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN, 2001
Visiting Artist, Art Department, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2001
Visiting Artist, Universtiy of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2001
Visiting Artist, California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco, CA, 2001
Artist in Residence, Clinton School for Writers and Artists, 2001
Visiting Artist, Architecture Department, Parsons School of Art and Design, 2001
Visiting Artist, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 2007, 2011
Visiting Artist, Architecture Department, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, 2000
Arts Instructor, Dia Center for the Arts, New York, NY, 2000 - present
Arts Instructor, 92nd Street Y, New York, NY, 2000 - present
Teen Program, Hallwalls Inc., Buffalo, NY, 2000
Arts Instructor, Studio in a School, New York, NY, 1996 - 2000
Visiting Faculty, Rutgers Universtiy, Newark, NJ, 2000-01
Sculpture Instructor, Universtiy of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1994 - 1996
Video Instructor, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1996
Drawing Instructor, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1995
Art Director, The Peninsula Jewish Community Center, Belmont, CA, 1993