Charlie received a BFA, with a focus on photography, from Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design in Los Angeles in 1989. After graduating he moved to New York where he worked as a photo assistant for Josef Astor and David Seidner. In 1994 he started began working in window display at Barneys, Bergdorf Goodman and Ralph Lauren. In 1998 he began assisting as a prop stylist and set designer and went solo three years later. In 2006 he moved to Barcelona to continue his art studies at Metàfora International Workshop focusing on sculpture, installation and public intervention. At the end of 2008 he returned to New York and resumed working as a prop stylist, set designer and photographer, while also putting more focus on his personal work.

Charlie’s experience from commercial work comes into play with his fine art. Photography is his main medium, but he also incorporates sculpture and collage. Constructed environments and playful sets are signatures of his work. Charlie conveys narratives about identity formation, public and private selves, and how we navigate through daily life.

Charlie is a co-founder of the NY Queer Zine Fair and co-organizer from 2015-218.


He is also an award-winning pie baker.



EXHIBITIONS + FAIRS

2024

Postcards From The Edge / January 19-21 / Berry Campbell Gallery / New York, New York US

2023

NY Queer Zine Fair / October 7 / NYC LGBTQ Community Services Center / New York, New York US

Photo Credit / September 9 - October 22 / Portico Gallery / Brentwood, Maryland US

2023 Member’s Exhibition / July 13 - August 19 / TILT Institute for the Contemporary Image / Philadelphia, Pennsylvania US

Queer Collage Workshop / March 11 / Bureau of General Services—Queer Division / New York, New York US

It Will End In Tears / February 10 - April 9 / Bureau of General Services—Queer Division / New York, New York US

Postcards From The Edge / January 5-8 / Ortuzar Projects / New York, New York US

2022

NY Queer Zine Fair / Septemebr 17 / Brooklyn Public Library / Brooklyn, New York US

Peculiar Portraits
/ September 7 - November 2 / Atria Center City / Philadelphia, Pennsylvania US

Family Room / August 24 - September 14 / Da Vinci Art Alliance / Philadelphia, Pennsylvania US

2022 Member’s Exhibition / July 14 - August 20 / TILT Institute for the Contemporary Image / Philadelphia, Pennsylvania US

Collective Awareness / June 29 - July 20 / Da Vinci Art Alliance / Philadelphia, Pennsylvania US

SOUVENIR & Friends Marketplace / June 4-5 / W Hotel Philadelphia, Pennsylvania US

The Curated Fridge Winter 2022 Show / Online

Postcards From The Edge / January 8-14 / Online / New York, New York US

2021

When I Say Me, I Say You: Queer x 37 / William Way 16th Annual Juried Art Exhibition / November 2021 / Online / Philadelphia, Pennsylvania US

Fanzineist Vienna Art Book & Zine Fair / 26 July - 26 August / Online / Vienna, AUSTRIA

Moving Forward When the World Stopped: Queer Life 2020-2021 / May 2021 / Online / Philadelphia, Pennsylvania US

William Way 15th Annual Juried Art Exhibition / January 2021 / Online / Philadelphia, Pennsylvania US

Postcards From The Edge / January 9-15 / Online / New York, New York US

2020

Philly Zine Fest / November 7 / Online / Philadelphia, Pennsylvania US

Love My Way No 2 / October 15-18 / Villa Noailles Hyères / Hyères FRANCE

NY Queer Zine Fair / October 1 / Online

Paris Ass Book Fair / Online

Postcards From The Edge / January 3-5 / Bortolami / New York, New York US

2019

NY Queer Zine Fair / Brooklyn Public Library / Brooklyn, New York US

Schoolhouse Gallery / July 19 – August 7 / Provincetown, Massachusetts US

AMP : Art Market Provincetown / June 21 - July 10 / Provincetown, Massachusetts US

Paris Ass Book Fair / Palais de Tokyo / Paris FRANCE

Fruit Exhibition / Palazzo Isolani / Bologna ITALY

Postcards From The Edge / February 22-24 / Gallery 524 / New York, New York US

2018

Paris Ass Book Fair / Palais de Tokyo / Paris FRANCE

Postcards From The Edge / January 19-21 / Gallery 524 / New York, New York US

2017

NY Queer Zine Fair / Bureau of General Services - Queer Division / New York, New York US

You Can't Go Home Again (pt2) / Shortcut Gallery / Phoenix, Arizona US

You Can't Go Home Again (pt1) / AMP/Art Market Provincetown / Provincetown, Massachusetts US

Home /  MAC Fine Art /  Ft. Lauderdale, Florida US

Carne Curada : Klinkstudios /Barcelona SPAIN

Paris Ass Book Fair / Galerie Arts Factory / Paris, France

Postcards From The Edge / January 14-15 / Metro Pictures / New York, New York US

2016

NY Queer Zine Fair / Bureau of General Services - Queer Division / New York, New York US

17th Annual Dog Show / Mascot Studio /  New York, New York US

Postcards From The Edge / January 29-31 / Sikkema Jenkins & Co / New York, New York US

2015

NY Queer Zine Fair / Bureau of General Services - Queer Division / New York, New York US

Knowsgay : Heroes and Role Models / Bureau of General Services - Queer Division / New York, New York US

Member's 12x12 Silent Auction / Provincetown Art Association and Museum / Provincetown, Massachusetts US

16th Annual Dog Show / Mascot Studio / New York, New York US

Postcards From The Edge / January 30 - February 1 / Luhring Augustine Gallery : New York, New York US

2014

Small is Beautiful / Flowers Gallery / New York, New York US

Flower Power! / AMP/Art Market Provincetown / Provincetown, Massachusetts US

Member's 12x12 Silent Auction / Provincetown Art Association and Museum / Provincetown, Massachusetts US

Small Works Brooklyn ? Ann's Arbor / Brooklyn, New York US

15th Annual Dog Show / Mascot Studio / New York, New York US

Fresh / Provincetown Art Association and Museum / Provincetown, Massachusetts US

N.Y. Art Book Fair / New York, New York US

Postcards from the Edge /January 25-26 / Luhring Augustine Gallery / New York, New York US

2013

Group Show / Sweet Lorraine Gallery / Brooklyn, New York US

N.Y. Art Book Fair / New York, New York SU

Round Hole, Square Peg / Smart Clothes Gallery / New York, New York US

L.A. Art Book Fair / Los Angeles, California US

2012

ReMixed Messages / Fathom Gallery / Washington, DC US

Wall Papers / Arts And Sciences Projects / New York, New York US

2011

Mixed Messages / la mama la galleria / New York, New York US

Group Show / Sweet Lorraine Gallery / Brooklyn, New York US

2010

New Stand / Arts And Sciences Projects / New York, New York US

2009

Artists Who Use Text To Say Nice Things / 206 Rivington / New York, New York US

Tallers Oberts / Laboratorio Puko / Barcelona SPAIN

2008

Summer Members' Exhibition / Gracia Arts Project / Barcelona SPAIN

Slideluck/Barcelona 2 / Barcelona SPAIN

2007

Expressa't - No Et Quedis Als Núvols / L'associació Abd Y Ambit Dona / Barcelona SPAIN

Des De Fora / Punt Multimedia / Barcelona SPAIN

2006

Cakewalk / Metàfora Centre D’estudis D’art I Artteràpia / Barcelona SPAIN

White Knot /  Metàfora Centre D’estudis D’art I Artteràpia / Barcelona SPAIN

2005

Wood / Musee de Monoian / New York, New York US

Summer Show / Musee de Monoian / New York, New York US

2004

Cambridge Art Association National Prize Show / Kathryn Schultz Gallery / Cambridge, Massachessetts US

April Showers (Art Start) / Judson Memorial Church / New York, New York US

La Grange National XXIII Exhibition / Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum / La Grange, Georgia US

Love Everybody - Big, Thick And Pumpin' / Judson Memorial Church / New York, New York US

1998

Philly Hoverground / Philadelphia, Pennsylvania US

1994

Pride / Peter Modero Gallery / New York, New York US

1991

The Love Show / Belle Cafe / New York, New York US

1989

Flight / Los Angeles Photography Center / Los Angeles, California US

1988

Fashion and Photographs / Los Angeles Photography Center / Los Angeles, California US


EDUCATION

2014 / The Photograph as Language: The Art of Visual Storytelling with David Hilliard / Fine Arts Work Center / Provincetown, Massachussetts US

2007-08 / Masters In Art Therapy (YR1) / Metàfora Centre D’estudis D’art I Artteràpia with Universitat de Barcelona / Barcelona Spain

2006-07 / International Art Workshop / Metàfora Centre D’estudis D’art I Artteràpia / Barcelona Spain

1985-89 /  BFA in Photography / Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design / Los Angeles, California US


INTERVIEWS (click on the images to read)