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He has brought years of training as a painter to bear on such collages as the ‘Troubled Man’, in which a slash of magenta balances a rich brown field like a de Kooning brushstroke; jutting, pointy rain hoods recall Philip Guston‘s galumphing Klansmen.” – R. C. Baker, Village VoicePublished April 17th, 2013

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Charles McGill is currently represented by Pavel Zoubok Gallery, NYC.  He is an Assistant Professor of Art Borough of Manhattan Community College in NYC.

charles@charlesmcgillstudio.com

charles.mcgill1964@gmail.com

Selected CV appears below. A detailed career overview follows.

Born: Binghamton, NY – 1964

Live/Work: 906 South Street, Loft 2 Peekskill, NY 10566

Education:

Maryland Institute College of Art, MFA 1989
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, 1988
School of Visual Arts, BFA 1986
Keystone Junior College, AFA 1984

Work:

Assistant Professor – Tenure Track, Fall 2014 – present, Borough of Manhattan Community College
Norwalk Community College – Adjunct Professor of Painting and Drawing, 2010-14
Westchester Community College – Adjunct Professor of Painting and Drawing, 2011-14

Gallery representation:

Pavel Zoubok Gallery, NYC

Grants:

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2016

2015   

  • “Territories” – Pavel Zoubok Gallery, NYC – March/April

2014

  • “Skeletons” – Westchester Community College Art Gallery

2013

  • “SKINNED” The Beacon Room at The Beacon Artist Union, Beacon, NY – Feature Article Art and Antiques, Sept 2013
  • ‘SHAMAN’ Pavel Zoubok Gallery, NYC – NYC GalleryOpenings.com – Village Voice review, R. C. Baker
  • ‘Assembled’ Solo exhibition of new work. Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, Va.

2012

  • “SKINNED”, Mooney Center Gallery, College of New Rochelle
  • “Cross Section”, Norwalk Community College East Campus Gallery
  • “TRAPPED”, The Phatory, NYC – Walter Robinson, Charles McGill: The Art War,” Artnet Magazine June 1, 2012, and The Brooklyn Rail, Dan Tarnowski

2010

  • “Baggage”, Russell Projects. Richmond, Va. – Catalog/Review

2006

  • “New Drawings”, Alfred State University, Alfred, NY

2003

  • “Remnants of Club Negro” Fire Patrol No. Five Gallery, NYC

2001

  • “Playing Through” Multiple-media performance. Gallery M, NYC
  • “Black Baggage: Leisure, Class & Race” New works. Gallery M Harlem in association with The Barbara Ann Levy Gallery

2000

  • “Club Negro: Experience The Freedom” Solo Exhibition Barbara Ann Levy Gallery, NYC– Review

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2016

  • Even Horizon, Group Exhibition – Lesley Heller Workspace, NYC – curated by Cullen Washington, Jr.
  • March Madness Group exhibition – Fort Gansevoort, NYC, Curated by Hank Willis Thomas and Adam Shopkorn – review.
  • Art/Works Group faculty exhibition at The Shirley Fiterman Art Center at Borough of Manhattan Community College, NYC
  • “Peace and Justice” – Muroff-Kotler Visual Arts Gallery at SUNY Ulster.Curated by Elisa Pritzker

2015

  • The Triumph of Love: Beth Dewoody Collects – Norton Museum of Art – February 8, 2015 – May 3, 2015
  • Pulse Art Fair – Exhibiting artist with Pavel Zoubok Gallery, NYC
  • The Art Show at ADAA Art Fair, Park Ave. Armory – Exhibiting Artist with Pavel Zoubok Gallery, NY
  • At This Moment – Recent Work of BMCC Faculty.  Shirley Fiterman Art Center at Borough of Manhattan Community College

2014

  • Art Expo Chicago – The International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art – Group exhibition.  Exhibiting artist with Pavel Zoubok Gallery, NYC
  • Art Expo CHICAGO,  THE INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION OF CONTEMPORARY & MODERN ART SEPTEMBER 17–20, 2015 – Exhibiting artist with Pavel Zoubok Gallery, NYC.
  • The Miami Project – Group Exhibition during Art Basel Week.  Exhibiting artist with Pavel Zoubok Gallery.
  • Racial Imaginary – Group Exhibition at Nichols Gallery.  Pitzer College Art Galleries.  Claremont, CA September 20 – December 5, 2014 –Artillery Magazine review

2013

  • L’Object Trouve: Readymade, Rectified, Reassembled – Pavel Zoubok Gallery, NYC – Artists include Man Ray, Joan Mitchell, Joseph Cornell, David Hammonds, Sherry Levine, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol among others.
  • COLLAGE: The Alchemy of the Ordinary – McCain Gallery, Houston, TX – Curated by Pavel Zoubok
  • Minimal Intervention: Group exhibition – Pavel Zoubok Gallery, NYC

2012

  • ‘The Art Show’ exhibiting artist with Pavel Zoubok at The Art Show 2013 ADAA Art Fair at The Armory, NYC
  • “Pulse Miami Art Fair”  Exhibiting artist. Pavel Zoubok Gallery Dec. 6-9, 2012
  • “Peekskill Project V: The New Hudson River School” Group Exhibition,Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Curated by Livia Straus
  • “All In” – Group Exhibition Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, NYC.
  • “The Westchester Biennial” Castle Gallery at The College of New Rochelle. Curated by Chana Benjamin, Mary Birmingham, and Ruth Hardinger – Review

2011

  • “Black Male Identity: Speak My Name” Group exhibition at The James E. Lewis Museum at Morgan State University
  • “Head and Whole I” Group exhibition Abbey Walk Gallery, London, Eng. – Curated by Linda Ingham – Review
  • “Baggage” Group exhibition Narrows Art Center, Fall River, Ma. Curated by Michele L’Heureux
  • “Re:Group exhibition Martin Agency Gallery, Richmond, Va.

2009

  • “Vessels” Group exhibition in the Solo Projects Series featuring The Former Black Militant Golf and Country Club Satellite Pro Shop. Rupert Ravens Contemporary,Newark, NJ.
  • “Art Viceroy, Miami” selections from The Former Black Militant Golf and Country Club Satellite Pro Shop.
  • Rupert Ravens Contemporary,Newark, NJ.
  • “Beyond Appearances“, Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY – featuring Kara Walker, Hank Willis Thomas, Nick Cave, Whitfield Lovell, John Ahearn, Kerry James Marshall and Nina Levy.

2008

  • Westchester Biennial, 2008 Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY

2007

  • “For the Love of the Game: Race and Sport in African-American Art”, curated by Franklin Sirmans. Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art Hartford, CT. Booklet available.

Select Performances/video:

2016

  • “Reading of the Biography of Arthur Negro”  Boca Raton Musuem of Art, April 21, 2016
  • “Playing Through Pearl City: FBMGCC Membership Induction” – In conjunction with The Boca Raton Museum of Art exhibition ‘Charles McGill: Front Line, Back Nine’.
  • “PROGRESS. 2016” – Video component to ‘Front Line, Back Nine’

2012

  • “A Reading of the Biography of Arthur Negro II – A Performance”  as part of the “Black Male  Identity: Media, Message and Visual Culture” symposium at The Baltimore Museum of Art.

2007

  • “Arthur Negro: From Harlem to Hanoi” Photo/video-documentation piece on location in Harlem, NY and Hanoi, Vietnam.
  • “re: source performance” Group performance exhibition at Art in General, NYC
  • “The Envelope, Please!”, New York University for the Graduate School Department of Fine Art.

2001

  • “Playing Through” Multiple-media performance. Gallery M, NYC

Selected Awards/Fellowships/Residencies:

2015

  • Joan Mitchell Painter and Sculptor Grant recipient

2014

  • Grant recipient – Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc.

2012

  • Fellow-in-Residence – Virginia Center for the Creative Arts

2011

  • Joan Mitchell Painter and Sculptor Grant Nominee

2010

  • Joan Mitchell Painter and Sculptor Grant Nominee

2009

  • Museum of Arts in Design Artist in Residence, Open Studio Program
  • New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship Grant – Crafts

2007

  • Art Matters Grant Recipient

Selected Visiting Artist, Panelist, Critic:

2014

  • New York Foundation of the Arts – Panelist for Sculpture and Crafts

2012

  • Visiting artist – Moore College of Art
  • Visiting critic – Moore College of Art

2011

  • Visiting Lecturer “African Art and Aesthetics” at the University of Scranton. Guest of Dr. Annie Hounsokou and Dr. Phil Jenkins
  • Visiting Artist – Keystone College, La Plume, Pa.
  • Visiting artist – guest of Dr. Bertram D. Ashe of the University of Richmond – in  discussion of The Post-Soul Aesthetic, Literature and Culture at the Royall Collection, Try-Me, Richmond, Va.

2009

  • African Burial Ground, NYC Panelist Contemporary Art and The African Diaspora

2007

  • “For Adults Only” Artist Talk Series. Visiting artist/lecturer. Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art Hartford, CT

Selected Bibliography:

2016

 

2015

2014

  • Max-Art – SHAMAN at Pavel Zoubok Gallery – Douglas F. Maxwell’s Art Blog on the NYC Art scene. March, 2013
  • Met Golfer Extra -Feature – Met Golfer Magazine EXTRA, March, 2013

2013

2012

  • THE GOLF WAR: Artnet Magazine review of TRAPPED – by Walter Robinson – Published June 1, 2012THE PHATORY | APRIL 7 – JUNE 9, 2012
  • Diverse, Innovative, and Now Outdoors – The 2012 Weschester Biennial – New York Times by Susan Hodara – Published May 20, 2012 Sunday-Metro section/Westchester Arts
  • The Brooklyn Rail review of TRAPPED – by Dan Tarnowski – Published May 2012 THE PHATORY | APRIL 7–MAY 26, 2012
  • SKINNED: A collection of work conceived from an obsession with an object – Blurb.com
  • WBAI Radio Interview – “Charles McGill with Delphine Blue – Shocking Blue Friday Edition Friday April 20, 2012. Interview begins at 46 minutes”
  • Zing Magazine – “Interview with Charles McGill” by Brandon Johnson

2010

  • Style Weekly, “Identity Crisis”  Interview and review of “Baggage” at Russell Projects – Michael Dullin, March 2010
  • D’Art International Magazine – “Picking Cherries -Art Miami Top Ten List, 2009” –  Douglas F. Maxwell, Spring/Summer 2010

2009

  • Journal News/Westchester, “Giacometti exhibit at Manhattanville captures wintry mood” February 17, 2009

2006

  • New York Times. “The Un-tucked Country Club” Sunday Style section. July, 30, 2006

2005

  • Binghamton Press-Sun Bulletin, Review of new drawings. Thursday June 15, 2005
  • Binghamton Press-SunBulletin, “A Celebration of Black History Month” February, 2005 A four-part series of interviews and profiles on Binghamton area events and people. Featured artist.

2003

  • HZ-Journal, “Notes on Critical Black U.S. Performance Art and Artists” William Pope L., Charles McGill and Wayne Hodge. By Clifford Owens. October 2003. “McGill does not repudiate his blackness as a burden to his representation, he embraces its contradictions and complexities.”
  • NYBlade Magazine, “DivRsity” Group show at The Center, NYC April, 2003. “Perhaps the most original and compelling work in the entire show is from artist Charles McGill…the work cuts right to the very heart of racial and cultural identity.”

2001

  • The International Review of African American Art, “Blacks on the Greens” by Stacey Williams vol. 17 No. 4 Summer 2001 Published by Hampton University Press “Black Baggage over turns commonly-held myths but not without hilarity.”
  • Art in America, May 2001 Review section. Joe Lewis, critic “The work discovers new conceptual mass in the well-worn territories of race and representation.”

2000

  • New York Times, Friday May 26, 2000 p.26 Weekend Fine Arts section. “Club Negro” Ken Johnson, critic “The collision Mr. McGill craftily sets up between incongruous worlds is at once funny and sobering.”

 

Book Illustration:

  • The Six-Spoke Approach to Better Golf” By Golf Professional Tom Patri – Illustrator of 30 pencil drawings for reproduction.  Introduction by PGA Tour Player Fred Couples.  Forward by television sports analyst Jimmy Roberts. Published by Lyons Press, CT 2005 Release date, June15, 2005

Selected Teaching:

  • Borough of Manhattan Community College, NYC – Assistant Professor of Drawing and Painting
  • Norwalk Community CollegeAdjunct Professor – Drawing and Painting, Fall 2010- Present
  • Westchester Coummunity College  – Adjunct Professor – Drawing and Painting, Fall 2011 – Present
  • Fashion Institute of TechnologyFall 2009 – Adjunct Professor– Life Drawing I
  • Other positions include teaching at The School of Visual Arts, The Maryland Institute College of Arts and The New School for Social Research

Selected Curatorial:

2009

  • “Found on facebook” – Group exhibition of 33 artists including RM Fischer, Nina Levy, Wayne Hodge, Paul Villinski, Dana Hoey, Joe Lewis, Julie Trembley, Lina Stergiou among others. Arthur M. Berger Gallery at Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY. – Catalog
  • “Photorealism” Co-Curator. Exhibition featuring Richard Estes, Tom Blackwell, Charles Bell, Mel Ramos, Guy Johnson and many others. In conjunction with Louis K. Meisel and Bernarducci.Meisel Galleries, NYC.  Arthur M. Berger Art Gallery at Manhattanville College. Purchase, NY – Catalog available.

2008

  • “Alberto Giacometti – As Seen Through the Lens of Herbert Matter” Curator, Manhattanville College Gallery of Fine Art, Purchase, NY

Collections:

  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Va.
  • Beth Dewoody Collection, Miami, Fl.
  • Private Collection of Mr. Robert Rubin NYC
  • Public Collection of Pamela and Bill Royall – Try-Me Collection, Richmond, Va.
  • Private Collection of Douglas F. Maxwell, NYC
  • Private Collection of Toni and Carl Randolph, Fishers Island, Miami, Fl
  • Private Collection of Barbara Karp Schuster, NYC
  • Private Collection of Lowery Stokes Sims, NYC
  • Private Collection of Gary Davis, Greenwich, CT
  • The Bridge Country Club, Bridgehampton, NY
  • Private Collection of Mr. Sharif Atkins

Detailed career overview:

2016

  • Charles McGill: Front Line, Back Nine – Boca Raton Museum of Art, April 21-July 3, 2016

2015   

  • Territories – Pavel Zoubok Gallery, NYC – March/April

2014

  • “Skeletons” – Westchester Community College Art Gallery

2013

  • “SKINNED” The Beacon Room at The Beacon Artist Union, Beacon, NY – Feature Article Art and Antiques, Sept 2013
  • ‘SHAMAN’ Pavel Zoubok Gallery, NYC – NYC GalleryOpenings.com – Village Voice review, R. C. Baker
  • ‘Assembled’ Solo exhibition of new work. Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, Va.

2012

  • “SKINNED”, Mooney Center Gallery, College of New Rochelle
  • “Cross Section”, Norwalk Community College East Campus Gallery
  • “TRAPPED”, The Phatory, NYC – Walter Robinson, “Charles McGill: The Art War,” Artnet Magazine June 1, 2012

2010

  • “Baggage”, Russell Projects. Richmond, Va. – Catalog/Review

2006

  • “New Drawings”, Alfred State University, Alfred, NY

2003

  • “Remnants of Club Negro” Fire Patrol No. Five Gallery, NYC

2001

  • “Playing Through” Multiple-media performance. Gallery M, NYC
  • “Black Baggage: Leisure, Class & Race” New works. Gallery M Harlem in association with The Barbara Ann Levy Gallery

2000

  • “Club Negro: Experience The Freedom” Solo Exhibition Barbara Ann Levy Gallery, NYC– Review

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2016

  • Event Horizon: Charles McGill, Valerie Piraino, Mitchell Squire – Lesley Heller Workspace, NYC
  • Peace and Justice – Muroff-Kotler Visual Arts Gallery at SUNY Ulster.Curated by Elisa Pritzker

2015  

  • The Triumph of Love: Beth Dewoody Collects – Norton Museum of Art – February 8, 2015 – May 3, 2015
  • Pulse Art Fair – Exhibiting artist with Pavel Zoubok Gallery, NYC
  • The Art Show at ADAA Art Fair, Park Ave. Armory – Exhibiting Artist with Pavel Zoubok Gallery, NY
  • At This Moment – Recent Work of BMCC Faculty.  Shirley Fiterman Art Center at The Borough of Manhattan Community College

2014

  • Expo Chicago – The International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art – Group exhibition.  Exhibiting artist with Pavel Zoubok Gallery, NYC
  • Art Expo CHICAGO,  THE INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION OF CONTEMPORARY & MODERN ART SEPTEMBER 17–20, 2015 – Exhibiting artist with Pavel Zoubok Gallery, NYC.
  • The Miami Project – Group Exhibition during Art Basel Week.  Exhibiting artist with Pavel Zoubok Gallery. http://www.wallpaper.com/gallery/art/stylists-  eye-michael-reynolds-photo-diary-of-design-miami-and-art-basel-miami-beach-2014/17056200#110554
  • Racial Imagery – Group Exhibition at Nichols Gallery.  Pitzer College Art Galleries.  Claremont, CA September 20 – December 5, 2014 -Artillery Magazine review  http://artillerymag.com/racial-imaginary-pitzer-college-claremont/)

2013

  • L’Object Trouve: Readymade, Rectified, Reassembled – Pavel Zoubok Gallery, NYC – Artists include Man Ray, Joan Mitchell, Joseph Cornell, David Hammonds, Sherry Levine, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol among others.
  • COLLAGE: The Alchemy of the Ordinary – McCain Gallery, Houston, TX – Curated by Pavel Zoubok
  • Minimal Intervention: Group exhibition – Pavel Zoubok Gallery, NYC

2012

  • ‘The Art Show’ exhibiting artist with Pavel Zoubok at The Art Show 2013 ADAA Art Fair at The Armory, NYC
  • “Pulse Miami Art Fair”  Exhibiting artist. Pavel Zoubok Gallery Dec. 6-9, 2012
  • “Peekskill Project V: The New Hudson River School” Group Exhibition,Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Curated by Livia Strauss
  • “All In” – Group Exhibition Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, NYC.
  • “The Westchester Biennial”Castle Gallery at The College of New Rochelle. Curated by Chana Benjamin, Mary Birmingham, and Ruth Hardinger – Review

2011

  • Visiting critic – Moore College of Art
  • “A Reading of the Biography of Arthur Negro II – A Performance”  as part of the “Black Male  Identity: Media, Message and Visual Culture” symposium at The Baltimore Museum of Art.
  • “Black Male Identity: Speak My Name” Group exhibition at The James E. Lewis Museum at Morgan State University
  • “Head and Whole I” Group exhibition Abbey Walk Gallery, London, Eng. – Curated by Linda Ingham Article – Culture 24 -By Ben Miller, August 2011
  • “Baggage” Group exhibition Narrows Art Center, Fall River, Ma. Curated by Michele L’Heureux
  • “Re:” Group exhibition Martin Agency Gallery, Richmond, Va. Curated by Heather Russell
  • “Faculty Exhibition 2011” East Gallery Norwalk Community College, Norwalk, CT
  • Visiting Lecturer “African Art and Aesthetics” at the University of Scranton. Guest of Dr. Annie Hounsokou and Dr. Phil Jenkins
  • Visiting Artist – Keystone College, La Plume, Pa.
  • “The Black Experience: His and Hers” Group exhibition. Chapman Gallery at Iona College New Rochelle, NY
  • Visiting artist guest of Dr. Bertram D. Ashe of the University of Richmond – in discussion of The Post-Soul Aesthetic, Literature and Culture at the Royall Collection, Try-Me, Richmond, Va.

2010

Baggage Install pics Baggage Install pics

  • “Found on facebook – Art from Friends of Friends with Mutual Friends in Common” Curator and exhibiting artist – Group exhibition of 33 artists including RM Fischer, Nina Levy, Wayne Hodge, Paul Villinski, Dana Hoey, Joe Lewis, Julie Trembley, Lina Stergiou among others. Arthur M. Berger Gallery at Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY. – Catalog

2009

  • “Art Viceroy Miami” Group exhibition of solo installation projects. The Former Black Militant Golf and Country Club Satellite Pro Shop. Dec 2-6th. Art Basel Week – Viceroy Hotel, Miami, Fla. The Former Black Militant Golf and Country Club Satellite Pro Shop is voted a Top Ten Exhibition 2009 by Douglas F. Maxwell for D’Art International Magazine.

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  • “Vessels” Group exhibition in the Solo Projects Series featuring The Former Black Militant Golf and Country Club Satellite Pro Shop. RRC,Newark, NJ. Artists include Joe Lewis, Bernard Williams, Linda Pollack, Victoria Hanks, Ben Jones, Benjamin S. Jones, Christopher Hart Chambers, among others.

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  • “Beyond Appearances”, Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY – Group show featuring Kara Walker, Hank Willis Thomas, Nick Cave, Whitfield Lovell, John Ahearn, Kerry James Marshall and Nina Levy, among others.
  • Photorealism Paintings 2009 – Co-Curator. Exhibition featuring Richard Estes, Tom Blackwell, Charles Bell, Mel Ramos, Guy Johnson and many others. In conjunction with Louis K. Meisel and Bernarducci.Meisel Galleries, NYC. Arthur M. Berger Art Gallery at Manhattanville College. Purchase, NY – Catalog available.
  • New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship Grant – Crafts
  • African Burial Ground, NYC Panelist Contemporary Art and The African Diaspora
  • Museum of Arts in Design Artist in Residence, Open Studio Program
  • “Alberto Giacometti – As Seen Through the Lens of Herbert Matter” Curator, Manhattanville College Gallery of Fine Art, Purchase, NY
  • “From Africa to America: Visual Reflections on the African Diaspora” Group Show, Brother Kenneth Chapman Gallery, Iona College – New Rochelle, NY – Brochure.

2008

  • “Sex and Spirit” Group Show, The Bridge Art Fair/Wynwood /Art Basel in Conjunction with The Barbara Ann Levy Gallery and Fine Art Consultants – Miami, FL
  • Group exhibition of  private collection in conjunction with the debut private screening of  Shimon Atties’s “Racing Clocks Run Slow: Archeology of a Racetrack ” video.  Exhibiting artists include: David Levinthal, Larry Rivers, Richard Prince,  Gib Smith, Mark Lyon among others. The Bridge Country Club, Noyack, NY
  • “Portraits” Bernarducci-Meisel Gallery, Group Exhibition, NYC
  • Weschester Biennial, 2008 Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY

2007

  • Art Matters Grant Recipient, “Arthur Negro: From Harlem to Hanoi” Performance-based Photo-documentation piece. Performed at locations in Harlem, NY and Hanoi, Vietnam.
  • “For the Love of the Game: Race and Sport in African-American Art” Group exhibition curated by Franklin Sirmans. Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art Hartford, CT.  Booklet available.

Watermelon Patch (Harlem), 2001

  • “For Adults Only” Artist Talk Series. Visiting artist/lecturer. Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art Hartford, CT

2006

  • “The Unveiling of Arthur Negro” A solo presentation of a new sculpture. Hosted by collector, Robert Rubin. See NY Times, July 30, 2006. Sunday Style section.
  • “New Drawings” Solo exhibition. Alfred State University, Alfred, NY

2005

  • “New Drawings” Solos exhibition of new drawings at Orazio Salati Gallery. Binghamton, NY

Kimmy with footprint From behind

  • “Picture Window” February 12, 2005 until gone, Group site-specific installation around the city of Baltimore, MD.

2004

  • “re: source performance” Group performance exhibition at Art in General, NYC

2003

  • “The Envelope, Please!” Performance at New York University for the Graduate School Department of Fine Art.
  • “Diversity” Group exhibition sponsored by The Barbara Ann Levy Gallery at The Center, NYC
  • “Club Negro” Solo exhibition, Bronx Community College, The Bronx, NY

2002

  • “Remnants of Club Negro” Fire Patrol No. Five Gallery, NYC
  • “Flights of Fantasy” Group invitational exhibition organized by Suzanne Randolph Fine Art, NYC at The Larchmont Yacht Club
  • “Night of a Thousand Drawings” Artist’s Space, NYC

2001

  • “Playing Through” Multiple-media performance. Gallery M, NYC
  • “Black Baggage: Leisure, Class & Race” New works. Gallery M Harlem in association with The Barbara Ann Levy Gallery
  • “Playing Through” Multiple-media performance piece. Park School, Baltimore, Md.

2000

  • “Playing Through” Site specific photography/video performance collaboration with LeRoy “King of Art,” at Gallery M Harlem and throughout Harlem for Harlem Week, NYC
  • Race with The Past; The Work of Palmer Hayden and Michael Ray Charles. Panelist
  • “Club Negro: Experience The Freedom” Solo Exhibition Barbara Ann Levy Gallery, NYC.

1999

  • “Contemporary Abstraction” Group Exhibition Barbara Ann Levy Gallery, NYC

The Thinker (Golf Course Inspired)

1998

  • “The Red Show” Group Exhibition Barbara Ann Levy Gallery, NYC

1992-1997

  • Researched and wrote the essay “The Wizard of Oz: A Journey of Practical Spirituality” Hiatus from exhibiting new work.

1992

  • Group Exhibition Max Fish, NYC
  • Group Exhibition Lea Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  • “The Trains” Solo Exhibition Gomez Gallery, Baltimore, MD

Stop

1991

  • Group Exhibition Gomez Gallery Baltimore, MD
  • Artscape Group Exhibition Maryland Institute College of Art and The City of Baltimore, MD

1990

  • “Artscape” Group Exhibition Maryland Institute College of Art and The City of Baltimore.
  • “Art and Architecture” Group Exhibition Albright Knox Museum, Buffalo
  • Group Exhibition Hobe Sound Gallery Hobe Sound, Fl

1989

  • “A Wake” Solo Installation School 33 Art Center Baltimore, MD
  • “The Buildings” Solo Exhibition Midtown Payson Galleries, NY
  • “Works on Paper” Group Exhibition School 33 Art Center Baltimore, MD
  • “The Coffins” Solo Exhibition School 33 Art Center Baltimore, MD

1988

  • “New Work, New Artists” Group Exhibition JB Speed Museum Louisville
  • “Works on Paper” Group Exhibition JB Speed Museum Louisville, KY
  • “Smokestacks and Buildings” Solo Exhibition Norfolk Gallery of Art Norfolk, VA

1987

  • “Three Artist: Bernard Langlais, Abby Shawn and Charles McGill” Midtown Payson Galleries, NYC
  • “The Figure” Group Exhibition Midtown Payson Galleries, NYC
  • “The Heads” In conjunction with “The Art of the Harlem Renaissance” Lecture by the artist, Virginia Tech University Blacksburgh, VA

Minstrel

  • “Recent Paintings” Solo Exhibition 2460 Gallery, NYC
  • Group Exhibition Harlem Renaissance Gallery, NYC

1986

  • “Art Against Apartheid” Group Exhibition Limelight, NYC
  • “The Heads” Solo Exhibition Savacou Gallery, NYC

Bibliography:

The Brooklyn Rail – Review of TRAPPED at THE PHATORY | APRIL 7 – MAY 26, 2012 – Published May 2012 by Dan Tarnowski

WBAI Radio Interview- “Charles McGill with Delphine Blue – Shocking Blue Friday Edition Friday April 20, 2012. Interview begins at 46 minutes”

Zing Magazine – “Interview with Charles McGill” April 2012, by Brandon Johnson

Style Weekly, “Identity Crisis”  Interview and review of “Baggage” at Russell Projects – Michael Dullin, March 2010

D’Art International Magazine – “Picking Cherries -Art Miami Top Ten List, 2009” – Douglas F. Maxwell, Spring/Summer 2010

Journal News/Westchester, “Giacometti exhibit at Manhattanville captures wintry mood” February 17, 2009

New York Times “The Un-tucked Country Club” Sunday Style section. July, 30, 2006

Binghamton Press-Sun Bulletin, Review of new drawings. Thursday June 15, 2005

Binghamton Press-SunBulletin, “ACelebration of Black History Month” Fenruary, 2005 A four-part series of interviews and profiles on Binghamton area events and people. Featured artist.

HZ-Journal, “Notes on Critical Black U.S. Performance Art and Artists”William Pope L., Charles McGill and Wayne Hodge. By Clifford Owens. October 2003. “McGill does not repudiate his blackness as a burden to his representation, he embraces its contradictions and complexities.”

NYBlade Magazine, “DivRsity” Group show at The Center, NYC April, 2003. “Perhaps the most original and compelling work in the entire show is from artist Charles McGill…the work cuts right to the very heart of racial and cultural identity.”

Cross Currents, “Teeing off at Club Negro” by Fran Wilde Fall 2001 Published by Park School Press

The International Review of African American Art, “Blacks on the Greens” by Stacey Williams vol. 17 No. 4 Summer 2001 Published by Hampton University Press “Black Baggage over turns commonly-held myths but not without hilarity.”

Art in America, May 2001 Review section. Joe Lewis, critic “The work discovers new conceptual mass in the well-worn territories of race and representation.”

New York Times, Friday May 26, 2000 p.26 Weekend Fine Arts section. “Club Negro” Ken Johnson, critic “The collision Mr. McGill craftily sets up between incongruous worlds is at once funny and sobering.”

New York Times, Sunday, August 27, 2000 p.11 The City section, photo of “Playing Through” Jeffrey Henson Scales, photographer

City Paper, Feburary 10, 1989 Gallery section, Helen Shortal

The Sun, January 17, 1989 Baltimore, Md. Art section, “Works on Paper” John Dorsey, critic

The Evening Sun, Baltimore, Md. Thursday, January 19, 1989 p.d15 Accent Plus/Art “Works on Paper” Steve Purchase, critic

Book Illustration:

The Six-Spoke Approach to Better Golf By Golf Professional Tom Patri

Illustrator of 30 pencil drawings for reproduction.

Introduction by PGA Tour Player Fred Couples.  Forward by television sports analyst Jimmy Roberts. Published by Lyons Press, CT 2005 Release date, June15, 2005

Collections:

  • Private Collection of Pamela and Bill Royall, Richmond, Va.
  • Private Collection of Douglas F. Maxwell, NYC
  • Private Collection of Toni and Carl Randolph, Fishers Island,  Miami, Fl
  • Private Collection of Mr. Robert Rubin NYC
  • Private Collection of Barbara Karp Schuster, NYC
  • Private Collection of Lowery Stokes Sims, NYC
  • Private Collection of Gary Davis, Greenwich, CT
  • The Bridge Country Club, Bridgehampton, NY
  • Brown and Williamson Tobacco Company
  • Synchronal Corporation
  • Private Collection of the late Mr. Silas Rhodes
  • Private Collection of Mr. Alex Matter

Teaching:

Borough of Manhattan Community College, NYC
Assistant Professor of Drawing and Painting 2014

Norwalk Community College

Adjunct Instructor – Drawing I, Spring 2011

16 –week long introduction to observational painting. Emphasis on fundamental techniques involved in ‘building’ a drawing. Value, light and form and other traditional concepts are taught.  Intensive work with the figure completes the semester.

Adjunct Instructor – Painting I, Fall 2010

16 –week long introduction to observational painting. Oil and acrylic painting approaches are covered with an emphasis on fundamental techniques involved in ‘building’ a painting. Value, light and form, intro to color theory and other traditional concepts are taught.  Intensive work with the figure completes the semester.

Fashion Institute of Technology Fall 2009

Adjunct Instructor – Life Drawing I

15 week-long introduction to drawing the figure, students study line, proportion, gesture, and composition using pencil and charcoal. Study of anatomy is introduced.

Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY

Instructor of Fundamental Drawing

Teach in the capacity of foundation year drawings fundamentals. Survey the entire catalogue of drawing concepts and approaches.  Implemented departmental goals combined with personal drawing philosophy centered around the notion of observational drawing and basic fundamentals as tools for longevity as an accomplished artist. Provided syllabus for twice-weekly, 14-week drawing course. Drawing from observation, emphasis on basic shapes, light and form, the figure and intense study in the area of self-portraiture.

School of Visual Arts, New York City                                                                              1992–1998

Adjunct Instructor of Painting and Drawing

Taught in the capacity of Instructor of Painting, Drawing, Figure drawing and painting, Cartooning and Portfolio Preparation in the Department of Continuing Education.  Gave constructive criticism and guidance to students’ drawings, paintings and portfolios.  Held intensive summer workshops and provided an atmosphere for independent exploration of expression and aesthetics.

Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD                                                   1990-1992

Instructor of Painting and Drawing

Responsible for developing syllabi for departmental approval; carried out the instruction of fundamentals of drawing and painting including intensive work in design, color theory, value/tone, composition.  Also placed importance on the craft and preparation of surfaces/grounds, stretching of canvas, preparation of board and other surfaces. Lead and encouraged intensive critiques of student work.  Conducted field trips to galleries and museums to examine and appreciate live, accomplished work.

Also lead an intensive one-day summer workshop,  “Portraiture:  Away of Seeing”. I loved this class!

Other part-time appointments include Bank Street College of Education and City in a School.

1996

New School for Social Research, NYC

Instructor of The Wizard of Oz:  A Journey of Practical Spirituality

Developed and taught a course in the area of spirituality using the film The Wizard of Oz as a background for practical spiritual principles.  Created the syllabus, a reading list and a final exam based on the subject.

Book illustration:

The Six-Spoke Approach to Better Golf By Golf Professional Tom Patri

Introduction by PGA Tour Player Fred Couples.

Forward by television sports analyst Jimmy Roberts.

Illustrator of 30 pencil drawings for reproduction.

Published by Lyons Press, CT 2005.  Release date April 15, 2005

Visiting Artist:

2007

  • Wadsworth Museum, Artist Talk Series
  • Campus Hanoi – Hanoi, Vietnam – Visiting Artist

2004

  • NYU Graduate Department of Fine Arts.  Guest lecturer/performer

2003

  • Bronx Community College
  • Exhibition, critique and reading.

2001

  • Panelist
  • Race with The Past; The Work of Palmer Hayden and Michael Ray Charles.
  • Other panelist: Joyce Scott, David Diao and Michael Ray Charles.  Park School.  Baltimore, MD
  • Keynote Speaker for Black Awareness Day
  • Park School, Baltimore, MD.

1996

  • College Art Association Conference, Boston
  • Panelist – Cultural Diversity in Education
  • The City College of New York, NYC

1995

  • Keystone College, La Plume, PA.
  • Keystone Junior College, La Plume, Pa.
  • Keynote Speaker  “The Wizard of Oz: A Journey in Practical Spirituality”              1992
  • Boston Globe Scholastic Art Competition – Guest Juror                                                     1990
  • Fredericksburg Community College, Fredericksburg, MD.                                                1990
  • Virginia Tech University, Blacksburgh,VA.                                                                             1988

Education:

  • Maryland Institute College of Art – Baltimore, MD. MFA, 1989
  • Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture – Summer 1987, Skowhegan, Maine
  • School of Visual Arts – NYC. BFA, 1986
  • Keystone Junior College – La Plume, PA. AFA, 1984
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