Timeline

1944
Born in Charleston, South Carolina
1966
B.A, Jersey City State College
1967
M.F.A, Rochester Institute of Technology, School of Art and Design
1977
National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, D.C.
2001
Adaline Kent Award, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
2004
Durfee Foundation Grant, Los Angeles, CA
2004
California Institute of the Arts, Dean’s Grant, Valencia, CA
2009
American Academy of Arts & Letters Award

Exhibitions

2008
Manifestos. Kent Gallery, New York (solo)
2008
Susanne Vielmetter Berlin Projects, Berlin, Germany
2007
“La Biennale di Venezia”, Venice, Italy (curated by Robert Storr)
2007
Brigitte March Gallery, Stuttgart, Germany
2007
“Greenhouse,” LAX>ART, Los Angeles, CA
2006
Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
2006
“Charles Gaines: 21 Years with the Gallery,” Brigitte March Gallery, Stuttgart, Germany (solo)
2006
“Snake River,” REDCAT Gallery, Los Angeles, and Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, Austria, curated by Clara Kim and Stella Rollig, Collaboration with Edgar Arceneaux and the LA Philharmonic, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
2006
"An Arrangement without Tormentors," Lentos Kunstmuseum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Linz, Austria, curated by Stella Rollig; in collaboration with Edgar Arceneaux (solo)
2006
Kapinos Gallery, Berlin, Germany (solo)
2005
Steve Wolf Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2005
“Double Consciousness: Black Conceptual Art Since 1970," Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston
2005
“Hommage to Friedrich Schiller,” Brigitte March Gallery, Stuttgart, Germany
2005
Kamm Gallery Anniversary Exhibition, Galerie Kamm, Berlin, Germany
2004
“Fade (1990-Present): African American Artists in Los Angeles, a Survey Exhibition,” curator: Malik Gaines. Luckman Gallery and the University Fine Arts Gallery, Cal State LA; Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA.
2004
“Recherche-entdeckt! Bilderarchive der Unsichtbarkeiten (Research-discovered! Picture Archive of the Invisibilities),” Sixth Esslingen International Photo Triennial, Galerie de Stadt, Esslingen am Neckar
2004
Group Show, Arena Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, curated by Bruria Finkel
2004
Triple Candie, New York City, NY, survey exhibition 1991-2004 (solo)
2003
Lurid Stories: Charles Gaines Projects, 1995-2001. Phoebe Conley Art Gallery (solo)
2003
“Structure of Difference: Painting, Sculpture, and Photography of the Past 50 Years,” Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT
2003
“Rhythm of Structure,” Fire Patrol No. 5 Gallery, New York, New York
2003
“Urban Aesthetics 2003,” California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2003
Prints from Segura Press, group show, New Mexico State University Art Museum
2003
“The Night of the Hunter,” Brigitte March Gallery, Stuttgart, Germany
2003
“Selections from the LeWitt Collection,” New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
2002
“Math Art,” Art Gallery, Ringling School of Art, Sarasota, Florida
2002
“What About Hegel,” Brigitte March Gallery, Stuttgart, Germany, May
2002
Lurid Stories: Charles Gaines Projects, 1995-2001. Luckman Fine Art Gallery California State University, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
2001
Lurid Stories: Charles Gaines Projects, 1995-2001, Adoline Kent Award Exhibition, Walter/McBean Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2001
Group exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, CA
2001
“Rhapsody,” Arizona State University Art Museum, Tucson
2001
“Song Poems: Lyrics into Songs into Videos, Posters and Album Covers,” a project by Steven Hull. Cohan Leslie and Browne, New York City, NY
2000
John Weber Gallery, New York City, NY (solo)
2000
Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (solo)
2000
The Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean (IRADAC), two one-person shows, Charles Gaines and Kara Walker, City University of New York, NY (solo)
2000
“Deep Distance-Die Entfernung der Fotografie,” Kunsthalle Basel; curated by Wilhelm Schürmann
2000
"A Selective Survey of Political Art," John Weber Gallery, New York City, NY