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Charlie Welch is a brooklyn-based artist, photographer, and set designer. 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, Andrea Blanch and David Seidner. In 1994 he started working at Barneys doing window display, as well at 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 for clients such as Anthropologie, Warby Parker, Kate Spade, Vogue, Louis Vuitton, Neiman Marcus, Barney’s, Saks, and more.

Charlie’s expertise 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.

He is also an award-winning pie baker.

 

EXHIBITIONS

2017

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

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

Home /  MAC Fine Art /  Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Carne Curada : Klinkstudios /  Barcelona

2016

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

Postcards From The Edge / Luhring Augustine Gallery / New York, New York

2015

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

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

 Postcards From The Edge / Luhring Augustine Gallery : New York, New York

2014

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

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

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

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

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

Fresh / Provincetown Art Association and Museum / Provincetown, Massachusetts

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

Postcards from the EdgeLuhring Augustine Gallery / New York, New York

2013

Group Show / Sweet Lorraine Gallery / Brooklyn, New York

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

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

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

2012

ReMixed Messages / Fathom Gallery / Washington, DC

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

2011

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

Group Show / Sweet Lorraine Gallery / Brooklyn, New York

2010

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

2009

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

Tallers Oberts / Laboratorio Puko / Barcelona

2008

Summer Members' Exhibition / Gracia Arts Project / Barcelona

Slideluck/Barcelona 2 / Barcelona

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

2007

Des De Fora / Punt Multimedia / Barcelona

2006

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

2005

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

Wood/  Musee de Monoian / New York, New York

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

2004

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

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

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

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

1998

Philly Hoverground / Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1994

Pride / Peter Modero Gallery / New York, New York

1991

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

1989

Flight / Los Angeles Photography Center / Los Angeles, California

1988

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

 

EDUCATION

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

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

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