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Charles Irvin | BIO

Born 1971, Dallas, Texas
Lives and works in Los Angeles, California

Solo Exhibitions
2011 Ride The Fantasy, WPA, Los Angeles
2010 Wuv is the Waw Art Since the Summer of '69 New York, NY
2009 Four Baboons Adoring the Rising Sun, WPA, Los Angeles
2007 Mini-Wrong Gallery Los Angeles
2003 Daniel Hug Gallery Los Angeles
2003 Pruess Press, Los Angeles

Selected Group Exhibitions
2011 The Archaic Revival La Cienega Projects Los Angeles
2011 Information Economy DAC Brooklyn, NY
2010 A Unicorn Basking in the light of Three Glowing Suns Devos Art Museum Marquette, Mi
2010 Please Remember Everything Actual Size Los Angeles
2010 Swap Thing: WPA Art Exchange WPA Los Angeles
2010 Instant LA Summer Charmichael Gallery Los Angeles
2010 Maze Mastodon Mesa Los Angeles
2009 Selected Works of the Unemployed, WPA, Los Angeles, CA
2009 Nine Lives - Visionary Artists from LA, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
2009 Lovable Like Orphaned Kitties and Bastard Children. Green Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2008 Heavy Corner. Creative Artists Agency.. Los Angeles
2008 Alogon. Alogon, Chicago, IL
2008 Third Annual LA Weekly Biennial: Some Paintings.Track 16, Santa Monica, CA
2007 One Foot High and Rising, Balmoral, Los Angeles
2006 Jim and Rebecca love Painting, Pasadena City College Art Gallery, Pasadena
2006 El Dorado, Museum of Modern Art, Luxembourg
2005 Charles Irvin, Gerald Davis, Jennifer Rochlin, Shane Campbell, Chicago
2005 The Early Show, White columns, New York
2004 Where do we Come From….., Champion Fine Arts, Los Angeles
2004 Drunk vs. Stoned, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York
2003 Bad Touch (Traveling), Keith Talent, London, Rose Museum, Boston
2003 Conversations, Dianne Pruess, Los Angeles
2002 Rent-a-Bench, Curated by Jacob Fabricius, Los Angeles
2002 In the Realm of the Lair, Joymore, Chicago
2002 Milhaus, Deluxe Projects, Chicago
2001 Charles Irvin, Michelle O’marah, 0tv, Gallerie Nicolai Wallner (project room), Copenhagen
2001, New Angeles, University Galleries, Illinois State University at Normal
2001 Three Day Weekend, 1234 El Paso Dr, Los Angeles
2001 “More, More, More”, 5117 Eagle Rock Blvd, Los Angeles
2000 Hot Sauce, Thomas Blackman and Associates, Chicago; Dirt Gallery, Seattle ; Diverse Works, Houston
1999 3, Suitable, Chicago
1999 Hot Sauce, Law Office, Chicago
1999 The Evil Show, Law Office, Chicago
1997 The Wight Biennial, The New Wight Gallery at UCLA, Los Angeles
1997 BYOB, Chicago Project Room, Chicago

Selected Video Screenings
2007 In Abstraction, FOCA, Los Angeles
2005 The Dude Dogg Show (with Dave Deany, Gerald Davis, and Gary Cannone),L.A.C.E., Los Angeles
2003 Writing on the Wall, Curated by Daniel Reich, Collective Unconscious, Brooklyn
2000 –05, Videos web cast on
1998-2000, Videos aired on the Chicago Access Network, Channel 19
1997 MFA Thesis Film/Video Screening, School of the Art Institute, Chicago

Selected Performances
2009 Sunday Afternoon with Chaz. Billy Wilder Theater. Los Angeles
2008 Videos: 1995-2002 Automat. Los Angeles
2007 In Abstraction. FOCA, Los Angeles
2007 T J Slix, Various locations, Los Angeles
2003 Dude Dogg (with David Deany and Gerald Davis), LACE, Los Angeles
2003 Writing on the Wall. Curated by Daniel Reich. Collective Unconscious. Brooklyn,NY
2002 Breakin’ Boundaries, Dianepruess, Los Angeles
2001 The Casserole Cafe (with Mari Eastman), LACE, Los Angeles

Campagnola, Sonia “Nine Lives: Visionary Artists From LA,” Flash Art, June 2009
Harvey, Doug “Some Paintings” LA Weekly, January 10. 2008
Harvey, Doug “Peripheral Visions: Nine of LA’s Square Pegs get Hammered” LA Weekly, April 01, 2009
Mizota, Sharon “LA’s Artistic Iconoclasts” LA Times, March 8, 2009
Saltz, Jerry “Blotto, Meet Buzzed” Village Voice, May 11, 2004
Subotnick, Ali “Charles Irvin” Nine Lives: Visionary Artists From LA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles 2009
Tumlir, Jan “Nine Lives: Visionary Artists From LA.” Art Forum, Summer 2009

ARC Grant, The Durfee Foundation

1997 MFA in Painting and Drawing, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1994 BFA in Studio Art, University of Texas at Austin

manifesto poster

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