Artist statement

My work is a loose collection of thoughts and observations in many ways and less about one specific theme. I see it as being a reflection of the world we live in, with all its ugliness and cruelty. But from that, I strive to extract the beauty and empathy hidden underneath and within us all, revealing the unknown, the unspoken and intangible things that make us truly human. For me, collage as a medium replicates this frenetic and inherent collision of people, culture, and emotions we all experience. I believe the true meaning of my work is derived directly from the intertwining of these associations, and the spontaneity of my creative process. This gives my work the freedom to live creatively in the moment, and the ability to respond to current events, despite my imagery being derived primarily from vintage magazines.



Education

Bachelor Of Fine Arts
Columbus College of Art and Design
Columbus, Ohio

Collections

Permanent Collection
Museum für Kunst, Hamburg, Germany

Permanent Collection
Index-A
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Publications

Index-A By Charles Wilkin
Published By Die-Gestalten Verlag (2003)
Isbn 3-931126-71-4

Age of Collage Vol. 1 and 2, Arkitip #20, Emigre Issue #63, I-DN, Juxtapoz, Metropolis Magazine, Rojo

Awards

2003 Nominee National Communication Design Award Copper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York, New York

Interviews

Weird Collage Show (2017)
Charles Wilkin: Always Pushing the Limits

Toombes (2016)
An Interview With: Charles Wilkin

Saatchi Art (2015)
Inside the Studio: Charles Wilkin

Hyperallergic (2011)
Interview: Charles Wilkin

Metropolis Magazine (2003)
Interview: Charles Wilkin


A short film by George Billard about the intersection of my collage work and beekeeping.

A short film by Collected Together about my collage work.


CV

Solo Shows

2017
Vapors
Silence is Accurate at The Yard
Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York
2011
Days Are Numbered
Alliance Gallery, Narrowsburg, New York
2003
Index-A
Rivera Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

Group Shows

2018
International Weird Collage Show
Jealous Gallery
London, UK
2016
The International Weird Collage Show
Group Show
Espronceda Center for Art & Culture, Barcelona, Spain
2016
The International Weird Collage Show
Group Show
La Atómica, Valladolid, Spain
2016
The International Weird Collage Show
Group Show
Trondhjems Kunstforening, Trondheim, Norway
2015
Cool:Age
Group Show
Counter Culture Arts Collective, Saginaw, Michigan
2015
Affordable Art Fair
Group Show
Saatchi Art, New York, New York
2015
Charles Wilkin and Joram Roukes
Two Person Show
Masters Projects, Brooklyn, New York
2014
Friend of a Friend
Group Show
Calico Brooklyn, Brooklyn, New York
2014
The Weird Collage Show
Group Show & Co Curator
Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn, New York
2014
The Age Of Collage
Group Show
Gestalten Space, Berlin, Germany
2014
Make/Shift
Group Show
FolioLeaf Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
2013
The Weird Collage Show
Mad is Mad Gallery, Madrid, Spain
2013
The Age of Collage
Gestalten Space, Berlin, Germany
2013
Throwback Thursday, Flash Back Friday
Calico Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY
2013
Out of Place
CAS Art Center, Livingston Manor, New York
2013
Legend Tripping
Masters and Pelavin, New York, New York
2013
The Vital Illusion
Vertigo Art Space, Denver, Colorado
2013
Born Again
Calico Brooklyn, Brooklyn, New York
2012
Global Projects
Broadway Gallery, New York, New York
2012
Small Works
440 Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
2012
Exhibition B
Calico Brooklyn, Brooklyn, New York
2012
The Mirage Show
Brooklyn Fireproof, Brooklyn, New York
2011
All That Remains
Guest Curator and Exhibiting Artist
Ugly Art Room, Brooklyn, New York
2011
Art on the Edge
Hawley Silk Mill, Hawley, Pennsylvania
2011
Cutters
The Parlour, Brooklyn, New York
2010
Retroism
Retrospective Gallery, Byron Bay, Australia
2007
New Works
Applegate Gallery, Santa Monica, California
2007
Cut And Paste
Tag Art Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee
2006
Deconstructing The American Image
Museum Works Gallery, Hollywood, California
2006
Rivieria Triennial
Rivera Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
1996
Mixing Messages
Copper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York