Charles Gaines

1944
Born in Charleston, South Carolina
Lives and works in Los Angeles, California
 
1967
MFA, Rochester Institute of Technology, School of Art and Design
1966
BA, Jersey City State College

Solo Exhibitions

2015
"Charles Gaines: Gridwork, 1974 - 1989," Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA (link)
 
"Charles Gaines: Librettos: Manuel de Falla/Stokely Carmichael", presented in conjunction with exhibition at Hammer Museum, Art + Practice, Los Angeles, CA
2014
"Charles Gaines: Gridwork, 1974 - 1989," The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
2013
"Notes on Social Justice," Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY
2012
"In The Shadow of Numbers, Charles Gaines Selected Works from 1975-2012", Pomona College Museum of Art and Pitzer Art Gallery, Pomona and Claremont, CA
2011
Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects,Culver City, CA
2008
Manifestos, Kent Gallery, New York, NY
 
Susanne Vielmetter Berlin Projects, Berlin, Germany
2007
Greenhouse, LAX><ART, Los Angeles, CA
 
LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA, Venice, Italy (curated by Robert Storr)
 
Brigitte March Gallery, Stuttgart, Germany
2006
Drawings from the Explosion and the Randomized Text Series, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects
 
Snake River, collaboration with Edgar Arceneaux and the LA Philharmonic, REDCAT, Los Angeles
 
Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, Austria (curated by Clara Kim and Stella Rollig)
 
Kapinos Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2005
Steve Wolf Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2004
Survey exhibition 1991-2004, Triple Candie, New York, NY
2003
Lurid Stories: Charles Gaines Projects 1995-2001, Phoebe Conley Art Gallery
2002
Lurid Stories: Charles Gaines Projects 1995-2001, Luckman Fine Art Gallery, Cal State University, Los Angeles
2001
Lurid Stories: Charles Gaines Projects 1995-2001, Adoline Kent Award Exhibition, Walter/McBean Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
2000
John Weber Gallery, New York, NY
 
Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
 
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
1997
Brigitte March Galerie, Stuttgart, Germany
 
Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1996
Conley Art Gallery, California State University, Fresno, CA
 
John Weber Gallery, New York, NY
1995
Santa Monica Museum, Santa Monica, CA
1993
Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA
1991
Charles Gaines: A Survey Exhibition, 1979-1991, Gallery Lavignes-Bastille, Paris; John Weber Gallery, New York, NY; Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY; Dorothy Goldeen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1989
JohnWeber Gallery, New York, NY
 
Dorothy Goldeen Gallery, Fresh Visions, Santa Monica, CA
1988
Gallery Lavignes-Bastille, Paris, France
 
Brigitte March Gallery, Stuttgart, Germany
1987
John Weber Gallery, New York, NY
 
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY
1985
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY
1984
Artist of the Month Exhibition, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
1981
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY
 
John Weber Gallery, New York, NY
1980
John Weber Gallery, New York, NY
 
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY
 
Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
 
Daniel Weinberg Gallery, San Francisco, CA
 
Thomas Segal Gallery, Boston, MA
1979
Young Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
 
Fresno Art Center, Fresno, CA
1978
Daniel Weinberg Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1975
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
1972
Cinque Gallery, New York, NY
 
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, cA
1971
Louisville School of Art, Anchorage, KY
1969
State University of New York, College at Oswego, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions

2015
Looking Back / The 9th White Columns Annual, White Columns, New York, NY
2014
"Sites of Reason: A Selection of Recent Acquisitions," Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
 
"Boursier-Mougenot, Conner, Echakhch, Gaines, Marclay, Oldenburg/van Bruggen," Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY
2013
"Selections from the Grunwald Center and the Hammer Contemporary Collection", UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
 
Adicott Collection Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA
2012
Blues for Smoke, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH
 
ANOMALIA, University of California San Diego, CA
 
"Mind the Gap", Kent Fine Art, New York, NY
2011
Shared Sensibilities: Sol LeWitt and His Friends, Mattatuck Museum Arts & History Center, Waterbury, CT
 
"Locations", Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY
 
Dance / Draw, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
 
All Of This and Nothing, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
 
Under the Big Black Sun: California Art 1974-1981, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
 
Human Nature Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
 
Ground Control, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH
 
Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960-1980 UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; MoMA P.S. 1, New York, NY; Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA
 
State of Mind: New California Art Circa 1970, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA; Travelling to: UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver , BC Canada, SITE Santa Fe, New Mexico, The Bronx Museum, New York, NY; and the Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, IL
2010
Summer Group Show, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, CA
 
Edgar Arceneaux, Andrea Bowers, Olga Koumoundouros, Rodney McMillian, Charles Gaines, Nery Gabriel Lemus, Project Row Houses, Houston, TX
 
The Artists Museum: Los Angeles Artists 1980-2010, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
 
Noir Complex, Magazin 4, Bregenz, Austria
 
Conceptual Works from the Collection, University Art Museum, UC Santa Barbara, CA
2009
Collection: MOCAs First Thirty Years, 1980 Now, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, CA
 
"Oz: New Offerings from Angel City", Regional Museum of Guadalajara, Mexico
 
Attempt to Raise Hell, San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art Downtown, San Diego, CA
 
30 Seconds off an Inch, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
 
Charles Gaines/ Terry Adkins Collaborative: Part of Get Weird (performance), New Museum, New York, NY
 
30 Seconds off an Inch, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
 
WRONG: a program of text & image, Eighth Veil, Los Angeles, CA, curated byJibade-Kahlil Huffman
 
Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, American Academy of Arts and Letters, NYC, NY
2008
Thunderbolt Special: The Great Electric Show and Dance after Lightnin Hopkins, curated by Terrry Adkins, Project Row Houses, Houston, TX
 
Index: Conceptualism in California from the Permanent Collection, The Geffen Contemporary at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, CA
 
Weighing and Wanting Musuem of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, CA
 
Entre Chien et Loup, Kent Gallery, New York, NY
 
Wild Signals Artistic Postions between Symptom and Analysis, Wuerttembergischer Kunsverein Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
 
Idea, Text and Image, the Schneider Museum of Art, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR
2007
Im Wort, Kunsthalle Gppingen, Gppingen, Germany
 
Read Me: Text in Art, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA (curated by Malik Gaines)
 
From Close to Home: Recent Acquisitions of Los Angeles Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
 
Kapinos Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2005
Double Consciousness: Black Conceptual Art Since 1970, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
 
Hommage to Friedrich Schiller, Brigitte March Gallery, Stuttgart, Germany
 
Kamm Gallery Anniversary Exhibition, Galerie Kamm, Berlin, Germany
2004
Fade (1990-Present): African American Artists in Los Angeles, a Survey Exhibition, Luckman Gallery and the University Fine Arts Gallery, Cal State LA (curated by Malik Gaines)
 
Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA
 
Recherche-entdeckt! Bilderarchive der Unsichtbarkeiten (Research-discovered! Picture Archive of the Invisibilities), Sixth Esslingen International Photo Triennial, Galerie de Stadt, Esslingen am Neckar
 
Group Show, Arena Gallery, Santa Monica, CA., curated by Bruria Finkel
2003
Structure of Difference: Painting, Sculpture, and Photography of the Past 50 Years, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT
 
Rhythm of Structure, Fire Patrol No. 5 Gallery, New York, NY
 
Urban Aesthetics 2003, California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA
 
Prints from Segura Press, group show, New Mexico State University Art Museum, NM
 
The Night of the Hunter, Brigitte March Gallery, Stuttgart, Germany
 
Selections from the LeWitt Collection, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
2002
Math Art, Art Gallery, Ringling School of Art, Sarasota, FL
 
What About Hegel, Brigitte March Gallery, Stuttgart, Germany
2001
Installation of Airplanecrashclock, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, CA
 
Rhapsody, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tucson, AZ
 
Song Poems: Lyrics into Songs into Videos, Posters and Album Covers, a project by Steven Hull. Cohan Leslie and Browne, New York, NY
2000
Deep Distance-Die Entfernung der Fotografie, Kunsthalle Basel; curated by Wilhelm Schrmann
 
A Selective Survey of Political Art, John Weber Gallery, New York, NY
1999
Mixed Media: Selections from the Segura Publishing Archives, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ
 
Pictures of Other Peoples Bodies, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
 
More than Meets the Eye: Triennale der Photographie, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany, organized by Wilhelm Schmann
 
LandschaftStadtlandschaft (LandscapeCityscape), Brigitte March Gallery, Stuttgart, Germany
 
Landscape Memories, organized by Steven Hull, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
 
Touring the Frame, organized by Charles Gaines, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1998
"other related areas," Art Gallery, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA
1997
National Museum of art (Stadtgalerie), Die Magie Der Zahl, Stuttgart, Germany
1996
Castles, two person collaboration, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
 
Castles, Full Moon Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
 
Some Grids: The Grid in Twentieth Century Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
1995
Recent publications, Chicago Art Fair, Segura Press, Tempe. Arizona, Chicago, IL
1994
Cologne Art Fair, Brigitte March Gallery, Stuttgart, Germany; Cologne, Germany
 
Earthworks and Landscapes, Fuel Gallery, Seattle, WA
 
Paper Work, John Weber Gallery, New York City, NY
 
Group show (works from the collection), Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport, CA
1993
The Naming of the Colors, White Columns, New York, NY
 
Artists Writing Reading Room, Side Street Projects, Santa Monica, CA
 
L.A. Next: Six Los Angeles Artists, Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA
 
The Return of the Cadavre Exquis, (collaboration on a work by Robin Kahn), The Drawing Center, New York, NY
1992
Open Mind: The LeWitt Collection, Wadswoth Atheneum, Hartford, CT
 
Force/Sight, International Kunst der Gegenwart, Schloss Presteneck, (Stein am Kocher), Wurzburg, Germany, organized by Brigitte March
 
No Justice, No Peace, California Afro-American Museum, Los Angeles, CA
 
Counterweight, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum Santa Barbara, CA
 
LAX: The Los Angeles Exhibition (simultaneous exhibitions by several participating arts institutions), Otis Art Institute Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1990
The Grid: Organization and Idea, Ben Shahn Galleries, William Patterson College, Patterson, NJ
1989
Landscape Visions, Office of the Chancellor, CSU Art Gallery, Long Beach, CA
1988
Cologne Art Fair (Brigitte March Gallery), Cologne, Germany
1986
Work from the Collection of Sol LeWitt, Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL
1985
Artists Forum: Selected Faculty Artists form the California State University, Office of the Chancellor, Los Angeles
 
Black and White Drawings from the David Nellis Collection, Fine Arts Gallery, Cal State University, Los Angeles
 
Process and Construction, sponsored by Archives of Contemporary Thought, Brigitte March Gallery, Kunstlerwerkstatt and Lenbachaus Museum; Kunstler Werkstatt and Lenbachaus, Munich, Germany
 
Work from the Collection of Sol LeWitt, Auckland Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Everhart Art Museum, Scranton, PA; The Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York, NY
 
Selections from the William Hokin Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
1984
Work From the Collection of Sol LeWitt, California State University Art Museum, Long Beach, CA
 
Contemporary Watercolors, University Art Gallery, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
1982
Numero Quattro, Basel Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland
 
Works form the Collection of Sol LeWitt, Wesleyan University Art Museum, CT (travelling in 1984)
 
Selections, David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, RI
 
Selections, Robert Hull Fleming Museum, University of Vermont at Burlington, VT
1981
Selections from the Chase Manhattan Bank Art Collection, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA (traveling in 1982)
 
New Dimensions in Drawing: 1950-1980, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
 
Post Modernist Metaphors, organized by Horace Brockington, The Alternative Museum, New York
 
Artists from the John Weber Gallery, Florida International University, Tamiami Trail, Miami, FL
1980
Prints from the Landfall Press, Melinda Wyatt Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
 
Artists from the John Weber Gallery, University of South Florida Art Galleries, College of Fine Art, Tampa, FL
 
Benefit Show for the Center for the Performing Arts, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY
 
An Exhibition of Drawings from the Margo Leavin Gallery, California State College, Bakersfield, CA
 
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
 
Systems, Inquiry, Translation, Touchstone Gallery, New York, NY
1979
Texas Gallery, Houston, TX
 
Gallery Artists Summer Show, Young Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
 
Gallery Artists Show, John Weber Gallery, New York, NY
 
The Grid, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL
 
Portraits, Center for the Visual Arts, Aspen, CO
 
Exchanges, Henry Street Settlement, New York
1978
Recent Publications, Landfall Press, Chicago, IL
 
Minneapolis College of Arts and Design, Minneapolis, MN
 
Grand Forks; Fine Arts Gallery, University of California, Irvine; Art Museum of North Texas, Corpus Christi; Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA; The New Gallery, Cleveland, OH
 
Numerals, Dartmouth College Gallery, University Art Gallery, Hanover, NH; University of North Dakota,
 
Yale University Galleries, New Haven, CT
 
Numerals: Mathematical Concepts in Contemporary Art, curated by Rainer Crone, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York (travels in 1978-79)
 
Works on Paper, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles
 
John Weber Invitational, John Weber Gallery, New York, NY
1977
Golden West College, Los Angeles, CA
1976
Golden West College, Los Angeles, CA
1975
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
 
Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
1974
Black Artists Recent Attitudes, California State University, Fresno, CA
1973
Oakland Museum (permanent installation), Oakland, CA
 
California Arts Council, Sacramento, CA

Bibliography

2015
Herold, Ann, The Harlem Show for Conceptual Artist Charles Gaines Hits the Hammer, Los Angeles Magazine, February 2
 
Miranda, Carolina, Datebook: Conceptual grids, earthy caves and lots of Italian masters, Los Angeles Times, February 5
 
Sirmans, Franklin, Contemporary Friends Acquire Seven New Works by Artists from Around the World, Un Framed, February 12
 
Williams, Maxwell, Charles Gaines Beautiful Systems, KCET, February 13
 
Berardini, Andrew, Critics Pick: Charles Gaines at the Hammer Museum, Artforum, February
 
Knight, Christopher, Review: Hammer Gridwork plots Charles Gaines captivating process, Los Angeles Times, March 3
 
Kulick, Maryrose, Art Exhibit Review: Charles Gaines: Gridwork 1974 1989, Daily Bruin, March 4
 
Stromberg, Matt, Charles Gaines on Reputation, the Black Art Establishment, and His Two L.A. Shows, Artsy, March 11
 
Valentine, Victoria L., 2015 Venice Biennale to Include More than 25 Black Artists, Culture Type, March 5
 
Stromberg, Matt, New LA Art Space with a Mission Opens in Leimert Park, Hyperallergic, March 10
 
Dudley, Elyssa, LA Artist Charles Gaines Makes Meaning with Grids and Numbers, 89.3 KPCC, March 6
 
Melrod, George, Charles Gaines, art ltd, March / April
 
Sutton, Kate, Practice Makes Perfect, Artforum, March 14
 
Zellen, Jody, Charles Gaines, ArtScene, April
 
Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter, Art Talk: Charles Gaines, KCRW, February 16
 
Miranda, Carolina, How the Dense Grids of Artist Charles Gaines took the Ego out of Art, Los Angeles Times, March 3
2014
Estefan, Kareem, "Review: Charles Gaines at Paula Cooper Gallery," Art in America, January (link)
 
"Sites of Reason: A Selection of Recent Acquisitions," Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
 
Johnson, Ken, "Words That Do More Than Signify: 'Sites of Reason' Underway at Museum of Modern Art," New York Times, July 3 (link)
 
Schwabsky, Barry, "Charles Gaines: Studio Museum in Harlem," ArtForum, November
2013
Berman, Aniko, Review: Charles Gaines, Paula Cooper Gallery, Flash Art, November December (link)
 
Plagens, Peter, "Charles Gaines, 'Notes on Social Justice,'" The Wall Street Journal, September 28
 
Cotter, Holland, "Review: Charles Gaines, 'Notes on Social Justice,' " New York Times, September 27
 
Ricardo Phillips, Rowan, "Critics' Picks: Charles Gaines at Paula Cooper Gallery," Artforum, September 23 (link)
 
Yoshi Tani, Ellen, Charles Gaines and Sol Lewitt at Paula Cooper NYC, Daily Serving, September 17
 
Schwabsky, Barry, Post-White? On Blues for Smoke: The Whiteys adventurous, awkard attempt to explore abstract art through the blues, The Nation, May 20
2012
Gaines, Malik, City after Fifty Years Living: L.A.s Differences in Relation, Art Journal, Vol. 71, No. 1, Spring
 
Michno, Christopher, Featured Review: Charles Gaines, Artillery, Vol. 7, Issue 2, November/December, p. 46
2011
Wood, Eve, Charles Gaines at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, art ltd, November
 
Hotle, Michael Ned, Differential Equations, Artforum, October
 
Soto, Paul, Infinite Re-Combination: Q & A with Charles Gaines, Art in America, September 12
 
Auf dem Freeway zur Kunst, ART Magazine, September
 
Knight, Christopher, Charles Gaines Manifestos at UCLA Hammer Museum, The Los Angeles Times, February 7
 
Simonson, Lily, Looking at Los Angeles, Ephermerality and Eternity in All of This and Nothing, Art:21Blog, February 24
 
Mizota, Sharon, All of This and Nothing at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles Times, March 2
 
Finkel, Jori, Galleries join Pacific Standard Time, The Los Angeles Times, January 20
 
Poundstone, William, All of This and Nothing at the Hammer, ARTINFO, January 30
 
Ta, Jennifer, Hammer Museums All of This and Nothing adds the extra to the ordinary, Daily Bruin, Jan 31
 
Holte, Michael Ned, Charles Gaines: Form and Content, International Review of African American Art, Vol. 23, No. 3
2010
Merjian, Ara H., 30 Seconds off an Inch, Frieze, Issue 130, April
 
Stillman, Nick, Edgar Arceneaux, Charles Gaines & Rick Lowe, Bomb, Number 111, p.50-57, Spring Issue
2009
Boehm, Mike, MOCA celebrates 30 years and a rebirth, Los Angeles Times, November 8
2008
Johnson, Ken, Art In Review: Charles Gaines, New York Times, November 6
 
Chang, Richard, A Broader Biennial, Orange County Register, October 26
 
Buitron, Michael, 2008 California Biennial at the OCMA and Beyond, Leap Into the Void (blog), October 25
 
Chang, Richard, California Biennial reaches beyond the Golden State, The Arts Blog, ocregister.com, October 24
 
Mizota, Sharon, Eureka moments, Los Angeles Times, October 19
 
Kilston, Lyra, Los Angeles: Field Guide, Modern Painters, October
 
Melrod, George, California Biennial: Lauri Firstenberg Interview, art ltd., October
 
Whats Up, Collection in Context: Four Decades, The Studio Museum in Harlem Magazine, Summer
 
Seyfarth, Ludwig, Explosions Im Hirn, (Explosions in the Brain), Artnet, June 25
 
Explosions by Charles Gaines, (video), Vitascope, June
 
Chang, R, O.C. Museum of Art hires guest curator for biennial, The Arts Blog, ocregister.com, February 11 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZTu51BbG18&eurl=http://www.vitascope.de/kinosaal/c06.html)
 
Globalization of the Biennial Wave, Art in Asia Magazine, No. 4, March - April
 
Smith, Terry, The World From Europe: Mega-Exhibitions from Spring 2007, X-TRA Contemporary Art
 
Quarterly, Volume 10, Number 3, Spring
2007
Ostendorf, Yasmine, De Schoonheid Van Een Ramp, Mister Motley, December
 
JS, United States Artists winners, Flash Art Online, November 20
 
Fragoza, Carribean, LAXART Benefit Art Auction Draws Energetic Crowds and Funds, Flash Art Online, November 16
 
Boehm, Mike, USA Fellows puts artists in a flattering light, Los Angeles Times, November 15
 
Ann Hamilton and Edgar Arceneaux Among Winners of Fifty USA Fellowships, Artforum.com, November 15
 
Siegal, Katy, The Buck Stops Here, Artforum, September
 
Ollman, Leah, Smoggy side of L.A. Greenhouse, Los Angeles Times, August 10
 
Mizota, Sharon, Clarity in every crisis, Los Angeles Times, July 29
 
Brooks, Amra, Must See Art: Charles Gaines Greenhouse, LA Weekly, July 25
 
Bedford, Christopher, Charles Gaines at LAXART, Artforum, July 19
 
Wrigley, Paul, The 52nd International Art Exhibition, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, Australia, July
 
Levin, Kim, Death in Venice, The Brooklyn Rail, July
 
Schjeldahl, Peter, Big Ideas, New Yorker, June 25
 
OKeeffe, Alice, The art of a good time, New Statesman, June 21
 
Mustroph, Tom, Fragezeichen ber Venedig, Neues Deutschland, June 19
 
Czppan, Gabi, Augenschmaus statt Angstschweiβ, Focus, June 13
 
Kač, Maja, Policentrična umetnost tega trenutka, Triera (Slovenia), June 12
 
Kač, Maja, Policentrična umetnost tega trenutka, RTV Slovenija, June 12
 
Haun, Anne, Das grosse Kunst-Ragout, artnet, June 11
 
Venice Art Biennale 2007, designboom.com, continuously updated June-November
 
Finkel, Jori, A Reluctant Fraternity, Thinking Post-Black, New York Times, June 10
 
Schirrmeister, Benno, Isa Genzkens l fr Kunst-Programm, taz.de, June 9
 
Mathonnet, Philippe, A Venise, lart shumanise, Le Temps, June 9
 
Lacayo, Richard, And A Bit More On Storr, Time Magazine, June 8
 
Huber-Lang, Wolfgang, Zwischen Museum und Katastrophengebiet, Wiener Zeitung, June 8
 
De Sanctis Mangelli, Flavia, Paesaggi di Guerra, lUnit, June 7
 
Moshayedi, Aram, Charles Gains + Edgar Arceneaux, Art Papers, January/February
2006
Pagel, David, Connecting beauty, suffering, Los Angeles Times, December 22
 
Blumenstein, Ellen, L.A. Confidential, Monopol, November/December
 
Ollman, Leah, Forks abound in Snake River, Los Angeles Times, October 4
 
Muchnic, Suzanne, The Art Explosion, Los Angeles Times, October 1
 
Snake River, Photography Now, July/August/September
 
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Ausstellung, O Nachrichten, May 2
 
Kunst: Snake River im Lentos, Obersterreichblicke, May
 
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Thek, Franz, Sprache von Fluss und Musik, O Nachrichten, April 29
 
Hofleitner, Johanna, Der Lauf der Dinge, Schaufenster, April 28
 
Hutter, Andreas, Das Linzer Lentos als Kino und als Filmproduzent, Neues Volksblatt, April 28
 
Haderer, Gerhard, Snake River, sterreichisches Pressebro (oepb.at/linz), April 28
 
CB, Watchlist, Der Standard, April 27
 
Snake River im Lentos, Tips, April 25
 
Snake River, Schaufenster, April 21
 
Edgar Arceneaux und Charles Gaines: Snake River, freikarte.at, April 3
 
Snake River: Charles Gaines and Edgar Arceneaux, Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz and the Roy and Edna
 
Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT show catalogue), Ed. Karen Jacobson
2005
Cotter, Holland, (mention in a review of Rodney McMillian exhibition), New York Times, January 21
 
2004 Haithman, Diane, Crossing Generations, Los Angeles Times, Calendar Section, January 19, p. 2.
 
Harvey, Doug, Color Theory, Fade to Black, LA Weekly, February 13-19, 2004, p. 55.
 
Cotter, Holland, Charles Gaines Survey Exhibition: 1991-2004, New York Times, p. B31, April 30
2003
Iwona Blaswick, Conference Report: Beauty rears its ugly head again, re Charles Gainess The Paradox of Black
 
Pluralism, Art Monthly, No. 265, pp. 44-45, April
2002
Calder, Diane, Charles Gaines, artscenecal.com, April
2001
Miles, Christopher, Charles Gaines, Artforum, February, p. 158.
 
Bonetti, David, "Gaines probes darkness in 'Lurid Stories' show," review, San Francisco Chronicle, July 7, p. C1
 
Helfand, Glen, "Lurid Stories: Charles Gaines," The San Francisco Bay Guardian, July 4-10, Vol. 35, No. 40, p. 73.
 
Olson, Marisa S., "Lurid Stories: Charles Gaines at the San Francisco Art Museum", Artweek, September, Vol. 32, Issue 9, pp. 19-20
 
Gaines, Malik, Remember the Grid, Untitled, Summer 2001, No. 25
2000
Sirmans, Franklin, review of Weber show, John Weber Gallery, Time Out/New York, issue #238, April 13-20
 
Myers, Holly, "Disasters in the Making," Los Angeles Times, December 29, p. F32
1999
Intra, Giovanni, La struttura mobile, article, Tema Celeste, No. 72, January/February, pp. 50-55
 
Pagel, David, Glimpses of the Drama in LA Settings, Los Angeles Times, July 16, p. F31
1998
Klein, Jennie, "Circumventing the Center: Identity Politics and Marginalization," Postmodern Perspectives, Howard
 
Risatti, ed., (Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall), 1998, pp 273, 297-99, 300-301
 
Intra, Giiovanni, review of "Airplanecrashclock", Richard Heller Gallery, Art/Text, #59, p. 89, November, 1997-January, 1998, p. 89.
 
"Transfiction I," Wienlexicon Kunstkalender, #34, review, Charim Klocker Gallery, April
 
Curtis, Cathy, "When Seeing Isn't Believing, Orange County Calendar, Los Angeles Times, Oct. 12, p. F 2
 
Schoenkopf, Rebecca, "Cool World: Alternative environments are neat!" review of "other related areas," U. C. Irvine Art Gallery, Orange County Weekly, October 23-29, p. 29
 
Walsh, Daniella, "A visit to 'Other Related Areas,' " review of "other related areas, U. C. Irvine Art Gallery, Fine Arts, review, Orange County Register, October 25, p. 26
1997
Intra, Giovanni, Charles Gaines, Art/Text, 1997
 
Otto, Susan, review of "Airplanecrashclock", review, Richard Heller Gallery, Art in America, December, p. 99
1996
Knight, Christopher, "There's Evidence of Good Work Found at 'Scene of Crime.' "Los Angeles Times, July 29,sec. F, p. 1.
 
Hale, David, Was victims fate merely in the stars? Fresno Bee, February 17, p. H4
1995
Gerstler, Amy, "Night/Crimes", Artforum, Vo. 34, No. 1, September, p. 97.
 
Zellen, Jody, "Night/Crimes", Art Press, September, p. 11
 
Frank, Peter, "Art Picks of the Week," L. A. Weekly, Vol. 17, No. 28, June 9-15
 
Brooks, Rosetta, "The Metaphysics of Murder: Charles Gaines Work Explores the Human and the Cosmic", L. A. Village View, p. 39, June 2-8
 
Nolan, Timothy, review of Night/Crimes, Lewis Baltz at Gallery Ram and Charles Gaines at the Santa Monica Museum, Santa Monica Museum show, Artweek, p. 26, June
 
Green, David, "Net Gaines: Making a Case for "Night/Crimes.", Los Angeles Reader, May 26
 
Kandel, Susan, review of "Night/Crimes," Santa Monica Museum, Los Angeles Times, April 20
1993
Waddington, Chris, "Pieces don't make a whole at CAC show." Lagniappe, November 5, pgs. 23-25
 
Veneciano, Daniel, review of "No Justice, No Peace," New Art Examiner, February
1992
Pagel, David, "Becoming Unraveled, LAX: The Los Angeles Exhibition", Los Angeles Times, December 11
1991
Chattopodhyay, Collette, Charles Gaines, Artweek, July 18
 
Ger, Suvan, Group Effort Using Science Pays Off, The Los Angeles Times, July 19
1990
Hale, David, article, FSU ties intact as Gaines leaves for Cal Arts, The Fresno Bee, September 9
1989
Fresh Visions," Los Angeles Times, Aug. 25
1985
Vivien Raynor, Art: The Conceptualists, New York Times, July 12
1982
Liebman, Lisa, Charles Gaines, Art Forum, Vol. 20, No. 6, pg. 88, February
1980
Review of "Systems, Inquiry, Translation," Art Forum, Nov
1979
Muchnic, Susanne, review of Margo Leavin Gallery exh., Los Angeles Times, July 7
 
Review of Fresno Exhibition., West Art
 
Review of "The Grid," The New Art Examiner, May
 
Article, Print Collectors Newsletter, Chicago, July
 
"Exchanges," Soho News, NYC, May 30
 
Hale, David, Gaines: All Systems Are Go, The Fresno Bee
 
Frank, Peter, "Exchanges, "Village Voice, June 18
 
New Art Examiner, April
 
Alloway, Lawrence, review of "Exchanges," New York Times, June 8
 
Artner, Alan, Chicago Tribune, April 2
 
San Francisco Chronicle, Feb. 7
1978
Article, Fresno Bee, December 13
 
Hale, David, All Systems Go, Fresno Bee, August 13
 
Brengelman, Paula, The Big Raisin, Aug 1978, vol. 2, Issue 8, Titled "New Gaines Book, book
 
Marjorie Del Parker, "Bolomey and Gaines at Fresno Art Center," West Art, July 13, p. 3
1975
Hoesterey, Ingeborg, review of Whitney Biennial, New York, Art International, May 15, pg 54
1972
Cinque Gallery exhibit, Art News, May
 
"Recent Paintings of Charles Gaines at Cinque Gallery", New York Amsterdam News, Vol. 1 No. 7, April
 
Wilson, William, "Lumber and Beds and USC", The Los Angeles Times, October 23

Catalogues

2014
Sirmans, Franklin, Prospect.3: Notes for Now, Prospect New Orleans, DelMonico-Prestel
2012
Simpson, Bennett, Blues for Smoke, catalogue, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Prestel
2011
Now Dig This! Art & Black Los Angeles 1960-1980, Hammer Museum, Delmonico-Prestel
 
Dance/Draw, ICA Boston, Hatje Cantz
 
State of Mind: New California Art Circa 1970, catalogue, University of California Press
2008
Entre Chien et Loup, catalogue, Kent Gallery, New York, NY
2006
Snake River: Charles Gaines & Edgar Arceneaux, catalogue, REDCAT, Los Angeles and Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz
2005
Double Consciousness: Black Conceptual Art Since 1970, catalogue, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
2004
International Review of African American Art, , Rhythm of Structure, photo of Charles Gaines, Numbers and Trees, vol. 19, no. 3
 
Recherche-entdeckt! Bilderarchive der Unsichtbarkeiten (Research-discovered! Picture Archive of the Invisibilities), catalog for the Sixth Esslingen International Photo Trienial, Galerie de Stadt, Esslingen am Neckar, Revolver: Archiv fr aktuelle Kunst, Andreas Bur and Ludwig Seyfarth, editors
2001
Lurid Stories: Charles Gaines Projects 1995-2001, San Francisco Art Institute Publication, Adaline Kent Award exhibition, Walter/McBean Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, Vol. 4, No. 3, Summer, p 9
 
Gaines, Malik, "Remember the Grid: Charles Gaines interviewed by Malik Gaines," article, Untitled, UK summer, No. 25, p. 22, 23
 
Song Poems: Lyrics into Songs into Videos, Posters and Album Covers, a project by Steven Hull, Cohan Leslie and Browne Gallery, New York City, June
2000
Pagel, David, Themes Out of School: Art and Education in Los Angeles, catalogue for the Creative Artist Agency Collection, (Los Angeles: CAA ), April, p. 51
 
Franklin Sirmans,Lurid Stories: Charles Gaines Projects 1995-2001, catalogue essay Adaline Kent Award exhibition, Walter/McBean Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
1999
Johnstone, Mark, Contemporary Art in Southern California, (Sydney: Craftsman House), pp. 72-75
1998
Birrell Studio, Eagle Rock, California
 
More than Meets the Eye: Triennale der Photographie, catalogue, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg
1997
Von Maur, Karin, Magie der Zahl: in der Kunst des 20 Jahrhunderts, catalogue, Stadtsgalerie, Stuttgart, Germany
 
Hull, Steven, Im Still In Love With You, catalogue, Steven Hull, Twentieth Century Century Womens Club,
1995
Gamblin, Noriko, Night/Crimes, brochure, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA, April, 1995
 
Art Walk, '95, Venice Family Clinic, Venice, CA, May, 1995
1993
Gookin, Kirby, The Naming of the Colors, White Columns, New York City, April
 
Gerstler, Amy, L. A Next: Six Los Angeles Artists, Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 1
1992
Force/Sight, International Kunst der Gegenwart, Schloss Presteneck, Brigitte March, Wurzburg, Stuttgart, Sept.
 
No Justice, No Peace, California Afro-American Museum, Los Angeles,Ca., October,
 
Hugo, Joan, Counterweight, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, Ca., November
 
Gerstler, Amy; Fehlau, Fred, LAX, THE LOS ANGELES EXHIBITION, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, December
1989
Landscape Visions, Office of the Chancellor, Art Gallery, CSU Long Beach, Ca., January
1988
Artists Forum: Selected Faculty Artists from the California State University, CSU, Los Angeles, Oct.
 
Gookin, Kirby, Charles Gaines, Catalogue, Lavignes-Bastille Gallery, Paris, Jan
1985
Process Und Konstruktion, 1985 in Munich, Archives of Contemporary Thought, Galerie Brigitte March, June
 
Black and White Drawings from ther David Nellis Collection, California State University, Los Angeles, Ca
 
Selections from the William Hokin Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
1981
Artists from the John Weber Gallery, (brochure), John Weber Gallery, New York City
 
Paoletti, John, No Title: Selections from the Collection of Sol LeWitt, Wesleyan University, Ct., Oct.
 
Brockington, Horace, Post modernist Metaphors, The Alternative Museum, New York City, April
 
Anderson, Richard E., New Dimensions in Drawing, 1950-1980, Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, Ct., May
 
Posner, Helane, Selections from the Chase Manhattan Bank Art Collection, Chase Manhattan Bank
 
Miller-Keller, Andrea; Ravenal, John B., From the Collection of Sol LeWitt, ICI Curators, 1985-86
1979
Lippard, Lucy; Exchanges, Henry Street Settlement, New York City, April
 
Portraits, (brochure), Center for the Visual Arts, Apen, Co.
1978
Rainer Crone, Numerals: Mathematical Concepts in Contemporary Art, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York City, (ill.)
 
Landfall Press, Inc., Chicago, IL., Dec
1975
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City, (ill.)

Public Collections

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
 
Whitney Museum of Art, New York, NY
 
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, California
 
Studio Museum Harlem, New York
 
Museum of Modern Art, New York
 
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
 
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
 
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
 
Oakland Museum, Oakland, California
 
Santa Fe Museum of Contemporary Art
 
Stdtishche Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Mnchen
 
Galerie der Stadt Esslingen, Esslingen, Germany
 
Villa Merkel, Esslingen, Germany
 
Lentos Museum, Linz, Austria
 
The Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Texas

Grants/Awards/Residencies

2015
CAA Artist Award for a Distinguished Body of Work
2013
Guggenheim Fellowship
2008
Faculty Residency, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
2007
United States Artists Fellowship
 
Norton Family Foundation Grant, Los Angeles
2004
Durfee Foundation Grant, Los Angeles
 
California Institute of the Arts, Deans Grant, Valencia, CA
2001
Adoline Kent Award, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco
1977
National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, D.C.

Publications

2011
Gaines, Charles, Ben Patterson: The History of Gray Matter From the Avant-Garde to the Postmodern, catalog essay for, Benjamin Patterson: Born in the State of Flux/us, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
2008
Gaines, Charles, The New Cosmopolitanism, California State University, Fullerton
2005
Gaines, Charles, reprint of Theater of Refusal: Black Art and Mainstream Criticism in the catalog Double Consciousness: Black Conceptual Art Since 1970, (originally printed in the catalog Theater of Refusal, University of California, Irvine), Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, January
2004
Gaines, Charles, Edgar Arceneauxs Search for Meaning Among Infinite Variations, Afterall, Sept.
2003
Gaines, Charles, Art, Post History and the Paradox of Black Pluralism, Merge, vol. 12, 2003, Stockholm, Sweden, p. 52.
 
Gaines, Charles, Surviving Alaska: Michael Joos Sublime Transformations. Michael Joo exhibition catalog, Institute of Technology Art Gallery, Boston, MA
2001
Gaines Projects 1995-2001, catalogue essay Adoline Kent Award exhibition, Walter/McBean Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
1999
Gaines, Charles, Avant L.A. Letter, commentary, letters section, Artforum, February
 
Gaines, Charles, Memories: The Art of Kyung Won Moon, from the catalog, Kung Won Moon, Park Ryu Sook Gallery, Soul, South Korea
 
Gaines, Charles, Art and the Search for Origin Amidst the Scent of Flowers, from the catalogue Origins, Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA.
 
Gaines, Charles, "Metonymy and the Defamiliarization of Objects," Lurid Stories: Charles
1996
Gaines, Charles, "Hotter Than July," Margo Leavin Gallery exhibition, Art + Text, #55, September, pp. 12, 16
1995
Gaines, Charles, commentary on the Whitney Museum exhibition "Black Male," World Art, January
 
Gaines, Charles, "Bear Stories," Framework, Volume 7, Issue 3, 1995, Los Angeles, California, p. 5
1994
Gaines, Charles, "Untitled," Color This! A Collection of Los Angeles Artists' Drawings, (Los Angeles:
 
Foundation For Art Resources, Inc. [FAR]), 1994, p. 44
1993
Gaines, Charles, "Theater of Refusal: Black Art and Mainstream Criticism," Catalogue, (UC Irvine)
 
Gaines, Charles, "The Devil and Mona Lisa: Confessions of an Art Heckler," New Art Examiner, December, pg. 24
 
Gaines, Charles, "Manifesto," Promotional Copy, edited by Robin Kahn, (New York: Mimi Somerby, S.O.S. International, and B.R.A.T.), 1993, p. 33.
1990
Gaines, Charles, "Sandra Rowe: Androgyny and the Janusian Split," Catalogue (UC, Riverside), CA
 
Gaines, Charles, "Sandra Rowe: Androgyny and the Janusian Split,"Journal of Social Theory in Art Education, J.S.T.A.E., #10, April, pgs 158-163