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Charley Friedman 

b. 1968

Charley Friedman is a Pollock-Krasner grant recipient, two-time Rema Hort nominee, and Smack Mellon "Hot Picks" artist. Friedman has exhibited and performed at numerous galleries and institutions including PS1/MoMA, The Queens Museum, Gallery Diet, The Fabric Workshop, Volta NYC, Pulse Miami, Barbara Mathes Gallery, Jack Tilton Gallery and Lehman College. Selected publications include: The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Miami Herald, Art Info, GQ Italia, Salon, Art Info, El Nuevo Herald, Flavorpill.com. Mr. Friedman is in the collections of The Brooklyn Museum, New York Public Library, Stanford University, Sheldon Museum of Art, Karen and Robert Duncan, Gordman Collection and Goldman Collection.  In the fall of 2014, his work appeared on Louis CK's television show "Louie". He received his Masters of Fine Arts from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/Tufts University in 1996. Charley lives and works in Lincoln, Nebraska and Brooklyn, New York. 

EDUCATION
1995     Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan ME.
1996    MFA: School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/Tufts University
1990    BFA: Macalester College, St. Paul, MN

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017    Museum of Nebraska Art, The New Deal, curator: Teliza V Rodrigues, Kearney NE
2016    Omi International Art Center, Looking at the Sun, The Fields, curators: Nicole Hayes, Ghent NY
2015    Gallery Diet, Western Code, Miami FL.
            Concordia University, Tolerance, Seward NE
            Laboratorio Interdisciplinario para las Artes, Bogota Colombia
            Neues Kunstforum, Cologne Germany
2012    Gridspace, curator: Charles Goldman, Brooklyn NY
2011    Irish Museum of Contemporary Art, This Place Has No Atmosphere,  Dublin Ireland
2010    Gallery Diet, Magical Powers, Miami FL. 
            VOLTA, Gallery Diet, New York NY
2008    Gallery Diet, A’Cappella, Miami FL.
2007    Sheldon Museum of Art, The Anatomy of Charley Friedman, Curator: Dan Siedell, Lincoln, NE
2006    Barbara Mathes Gallery, Gross Anatomy, New York
            Kantor/Feuer, Project Space Window, New York
2003    White Columns, White Room#1, New York
2002    Queens Museum, Ramp & Wedge, New York
1998    CRP Inc, Recent Work, New York

GROUP SHOWS/PERFORMANCES
2016     Concordia University, Lingua Franca, curator: Launa Bacon, Seward NE
2015     Joslyn Museum of Art, Art Seen, Curators: Bill Arning/Karin Campbell, Omaha NE
            Freight + Volume, My Bad Ass Self, New York NY
            NYC Booking, Twisted Data, New York NY
            Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Curator: Elizabeth Stehling, Nebrasaka City NE
2014     Clarinda Carnegie Art Museum, Opening Exhibition, curator: Anne Pagel, Clarinda IA
             Museum of Nebraska Art, Cut, Form, Folded,Pressed; Paper, Kearney NE
             Sheldon Museum of Art, Its Surreal Thing, Curator: Daniel Veneciano, Lincoln NE
             Cutlog Art Fair, Clemente Soto Velez Center, NYC NY
             Interdisciplinary Arts Symposium, Performance, Lied Center, Lincoln NE
             Lux Center for the Arts, Greater Nebraska, curators: Craig Roeper, L. Kent Walgamott, Lincoln NE
2013     Sheldon Museum of Art, The Naked Museum, Commissioned Performance, Lincoln NE
             Carriage House, Social Photography II, NYC NY
             Lehman College Art Gallery, Contemporary Cartographies, The Bronx NY    
             Blanc Gallery, The Written Word, Boston MA
2012     Artist Alliance, Abrazo Interno Gallery, Curated by Edwin Ramoran NY
             Culture Fix, Looking Into The Light, Curator: Leo Reijnders, NYC
2011     Fabric Workshop, Fighting Kissing Dancing, Curator:Carlos Rigau, Philadephia PA
             U-Turn Gallery, People That Make Us Smile, Cincinnati OH
2010     Pulse Miami, Gallery Diet, Miami FL
             White Box, Sanctioned Array, New York NY
             Artware Editions, Gross Anatomy/Anatomia Completa, New York NY
             Parsons Hall Projects, Speculation (Elation), Holyoke MA
2009     Gallery Diet, Second Skin, Miami FL. 
             Kuf-Mold, Video Project, curators: B.Doherty, S.Batu, Rotterdam Holland
             Black and White Gallery, Commune, curator: Dominique Nahas NYC NY
             Saint Louis Book Fair, Arte Dos Grafico, Saint Louis MS.
             Berkeley International Book Fair, Arte Dos Grafico, Berkeley CA.    
2008     PS1/MOMA, Performance: Betsey Geffen tour of Gino De Dominicis, 
             Pulse Miami, Performance: Betsey Geffen ,Miami FL
             Museum of Nebraska Art, RSVP, curator: Teliza Rodriguez,     Kearney NE
             Jan Colle Gallery, Küf/Mold, curators: B. Doherty, S. Batu, Ghent Belgium    
             Entrée, curator: Krista Saunders, NYC
            Gallery Diet, Betsey Geffen: Gallery Tour, Miami FL.
            Codex Book Fair, Arte Dos Grafico, San Franciso CA
2007     PS 1/MOMA, Site Specific Project, NYC
             Sarah Meltzer Gallery,Ceci n'est pas(This is not),curators:R. Gugelberger/J.Walkowiak, NYC                 
             Dowling College, Inventory Control, curator: Judith Page, Islip NY
             MASH, curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud Amy Smith-Stewart, NYC
             Feria International del Librode Bogota , represented by Arte Dos Grafico, Bogota Colombia
             PS1/MOMA, Emergency Room, Long Island City NY
             Tastes Like Chicken Art Space, One Pill Makes You Small, curator: Sherry Bittle
2006     Exit Art, Renegades: A history of Performance Art, NYCNY
             EAB Bookfair, PS 1 exhibitor, NYC NY
             Frankfurt Book Fair, Ediciones Arte DosGraficos, Frankfurt Germany
             Pulse Miami Art Fair, Freight + VolumeGallery, Miami FL
             NY Bookfair, Freight + Volume Gallery,  NYCNY    
             Vox Populi, Parts ofthe Whole, curator: Elizabeth Grady, Philadelphi PA
             Peekskill Project, curator: Alison Levy, Peekskill NY    
             Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Signal Channel, Omaha NE
2005     Makor Gallery, Real Art; A Salon Celebration, curator: DaveGibson, NYC
             La Rebeca, Wish You Were Here, curator: Michele Faguet, Bogota    Colombia
             Manhattan Borough Presidents Gallery, Method Makes Practice, NYC    
             Participant, HHORRRAUTICA, NYCNY
             Cooper Union, Summer Exhibit,  NYCNY
2004     Capsule Gallery, Sympathetic Nerve, New YorkNY
             Aljira Center for Contemp.Art, Timesless, Timeliness, curator:Dominique NahasNewark NJ
             Vox Populi, Screwball, Philadelphia NY
2003     The New Museum of Contemporary Art,  Mother’s Day Install. w/store,     New York, NY
             Hallwalls, B-List: Brooklyn, Angst, Desire,  Buffalo NY
             CAA , Crossings, curated by Anne Ellegood/Rachel Gugelberger,  Perf.  as Betsey Geffen
2002     PS1/Institute of Contemporary Art, Performance, New York
             The Soap Factory, Pretending to Pretend, Minneapolis MN. 
             White Columns, Face Value, New York
             The Joymore, The Milk of Human Kindness, Chicago, ILL. 
             Scopes Art Fair: Curateor: Anne Ellegood , New York
             Momenta Art, Enough About Me: Curated By Deborah Kass, New York
            "Felix, Flowers, Flags & Poems": Performance-corner of 22nd and 10ave; Chelsea, NYC
             Exit Art, Reactions, New York & Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
             Soap Factory, Video Installation, Minneapolis MN. 
             Clifford/Smith Gallery, Project Space, BostonMA.
2001     Ten In One Gallery, How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Recession, New York
             Jack Tilton/Anna Kustera Gallery, Performance, New York
             Knoedler Gallery/Skowhegan, Auction, New York
             White Columns, Silent Auction, New York
             Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, 20 ofExcellence, Omaha NE
2000     Meat Market Fair, Chelsea; New York
             White Columns, Posers, New York
             Makor Gallery, In Its Own Way, New York
             Site Simpatico, Performance, New York
             Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Documenting Performance/Preserving Idea. U. ofNE.
             Creiger/Dane Gallery, New Work/New York, Boston
             Exit Art, The End, SoHo, New York
1999    CRP Inc, Trauma, New York
            Jack Tilton Gallery, performance, New York
            P.S. 122, avantegardearama, New York
            Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Recent Acquisitions, University of Nebraska/Lincoln
            Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Selected Alumni Work, Omaha NE
            CRP Inc, Hottenanny, New York
            Double Pleasure, Mountainslide, New York

PUBLIC COMMISSIONS
2014    Art In The Parks, Big Lake Park, Council Bluffs IA
2013    Bemis Center for Contemporary Art/Anti-Defamation League, Typcast/Recast, Omaha NE

AWARDS/RESIDENCIES
2014    PV Arts, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
2011     Smack Mellon, “Hot Picks Artist”, NYC NY
2008    Fountainhead Residency, Miami Fl.
2006    Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant Recipient
            Tallier Arte Dos Grafico, Bogota Colombia
2005    Rema Hort Nominee
2005    Cooper Union, AIR Summer Studio
2004    Rema Hort Nominee
2003    AljiraProgram, Emerge, Newark NJ
2002    Eastern Frontier, Norten Island ME.
2001    Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha NE.
2000    MacDowell Colony, Peterborough NH.
1998    Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha NE.