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