Charles earned two degrees in architecture, but eventually found himself drawn to his true passions: painting and teaching. He again returned to school and earned an MFA in painting at Pennsylvania State University. He views his artwork as residing in the world of the visual uncanny, a realm of repressed memories concealed within the propriety of domestic stability. He evokes the uncanny through the creation of parallel worlds in which the voyeuristic impulse becomes the vehicle for cleansing the mind of superficial ideals, allowing the viewer to eavesdrop on suppressed internal voices. Charles intends the viewer to discover their real self through the ambiguous visual texts of his paintings.
Residency Type Affiliate Artist
Currently Based Charlotte, NC
Medium Architecture, Painting
Residency Dates Jan 1 — Dec 31 1999