Charles Gaines

Night/Crimes: Aquila, Charles Gaines, 1995
Photograph and silk-screened text
Photo credit: Christina Ondrus
Exhibition location: 60-inch telescope base
Charles Gaines received his BA from Jersey City State University and his MFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He taught at California State University, Fresno from 1967-1989;; since 1989, he has been on the faculty of the California Institute of the Arts. Recent exhibitions include: All Of This And Nothing, Hammer Museum Invitational, Los Angeles, January 2011; Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960-1980, Hammer Museum, January 2011; State of Mind/Art from California Circa 1970, Berkeley Art Museum and Orange County Museum of Art, October 2011; Under The Big Black Sun: 1974-1981, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, October 2011. He is in the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Museum of Modern Art in New York; Whitney Museum, New York; Los Angeles County Museum (LACMA), Studio Museum, New York; San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego & La Jolla, Calif.; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; San Franciso Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA., Lentos Museum, Linz, Austria; Galerie der Stadt Esslingen, Esslingen, Germany; Villa Merkel, Esslingen, Germany, Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany. He is represented by Susanne Veilmetter Los Angeles Projects; Kent Fine Arts, New York; Brigitte March Gallery, Stuttgart.