cellular: 646-247-3361

Born: 1968


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


2019 Crystal Bridges, Squirrel Gang, Special Project, Bentonville, AR

2018 Cero Galería, Charley Friedman/Lucas Ospina, Los Paripatéticos, Bogota Colombia

Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery at Stony Brook University, Charley Friedman/Nancy Friedemann: Double Portrait, curator: Karen Levitov, Stony Brook NY

VSOP Projects, Underbelly, Greenport Long Island, NY.

2017 Arts & Culture Center/Hollywood, Hollywood FL., I Like Moist Things, curator: Laura Marsh

Lux Center for Contemporary Art, Motherboard, Lincoln NE, curator: Susan T. Wood

Museum of Nebraska Art, The New Deal, curator: Teliza V, Rodriguez, Kearney NE

Simon Gallery/Nebraska Arts Council, 2-Person Exhibition, Omaha NE

2016 Omi International Art Center, Looking at the Sun, The Fields, curator: Nicole Hayes, Ghent NY

2015 Gallery Diet, Western Code, Miami FL.

Project Project, Wet & Shiny, Omaha NE

Concordia University, Tolerance, Seward NE

Neues Kunstforum, 2-Personw/ Nancy Friedemann, Cologne Germany

Metro Tech Community, College, Omaha NE.

2012 Gridspace, curator: Charles Goldman, Brooklyn NY

2011 Irish Museum of Contemporary Art, This Place Has No Atmosphere, Curator: K Bear Koss, 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


2020  HJ Miossi Gallery at Cuesta College, UN/RAVELING: A Collective Mourning

Museo Maja, Taller Arte Dos Grafico, Jericó Colombia

2018 Bradbury Art Museum, Everything Is Going To Be Alright, curator: Les Christensen

Mid-America Arts Alliance, Talisman, Kansas City MS.

Assemblage, AGUACATE, Curator: Anne Pagel, Lincoln NE.

2017 Art In Odd Places, SENCE:NYC, New York City NY.

VSOP Projects, Inaugral Exhibition, Greenport Long Island NY.

Assemblage, Clarinda Carnegie Art Museum, Clarinda IA.

2016 Concordia Univiersity, Lingua Franca, curator: Launa Bacon, Seward NE

Assemblage, Crossing Borders, Crossing Boundaries, Curator: Anne Pagel, Lincoln 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, Curator: Teliza Rodriguez, 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

The Swap, with Bradley Peters, curator: Stuart Pilkington

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, Curator: Christopher Lew, NYC NY

Sarah Meltzer Gallery,Ceci n'est pas(This is not),curators:Rachel Gugelberger/Jefferery Walkowiak, NYC Dowling College, Inventory Control, curator: Judith Page, Islip NY

MASH, curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud Amy Smith-Stewart, NYC

Feria International del Libro de 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, NYC NY

EAB Bookfair, PS 1 exhibitor, NYC NY

Frankfurt Book Fair, Ediciones Arte Dos Graficos, Frankfurt Germany Pulse Miami Art Fair, Freight + Volume Gallery, Miami FL

NY Bookfair, Freight + Volume Gallery, NYC NY

Vox Populi, Parts of the 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: Dave Gibson, NYC

La Rebeca, Wish You Were Here, curator: Michele Faguet, Bogota Colombia

Manhattan Borough Presidents Gallery, Method Makes Practice, NYC


Cooper Union, Summer Exhibit, NYC NY

2004 Capsule Gallery, Sympathetic Nerve, New York NY

Aljira Center for Contemp.Art, Timesless, Timeliness, curator:Dominique Nahas Newark 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, Boston MA.

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 of Excellence, 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. of NE.

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


Fiendish Plots: A collaboration with Nancy Friedemann started in 2103; an artist run exhibition space in Lincoln, Nebraska

2018 Jenny Polak/Dread Scott: I'M AFRAID OF AMERICANS 2/3/18-3/4/18

2017 Anthony Hawley and Rebecca Fischer: SPELLS FOR BORDERS AND DICTATORS, 10/17/17-11/17/17

Jennifer Coates and David Humphrey: PHROGZ, 4/14/17-5/19/17

2016 Molly Zuckerman-Hartung: TIMESHARE, 3/5/16-4/3/16

Katie Merz/Grace Bauer: MEAN/TIME, 1/15/16-2/21/16

2015 David Kramer: NEVER GETS OLD, 10/2 to 11/2, 2015

-Lawrence Gipe: WHERE WE WERE AND HOW WE GOT THERE: 4/3/15-5/3/15

-Joan Linder: ANATOMY OF EVERYDAY THINGS, 2/21/15-3/22/15

2014 -Chrysanne Stathacos: Flower Power, An double-helix floor Mandala made of rose pedals

-Jenny Dubnau/Aaron Holz: Family; Exhibition of paintings/drawings of the artist’s parents and children

2013 -Gudrun Barenbrock , Punchcard Music Remix. Original collaboration with Udo Moll and WolgangMitterer for the Xenakis Electronic Music festival in Cologne 2014


2016 OMI International Art Center, Ghent NY

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 Louis CK

2013 White Collar


2016 Nebraska Arts Council, Artist Merit Award

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 Aljira Program, 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.


El Tiempo, Laura Guzmán Díaz, July 10, 2018

Hamptons Art Hub, Pat Rogers, January 18, 2018

Lincoln Journal/Star, L. Kent Wolgamott, Friedman Takes On Imperfection In ‘Motherboard’, September 23, 2017

Boca Magazine, John Tomason, Art and Culture Centers latest Exhibits and Whimsical and Confrontational, August 2, 2017

Venice Magazine, 5 Local Art Exhibits That Celebrate the Power of American Art, July 3, 2017

Flatlanders, Robert Mahoney, Charley Friedman; The New Deal, January 18, 2007

Curator Magazine, Daniel Siedell, Magic Powers: The Generous Work of Charley Friedman, June 5, 2015

Hyperallergic, Laura C. Mallonee, April 25, 2013

Salon, Barbara Mallonne, April 25, 2013

The Electric Beef, Joseph Kendrick, 4 part interview, December 13, 2012

Wall Street Journal, Daniel Grant, November 12, 2012

New York Times, Elaine Louis, November 7, 2012

International Sculpture Center Blog, Daniel Grant, November 21, 2012

GQ Italia Autunno + Inverno, November 2011, p 23, Nancy Jones, Art Slant, , February 2010

The Morning News, Steve Macone Standup Comity , November 28, 2011

New Miami Times, Carlos Suarez De Jesus, February 2010

The Miami Herald, Brett Sokol, Feb. 8, 2008, p.F2

El Nuevo Herald, Adriana Herrera, Feb. 24, 2008 p.2D

Art Info, Chris Bors, March, 2008

Wynwood, Dinorah Perez-RementeriaVol.1 No.10 Sumer 2008 pg. 22

Art Pulse, Dinorah Perez-Rementeria, June 1, 2008

The New York Times Benjamin Genocchio, , January 28, 2007 p.11

The Sunday Star-Ledger, Dan Bischoff, August 15, 2004, p. 3

Art Voice, Cynnie Gaasch, April 20, 2003, p.16

Buffolo News Richard Huntington, “Art Reviews”, , May 2 ,2003, p.19

Night & Day, Joelle Shrestha, “Arts”, April 17, 2003, p.11

New York Times, Johnson, Ken, “Reviews”, Feb 21, 2002 Weekend Sec. p. 5

New York Times, Johnson, Ken, “Reviews”, Dec 4, 1998 Weekend Sec. p. 4

Lincoln Journal Star, Walgamott, L. Kent, “Reviews”, June 3, 2001 p. 16H

Sunday Journal Star Walgamott, L. Kent, , Nov 1998, p. 6

New York Times, Roberta Smith,“Terra Bomba, A Performance View of Installation”, January 31,1997, Sec C, p.28

Freedman, Matt, “Terra Bomba, Exit Art” Review, January 15, 1997, p. 18

Village Voice, Levin, Kim, “Terra Bomba”, December 24, 1996, Choice Section


Walker Art Center, Minneapolis MN.

OMI International Art Center, Ghent NY

Gordman Corporate Collection, Omaha NY

Brooklyn Museum of Art, Artist Books Collection, Brooklyn NY

Stanford University, Stanford CA.

Goldman Collection, New York NY

Karen and Robert Duncan, Lincoln NE

New York Public Library, Prints & Drawing Collection, New York City

Amherst College, Amherst MA.

Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln NE

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha NE

Macalester College, Special Collections, St. Paul MN


2014 Makers Club, Innovation Campus, University of Nebraska

2013 New York Studio School, NYC NY

2012 University of Minnesota, Department of Art

University of Nebraska, Hixson-Lied Graduate Lecturer

2011 De La Cruz Collection, Miami FL

University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Brooklyn College, Brooklyn NY

University of Nebraska, Wilson Memorial Lectures, Omaha NE

2010 The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA

2008 University of Buffalo, Buffalo NY

Mont Clair State, Mont Clair NJ

Buffalo State, Buffalo NY

New York Studio School, Panel Coordinator: John Tomlinson

2007 Cooper Union, Guest Artist, NYC

2006 New York Studio School, Panel Coordinator: Dominique Nahas

Makor Center, Guest Panel, Panel Coordinator:Dave Gibson, NYC NY

2005 Makor Center, Guest Panel, Panel Coordinator:Dave Gibson, NYC NY

2004 University of Tennessee, Visiting Artist; Sculpture Department

2003 New York University, Guest Lecture

2000 The MacDowell Colony, Guest Lecture

1998 Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Guest Lecture