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, www.theswap.info 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
Participant, HHORRRAUTICA, NYC NY
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
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: FIENDISH PLOTS
Fiendish Plots: A collaboration with Nancy Friedemann started in 2103; an artist run exhibition space in Lincoln, Nebraska
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
ART FOR FILM:
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
www.artslant.com, 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
VISITING ARTIST & LECTURES
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