CHARLEY FRIEDMAN


www.charleyfriedman.com

email: charleyelrahc@gmail.com

cellular: 402-419-6649




EDUCATION


1996   MFA: School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Tufts University, Boston, MA

1995   Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME

1990   BFA: Macalester College, St. Paul, MN



SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2021   Untitled Two-Person Exhibition (upcoming), The Art Garden?, Omaha, NE

2019   Squirrel Gang, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR

2018   Los Paripatéticos (two-person), Cero Galería, Bogota, Colombia

    Double Portrait (two-person) (curator: Karen Levitov), Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

    Underbelly, VSOP Projects, Greenport, NY

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

    Motherboard, Lux Center for the Arts, Lincoln, NE

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

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

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

2015   Western Code, Gallery Diet, Miami, FL

    Wet & Shiny, Project Project, Omaha, NE

    Tolerance, Marxhausen Gallery of Art, Concordia University, Seward, NE

    Realty-Reality, Neues Kunstforum, Cologne, Germany

    Untitled Solo Exhibition, EVC Gallery, Metro Tech Community College, Omaha, NE

2012   Monsters! (curator: Charles Goldman), Gridspace, Brooklyn, New York, NY

2011   This Place Has No Atmosphere (curator: K. Bear Koss), Irish Museum of Contemporary Art, Dublin, Ireland

2010   Magical Powers, Gallery Diet, Miami, FL

    Represented by Gallery Diet, VOLTA Art Fair, New York, NY

2008   A’Cappella, Gallery Diet, Miami, FL

2007   The Anatomy of Charley Friedman (curator: Dan Siedell), Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska—Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

2006   Gross Anatomy, Barbara Mathes Gallery, New York, NY

    Untitled Solo-Exhibition, Project Space Window, Kantor/Feuer, New York, NY

2003   White Room #1, White Columns, New York, NY

2002   Ramp & Wedge (curator: Hitomi Iwasaki), Queens Museum, New York, NY

1998   Recent Work, CRP Inc, New York, NY


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2020   Untitled Online Exhibition, VSOP Projects, Greenport, NY

       UN/RAVELING: A Collective Mourning, HJ Miossi Gallery, Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA

       El Taller Arte dos Gráfico, Un Lugar de Encuentro y Creación, Museo Maja, Jericó, Colombia

2018    Everything Is Going To Be Alright (curator: Les Christensen), Bradbury Art Museum, Jonesboro, AK

       AGUACATE (curator: Anne Pagel), Assemblage, Lincoln, NE

2017    Very Special One-Time Performance, VSOP Projects, Greenport, NY

      Crossing Borders, Crossing Boundaries (curator: Anne Pagel), Clarinda Carnegie Art Museum, Clarinda, IA

2016    Lingua Franca (curator: Launa Bacon), Marxhausen Gallery, Concordia University, Seward, NE

     Crossing Borders, Crossing Boundaries (curator: Anne Pagel), Assemblage, Lincoln, NE

2015    Art Seen (curators: Bill Arning & Karin Campbell), Joslyn Museum of Art, Omaha, NE

       My Bad Ass Self, Freight + Volume, New York, NY

       Twisted Data, NYC Booking, New York, NY

       Upset the Apple Cart (curator: Elizabeth Stehling), Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska City, NE

2014    Who We Are (curator: Anne Pagel), Clarinda Carnegie Art Museum, Clarinda, IA   

       Cut, Form, Folded, Pressed; Paper (curator: Teliza Rodriguez), Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, NE

       Its Surreal Thing (curator: Daniel Veneciano), Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska—Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

       Cutlog Art Fair, Clemente Soto Velez Center, New York, NY

       Greater Nebraska (curators: Craig Roper and L. Kent Wolgamott), Lux Center for the Arts, Lincoln, NE

2013    Social Photography II, Carriage House, New York, NY

       Contemporary Cartographies, Lehman College Art Gallery, The Bronx, New York, NY   

       The Written Word, Blanc Gallery, Boston, MA

2012    Untitled Artist Alliance Group Exhibition (curator: Edwin Ramoran), Abrazo Iterno Gallery, New York, NY

       Looking Into The Light (curator: Leo Reijnders), Culture Fix, New York, NY

2011    Fighting Kissing Dancing (curator: Carlos Rigau), Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia, PA

       People That Make Us Smile, U-Turn Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2010    Represented by Gallery Diet, Pulse Miami Art Fair, Miami, FL

       Sanctioned Array, White Box, New York, NY

       Gross Anatomy/Anatomia Completa, Artware Editions, New York, NY

       Speculation (Elation), Parsons Hall Projects Space, Holyoke, MA

2009   Second Skin, Gallery Diet, Miami, FL

       Küf/Mold, (curators: B. Doherty and S. Batu), Rotterdam, Holland

       Commune (curator: Dominique Nahas), Black and White Gallery, New York, NY

    Represented by Arte Dos Grafico, Berkeley International Book Fair, Berkeley, CA

    Represented by Arte Dos Grafico, St. Louis Book Fair, St. Louis, MS

2008    RSVP (curator: Teliza Rodriguez), Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, NE

    Küf/Mold (curators: B. Doherty and S. Batu), Jan Colle Gallery, Ghent, Belgium   

Entrée, (curator: Krista Saunders), Pop-Up Exhibition Space, New York, NY

    Represented by Arte Dos Grafico, Codex Book Fair, San Francisco, CA

2007    Site Specific Installation (curator: Christopher Lew), PS 1/MOMA, New York, NY

    Ceci n'est pas(This is not) (curators: Rachel Gugelberger and Jeffery Walkowiak), Sarah Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY

    Inventory Control (curator: Judith Page), Anthony Giordano Gallery, Dowling College, Islip, NY

    MASH (curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud and Amy Smith-Stewart), New York, NY

    Represented by Arte Dos Grafico, Feria International del Libro de Bogota, Bogota, Colombia

    Emergency Room, PS1/MOMA, Long Island City, NY

    One Pill Makes You Small (curator: Sherry Bittle), Tastes Like Chicken Art Space,   Brooklyn, New York, NY

2006    Represented by PS 1, EAB Bookfair, New York, NY

    Represented by Arte Dos Graficos, Frankfurt Book Fair, Frankfurt, Germany

    Represented by Freight + Volume Gallery, Pulse Miami Art Fair, Miami, FL

    Represented by Freight + Volume Gallery, NY Bookfair, New York, NY   

    Parts of the Whole (curator: Elizabeth Grady), Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA

    Peekskill Project: site specify installation (curator: Alison Levy), Peekskill, NY   

    Signal Channel, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE

2005    Real Art; A Salon Celebration (curator: Dave Gibson), Makor Gallery, New York, NY

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

    Method Makes Practice, Manhattan Borough Presidents Gallery, New York, NY   

    HHORRRAUTICA, Participant Gallery, New York, NY

    Summer Exhibit, Cooper Union, New York, NY

2004    Sympathetic Nerve, Capsule Gallery, New York, NY

    Timeless, Timeliness (curator: Dominique Nahas), Aljira: Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ

    Screwball, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA

2003    Site Specific Installation, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY

    B-List: Brooklyn, Angst, Desire, Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY

2002    Pretending to Pretend, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN

    Face Value, White Columns, New York, NY

    The Milk of Human Kindness, The Joymore, Chicago, IL

    Scopes Art Fair (curator: Anne Ellegood), New York, NY

    Enough About Me (curator: Deborah Kass), Momenta Art, New York, NY

    Reactions, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Reactions, Art Exit, New York, NY

     Site Specific Installation, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN

    Site Specific Installation, Clifford/Smith Gallery, Boston, MA

2001    How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Recession, Ten In One Gallery, New York, NY

    20 Years of Excellence, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE

2000    Represented by Bellwether Gallery, Meat Market Fair, Chelsea, New York, NY

    Posers, White Columns, New York, NY

    In Its Own Way (curator: Joan Linder), Makor Gallery, New York, NY

    Documenting Performance/Preserving Idea (curator: Daniel Siedell), Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska—Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

    New Work/New York, Creiger/Dane Gallery, Boston, MA

    The End, Exit Art, New York, NY

1999    Trauma, CRP Inc, Brooklyn, New York, NY

    Avantegardearama, P.S. 122, New York, NY

    Recent Acquisitions, Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska—Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

    Selected Alumni Work, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE

    Hottenanny, CRP Inc, New York, NY

    Mountainslide, Double Pleasure, New York, NY


PERFORMANCES


2018    Talisman, Mid-America Arts Alliance, Kansas City, MS

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

2014    Talisman, Betsey Geffen, and Adenoid, Interdisciplinary Arts Symposium, Lied Center for Performing Arts, University of Nebraska—Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

2013    Betsey Geffen and Bitzalel Friedemann, The Naked Museum, Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska—Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

2008    Betsey Geffen tour of Gino De Dominicis retrospective (curator: Christopher Lew), PS1/MOMA, Long Island City, NY

Betsey Geffen, Pulse Miami Art Fair, Miami, FL

    Betsey Geffen: Gallery Tour, Gallery Diet, Miami, FL

2006   Renegades: A History of Performance Art, Exit Art, New York, NY

2003   Betsey Geffen, Crossings (curators Anne Ellegood and Rachel Gugelberger), CAA, New York, NY

2002   Adenoid, PS1/Institute of Contemporary Art, New York, NY, Felix, Flowers, Flags & Poems, 22nd and 10th Ave, Chelsea, New York, NY

2001   Betsey Geffen, Jack Tilton/Anna Kustera Gallery, New York, NY

2000   Adenoid, Site Simpatico, New York, NY

1999   Adenoid, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, NY


PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: FIENDISH PLOTS


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



2021    (upcoming) Julie Sass

    (upcoming) Jennifer and Kevin McCoy

2020   Bassem Yousri, WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?

2019   Luis Roldán, ROOFERS

    Bill Arning, TEXAS EXTRAVAGANT DRAWING

    Alexander Ross, OTHER DRAWINGS

2018    David Baskin, CONSUMPTION OF FEAR

    Ashley Goodwin, SHE'S LEAVING HOME

    Jenny Polak and Dread Scott, I'M AFRAID OF AMERICANS

2017    Anthony Hawley and Rebecca Fischer, SPELLS FOR BORDERS AND DICTATORS

    Jennifer Coates and David Humphrey, PHROGZ

2016    Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, TIMESHARE

    Katie Merz and Grace Bauer, MEAN/TIME

2015    David Kramer, NEVER GETS OLD

    Lawrence Gipe, WHERE WE WERE AND HOW WE GOT THERE

    Joan Linder, ANATOMY OF EVERYDAY THINGS

2014    Chrysanne Stathacos, FLOWER POWER

    Jenny Dubnau and Aaron Holz, FAMILY

2013    Gudrun Barenbrock, PUNCHCARD


PUBLIC COMMISSIONS


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,Typecast/Recast, Omaha, NE


AWARDS


2020   Outstanding Arts Organization Award for Fiendish Plots, Mayors Art Awards, Lincoln, NE

2016   Artist Merit Award, Nebraska Arts Council, Lincoln, NE

2011   “Hot Picks Artist,” Smack Mellon, New York, NY

2006   Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant Recipient

2005   Rema Hort Grant, Nominee

2004   Rema Hort Grant, Nominee

2003   Emerge Program Recipient, Aljira: Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ


RESIDENCIES


2014   PV Arts Residency, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

2008   Fountainhead Residency, Miami, FL

2006   Tallier Arte Dos Grafico, Bogota, Colombia

2005   AIR Summer Studio, Cooper Union, New York, NY

2002   Norton Island Residency, Eastern Frontier Educational Foundation, Norton Island, ME

2001   Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE

2000   MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH

1998   Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE


BIBLIOGRAPHY


2020    Charley Friedman, “Artists Quarantine With Their Art Collections,” Hyperallergic, Aug. 1, 2020, online

    L. Kent Wolgamott, “‘Squirrel Gang’ and Quilt Museum Show with no Quilts to the Best of Art 2019,” Lincoln Journal Star, Jan. 31, 2020, online

    L. Kent Wolgamott, “Charley Friedman’s ‘Squirrel Gang’ Invades Crystal Bridges,—a Solo Show for Lincoln Artist at Prestigious Museum,” Lincoln Journal Star,         Jan. 3, 2020, online

2019    Larry Bleiberg, “10 Great DIY Art Spaces Across the Country,” USA Today, Dec. 26, 2019, online

2018    L. Kent Wolgamott, “Friedman Takes On Imperfection In ‘Motherboard,’” Lincoln Journal Star, Oct. 1, 2018, online

    Laura Guzmán Díaz, “Dos Artistas Camaleónicos Unen Su Trabajo en Cero Galería, en Bogotá,” El Tiempo, Arte y Teatro, July 10, 2018, online

    Pat Rogers, “Charley Friedman’s Humorous Conceptual Art Featured in Two Long Island Shows,” Hamptons Art Hub, Jan. 18, 2018, online

2017    John Tomason, “Art and Culture Centers Latest Exhibits and Whimsical and Confrontational,” Boca Magazine, Aug. 2, 2017, online

    Nina Tsiotsias, “5 Local Art Exhibits That Celebrate the Power of American Art,” Venice Magazine, July 3, 2017, online

    Robert Mahoney, “Charley Friedman; The New Deal,” Flatlanders, Jan. 18, 2017, online

2015    Daniel Siedell, “Magic Powers: The Generous Work of Charley Friedman,” White Hot Magazine, July, 2015, online

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

     L. Kent Wolgamott, “Charley Friedman Bring inventive Humorous Art to Concordia,” Lincoln Journal Star, Jan. 31, 2015, online

2013    Laura C. Mallonee, “What Are We Still Mapping For?” Hyperallergic, April 25, 2013, online

    Laura C. Mallonee, “When Maps Are Art,” Salon, April 25, 2013, online

2012    Daniel Grant, “And the Oscar for best Background Art Goes To…,”Wall Street Journal, Nov. 12, 2012, online

    Daniel Grant, “Art and the Day Job,” Re:Sculpt, Nov. 21, 2012, online

2011    Steve Macone, “Standup Comity,” The Morning News, Nov. 28, 2011, online

    GQ Italia Autunno + Inverno, Nov., 2011, p. 23

2010    Nancy Jones, “Charley’s House of Fun,” Art Slant, Jan. 24, 2010, online

    Carlos Suarez De Jesus, “Wizard of Art,” New Miami Times, Jan. 21, 2010, online

2008    Brett Sokol, “Seriously, Art Can Have a Humorous Side,” The Miami Herald, Feb. 8, 2008, p. F2   

    Chris Bors, “Charley Friedman in Miami,” Art Info, Feb. 14, 2008, online

    Adriana Herrera, “Charley Friedman Takes on History,” El Nuevo Herald, Feb. 24, 2008 p. 2D

    Dinorah Perez-Rementeria, Wynwood, Vol. 1 No. 10, Summer 2008, p. 22

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

2007    Benjamin Genocchio, “Material Things, Cataloged,” The New York Times, Jan. 28, 2007 p. 11

    Joe Heaps Nelson, “Summer 2007, WM #4: Charley Friedman Interview,” White Hot Magazine, Summer 2007, online

2004    Dan Bischoff, “Arts,"The Sunday Star-Ledger, Aug. 15, 2004, p. 3

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

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

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

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

1998    L. Kent Walgamott, “Art in Review”, Lincoln Journal Star, June 3, 2001 p. 16H

    Ken Johnson, “Art in Review,” New York Times, Dec. 4, 1998, Weekend Sec. p. 4

    L. Kent Walgamott, “Last Laugh,” Sunday Journal Star, Nov., 1998, p. 6   

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

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

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


PERMANENT COLLECTIONS


    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, NY

    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   Guest Lecturer, Makers Club, Innovation Campus, University of Nebraska—Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

2013   Guest Lecturer, New York Studio School, New York, NY

2012   Guest Lecturer, University of Minnesota—Twin Cities, Department of Art, Minneapolis, MN

    Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist, University of Nebraska—Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

2011    Visiting Artist, De La Cruz Collection, Miami, FL

    Visiting Artist, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY

    Guest Lecturer, University of Nebraska—Omaha, Wilson Memorial Lecture Series, Omaha, NE

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

2008    Visiting Artist, University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

    Visiting Artist, Mont Clair State, Mont Clair, NJ

    Visiting Artist, Buffalo State, Buffalo, NY

Guest Panelist (coordinator: John Tomlinson), New York Studio School, New York, NY

2007    Visiting Artist, Cooper Union, New York, NY

2006    Guest Panelist (coordinator: Dominique Nahas), New York Studio School, New York, NY

    Guest Panelist (coordinator: Dave Gibson), Makor Center, New York, NY

2005    Guest Panelist (coordinator: Dave Gibson), Makor Center, New York, NY

2004    Visiting Artist, University of Tennessee—Knoxville, Sculpture Department, Knoxville, TN

2003    Guest Lecturer, New York University, New York, NY

2000    Guest Lecturer, The MacDowell Colony, Petersborough, NH

1998    Guest Lecturer, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE