Bruce Charlesworth
Title : Visiting Assistant Professor in  Art 
Location : 327 Wilson Hall 
Phone : (248) 370-4382
Fax : (248) 370-3377 

1975      MFA, Painting/Photography, University of Iowa, Iowa City
1974      MA, Painting/Drawing, University of Iowa, Iowa City
1972      BA, Art, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls (cum laude)

2013-17   Visiting Assistant Professor, New Media and Photography, Department of
                Art and Art History, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan
2008-13   Assistant Professor, Department of Film/Video/New Genres, Peck School
                of the Arts, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee; Undergraduate
                Academic Advisor
2006-08   Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Cinema and Photography,
                Southern Illinois University, Carbondale; Faculty Coordinator and Chair,
                Visiting Artists Program
2004-06   Graduate Mentor, Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2002-06   Adjunct Professor, Time & Interactivity and Photography (two areas),
                Department of Art, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS (past ten years only)
2009      Center for 21st Century Studies Fellowship
              Graduate School Research Committee Award (internal faculty grant,
              University of Wisconsin -Milwaukee)
2007      John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship

2017      The Polaroid Project: Art and Technology, Amon Carter Museum of Art,
              Fort Worth and WestLicht Schauplatz für Fotografie, Vienna; travelling to:
              C/O Berlin, Berlin and MIT Museum, Cambridge (both 2018).  Catalogue
2013      The Polaroid Years: Instant Photography and Experimentation, Frances
              Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY; traveled to
              the Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach (2014). Catalogue
2011      Dislocations, Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, Istanbul
              From Polaroid to Impossible, WestLicht Schauplatz für Fotografie,
              Vienna. Catalogue
2010      Love Disorder / Wisconsin Triennial, Madison Museum of Contemporary
              Art. Catalogue
              Bruce Charlesworth (solo) / Action is Eloquence, University of Northern
              Iowa, Cedar Falls
2009      Selections from Superlight, Museum of Contemporary Art – Cleveland.
               Experimental and Media Arts, Katherine Nash Gallery, University of
               Minnesota, Minneapolis
2008      Love Disorder, ZERO1 Global Festival of Art on the Edge, Main Biennial
              Exhibition Superlight, San Jose
              Spontaneous Storefronts: Projecting Democracy (solo), Minnesota
              Building, St. Paul; from I Approve this Message, sponsored by the Walker
              Art Center, UpTake and The Unconvention 
2007      (REAL): Photographic Constructs, Center for Visual Art, Denver
              Manifestations of Contemporary Art, Tehran Museum of Contemporary
              Art, Tehran. Catalogue

SELECTED PUBLIC FILM AND VIDEO SCREENINGS apart from gallery installations

 2015     ISEA (International Society of Electronic Artists), Vancouver
              Oakland University, Detroit
2011      ISEA (International Society of Electronic Artists), Istanbul
2010      Mason Gross School of Art, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
              Milwaukee Art Museum
2009      Carroll College, Waukesha, WI
              University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
2008      I Approve this Message, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
             University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
2007      Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore
              Charleston College of Art
              Southern Illinois University - Carbondale


2017      Retraction, digital video, 90 minutes (in-progress)
2010      52 Weeks of Pie, digital video (with the Shan Nelson-Rowe)
2009      Love Disorder (Document), digital video, 4 minutes
2008      The Circle Line, digital video, 12 minutes


2017      Retraction, seven-room interactive installation with video
              and sound (in-progress; distinct from the feature length film,
              with some of the same content)
2008      Love Disorder, interactive video installation with sound


Baltimore Museum of Art
Bank of America, San Francisco
Bell Atlantic, Fairfax, VA
Capp Street Project, San Francisco
Dayton-Hudson Corporation, Minneapolis
First Bank Collection, St. Paul
Fundação de Serraives, Oporto, Portugal
General Mills, Inc., Minneapolis
Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha
Kraft Foods, Inc., Chicago
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Mid-Hudson Library, Poughkeepsie
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Museum of Fine Art, Houston
Museum of Modern Art, New York
The Photographers’ Gallery, London
The Progressive Corporation, Cleveland
Prudential, Inc., Newark
Readers Digest Collection, New York
Southwest Banking Corporation, Miami
Stinnes Corporation, New York
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Westlicht. Schauplatz für Fotographie, Vienna
Yellow Freight, Inc., Kansas City


"Bruce Charlesworth at Ars Electronica", Northern Lights: Public Address (online blog), Fall 2009
"Bruce Charlesworth in Istanbul", Northern Lights: Public Address (online blog), Fall 2011


Heine, Achim, Rebekkah Reuter & Ulrike Willingmann, eds. From Polaroid to Impossible: Masterpieces of Instant Photography - The Westlicht Collection, essays by Achim Heine, Barbara Hitchcock, Florian Kaps (Osfildern, Germany: Hatje Cantz), 2011
Hirsch, Robert. Light & Lens: Photography in the Digital Age, 2nd Edition (Amsterdam: Focal Press, Elsevier), 2012
Lombino, Mary Kay. The Polaroid Years: Instant Photography and Experimentation, essay by Peter Buse (London: Prestel Publishing), 2013