Assistant Professor of Studio Art 
Office: 321 Wilson Hall 
Tel: (248) 370-4587 / Fax: (248) 370-3377

ART 1004 Foundations of Media Art
ART 2200 Introduction to Interactive Art and Technology
ART 3210 Video Art I
ART 3220 Video Art II
ART 3280 Video + Performance + Installation
ART 4988 Seminar in Studio Art
ART 4999 Senior Thesis in Studio Art
SA 160 Photography for Non-Majors
SA 260 Digital Imaging I
SA 300 Professional Practice
SA 350 Black-and-White Photography I

MFA, University of Iowa, Iowa City
MA, University of Iowa, Iowa City
BA, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls (cum laude)

2018 Assistant Professor, Interactive Art and Technology, Department of Art and Art History, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan; Chair, Visiting Lecturers Program

2016-18 Visiting Assistant Professor, New Media, Department of Art and Art History, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan; Chair, Visiting Lecturers Program

2013-16 Special Lecturer, 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

2002-06 Adjunct Professor, Time & Interactivity and Photography (two areas), Department of Art, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

2009     Center for 21st Century Studies Fellowship

2007     John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship

2003     McKnight Foundation Artist Fellowship (also 1993, 1986, 1982)

2000     Bush Foundation Artist Fellowship (also 1989, 1981)

1994     McKnight Photography Fellowship (also 1988, 1983)

1991     Jerome Foundation Media Arts Travel and Study Grant
              (England and Scotland)

1989     National Endowment for the Arts Film Production Grant

1988     Film in the Cities Regional Film and Video Grant (also 1986, 1982)
Leopold Godowsky Jr. Color Photography Award

1987     Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award

1984     National Endowment for the Arts Visual Arts Fellowship

1983     Minnesota State Arts Board Grant (also 1979)

1981     Jerome Foundation Emerging Artist Fellowship

2017   The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology, Amon Carter Museum of Art, Fort Worth. Catalogue; traveled to: WestLicht Schauplatz für Fotografie, Vienna; Museum für Kunst und Gerwerbe Hamburg, Hamburg (2018); C/O Berlin, Berlin (2018); Museum of Singapore, Singapore (2018); Musée McCord, Montreal (2019); MIT Museum, Cambridge (2019)

2015   ISEA (International Society of Electronic Artists), Vancouver

2013   The Polaroid Years: Instant Photography and Experimentation, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY. Catalogue; traveled to the Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach (2014)

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

2008   Love Disorder, ZERO1 Global Festival of Art on the Edge, Main Biennial Exhibition Superlight, San Jose. Catalogue; traveled to Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland (Selections from Superlight, 2009)

2007   (REAL): Photographic Constructs, Center for Visual Art, Denver
Manifestations of Contemporary Art, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran. Catalogue

2005   Serum (solo), Thomas Barry Fine Arts, Minneapolis

2004   Airlock (solo), Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Catalogue
Casa de Luz, Fundació Foto Colectania, Barcelona. Catalogue

2003   Slumberland (solo), Maryland Art Place, Baltimore. Catalogue

2002   The Happiness Effect (solo), S.K. Josefsberg Gallery, Portland

2001   Animals and Plants (solo), St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud
Urban Exhibition, OnView (virtual) and Brooke Alexander Gallery, New York

2000   TKTS, Van Alen Institute, New York

1999   Show Me a Story, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha

1998   Inside These Walls, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Metroscapes, Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis. Catalogue

1997   Bruce Charlesworth (solo), S.K. Josefsberg Gallery, Portland
Scene of the Crime, Schneider Gallery, Chicago

1996   Cyclops (solo), Motel Fine Arts Exhibitions, New York
DEATH-RAY (solo), Thomas Barry Fine Arts, Minneapolis
Delirium, Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York
Telling Stories, Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville. Catalogue

1995   Cenas Domésticas, Modulo Centro Difusor de Arte, Lisbon

1994   #55 (solo), Motel Fine Arts Exhibitions, New York

1993   Fictions of the Self, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Catalogue; traveled to Herter Art Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (1994)

1992   Bruce Charlesworth (solo), Rochester Art Center, Rochester
Bruce Charlesworth (solo), Yellowstone Art Center, Billings. Catalogue

1992   Something’s Out There: Danger in Contemporary Photography, National Arts Club, New York
Voyeurism, Jayne H. Baum Gallery, New York

1991   Man and Nature (solo), Jayne H. Baum Gallery, New York; traveled to Thomas Barry Fine Arts, Minneapolis and Deson-Saunders Gallery, Chicago
Situações, Galeria J.M. Gomes Alves, Guimarães, Portugal
Pleasures and Terrors of Domestic Comfort, Museum of Modern Art, New York. Catalogue; traveled to Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles (1992); Baltimore Museum of Art (1992); Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati (1993)

1990   Bruce Charlesworth (solo), Modulo Centro Difusor de Arte, Lisbon, Catalogue; traveled to Oporto, Portugal
Bruce Charlesworth: Photographs (solo), Silver Eye Gallery, Pittsburgh  
The Technological Muse, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY. Catalogue
Constructed Reality, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit. Catalogue
Constructed Spaces, Boston Architectural Center and Photographic Resource Center, Boston

1989   Stranger's Index: Bruce Charlesworth (solo), Photographers' Gallery, London. Catalogue
Circle of Doubt (solo), Kemper Gallery, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City
The Photography of Invention: American Pictures of the Eighties, National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C. Catalogue; traveled to Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (both 1990)

1988   Private Enemy - Public Eye: The Work of Bruce Charlesworth (solo), International Center of Photography MIDTOWN, New York. Catalogue (publ. 1989)
Bruce Charlesworth: Photographs  (solo), Marianne Deson Gallery, Chicago
Identity: Representations of the Self, Whitney Museum of American Art-Downtown at Federal Reserve Plaza, New York. Catalogue
Fabrications, Carpenter Center for Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge. Catalogue

1987    Abstraction (solo), Thomas Barry Fine Arts, Minneapolis
Bruce Charlesworth (solo), Schreiber/Cutler Contemporary Art, New York
Surveillance, L.A.C.E., Los Angeles. Catalog
Cross References: Sculpture into Photography, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. Catalogue; traveled to Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (1988)
Arrangements for the Camera, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore

1986   Bruce Charlesworth: New Photographs (solo), Marianne Deson Gallery, Chicago
Signs of the Real, White Columns, New York
Before the Camera, Burden Gallery, New York. Catalogue
Photographic Fictions, Whitney Museum of American Art - Fairfield Co., Stamford
Passages in Time, Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies, Los Angeles

1985   Otherland, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York
Weird Beauty, The Palladium, New York

1984   Wrong Adventures  (solo), The Capp Street Project, San Francisco. Catalogue (publ. 1985)
Bruce Charlesworth (solo), Gallery 400, University of Illinois, Chicago. Catalogue
The Family of Man: 1956-83, P.S.1, New York

1983   Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Catalogue
Bruce Charlesworth: New Photographs, (solo), P.S.1, New York
Language, Drama, Source and Vision, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
The End of the World: Contemporary Visions of the Apocalypse, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York. Catalogue

1982   Lost Dance Steps, (solo), Artists Space, New York
Eight Artists: The Anxious Edge, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. Catalogue

1981   Special Communiqués (solo), Film in the Cities, St. Paul
Persona, The New Museum, New York. Catalogue

1980    Eddie Glove (solo), Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Likely Stories, Castelli Graphics, New York
Instantanés, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris. Catalogue; traveled to Musée de Grenoble, Grenoble; Centre d’Art Plastiques Contemporains, Bordeaux; Musée de St. Etienne, St. Etienne; Maison de la Culture, Rennes; Musée de la Charité sur Loire, la Charité; Maison de la Culture, Nevers, Musée de Strasbourg, Strasbourg (all in France; ending 1981)

1979   SX-70 Art, Clarence Kennedy Gallery, Cambridge, MA. Catalogue; traveled to Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; International Center of Photography, New York; Galerie Walcheturm, Zurich, Switzerland; Europhot, Antwerp, Belgium and other European, American and Canadian locations (ending 1982)

Baltimore Museum of Art

Fundação de Serraives, Oporto, Portugal

Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha

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

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

WestLicht Schauplatz für Fotografie, Vienna

Aperture Foundation and the International Center of Photography. Private Enemy - Public Eye: The Work of Bruce Charlesworth, short fiction by Bruce Charlesworth, essay by Charles Hagen, New York, 1989

"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

"The Man in the Back Seat", Working Papers #4, March, 1983, pp. 1-12

"Trouble", The Paris Review, vol. 27, no. 97, Fall, 1985, pp. 125-133  

Aperture Foundation, Inc. Before the Camera: A Selection of Contemporary Studio Tableaux , ex. cat., essays by Charles Stainback and Larry Frascella, New York, 1986

Crist, Steve, ed. The Polaroid Book, essay by Barbara Hitchcock (Los Angeles: Taschen), 2005

Ewing, William and Barbara Hitchcock, eds. The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology, essays by Christopher Bonanos, Deborah G. Douglas, Dennis Jelonnek, Gary Van Zante, John Rohrbach, Peter Buse, Rebekka Reuter (London: Thames and Hudson), 2018

Fundacio Foto Colectania. Casa De Luz, essays by Mario Rotllant Solá, Maria Filomena Molder, Lola Garrido and Filipa Valladares, Barcelona, 2004

Galassi, Peter. Pleasures and Terrors of Domestic Comfort  (New York: Museum of Modern Art), 1991

Gibson, Ralph, ed. SX-70 Art (New York: Lustrum Press, Inc.), 1979

Harper Prism.  The Art of the X-Files, essay by William Gibson, New York, 1998

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

Hitchcock, Barbara, ed. Emerging Bodies: Nudes from the Polaroid Collections, essay by Andy Grundberg (Zurich and New York: Edition Stemmle), 2000

Hoy, Anne. Fabrications (New York: Abbeville Press), 1987

Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art. Telling Stories, ex. cat., essay by Paul Karabinis, Jacksonville, 1996

Katonah Museum of Art. The Technological Muse, ex. cat., essay by Susan Fillin-Yeh, Katonah, NY, 1990

L.A.C.E. Surveillance , ex. cat., essays by Branda Miller and Debora Irmas, Los Angeles, 1987

Lombino, Mary Kay. The Polaroid Years: Instant Photography and Experimentation, essay by Peter Buse (London: Prestel Publishing), 2013

Modulo Centro Difusor de Arte.  Bruce Charlesworth, ex. cat., Lisbon/Oporto, 1990

Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou.  Instantanés,  ex. cat., Paris, 1980

New Jersey Center for Visual Arts.  Constructed Reality, ex. cat., Summit, NJ, 1990

New Museum. Persona, ex. cat., essay by Lynn Gumpert and Ned Rifkin, New York, 1981

New Museum of Contemporary Art. The End of the World: Contemporary Visions of the Apocalypse, ex. cat., essay by Lynn Gumpert, New York, 1983

Smith, Joshua P. The Photography of Invention: American Pictures of the 1980s (Cambridge, MA and London: The M.I.T. Press; Washington, D.C.: National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution), ex. cat., 1989

University of Florida at Gainesville. Seductive Deceptions: The Theatrical Image, ex. cat., essay by Wallace Wilson, Gainesville, 1990

University of Illinois at Chicago. Bruce Charlesworth, ex. cat., essay by Laurel Bradley, Chicago, 1984

University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point. Bruce Charlesworth, ex. cat., essay by Carol Emmons, Stevens Point, 1985

Walker Art Center. The Axious Edge, ex. cat., essay by Lisa Lyons, Minneapolis, 1982

________________. Cross-References: Sculpture into Photography, ex. cat., essays by Elizabeth Armstrong, Marge Goldwater and Adam Weinberg, Minneapolis, 1987

Weatherspoon Art Gallery and Herter Art Gallery. Fictions of the Self: The Portrait in Contemporary Photography, ex. cat., essay by Trevor Richardson, Greensboro, NC and Amherst, MA, 1993

Whitney Museum of American Art. 1983 Biennial Exhibition, ex. cat., New York, 1983

_______________________________. Identity: Representations of the Self, ex. cat., New York, 1988


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