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Oakland University
Art and Art History

310 Wilson Hall
Rochester , MI 48309
(location map)
phone: (248) 370-3375
fax: (248) 370-3377

Oakland University
Art and Art History

310 Wilson Hall
Rochester , MI 48309
(location map)
phone: (248) 370-3375
fax: (248) 370-3377

Bruce Charlesworth

Assistant Professor of Studio Art 
Office: 321 Wilson Hall 
Tel: (248) 370-4587
Fax: (248) 370-3377 
charlesworth@oakland.edu
www.brucecharlesworth.net

Bruce Charlesworth is an interdisciplinary artist who works in film, video, installation, photography, performance and interactivity. His work has been published and exhibited internationally at venues such as the Musée National d'Art Moderne in Paris, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the American Film Institute, the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, the Tate Gallery in London and the Whitney Biennial. Recent exhibitions have taken place at CO Berlin, the MIT Museum, the National Museum of Singapore, the Musée McCord in Montreal and the Fondazione Palazzo Magnani in Reggio Emilia, Italy. 

Charlesworth’s multimedia environments and installations have been commissioned by many institutions including the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the International Center of Photography in New York, the Photographers’ Gallery in London, the Zero1 Biennial in San Jose and San Francisco’s Capp Street Project, where he was the first artist-in-residence. 

His work is in the permanent collections of both the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Fundação de Serraives in Oporto, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Houston Museum of Fine Arts. Charlesworth has received fellowships for his artwork from the Bush, McKnight and Jerome Foundations, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. 

Before arriving at Oakland University in 2013, Charlesworth taught photography, film, video and interdisciplinary media at the University of Minnesota, Southern Illinois University and the University of Wisconsin. At Oakland, he specializes in Art and Technology and often teaches video art and digital photography. He is also the coordinator for Field Experience in Studio Art and the Faculty Advisor for K-12 Art Education. Recent courses taught by Professor Charlesworth include: 

ART 1160 - Photography for Non-Majors

ART 2200 - Introduction to Art and Technology

ART 2400 - Introduction to Photography

ART 3240 - Interactive Art

ART 3260 - Digital Fabrication

ART 3280 - Video and Sound Art

ART 3430 - Digital Photography

ART 4930 - Field Experience in Studio Art

ART 4988 - Seminar in Studio Art

ART 4999 - Senior Thesis in Studio Art 

For more information on the artwork of Bruce Charlesworth, visit his website at: www.brucecharlesworth.net