Marking Time: Drawings by Charles Kanwischer
March 7, 2017 - May 5, 2017

Artist Biography
Charles Kanwischer

 


CHARLES KANWISCHER

 

 

Born Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Lives and works in Waterville, Ohio

 

EDUCTATION

 

1989       M.F.A. Yale University School of Art, Painting/Printmaking

1985       B.F.A. University of Iowa, Printmaking

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017       Shaheen Contemporary, Cleveland, OH

              Manifest Drawing Center, Cincinnati, OH

2014       Smith College, Oresman Gallery, Northampton, MA

2011       Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester, VT

2010       Shaheen Contemporary, Cleveland, OH

               Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA

2009       Dublin Arts Center, Dublin, OH

2007       Miller/Block Gallery, Boston, MA

2005       raw and co. Gallery, Cleveland, OH

2001       Miller/Block Gallery, Boston, MA

               Bluffton College, Bluffton OH

1999       Miller/Block Gallery, Boston, MA

1998       Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH

1997       Miller/Block Gallery, Boston, MA

1995       Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA

1994       Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

               Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

1993       Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA

1992       Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

1991       College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015       Invitational Drawing Exhibition, University of St Francis, Fort Wayne, IN.

               Allegorical Place, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI.

               Eyes of the Suburbs, Indiana University South Bend, South Bend, IN.

2014       Charles Kanwischer and Elaine Wilson, Recent Work. Bowery Gallery, New York City, NY.

               INDA 9 - Annual International Drawing Annual, Exhibition in Print published by Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH.

2013       Expanding the Line: Innovation. Gallery One at Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, MI.

              Locations, Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York City, NY

              Second Nature, Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery at Broward College, Davie, FL

2012       INDA 7 - Selections from the 7th Annual International Drawing Annual, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH.

2011       Small Worlds, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH

              Dallas International Contemporary Art Fair, Dallas, TX

              INDA 6 - Selections from the 5th Annual International Drawing Annual, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH.

2010       The Pencil Show, Foxy Production, New York City, NY

              Aqua Art Miami International Art Fair, Miami, FL

              Eight Views - Contemporary Landscape, Washington Art Association, Washington Depot, CT

              INDA 5 Selections from the 5th Annual International Drawing Annual, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH.

              Charles Kanwischer and Elaine Wilson, Macomb College Art Gallery, Macomb College, Monroe Center, MI.

              Burb, An Exhibition Exploring Zones of Living, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati. OH

              Drawing Discourse, A Contemporary Drawing Exhibition. University of North Carolina-Asheville, Asheville, NC.

2009       INDA 4 Selections from the 4th Annual International Drawing Annual, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH.

               National Juried Exhibition, Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, Loveladies, NJ

               National Small Works Exhibition, Harper College Art Gallery, Palatine, IL

2008       Aqua Art Miami International Art Fair, Miami, FL

              Gray Matter, Miller Block Gallery, Boston, MA

               Unfolding Landscape - Elaine Wilson and Charles Kanwischer, Gelbke Fine Arts Center Gallery, Hiram College. Hiram, OH.

               Works on Paper, International Art Fair, Seventh Regiment Armory, New York City, NY.

2007       Kent State Drawing Invitational. Kent State University Galleries, Kent. OH.

              "Cities and Suburbs," Ross Art Museum, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH

              "Delineate"- An Exhibition of Drawings, Bonfoey Gallery, Cleveland, OH.

               Works on Paper, International Art Fair, Seventh Regiment Armory, New York City, NY     

2006       Kanwischer x 2, Edmond Kanwischer and Charles Kanwischer, raw and co. Gallery, Cleveland, OH

              Small Treasures, Center of the Earth Gallery, Charlotte, NC

              Art Chicago in the Park 2006, Chicago, IL

              Scope Art Fair, New York City, NY

2005       New Master Drawings, Akron Museum of Art, Akron, OH

              Small Monuments II, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

              House and Home, Center of the Earth Gallery, Charlotte, NC.

              On/ Of Paper, Center for the Arts, Mobile, AL.

2004       Small Monuments, Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH.

              Off the Wall, South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, IN.

              Toledo/Toyohashi. Toyohashi Museum of Art, Toyohashi, Japan.

              Invitational Drawing Exhibition, Art Store Gallery. Charleston, WV.

              Group Exhibition, Center of the Earth Gallery, Charlotte, NC

2003       Visions and Revisions, A Survey of Art on Paper Since 1960, Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

              Mediated Nature, Oberlin College Gallery and Performance Space at HERE HERE. Cleveland, OH.

              280/Parameters, Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV.

              Regional Drawing Exhibition, Elaine Jacobs Gallery at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.

              22st Biennial Art Exhibition, South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, IN

              21st Annual National Small Works Exhibition, Schoharie County Arts Council Gallery, Cobleskill, NY.

              Rethinking the Contemporary Landscape, Pennsylvania School of Art and Design, Lancaster, PA. 

              2D by Five, University Gallery at Tiffin University, Tiffin, OH.

2002       2nd Annual American Landscapes National Exhibition, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD.

              84th Annual Toledo Area Artists Exhibition, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH

              Watermarks 2002, National Juried Exhibition, Studio 107 Gallery at Southeastern Community College, Whiteville, NC.

              25th Annual Art on Paper - A National Juried Exhibition. Maryland Federation of Art Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD.

              Fifteenth Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA.

              36th Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show, Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, TX.

              23rd Annual Paper in Particular National Exhibition, Art Gallery at Columbia College, Columbia, MO.

              American Rivers. A National Juried Competition, Sponsored by the Great River Arts Institute,     Walpole, NH. Brattleboro

              Museum of Art, Brattleboro, VT.  T.W. Wood Museum of Art, Montpelier, VT. Florence Griswold Museum, Lyme, CT

              17th Annual Greater Midwest International Exhibition, Art Center Gallery at Central State University, Warrensburg, MO.

2001        Philadelphia Watercolor Society's101st Exhibition of Works on Paper, Gregg Gallery at the American College, Bryn Mawr, PA.

               Works on Paper, A National Biennial Exhibition, Kirkland Fine Arts Center at Millikin University, Decatur IL.

               ANA 30 National Juried Exhibition, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT.

               The Lay of the Land - A National Juried Exhibition, Constitution Square Gallery, Danville, KY.

               Texas National 2001, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX.

               6th Annual International Juried Exhibition, New Jersey Center for the Visual Arts, Summit, NJ.

2000        Edmond Kanwischer and Charles Kanwischer, Two Generations in Art, College of Lake County Gallery of Art, Grayslake, IL.

               Paper Routes 2000, Southern Ohio Museum of Art, Portsmouth, OH February 2000. College of

               Wooster Art Museum, Wooster, OH. Kenyon College Museum of Art, Gambier, OH. Riffe Gallery, Columbus, OH

1999       12th Annual Drawing Exhibition, College of Notre Dame of Maryland, Baltimore, MD.

              IX Annual Valdosta National Works on Paper Exhibition, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA.

               St. John's University Fifth Annual National Exhibition, New York, NY.

1998        80th Annual Toledo Area Artists Exhibition, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH.

               Gallery Artists, Miller/Block Gallery, Boston, MA.

               48th Annual Spring Exhibition, ArtSpace Lima, Lima, OH.

1997       Object Lessons, Loomis Chafee Art Gallery at the Loomis Chafee School, Wallingford, CT.

               Gallery Artists, Miller/Block Gallery, Boston, MA.

                Drawings, Hackett/Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

1996        American Academy Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, American Academy of Arts and  Letters, New York, NY.

1995       Five College Drawing Faculty, Herter Gallery at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.

               Bromfield Gallery Meets the Providence Art Cell, Attleboro Museum of Art, Attleboro, MA.

1994       Five Artists at Amherst College, Studio Art Faculty Exhibition, Amherst College, Amherst, MA.

              20th Anniversary Show, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA.

1993       Searching for the Oxbow, Northampton Center for the Arts, Northampton, MA.

1992       6th Annual Small Print Exhibition, University of Wisconsin-Parkside.

1991       12th Annual Boston Drawing Show, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA.

1990        Drawing 1990, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT.

               Halpert Biennial, Appalachian State University, Charlotte, NC.

1988       Gabor Peterdi and His Students,­ J.B. Speed Museum of Art, Louisville, KY.

 

Grants, Fellowships and Awards

Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award, 2013

First Prize, International Drawing Annual 7 (INDA 7). International Exhibition in Print. Published by Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH 2012

Bowling Green State University Institute for the Study of Culture and Society Fellowship, 2008

Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award 2010

Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award, 2007

Finalist, Celebration of Creativity, Twenty-Five Years of Ohio Arts Council Award Winners, 2006

Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award, 2004.

Nominated for a Louis Comfort Tiffany Biennial Grant, 2001.

Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award, 2001.

Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award, 1999.

Phelps Berdan Award for Excellence in Painting/Printmaking, Yale University School of Art. 1987

 

Bibliography

Feature Article, "Charles Kanwischer - Recording Change." Naomi Ekperigin, author. Drawing Magazine, Fall 2012.

Exhibition Catalog, Manifest International Drawing Annual 5, Essays by Ann Calandro, Helen Barff,  Marcia Milnes-Brage, and Marlene Kwee. Published by Manifest

Gallery, Cincinnati, OH. 2010.

Exhibition Review, "Artist Charles Kanwischer Makes a Statement About Suburban       

Sprawl," Steven Litt, Cleveland Plain Dealer, July 18, 2010.

Exhibition Review, "Exemplary Images, Charles Kanwischer at Shaheen Contemporary and Modern," Douglas Max Utter, Giraffe Trap Magazine (online) August 2010.

Visual Delights, Best Exhibits of 2009. Columbus Dispatch, December 27, 2009

Exhibition Catalog, Manifest International Drawing Annual 4, Essays by Marilyn McGregor, A.C. Frabetti, and Craig Marshall Smith. Published by Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH. 2010.

Exhibition Review, "Drawings Cast Housing in New Light," Kaizaad Kotwal, Columbus Dispatch, January 11, 2009.

Exhibition Review, "Trompe l'oeil Realism to Absurdist Imagery," Steven Litt, Cleveland Plain-Dealer, January 20, 2008.

Exhibition Review, "Recognize It? Think Again." Cate McQuaid, Boston Globe, April 5, 2007

Exhibition Review, "Things Counter, Spare, and Strange," Douglas Max Utter, Cleveland Free-Times, June 21, 2006.

Exhibition Review, "Kanwischer x 2," Zachary Lewis, Cleveland Scene, June 12, 2006.

Feature Article, "Raw Details. Tremont Gallery Strips Away Clutter to Reveal Exceptional Work," Dan Tranberg, Cleveland Plain-Dealer, April 8, 2005.

Exhibition Catalog, New Master Drawings. Text by Katherine Watt, Published by the Akron Museum of Art, Akron, OH.

Exhibition Review, "New View," MOCA Delivers a Tasty Menu of 'Small Monuments,' Amy Bracken Sparks, Critic. Cleveland Plain Dealer, April 2, 2004.

Exhibition Catalogue, Mediated Nature, Oberlin College Art Gallery and Performance Space. Cleveland Ohio.

Exhibition Catalogue, The American River, A National Exhibition. Essay by Robert Hass. Published by the Great River Arts Institute, Walpole, NH. 2002

Exhibition Review, "Paper Offers Broad Variety," Columbus Dispatch , Jacqueline Hall, critic. August 26, 2001.

Article, "Two Generations of Kanwischer," Chicago Reader, Deanna Isaacs, author. September 22, 2000.

Exhibition Catalogue, Edmond Kanwischer and Charles Kanwischer, Two Generations of Art, at the College of Lake County Art Gallery, Steve Jones, author.

Exhibition Review, "Paper Routes 2000," Dialogue Magazine, Cate O'Hara, critic. May/June 2000.

CD-ROM Catalog, The State of the Arts Report. Published and distributed by the Ohio Arts Council, Columbus, OH. 2000.

Exhibition Catalogue, Paper Routes 2000. Kay Koeninger, author. Published jointly by the Southern Ohio Museum and the Ohio Arts Council. 2000.

Exhibition Review, Boston Globe, Cate McQaid, critic. April 4, 1999.

Exhibition Essay, Christopher Benfey, author.  March 1999.

Exhibition Review, Dialogue Magazine, "Aspects of Realism,"

Molly Youngkin, critic. May/June 1998.

Exhibition Review, Boston Globe,  Cate McQaid, critic, June 18, 1997

Exhibition Essay, "Five Artists at Amherst College" Natasha Staller, author,  November 1994.

Exhibition Review, "Ten Look with New Eyes..." Daily Hampshire Gazette, Patricia Wright, critic, May 6, 1993.

Article, Pioneer Press Newspapers, "Best and Brightest of 1991, Michael Bonesteel, critic, January 8, 1992.

Exhibition Review, "A Strong Show of Drawings" Boston Phoenix, Rebecca Nemser, critic, September 20, 1991.

Exhibition Review, Boston Globe, Christine Temin, critic, September 6, 1991.

Exhibition Review, "Lines to Live By" South End News, Cate McQuaid, critic, September 19, 1991.

Exhibition Review, Pioneer Press Newspapers, Cook and Lake Counties, IL, Michael Bonesteel, critic, January 24, 1991.

Article, "Now You See It..." Chicago Tribune, Neal Justin, author, January 20, 1991.

 

Public and Selected Private Collections

Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.

Smith College Museum of Art. Northampton, MA

Akron Museum of Art, Akron, OH

South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, IN

Dublin Arts Center, Dublin, OH

Fidelity Investments. Boston, MA

Progressive Insurance Corporation, Cleveland, OH

Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

 

 

 

 

 



Charles Kanwischer
Wall Drawing, 2016-17
graphite on panel
12 x 16 inches

Charles Kanwischer
Wall Drawing #3, 2017
graphite on panel
12 x 16 inches