SCULPTURE

EDUCATION

BFA: Kansas City Art Institute

Graduate Work: Tyler School of Art

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2011

An Orgy of Form, Cross Mackenzie Gallery, Washington DC

2010

Common Purpose, EO Art Lab, Chester, CT

2009

Concepts and Processes, Silvermine Art Gallery, New Canaan, CT

Sculpting the Self: Myths & Archetypes, Hoyt Institute of Fine Art, New Castle, PA

Illusions, Gallery 621, Tallahassee, FL

Myth, Memory & Imagination, Madelon Powers Art Gallery, Stroudsburg University, PA

2007

Transformations, Strecker-Nelson Gallery, Manhattan, KS

2006

Reclaiming Lost Rituals, Casa Nova Gallery, Santa Fe, NM


GROUP EXHIBITIONS & SHOWS

2021

NYC Art Movement Exhibition, New York, NY

Prima Materia, Co-curated the exhibition

After Dark, Praxis Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

Flow, Odetta Gallery, New York, NY

MonoVisions Photography

City, Grey Cube Gallery, Helsinki, Findland

Art in the Time of Corona, Dab Art, Los Angeles, CA

Life in the Pandemic, Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson, NY

Page Turner, Odetta Gallery, New York, NY

Layered Light, Light Art Space, Silver City, NM

Refresh, Odetta Gallery, New York, NY

Grayscale Wonderland 4, Santa Monica, CA

The Dreamer, Loosen Art Gallery

2020

Essential Works, Odetta Gallery

Garvey|Simon Gallery, New York, NY

Shane Townley Gallery, New York, NY

2019

Select 4, Garvey|Simon Gallery, New York, NY

Gallery 104, New York, NY

1st Dibs Gallery, New York, NY

NYA Gallery, New York, NY

Clay Matters, Epperson Gallery, Crocket, CA

2018

Re: Artiste Exhibition, Gallery MC, New York, NY (“Judges Award”)

38 Concurs Internacional de Ceràmica CICA2018, L”Alcora, Spain (“Finalist”)

Spectrum Gestalt 5, Gestalt Projects, Santa Monica, CA

Small Works, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2017

Show Your World, New York, NY (“Judges Award”)

Material Matters, Brooklyn, NY (“Merit Award”)

2011

Snow White, Cross Mackenzie Gallery, Washington DC

Small Works & Dimensions, Upstream Gallery, Dobbs Ferry, NY

Palm Beach4 International Fine Art Exposition, Palm Beach, FL

2010

Two by Two, HPRG Gallery, New York, NY

Sky Was Yellow, Sun Was Blue, Russell/Projects, Richmond, VA

Kunstkammer, Walter Randel Gallery, New York, NY

Naked, Houston Art Center, Houston, TX

Works of Art from Antiquity through Today, Walter Randel Gallery, New York, NY

Palm Beach3 International Fine Art Exposition, Palm Beach, FL

San Francisco Fine Art Fair, San Francisco, CA

SOFA New York, New York, NY

SOFA Chicago, Chicago, IL

Affordable Art Fair, New York, NY

3rd Annual Art-Hamptons, Bridgehampton, NY

2009

Old School, Jack the Pelican Presents Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Wonder, Cazenovia Art Gallery, Cazenovia NY

Alchemy, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, New York, NY

60th Annual Art of the Northeast USA, Silvermine Art Gallery, New Canaan, CT

Palm Beach2 International Fine Art Exposition, Palm Beach, FL

2nd Annual Art-Hamptons, Bridgehampton, NY

2008

Small Works, Lana Santorelli Gallery, New York, NY

Palm Beach International Fine Art Exposition, Palm Beach, FL

Ceramics at Work, Gloria Kennedy Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Made In Clay, Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY

SOFA New York, New York, NY

2007

5th International Ceramic Biennial, Kapfenberg Cultural Center, Austria

38th National Juried Exhibition, Palm Springs Art Museum, CA (“First Place”)

10th Annual National Prize Show, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA

2-3-d-6 Competition, Energy Gallery, Toronto, Canada

SOFA New York, New York, NY

Biennial Exhibition, Guildford Art Center, Guildford, CT

Competition 2007, Plaza Art Gallery, Garden City, NY (“Award of Excellence”)

2006 16th National Ceramic Competition, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, TX

2006

Collector’s Show, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR

7th National Prize Show, Ceres Gallery, Chelsea, NY

57th Annual Art of the Northeast USA, Silvermine Art Gallery, New Canaan, CT

Patterns in Clay, Art League of Long Island, Dix Hills, NY (First Place)

Feats of Clay, Lincoln Arts Center, Lincoln, CA (“Merit Award”)

Ceramics Biennial, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH


AWARDS

2018

Artiste Exhibition, MC Gallery (“Judges Award”)

38 Concurs Internacional de Ceràmica CICA2018, L”Alcora, Spain (“Finalist”)

2017

Show Your World, New York, NY (“Judges Award”)

Material Matters, Brooklyn, NY (“Merit Award”)

2008

8th International Ceramics Festival, Mino, Japan (“First Honorable Mention”)

2007

38th National Juried Exhibition, Palm Springs Art Museum, CA (“First Place”)

Competition 2007, Plaza Art Gallery, Garden City, NY (“Award of Excellence”)

2006

Feats of Clay, Lincoln Arts Center, Lincoln, CA (“Merit Award”)


SELECTED COLLECTIONS & COMMISSIONS

Pratt Art Institute

Kansas City Art Institute

Mino Ceramic Art Museum, Tajimi, Japan

Kapfenberg Cultural Center, Austria

Longhouse Reserve, East Hampton, NY

Jack Lenor Larsen, New York, NY

Edward Orton Jr. Ceramic Foundation, Westerville, OH

Natalie Fitz-Gerald, Santa Fe, NM

Ronald Kuchta, New York, NY

Thomas Piché Jr., Sedalia, MO

Luanne Wells, Beverly Hills, CA

Edward Roberts, New York, NY

Anna and Jerzy Starak, New York and Warsaw, Poland

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Visiting Artist, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

Visiting Artist, NYU, New York, NY

Visiting Artist, Stroudsburg University, PA

 

ESSAYS & ARTICLES

Fjords Review Magazine, 2019

Hi-Fructose Magazine 2017, “Charles Birnbaum’s Freehand, Otherworldly Ceramic Sculptures”

Robert C. Morgan. “Charles Birnbaum: The Precision of Art”

Suzanne Ramljak. “An Orgy of Form: Charles Birnbaum’s Ceramic Sculpture”

Thomas Piché Jr., “Medium and Message in the Work of Charles Birnbaum”

PHOTOGRAPHY

EXHIBITIONS

2022

The Still Life, Praxis Gallery, St. Paul, MN

Monochrome Awards, Honorable Mention

Spinning Plates, Odetta Gallery, New York, NY

2021

NYC Art Movement, Astor Place Stylists, New York, NY

After Dark, Praxis Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

Flow, Odetta Gallery, New York, NY

MonoVisions Photography 2021

City, Grey Cube Gallery, Helsinki, Findland

Layered Light, Light Art Space, Silver City, NM

The Dreamer, LoosenArt, Rome, IT

Refresh, Odetta Gallery, New York, NY

Art in the Time of Corona, Dab Art, Los Angeles, CA

Life in the Pandemic, Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson, NY

Page Turner, Odetta Gallery, New York, NY

Grayscale Wonderland 4, bG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

 

 

AWARDS and PUBLICATIONS

2022

Monochrome Award, Honorable Mention for Fine Art

2021

Dodho Magazine

MonoVisions Photgraphy Awards Honorable Mention for Fine Art Series

Loosen Art Magazine

2020

The International Chromatic Awards, 3rd Place in Still Life