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Juried Exhibition, ‘WAH Center Spring Fling,’ April 21 - May 27, 2012, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY: 1 work
Exhibition 'Small Works 2012', January 5 -29, 2012, Upstream Gallery, Dobbs Ferry, NY: 2 works
Exhibition 'Dimensions', January 6 - 30, 2011, Upstream Gallery, Dobbs Ferry, NY: 4 works
Solo Exhibition, August 1 - November 12, 2010, Partners International, New York, NY
Solo Exhibition, July 1 - 28, 2010, Gallery 475, Beacon, NY
Juried Group Exhibition - Projekt30 November 2009 Online Exhibition, juried by the artist-members of the site: http://www.projekt30.com/final_display.php?show_id=77 (click on first thumbnail at left on next-to-last line)
Katonah Museum Art Association Exhibition, Katonah, NY, November 2009
Juried Group Exhibition - "New Directions '08", Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY, October - November 2008. Juried by Asher Miller, Curator of 19th Century, Modern and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Juried Group Exhibition - “Structure”, Rockaway Artists’ Alliance, Fort Tilden, NY, March - April 2008.
Invitational Group Exhibition - “Night.” Artdoxa Online Artists’ Community, http://www.artdoxa.com - 2008. At invitation of curator Jochen Hein.
Group Exhibition - “New York Landscape” - Shuresky Gallery, Sysosset, NY, 1996. 2 works included.
Group Exhibition - "Spring" - Middletown Arts Center, Middletown, NY - 1990
Solo Exhibition, Paintings and Drawings - Synechia Arts Center, Middletown, NY - 1983
Cooper Union Art School - Certificate of Completion
San Francisco Art Institute - BFA, Painting
Hunter College - MA, Fine Art
Charles Zigmund was born and raised in the west Bronx. He grew up in an area of decorative Bronx apartment buildings with their Art Deco Egyptian-style lobbies, surrounded by trees, parks and hills and overlooking the Harlem River which separates the Bronx and Manhattan. Across the street was the drum-and-dome of the Hall of Fame which provided a strong dose of neoclassical architecture. He says this overall childhood experience contributed to his becoming a landscape painter. He attended Cooper Union, majoring in painting, and also spent many hours painting outdoors on sites in his neighborhood overlooking the river. At Cooper Union, he studied with Wolf Kahn and Nicholas Marsicano. He continued at the San Francisco Art Institute where he studied with Richard Diebenkorn and Elmer Bischoff, and at Hunter College where he studied with sculptor Tony Smith.
Charles has participated in many exhibitions in the northeast, and his works are in a number of private collections. Twelve years ago, he started making his paintings more three-dimensional, first as bas-relief and more recently as fully in-the-round sculptures which are still mounted on the wall. This move into sculpture was not specifically dictated by the desire to make sculpture, but by the desire to eliminate the twin restraints of the rectangular border and the flat picture plane from painting. He believes this concept can reinvigorate representational painting, as it provides the artist with new problems, and that problems, as opposed to solutions, are the vital factor in moving art forward.
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