Charlie MilgrimOakland, CA
As an artist living in this unhinging world, I respond by working with materials that harness gravity as an active element.
I repourpose materials that would otherwise become landfill, such as discarded bowling balls and tar paper. I have them function as conceptual reminders of delicately balanced or potentially destructive forces both natural and political.
I like to think of myself as a conceptual tinkerer, mining my ideas from materials and materials from ideas.
Charlie Milgrim grew up in New York City and has lived in the SF Bay Area for the rest of her life. She has a BFA from the California College of the Arts and an MFA from UC Berkeley where she was a recipient of the Murphy and Simpson Graduate awards. She has also had a California Arts Council Grant. Charlie was recently included in the Art Legacies at the Richmond Art Center Exhibition and has had solo exhibitions at Hains Gallery SF., The Richmond Art Center, Gallery 16 SF, OK Harris NYC, and is represented by the Mercury 20 Gallery in Oakland where she has recently had four solo shows. Charlie has also shown at the ICA in San Jose, and the Oakland Museum.
Her work has been reviewed by Kenneth Baker, De Witt Chang and had a Spotlight review in The New Yorker.