Lecture by artist Charles Long
Charles Long studied sculpture at Yale University, where he received his MFA in 1988, and attended the Whitney Independent Study Program in 1980. His work was included in the 1997 and 2008 Whitney Biennials and has been featured nationally and internationally in over 40 solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries such as SITE Santa Fe, New Mexico; St. Louis Museum of Art, Missouri; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; Fundaço Cultural do Distrito Federal, Brazil; and others. In October, Long will debut a new interactive artwork for the Nasher Sculpture Center, as part of their anniversary celebration exhibition, and is currently working on an extensive collaborative installation for The Contemporary Austin, Texas. Long’s work is included in the collections of the Whitney Museum, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and The Museum of Modern Art, New York. In 2008 the American Academy of Arts and Letters recognized Long with the Award of Merit. He has been the recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Pollock-Krasner Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts grant, and The Louis Comfort Tiffany Grant. Long is a Professor of Art at the University of California, Riverside.