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Charles LaBelle

Born  :  1964, Dearborn, Michigan.  Lives and works in Hong Kong.





1988         -  B.A., University of California, Los Angeles






2011         -  Charles LaBelle, Number One Gallery, Bangkok


                  -  Charles LaBelle, Saamlung, Hong Kong


2010         -  Charles LaBelle, MobArt at the Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, Hong Kong


                  -  Charles LaBelle, Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles


2009         -  Lines of Flight, Stage 1, Hong Kong


                  -  California Suite: Selected Works 1993 – 2009, Traywick Contemporary, Berkeley


2008         -  Charles LaBelle, Para/Site Central, Hong Kong


                  -  Charles LaBelle, Maass Gallery, Purchase College, NY


                  -  Polis / Persona, Lawrimore Project, Seattle


2007         -  Fieldworks, Tony Wight, Chicago


                  -  Sugar Hill Suite, Anna Kustera, New York


                  -  Buildings Entered 1997-2007, Traywick Contemporary, Berkeley CA


2006         -  Sugar Hill Suite, Tony Wight/Bodybuilder & Sportsman, Chicago


2005         -  Columbus Suite, Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus OH


2004         -  Miami Drift,  Lemon Sky, Miami


                  -  Driftworks, Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles


2003         -  Intervals + Intensities, Ten in One Gallery, New York


2002         -  Darkness and Light, Bodybuilder and Sportsman, Chicago


                  -  Holiday, Traywick Gallery, Berkeley


                  -  Dearborn, Roberts & Tilton Gallery, Los Angeles


2001         -  Horror of Light, Pomona College Museum of Art, Pomona, CA (catalogue)


                  -  Sunset at Dawn, Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus OH


2000         -  Illuminated Trees, Traywick Gallery, Berkeley


                  -  Disappearer, Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles (catalogue)


1999         -  Night Moves, Lemon Sky, Los Angeles (catalogue)


1998         -  Manifestation, Post Los Angeles


1997         -  Charles LaBelle, University of Texas, San Antonio Satellite Space, San Antonio, Texas


1995         -  Works on Paper, domestic setting, Los Angeles


1993         -  Colonies II, Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica


1992         -  Colonies, Philippe Briet Gallery, New York





2012         -  Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco


2011         -  Taking Time, Nou Gallery, Taipei


                  -  Size Matters, Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles


                  -  Singapore Biennale, Singapore


2010         -  Charles LaBelle and Scott Ingram, Anna Kustera Gallery, New York


2009         -  Urban Alienation, Blue Lotus Gallery, Hong Kong


                  -  Of People and Places, Louisiana State University Museum of Art, Baton Rouge


2008         -  The Silver Shed, New York


                  -  to: Night; Hunter College Art Galleries, New York


                  -  Road Trip, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose CA


                  -  Urbanity on Paper, Anna Kustera Gallery, New York


                  -  Person of the Crowd, Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY


2007         -  What a Beautiful Space You Have, Claremont College Museum of Art, Riverside, CA


                  -  The Uncertainty Principle, Northern Illinois University Museum, Dekalb IL


2006         -  Local Transit, Artist’s Space, New York


2005         -  In the Neighborhood of Infinity, Sixteen to One Gallery, Los Angeles


2004     -  In Focus: Themes in Contemporary Photography, Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo


                  -  Rimbaud (curated by Max Henry), I-20 Gallery, New York


                  -  Topographies, San Francisco Art Institute (traveled, catalogue)


2003         -  I am a curator, Chisenhale Gallery, London


                  -  Justine LaCroix, Marseille


2002         -  Cut, Colored, Pulled and Burnt, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago


Glow:        -  Aspects of Light in Contemporary American Art (curated by Francis Colpitt), ArtPace and University of Texas,                      San Antonio (travelled, catalogue)


                  -  Liminal Spaces, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, New York


2001         -  ... a preacher and a bible..., Galerie La Friche, Marseilles, France


                  -  In Through the Outdoors, Traywick Gallery, Berkeley, CA


                  -  Wattage & Friendship, Muller-DiChiara Gallery, Berlin


                  -  In the City (Curated by Lorelei Stewart), Gallery 400, Chicago


                  -  Travelogue, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana


                  -  Ken Fandell and Charles LaBelle, Bodybuilder and Sportsman, Chicago


2000         -  Under the Influence: New Art from LA, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City


                  -  Charles LaBelle & Chris Sauter, Sala Diaz, San Antonio


                  -  Cleaning Up,  University of Southern California Art Gallery, Los Angeles


                  -  Utopia, Rogaland Kunstmuseum, Stavanger, Norway (catalogue)


                  -  Night Moves, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum


1999         -  Venus, Ehemals Raum Brasilica, Vienna


                  -  The Mourning After, Barnsdale Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles (catalogue)


1998         -  Some Related Areas (curated by Brad Spence), Art Gallery, University of California Irvine


                  -  Wings of Desire,Walter McBean Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco


1997         -  CA 9001-185, W139, Amsterdam, Netherlands


1996         -  True Bliss, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles (catalogue)


1995         -  Its Only Rock 'n Roll (curated by David Rubin), Contemporary Arts Center,Cincinnati, Ohio  (catalogue,                   traveled)


                  -  Rezone, DiverseWorks, Houston, Texas


1994         -  Let the Artist Live, Exit Art/The First World, New York


                  -  For Your Pleasure......, Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica


                  -  Altered Egos , Santa Monica Museum of Art (catalogue)


                  -  Mapping (curated by Frances Colpitt), University of Texas, San Antonio Art Gallery, San Antonio


                     (catalogue, traveled)


                  -  Le Temps d'un Dessin, Ecole des Beaux Arts, Lorient, France (catalogue, traveled)


1993         -  Poverty Pop, Exit Art/The First World, New York


1992         -  In Flux, Gallery 400, Chicago


                  -  Evidently, Dooley Le Cappellaine Gallery, New York


                  -  Fever, Exit Art/The First World, New York (traveled)


                  -  A/C Project Room, New York


                  -  Crusoe (Refiguring Reality), Dooley Le Cappellaine Gallery, New York





2007         -  MacDowell Colony Fellow


2006         -  Lower Manhattan Cultural Center, Swing Space Grant


2003         -  Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio Study and Conference Center Fellow


                  -  Triangle France/ La Friche de la Belle de Mai Residency, Marseilles, France


                  -  Los Angeles Metropolitian Transit Authority Project Award


2000         -  Getty Trust Fellowship


1995         -  Art Matters Fellowship



Artist’s Books



2011         -  “Corpus,” MCCM Creations, Hong Kong


                  -  “Architecture from the Outside,”  Ood Press, Los Angeles/ Rio de Janeiro








2011         -  Warden, Kathleen Suraya.  “Charles LaBelle and Michael Lee at the 2011 Singapore Biennale,” Asian Art News,


                     p. 127-129 (images)


                  -  Palmer, Daniel. “2011 Singapore Biennale,” Frieze, May


                  -  Peckham, Robin. “Photo Tour Singapore Biennale 2011,” Randian, April 27 (images)


                  -  Yao, Pauline.  “2011 Singapore Biennale,” Art Agenda, March 18 (image)


                  -  Singapore Biennale 2011 Catalogue.  Text by Nuit Banai and artist’s folio p. 234


2010         -  Bryan, Kate. “Charles LaBelle at the Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences,” Asia Art News, July/August  p95




                  -  Batten, John.  “Personal Mapping,”  Perspective, July p.24 (images)


                  -  Agnew, Mary. “Eye Spy,” Time Out Hong Kong                -  Peckham, Robin. “LaBelle at HKMSS,” ArtSlant (images)


                  -  Teh, Yvonne. “Charles LaBelle,” South China Morning Post, May 27 (image)


                  -  In Magazine, April + May (images)


                  -  Anonymous. “Archaeologies of the future by Charles LaBelle,” Post Internet (A Project of the Creative Capital |                  Andy Warhol Foundation Arts’ Writers Grant Program), April 22


2009         -  Lam, Yuki.  “Artistic Documentation,” Today’s Living, December , p 46-49 (images)


                  -  Visualingual. “Archaeologies of the Future,” Oct 10 (images) 


                  -  Hackett, Regina.  “Charles LaBelle- Archaeologies of the Future,”, Sept (image)


                  -  Szupinski, Joanna,.  “Charles LaBelle at Traywick Contemporary,” Artweek, May (image)


2008         -  Lippens, Nate.  “Time Space Location: Catching Charles LaBelle’s Drift,” Arcade, June (image)


                  -  Shipley, Jonathan. “Charles LaBelle (review),” Art Lies!, Summer (image)


                  -  Demetre, Jim. “Charles LaBelle at Lawrimore Project,” Art Dish (image)


                  -  Lippens, Nate. “Videos at Lawrimore Take Us Far and Wide,” Seattle PI, March 20 (image)


                  -  Grant, Adriana.  “Charles LaBelle and his Bare Chest,” Seattle Weekly, March19 (image)               -  Genocchio, Benjamin.  “A Walk on the Wild Side, and Then Some,” New York Times, February 10 (image)


2007         -  Grabner, Michelle.  “Charles LaBelle- Fieldworks,” Time Out Chicago, Oct. (image)


                  -  Ewing, John. “Charles LaBelle: Sugar Hill Suite,” Art Lies, Issue 53, Spring (image)


                  -  Wilson, Michael.  “Charles LaBelle at Anna Kustera Gallery,” Artforum, April (image)


2006         -  Jones, Amelia.  Self/Image: Technology, Representation and the Contemporary Subject.  Routledge, p 110-115


                  -   Wienstein, Lauren.  “Charles LaBelle: ‘Sugar Hill Suite,’” Time Out Chicago, April 13-20


                  -  Artner, Alan.  “Charles LaBelle’s ‘Sugar Hill Suite,’ Chicago Tribune, March 31


2004         -  Daigle, Claire.  “Rimbaud at I-20 Gallery,” Art Papers, November/December p. 49 (image)


                  -  Frank, Peter.  “Charles LaBelle at Roberts & Tilton,” Art Review, November 2004 (image)


                  -  Baker, Kenneth. “LaBelle Adrift at Traywick,” San Francisco Chronicle, October 23 (image)


                  -  Wood, Eve.  “Charles LaBelle at Roberts & Tilton,” Flash Art, Oct. (image)


                  -  Knight, Christopher.  “The Result of Aimless Drifting,”  Los Angeles Times, August 6 p. E6


                  -  Smith, Roberta.  “Rimbaud,” New York Times, July 30


                  -  Buck, David.  “Topographies,” Artweek, June 2004


                  -  “Topographies,” Exhibition Catalogue, Essays by Steve Dietz, Jeanne Przblysky and Noah Snyder,


                  -  San Francisco Art Institute and the Fellows of Contemporary Art, Artist Folio pg. 6A


2003         -  Colpitt, Frances.  “Charles LaBelle & Randy Wray: Sudden,”  ArtLies!  Issue 41, Winter 2003-4, p. 94


                  -  Goddard, Dan. “Visionary Art,” San Antono Express-News, November 13 (image)


                  -  Matlick, Justin.  Critics’ Choices: Charles LaBelle,” Chicago Reader, Jan. 3-9


2002         -  Zwartjes, Arend.  “Glow: Aspects of Light in Contemporary American Art,” Artlies, Fall 2002, p. 95-96


                  -  Baker, Kenneth. “LaBelle at Traywick,” San Francisco Chronicle, October 12, p. D10


2001         -  “Horror of Light,” Exhibition Catalogue, Pomona College Museum of Art


                  -  Fryer-Kohles, “Street of Dreams Under a Lens,” The Columbus Dispatch, Sept. 30, 8F (image)


                  -  “Sunset at Dawn,” Exhibition Catalogue, Rebecca Ibel Gallery


                  -  “Hollywood 101,” project for Zing Magazine, Spring/ Summer (image)


                  -  Starker, Melissa.  “Here’s Looking at You,” Columbus Alive, May 10 (image)


                  -  Helfand, Glen. “Charles LaBelle, Traywick Gallery,” Art on Paper, Jan-Feb. (image)


2000         -  Meyer, James. “Top Ten: Charles LaBelle,” Artforum, December, p. 114 (image)


                  -  “Disappearer,” Exhibition Catalogue, Essay by Jacqueline Cooper, Smart Art Press, Santa Monica


                  - Thornson, Alice. “Under the Influence: Young Artists Celebrate LA’s Culture,” Kansas City Star, October 21


                  -  Harvey, Doug. “Charles LaBelle at Roberts & Tilton,” Art Issues, p. 48 (images)


                  -  Moreno, Gean. “Polis as Playground: Contemporary Artists in Urban Space,” Art Papers, September/October,


                     p. 28-35, (images)


                  -  Zellen, Jody. “Rites of Passage,” d’Art International, p. 27 (image)


                  -  Cooper, Jacqueline. “The Fashion Show,” New Art Examiner, May, P. 56 (image)


                  -  Tumlir, Jan.”The Fashion Show,” Art & Text, May-July, p. 94-95


                  -  Allherholm, Milou. “Narstudie Los Angeles,” Dagens Nyheter (Sweden), April 12, p B3 (image)


                  -  Harvey, Doug. “Gallaria,” LA Weekly, April 7-13, p. 47 (image)


                  -  Knight, Christopher. “In Charles LaBelle’s World Things are Inside-Out,” Los Angeles Times, March 17,


                     p. F25 (image)


                  -  Crowder, Joan. “Working on those Night Moves,” Santa Barbara Press-News, March 17, p. 3 (image)


                  -  Meeker, Cheryl. “Drive By: Snapshots from the Cultural Landscape,” Art Papers, January/February                 p. 57 (image)


                  -  Colpitt, Frances. “Charles LaBelle at Lemon Sky,” Art in America, January, p. 126 (Image)


1999         -  Ise, Claudine. “Articulating Grief Though the ‘Art of Loss’,” Los Angeles Times, April 16, p. F30 (image)


                  -  Frank, Peter. “The Mourning After,” LA Weekly, April 13


                  -  “The Mourning After,” (exhibition catalogue), Los Angeles Municiple Art Gallery, essay by Susette Min


1998         -  Curtis, Cathy. “When Seeing Isn’t Believing,” Los Angeles Times, Oct. 15


1997         -  Finkel, Jori.  Review of Refusalon Show, San Francisco Express, May 23, p. 52 (image)


                  -  Goddard, Dan.  “Stained Bedsheets Underlie LaBelle’s Embroidered Art,” San Antonio Express-News, January 29


1996         -  True.Bliss. (exhibition catalogue), Essays by David Greene and Julie Joyce, Artist’s Folio                  p.21,


                  -  Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions


                  -  “Abstract Eroticism”, Art & Design #47, organized by Michael Petry, p. 20-21


1995         -  It’s Only Rock and Roll (exhibition catalogue), Contemporary Art Center, Cincinatti, organized by David S. Rubin          -  Kandel, Susan.  "Art of Mixing," Los Angeles Times, June 22, p. F4


1994         -  Hess, Elizabeth. "No Exit Art," Village Voice, October 11, p. 109


                  -  Jones, Amelia. "Taro Chiezo, Michael Cohen, LouAnne Greenwald, Charles LaBelle and Marie Lafia at                 domestic


                  -  setting," Artforum, October, p. 109


                  -  Wilson, William. "Santa Monica's Exquisite Deceptions," Los Angeles Times, July 16, p. F4


                  -  Altered Egos (exhibition catalogue), Essays by Karen Moss and Amelia Jones, Artist's text, p. 39-42, color folio


                     p. 77, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa  Monica


                  -  Mapping (exhibition catalogue), Essay by Frances Colpitt, p19, Artist's folio, p. 31, University of Texas, San                    Antonio


                  -  Le temps d'un Dessin (exhibition catalogue), Ecole des Beaux Arts, Lorient, France


1993         -  Ostrow, Saul. "On Kawara and Six Other Artists," Flash Art, September, p. 79 (image)


                  -  Pagel, David. "Charles LaBelle at Robert Berman Gallery," Artforum, May, p.110-111 (image)


                  -  Greenstein, M.A. "Edgy in Edge City," Artweek, April 22, p. 16-17 (image)


                  -  Taylor, Simon. "Charles LaBelle at Philippe Briet," Art in America, March, p. 114-115(image)


                  -  Kandel, Susan. "Charles LaBelle's Bourgeois Revolution," Los Angeles Times, January 28, p. F8


                  -  Levin, Kim. "Voice Choices: Fever," Village Voice, January 5, p. 56


1992         -  Smith, Roberta. "The Los Angeles Art World's New Image," New York Times, Dec. 29,   p. B1


                  -  Hess, Elizabeth. "Pillows to Post (Graffiti)," Village Voice, November 17, p. 109 (image)



Public and Private Collections


Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Berkeley Art Museum; Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo; Santa Barbara Museum of Art; Deautsche Bank Collection; The Stuart & Judy Spence Collection; Microsoft Collection; Hewlett-Packard Collection; Nationwide Collection; Banana Republic Collection



Exhibitions :

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Charles LaBelle

by Charles LaBelle

December 17th,2011 - January 25th, 2012

Artworks :

Untitled no.1, 2011, Drawing installation,
Untitled no.1, 2011
Drawing installation,
Untitled no.2, 2011, Drawing installation,
Untitled no.2, 2011
Drawing installation,
Untitled no.3, 2011, Drawing installation,
Untitled no.3, 2011
Drawing installation,
Untitled no.4, 2011, Drawing installation,
Untitled no.4, 2011
Drawing installation,
Untitled no.5, 2011, Drawing installation,
Untitled no.5, 2011
Drawing installation,
Untitled no.6, 2011, Drawing,
Untitled no.6, 2011
Untitled no.7, 2011, Drawing,
Untitled no.7, 2011
Untitled no.8, 2011, Drawing,
Untitled no.8, 2011
Untitled no.9, 2011, Drawing,
Untitled no.9, 2011
Untitled no.10, 2011, Drawing,
Untitled no.10, 2011
Untitled no.11, 2011, Drawing,
Untitled no.11, 2011
Untitled no.12, 2011, Drawing,
Untitled no.12, 2011
Untitled no.13, 2011, Drawing,
Untitled no.13, 2011
Untitled no.14, 2011, Drawing,
Untitled no.14, 2011
Untitled no.15, 2011, Drawing,
Untitled no.15, 2011
Untitled no.16, 2011, Drawing,
Untitled no.16, 2011
Untitled no.17, 2011, Drawing,
Untitled no.17, 2011