Bio and CV
Charles studied graphic design at the Colorado Institute of Art. In 2000 received his BFA from Metropolitan State College of Denver.  
During that time he worked as a custom area rug designer at the Denver Design Center and exhibited his paintings with several
galleries in the local area. The last public exhibition of his paintings was in 2002 at Andenken Gallery, Denver.  In 2004 he received his
MFA from the University of Connecticut. At UConn he produced a CD of sound works that originated from time spent in his studio called
Soundsketches: A Compilation of Sound for the Experiencer and published Accrete: A Compilation of Notes, Diagrams, Drawings, and
Journal Entries
, a catalog of his working process on file at The Museum of Modern Art Library, NY. For the next five years he worked at
the Philadelphia Museum of Art. After returning to Colorado he became a member of Pirate Contemporary Art in 2012 and teaches
drawing and painting at Metropolitan State University of Denver.  


2004  MFA, University of Connecticut

2004  Marina Abramovic performance workshop, University of Connecticut

2000  BA, Art History, Metropolitan State College of Denver, CO

1999  Independent Study, Metropolitan State College of Denver, Tuscan Art History, Italy

1986  Graphic Design, Colorado Institute of Art, Denver, CO


2019   Net.WORKS, Arapahoe Community College, Littleton, CO

Intersection, Pirate Contemporary Art, Lakewood, CO

MSU Denver 10th Biennial Faculty Exhibition, MSUD Center for Visual Arts, Denver, CO

Catalyst 1,542,384, Leon Gallery, Denver, CO

Catalyst 1,522,150, Naropa University, Boulder, CO

Art of the State, Arvada Center, Arvada, CO

In SITu, Artist Chair Auction, Arvada Center, Arvada, CO

Catalyst 1,500,000, Pirate Contemporary Art, Lakewood, CO

Impressed, Art Gym, Denver, CO

Quantum, Pirate Contemporary Art, Lakewood, CO

Collective Nouns, MSUD Center for Visual Arts, Faculty Exhibition, Denver, CO

 Altared States, Pirate Contemporary Art, Denver, CO

Art of the State, Arvada Center, Arvada, CO

 Line , Naropa University, Boulder, CO

 Spaces Between , Pirate Contemporary Art, Denver, CO

Contemporary Colorado, Curfman Gallery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

The Real Draw: Colorado Artists Making Their Mark In Drawing , Discovery Science Center, Fort Collins, CO

Bifurcated , Pirate Contemporary Art, Denver, CO

I Believe, I Think, I Make , Pirate Contemporary Art, Denver, CO

Variations, Pirate Contemporary Art, Denver, CO

Sound and Drawing, Antelope Valley College, CA

Towards a Better Existence, InLiquid Art + Design, Crane Arts Building, Philadelphia, PA

Dear Fleisher, 4x6 Inches of Art, Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

2007  Open Studio Tour, Philadelphia, PA

2007  Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Going Through the Motions, Peng Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Fully Tilted, Side Show Gallery, Williamsburg, NY

Fully Tilted: MFA Exhibition, William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut

2003  MFA Exhibition, CAA, Hunter College/Times Square Gallery, New York, NY

Growth and Decay, Museum of Contemporary Art, Fort Collins, CO

2002  Caitlyn Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2001  Fresh Art Gallery, Denver, CO

2001  Andenken Gallery, Denver, CO

1998  Charles/Kristen Gallery, Denver, CO

1998  Alternative Arts Alliance Open Studio Tour, Denver, CO

1997  Core Gallery, Denver, CO

1997  Common Grounds Gallery, Denver, CO

1996  Spark Gallery, Denver, CO


Accrete, A Compilation of Notes, Diagrams, Drawings, and Journal Entries by Charles Livingston,  
2002 - 2004 on file at:
-The Museum of Modern Art Library /Franklin Furnace /Artist Book Collection, New York
-Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, The University of Connecticut


Paglia, Michael "Pirate's Move to Lakewood Launches a New Era"  Westword  27 July 2017

Paglia, Michael "Work Ethic"  Westword  23-29 June 2016

Kirsh, Andrea "Philadelphia Introductions: Charles Livingston” InLiquid  16 May 2007,  InLiquid

Professional Experience

2012 - Present    Affiliate Professor, Metro State University of Denver, Drawing and Painting

2012 - 2018   Owner of
Charles Livingston Design, Custom and Contemporary Area Rugs

2004 - 2010  Philadelphia Museum of Art,  Online and Mail Order Retail Operations Manager

2006  Cheltenham Arts Center, PA, Contemporary Art Lecture Series on
Duchamp to Present.

2003  University of Connecticut, Spring, Beginning Drawing

2003  University of Connecticut, Community School of the Arts, summer youth program.

2003  Mind Flight Summer Youth Camp, Plymouth State College, NH

2003 - 2004  Contemporary Art Galleries Assistant, University of Connecticut, Storrs and Stamford, Connecticut

1996 - 2002  Custom Area Rug Designer, Floor Coverings by CPA, Denver Design Center, Colorado


2008 - 2010  Member of InLiquid Art and Design Network, an arts organization serving as a free public hub for arts information and   
resources, and making the visual arts more accessible to a broader audience.

1997 - 1998   Member of the Denver Alternative Arts Alliance, a collective of artists supporting contemporary art in the Denver region.
Charles Livingston Studio