After graduating from The San Francisco Art Institute, I moved to Spain to spend some time painting near the sea, where my horizon series began to form. After seven years restoring art as a part-time job, I’ve grown more and more interested in working with different materials and subsequently my horizons have been made of painting, collage, photography, and most recently construction materials such as steel and concrete.
When I first moved to Red Hook in 2010, the palette of the corroded steel of the abandoned warehouses, broken down piers and empty loading docks along the waterfront began to show up on my canvas. Eventually I went straight to the source and created a body of work using oxidation processes on steel plates. The work played with ideas of industry and art, strength and vulnerability, and urged a beauty to be recognized in such an oftentimes-overlooked landscape.
In my latest body of work, I continue to explore ides of construct, industry and vulnerability, this time incorporating the dichotomy of nature and city. “WHERE WE STAND” is a group of concrete tiles built in my studio in Brooklyn using organic material foraged from coastlines, then mixed with white Portland cement and water. The sand, stones, and grass were gathered from places of sentimental value to me such as the recently devastated Rockaway Beach, Breezy Point, and my own neighborhood, Red Hook. This work considers strength of footing; where we stand in city made of sidewalks that can be broken overnight by a hurricane. How it feels when we look at the horizon while our feet sink into the beach beneath us. It is a collection of concrete pieces discussing the tenuousness of a moment and the challenge of civilization vs. wilderness.
E D U C A T I O N:
SAN FRANCISCO ART INSTITUTE: Bachelors of Fine Arts, painting 1997-2001
Figurative, landscape, and abstract oil and water based painting and drawing.
Processing and printing of black and white and color photography.
Photo-printmaking, etching, silkscreen and monoprinting.
A W A R D S:
THE VERMONT STUDIO CENTER: Partial Fellowship for Winter Residency 2010
THE COOPER UNION: Summer Residency for painting, 2008
P R O F E S S I O N A L A R T I S T I C E X P E R I E N C E:
SCULPTURE CONSERVATOR: Wilson Conservation 2004-2011
Senior inpainter, studio manager, and manager of onsite maintenance of private collections.
Skilled in consolidating, casting, patinating, rebuilding, and inpainting of historic and contemporary works in various materials including stone, synthetics, wood, ceramics, and bronze.
Experience ranging from the historic bronzes of the U.S. Capitol, to the works of Henry Moore, Alexander Calder, and Donald Judd for clients including prominent galleries, private collectors and auction houses.
PHOTOGRAPHER: Part Time/Freelance 2002-PRESENT
Promotional materials including actor’s & musician’s portraits & album covers.
Lifestyle, weddings, and various events.
ARTIST’S ASSISTANT: Anita Steckel 2002-2004
Assisted in all studio and business matters for Anita Steckel, award-winning avant-garde feminist artist.
Primary director in the archiving of her complete body of work including photography, painting and collage.
COMMERCIAL SET DECORATOR: Allied Media 2004
Researched, designed concept, and executed set decoration for Legend Stout beer commercial.
ASSISTANT PHOTO EDITOR: Woodfin Camp and Associates 2001
Organized editing of stock photography slides for various publications and print ads.
S E L E C T E D P A I N T I N G E X H I B I T I O N S:
GIACOBETTI-PAUL GALLERY: “Wax, Salt and Steel” Solo show, Dumbo, April 2011
GIACOBETTI-PAUL GALLERY: “Coming Soon”, Group show, Dumbo, January 2011
ONEWAY GALLERY: Group Show, Narragansett, RI, June 2010-January 11
SCHAEFER LANDING: Solo Show, Williamsburg, NY, October-December 2009
THE COOPER UNION: Group Show, Cooper Union, Manhattan June, 2008
WINDHAM FINE ARTS: “Paint the Mountain Top” Group show Windham, NY July-August 2007
WINDHAM FINE ARTS: “A Moment Suspended” Show w/ David Ryan. Windham, June 2007
33 CROSBY STREET: Solo show. Manhattan, August 2005
CURB ART SPACE: Group show. Manhattan, January-February 2005
CURB ART SPACE: “Distances”. Show with Mark Bouthilette. Manhattan, January 2005
GREELY SQUARE GALLERY: Solo show. Manhattan April 2004
APPLE COMMERCIAL: Paintings featured in “Siri” commercial for Apple, 2012
NURSE JACKIE: Paintings featured in Season 4 of Showtime TV show, 2011
CURB YOUR ENTHUSIAM: Paintings featured in Season 8 of HBO TV show, 2010.
AROUND THE BLOCK: Paintings featured in short film, October 2008
RESCUE ME: Paintings featured in Season 2 of FX television drama, June 2005
P R E S S:
CAUGHT IN THE ACT: http://vimeo.com/charliehoxie/alexa, tv show for BRIC, Dec, 2012
DOSSIER: “Wax, Salt and Steel” April, 2011
DOSSIER: “Home at the Atlantic Yards” April, 2010
ATLANTIC YARDS REPORT: “A mural…‘home’” April, 2010
NEW YORK TIMES: “In Herald Square, a Monument Is Ready for Action” September 17, 2007
CAPITAL DISTRICT HOME AND STYLE: "A Moment Suspended" June, 2007