Charlesworth’s artwork has been widely published and exhibited at museums, galleries and film festivals, including the Whitney Biennial, the Musée National d'Art Moderne in Paris, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the American Film Institute, the New Museum of Contemporary Art and the Tate Gallery in London.  Multimedia environments have been commissioned by the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the Zero1 Biennial in San Jose, the Photographers’ Gallery in London, the International Center of Photography in New York and San Francisco’s Capp Street Project, where he was the first artist-in-residence. Charlesworth has received fellowships from the Bush, McKnight, Jerome and Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundations, the National Endowment for the Arts and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

BRUCE CHARLESWORTH