ARTIST'S BIO: Charles Mingus III
Charles Mingus III has become recognized as one of America's most gifted and versatile artists. A native of Los Angeles, California,
his work is a part of the collections of such distinguished collectors as Daniel Filipacchi, Ivan Karp, the Estates of Larry Rivers, Willem
deKooning,Baroness de Koenigswarter Rothchild and Allan Stone. Additionally,Mingus' work is represented in corporate collections
such as Fort Mason Capital, LLC in San Francisco.
After studying with master calligrapher Shiro Ikagowa, Mingus, son of the legendary bassist and composer, moved to Manhattan and
developed his skills in metal spinning, sculpture and environmental art. He also extended his multiple talents to include playwrighting,
filmmaking, and animation. His plays have been produced at Joseph Papp's Public Theater, La MaMa E.T.C., The Lee Strasberg
Theatre Institute and Theater for the New City.
For the Museum of Modern Art and Southern Christian Leadership Conference(S.C.L.C.), Mingus conceived and initiated a benefit
sale exhibition to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and produced a film in which James Baldwin, Allen Ginsberg, Robert Penn Warren
and Amiri Baraka appeared. The Museum also commissioned Charles' painting, "Time Seed," which was featured as the Premium
Card of the Year.
Mingus has been a teacher and lecturer in art and multimedia at the School of Visual Arts, NY, Towson State University, MD, S.U.N.Y/
Empire State College, NY in addition to teaching a master class in theatre at the Strasberg Institute, NY.
His interview conducted by the Hatch/ Billops Collection for the Artist and Influence series was documented in 2001 and archived at
Howard University, D.C. Mingus has been profiled in many books and magazines,among them "Small Worlds and How to Make Them:
The Art of the Miniature",The New York Times, The New Yorker and NY Arts.
The New York Public Library has featured Mingus' paintings and sculptures, as has the cutting edge Chelsea art space, 532 Gallery
Thomas Jaekel. In addition, working in a variety of media, Mingus' pieces have enjoyed numerous solo and group exhibitions across
the U.S., Europe and Japan.
He’s represented by the 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel
CHARLES MINGUS III
March19 - April 18, 2009 Reception Thursday March 19
6:00 - 8:00 pm
532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel is welcoming Charles Mingus III.
The "Human Condition" is reflective art in real time as a collection of
digital prints composed from impulses; that mental stuff zipping around
in all our heads like bits of psychological soup or any number of the
multitude appropriate metaphors of inside-outside colliding vectors of
mass communication and personal communication.
These works are printed on paper, and as a result contain some surprises,
delivering crackling artifacts of our culture
as well as fresh bases of positive new myth and iconography.