Charlie Kitchen


Charlie Kitchen (1991) was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. He received his BFA from Texas State
University, San Marcos in 2014 and now lives and works in San Antonio as the Building and
Events Coordinator at Artpace, Inc

My practice analyzes of the fundamental qualities of photography through physical
manipulation of analog processes. Intervening in-camera offers a way to dissect each sheet of
film and construct each image before exposure, allowing me to test the qualities of flatness and
space within a photograph as well as integrate aspects of printmaking into the photographic
process. Unlike other photographic processes, the large format process is significant in that it
presents a space between the lens and the film in which its user can operate. By means of
masking the film and overlaying multiple exposures, the image can be fully controlled outside of
traditional photographic imagery, thus offering alternative forms of photographic perception. A
natural inclination to seek photographic knowledge through a form of experiential learning
provides an impetus behind my practice. Following the thread of one idea to the next, I am
offered a way in which to explore physical space as well as visual space through the large format process.


Representation
Deasil Art – Texas
QLICK Gallery – Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Education
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography – Texas State University, San Marcos

Solo Exhibitions

2019
Upcoming – QLICK Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2017
The Other Side of the Sky – Hello Studio, San Antonio, TX
2016
New Works by Charlie Kitchen – Blue Orange, Houston, TX
New Works by Charlie Kitchen – Southwest School of Art, San Antonio, TX
VISUALS – Studio 111, San Antonio, TX
2015
Standard View – FotoSeptiembre 2015, S.M.A.R.T. Project Space, San Antonio, TX

Selected Group Exhibitions
2018
Signs and Symbols – The Hand Magazine, Prairie Village KS
Humble Arts Foundation – New Psychedelics
Lather Salon Pop Up Series – Austin, TX
58” On Center – Presa House Gallery, San Antonio, TX
2017
Future Castles – Art Palace, Houston, TX
Orientation – Corporate Studios, San Antonio, TX
ParisDaily, On a Nimble Sea – Art Palace, Houston TX
Fake Realities – Couvent des Récollets de Paris, Paris FR
Fake Realities – Rashomonclub, Rome, Italy
Southwest School of Art Gala – San Antonio, TX
2016
Red Dot – Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum
16th Annual Alumni Invitational – Texas State University San Marcos
Subject Matters IV – Dream Box, Brooklyn, NY
2015
Science Fair – Spacelab, San Marcos, TX
SofTactics – Cement Loop, Austin, TX
Art at the Jalapeno – High Wire Arts, San Antonio, TX
2014
Tertiary – BFA Thesis Exhibition, JCM Gallery I, San Marcos, TX
Lab Day – Museum of Human Achievement, Austin, TX
All-Student Juried Exhibition 2014 – curated by Arturo Palacios, JCM Gallery 1 & 2, San Marcos,
TX
SSHWP IV – Holland House, San Marcos, TX
The Unspoken – Middle Grey Photography, Bishop Gallery, San Marcos, TX
The Anxiety of Photography – curated by Ricky Yanas, JCM Gallery, San Marcos,TX
Zac Cimi Arte – grand opening, San Antonio, TX

Press
2017
Flat Magazine Issue No. 3- Brooklyn, NY
2016
Interview with Estefania Marquez
Charlie Kitchen and the Magic of Experimentation – Humble Arts Foundation
Wired
Wired Japan
Co.Design
GUP Magazine
Courrier International
De Standaard
Curatorial Experience
Science Fair- Spacelab, San Marcos TX
Awards
Fotoseptiembre USA Choice Award 2015 – Emerging Photographic Artist, Curator Image Series,
Experimental Technique
Other Experience
Work Won’t Kill You – Patty Ortiz
Post-Graduate Career Paths Panel Discussion- Texas State University, San Marcos, TX