Solo Exhibitions

2015    Indigo Hotel Skylab Gallery: Newark NJ

2012    OK Harris Gallery, NYC, “Wall Works”

2005    Montclair State University Art Gallery, Performance Art,

                “Hip Hop Construction, An Exploration in New Media,” March 14 – April 9, 2005

2000    Bertone Gallery, Montclair, N.J., “Charlee Swanson Solo, the work till 2000”


2014    Gateway Concourse Public Art Commission; Newark NJ

2014    Maryann and Robert Cohen, Sculpture Commission Montclair

2013    Summit Public Art Commission: Breaking Out Summit,NJ

2012    NJ Transit Public Art Commission: Davenport Station Newark NJ

2008    Dr. Joseph Benevenia, Montclair, American Flag in the Wind

2007    Terrance Reidy, Asbury Park, American Flag

Invitational Exhibitions

2015       Walsh Gallery Seton HallUniversity NJ, in collaboration with

                   Merton D Simpson Gallery NYC, A River depends on its Tributaries

2014       Gateway Project space Emerald City Newark NJ

2014      Merton D. Simpson Gallery of Tribal and Contemporary Art,

                   “Simpson and Stone”, curated by Alaina Simone, Gallery Director

2009    Newark Arts Council,”Freestyle”, curated by Jeanne Brasile

2008    Oct. 25 – Nov. 26: City Without Walls, “Democracy”

2008    Sep. 8 – Oct. 15: New Jersey City University, “Kaleidoscope: Abstraction in 10 Ways”

2008    February – April: Rutgers and NJIT, “Neoconstructivism”

2007    April 28 – May 27: “Convergence”, Melissa Reed and Charlee Swanson at Nobis Gallery,

                Jersey City, NJ

2007    April 19 – May 31: “Detritus”, Seton Hall University

2006    October – December: “Newark Between Us”, curated by Rupert Ravens

2005    Nov. – Jan.: Newport Museum of Art, Newport RI, “Ourchitecture”

2005    Newark Arts Council, “Facing Newark”, NY and NJ artists cultural exchange

                installation exhibition, curator Rupert Ravens

2005    Bloomfield College, Bloomfield, NJ, “Identity”

Juried Exhibitions

2014     William Paterson University, Ink Press Repeat, Juror Susan Tallman Editor Art in Print

2010    New Jersey Fine Arts Annual, ”Artifice+Reality” at the New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ

2010    City Without Walls, “The Newark School”, Newark, NJ

2008    Garden State Film Festival, “Hip Hop Construction” Documentary

2007    Accidental Metal Public Art Installation, Long Branch, NJ

                “Sculptour”, selected by Jurors Rocio Aranda-Alvarado and Gae Savannah for

                the Shore Institute of Contemporary Art (SICA)

2006    Pro Arts Juried Exhibition, selected by Beth Venn, curator Newark Museum of Art

2006    Feb – March: Honorable Mention international Juried show, Visual Arts Center of

                New Jersey, Juror Patterson Sims Director of the Montclair Museum of Art

2005    NJ Fine Arts Annual 2005, “Place of Mind,” at the Montclair Museum of Art,

                curator Beth Venn, formerly of the Whitney Museum, with Jurors Nancy Maguire

                of Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts, and Janet Taylor Pickett of Montclair, NJ

2005    Katonah Art Museum, Katonah NY, third place award, Juror Benny Andrews

2003    “Connections,” artists exchange with city of Graz, Austria

2002     New Jersey Fine Arts Annual, Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ

1999    New Jersey Fine Arts Annual at the New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ

Group Shows

2007    January – March: William Paterson University, “Six Men Working Sanctuary”

2004    The Creative Center, New York, NY, “Metamorphosis: Six Men Working for People with Cancer”


2014     Scholarship, National Academy of Art, Work Study, Italy

2010    George and Helen Segal Foundation Grant

2006    Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, “International Show”, honorable mention

2005    Katonah Art Museum, Katonah NY, third place award, “Artistic Fragments,

2004    New Century Artists Gallery, first place award and best in show

2003    Westminster Gallery, Bloomfield College, first place award and best in show

2002    Ringwood Manor Association of Arts, 37th Annual, second place award, sculpture

Related Experience

2006    Founded Constructive Youth Collaborations (CYC), a non-profit organization

Spoken Word Performances

2004    Brown vs. the Board of Education, with Quincy Troop, Oliver Lake, and Dana D. Lewis,

                organized and produced by Reggie Workman at Montclair High School

2003    Spoken word performance organized and produced by Reggie Workman at

                Montclair High School

1998    Contributing poet, “Broken in Parts” world premiere performance

1995    Spoken word performance at Common Boundaries, Jersey City

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