Artist Charles Bremer has explored a wide breadth of creative medium in his career ranging from photography, drawing and sculpture, to theater stage sets and experimental sound. His work has been exhibited in art centers, galleries, and private collections both in the United States and internationally. His figurative graphic work explores a synthesis of the natural elements with the human body in a highly developed method of hand painted photographic prints. His images of objects and art supplies stand as unique allegories of creativity, conscience, playfulness and aging. He is an accomplished master in the technique of encaustic wax glaze. Recent exhibitions have included studies of old art supplies, collaborative projects exploring text and image, a photographic series Two Dancers at the National Museum of Dance, and his new image work: body & clay.

Beginning in the mid 1980’s, in collaboration with his wife Martha, they conceived and hosted a series of regional exhibitions at their upstate farm exploring the natural elements in art. These large exhibitions; Art on the Wind, Waterways, Earthworks, and Art on Fire brought together many artists to share themes related to environmental concern and issues important to the upstate New York region. Much of Bremer’s sound work has aimed to educate and celebrate the importance of protected natural spaces both urban and rural. He has designed unique teaching programs for young students emphasizing the art of listening and unique outdoor instruments activated by the natural forces: wind, fire, and water.

Charles Bremer
Allentown, Pennsylvania, 1952

Recent Solo Exhibitions:

2010 • Viviana Hansen Gallery, Delhi, NY
2010 • Anthony Brunelli Gallery, Binghamton, NY
2010 • Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown, NY
2008 • Amrose Sable Gallery, Albany, NY
2008 • Smithy Pioneer Gallery, Cooperstown, NY
2008 • National Museum of Dance, Saratoga Springs, NY
2007 • Amrose Sable Gallery, Albany, NY
2006 • Smithy Pioneer Gallery, Cooperstown, NY
2006 • Grosvenor Gallery, SUNY, Cobleskill, NY
2005 • Kubiak Gallery - UCCCA, Oneonta, NY
2005 • Roberts Gallery, West Kortright Center, East Meridith, NY
2004 • Smithy Pioneer Gallery, Cooperstown NY
2003 • Word & Image Gallery, Treadwell, NY
2002 • Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY
2002 • State University of NY, Oneonta NY

Recent Group Exhibitions:

2010 • Smithy Pioneer Gallery, Animal, Cooperstown, NY
2010 • Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown, NY
2009 • Anthony Brunelli Gallery, Binghamton, NY
2009 • Clement Gallery, Troy, NY
2009 • Viviana Hansen Gallery, Franklin, NY
2009 • Kubiak Gallery, Oneonta, NY
2008 • Walter Mead Gallery, The Naked Palette, Roxbury, NY
2008 • Smithy Pioneer Gallery, Outer Layer, Cooperstown, NY
2008 • Viviana Hansen Gallery, Delhi, NY
2007 • Smithy Pioneer Gallery, Art of Food, Cooperstown, NY
2007 • Cherry Valley Sculpture Trail, Cherry Valley, NY
2004 • Klienhart/James Art Center; Nature’s Energy, Woodstock, NY
2004 • Kultur Etxea, Peace Museum, Art and Reconciliation, Guernica, Spain
2003 • Counihan Gallery, Art and Humanist Ideals, Melbourne, Australia
2003 • Cooperstown Art Association, Two X Two, Cooperstown, NY
2000 • Phidias Art Gallery, Troy, NY
2000 • Humanist Archive - International Traveling Exhib., Melbourne, Australia
1997 • Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY
1995 • Pyramid Arts Gallery, Rochester, NY

Special Projects:

2008-09 • Greene Public Schools, Nature Trail Markers Project
2008 • Hartwick College, visiting artist/ environmental art, Pine Lake Campus
2007 • Franklin Stage Company, set design, A Mid Summer Night’s Dream
2002 • SUNY, Oneonta, NY, 9/11 Outdoor Memorial Commission
1999 • Hall of Science, Gamelon Chamber, collaboration / Buchen, Queens, NYC
1999 • Visiting Artist, State University of New York, Oneonta, NY
1997 • SUNY Cobleskill, Artist-in-residence, Cobleskill, NY
1997 • ARC memorial, wind sculpture installation, Cooperstown, NY
1997 • Lafeber Wind Sculpture installation, Chicago, Ill
1997 • Satellite Pavilion IV project, Artist-in-residence, Franklin, NY Public School
1997 • Endangered Species/Animals of the Future, project, CVCS, Cherry Valley, NY
1996 • Hawa Tamboura, riverboat wind harp, collaboration / Buchen, Vasnari, India
1996 • Satellite Pavilion III, artist in residence, Cherry Valley, NY
1996 • Satellite Pavilion II, artist in residence, Cooperstown, NY
1996 • Longwood Gallery, Urban Park Sounds, Bronx NY
1995 • Renaissance / Modern Parallels project, Cherry Valley, NY Public School
1995 • The Electronic Field Trip, TNT, Turner Broadcasting, Atlanta, GA
1995 • Satellite Pavilion I, artist in residence, Walton, NY
1995 • The Wilds Wind Harp; collaboration / Buchen, New Cumberland, Ohio
1995 • Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, sound & signal installation, NYC, NY
1994 • Sound Garden Study Space, NYFA, Milford, NY Public School
1994 • Imagination Celebration, NYS Museum, Albany, NY
1993 • Protected Space; Diverse Forms Award, Rockefeller /Andy Warhol Foundation
1993 • Wind Art Project, NYFA artist in residence, MPS, Milford, NY
1992 • Artist in Residence, NYFA, wind and water sound sculpture project, MPS, Milford NY,
1992 • Artist in Residence, hydroponic garden sound sculpture, CVPS, Charlotte Valley, NY,
1991 • Art in the Environment, panel, Artist Talk on Art, Soho, NYC
1990 • Worlds in a Drum, installation, Socrates Sculpture Park, NYC, NY
1986 • Sound Wave 86, Bronx River Art Gallery, NYC
1983 • Art Awareness Gallery, outdoor percussion installation, Lexington, NY
1980 • Sound in the Earth, Univ of Delaware, Newark, Del.
1978,79,81 • Artist in Residence, Artpark, Lewiston, NY

Curatorial work:

2010 • ANIMAL, group exhibition, Smithy Pioneer Gallery, Cooperstown, NY
1997 • EARTHWORKS, elements exhibition IV, 160 artists, Bremer Farm, Otego, NY
1994 • ART ON FIRE, elements exhibition III, 110 artists, Bremer Farm, Otego, NY
1993-5 • FFN Artist Collaborative, founder, organizer, UCCCA Alternative Gallery, Oneonta, NY
1991 • WATERWAYS, elements exhibition II, Bremer Farm, Otego, NY
1990 • Environmental Impact, group exhibition, Gallery 53, Cooperstown, NY
1988 • ART ON THE WIND, elements exhibition I, Bremer Farm, Otego, NY