Articles and Reviews

“Njideka Akunyili Crosby and Charles Gaines Will Participate in ARTISTS TALK at The Broad Stage,” Broadway World, March 26, 2018;
“10 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week,” ArtNews, April 30th, 2018;
Greenberger, Alex. “10 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week,” ArtNews, April 30, 2018.
Boucher, Brian. “9 Art Shows to See This Week On and Off Frieze Island,” Vulture, New York Magazine, April 30, 2018.
“8 Gallery Shows to See in New York During Frieze Week,” Widewalls, May 1, 2018.
Excerpt from, Halle, Howard. “The Top Five New York Art Shows This Week,” TimeOut New York, May 14th, 2018;
Messina, Rab. “Charles Gaines Puts a Face to the Politics,” TL Magazine, May 24, 2018;
“Galleries—Chelsea: Charles Gaines,” The New Yorker, May 28th, 2018; pg. 8.
Takac, Balasz. “On Identity Politics And Other Issues – An Interview with Charles Gaines,” Widewalls, May 29th, 2018;
Taplin, Katy. “Workable Identity: Charles Gaines at Paula Cooper,” Artcritical, June 9th, 2018;
Kennedy, Randy. “High Line to Have Permanent Art Plinth,” The New York Times, January 10, 2017; pg C3.
Te Paske, Joelle. “An Interview with 2018 Keynote Speaker Charles Gaines,” College Art Association, December 13, 2017;
Gaines, Charles. “Charles Gaines,” ArtForum, December 19, 2017;
Kaplan, Isaac. “If You Don’t Understand Conceptual Art, It’s Not Your Fault,” Artsy, March 31st, 2016;
Knight, Christopher. “Best of 2015: The 10 Best art exhibitions at L.A. museums in 2015,” Los Angeles Times, January 16, 2016;
Sorcic. Helene. “Art Basel Miami Beach Review—A Visual and Evocative Feast,” Splash Magazines, December 2016;
Wilkerson, Emily. “Biennials on the International Stage,” Pelican Bomb, May 26th, 2016;
Gaines, Charles. “’Don’t Do Anything Illegal’: Charles Gaines on How to Stay in the Game as an Artist, Artspace, May 9, 2016; -charles-gaines-53752
Nelson, Solveig. “The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now,” Artforum, November 2015, pp. 298-299.
Morgan, Jessica. “Too Much Too Soon,” Artforum, September 2015, pp. 318-323.
Brown, A Will and Charles Gaines. “Charles Gaines: ‘I am dealing in the area of how meaning is formed,” Studio International, August 9, 2015;
D’Aurizo, Michelle. “Review: All the World’s Futures 56th Venice Biennale,” Flash Art, July – August, 2015, p. 106-107; illus.
Diehl, Travis. “A/The//Grid/Work,” X-TRA, Summer 2015, pp. 30-47.
Angaza Pitts, Greg. “Review: Charles Gaines, Art + Practice,” Artillery, July – August, 2015, p. 49; illus.
Syms, Martine and Charles Gaines. “Problems of Representation,” Flash Art, May – June 2015, pg. 65-71; illus.
Melrod, George. “Charles Gaines,” art ltd., March-April 2015, pp. 50-53.
Sutton, Kate. “Practice Makes Perfect,” Artforum, March 14, 2015
Stromberg, Matt. “Charles Gaines on Representation, the Back Art Establishment, and Hist Two L.A. Shows,” Artsy, March 11, 2015
Stromberg, Matt. “New LA Art Space with a Mission Opens in Leimert Park,’” Hyperallergic, March 10, 2015
Knight, Christopher. “Review Hammer’s ‘Gridwork’ plots Charles Gaines’ captivating process,” LA Times, March 3, 2015
Miranda, Carolina. “How the dense grids of artist Charles Gaines took the ego out of art,’” LA Times, March 3, 2015
Miranda, Carolina. “Datebook: Conceptual grids, earthy caves, and lots of Italian Masters,” LA Times, February 5, 2015
Herold, Ann. “The Harlem Show for Conceptual Artist Charles Gaines Hits the Hammer,” Los Angeles Magazine, February 2, 2015
Schwabsky, Barry. “Charles Gaines: The Studio Museum in Harlem,” Artforum, November 2014, pg. 279; illus.
Maliszewski, Lynn. “Time is of the Essence, Charles Gaines: Gridwork 1974 - 1989,” The Brooklyn Rail, September 4, 2014
Haines, Chelsea. “Critics’ Picks: Charles Gaines,” Artforum, August 2014
Budick, Arielle. “Charles Gaines: Gridwork 1974-1989, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York,” Financial Times, August 31, 2014
“Of Note: Studio Museum in Harlem “Charles Gaines: Gridwork, 1974-1989”,” The New Yorker, August 4, 2014, pg. 14.
“Must See,” Artforum, Summer – Fall 2014
Pollack, Maika. “ʼCharles Gaines: Gridwork (1974-1989)ʼ at the Studio Museum,” Gallerist, August 13, 2014
O’Connell, Ainsley. “How One Artist’s Work Tackled Big Data (40 Years Before It Existed),”, July 29, 2014
Slenske, Michael. “Uncovering Charles Gainesʼs Lost Line Drawings,” Architectural Digest, July 23 2014
Dawson, Jessica. “Getting Charles Gaines on the Grid,” The Wall Street Journal, July 15, 2014
Rosenberg, Karen. “The Calculus Behind Imagery,” The New York Times, July 10, 2014
Johnson, Ken, “Words That Do More Than Signify,” The New York Times, July 3, 2014
Gaines, Malik. “The Passion of St. Charles,” Studio, Summer/Fall 2014. P. 45. Illus.
Estefan, Kareem, “Charles Gaines at Paula Cooper,” Art in America, January 2014, pp. 99-100; illus.
Berman, Aniko, “Charles Gaines at Paula Cooper,” Flash Art, November-December 2013
Art: Last Chance: Charles Gaines: ‘Notes on Social Injustice,’ The New York Times, Friday October 4, 2013. P, C22.
Galleries: Charles Gaines, ‘Notes on Social Injustice,’ Time Out New York, September 12-18, 2013. P. 40.
Plagens, Peter, “Persuation in Pieces and Disarray, Charles Gaines: Notes on Social Justice,” The Wall Street Journal, September 28-29, 2013, pg. A20; illus.
Cotter, Holland, “Art In Review: Charles Gaines ‘Notes on Social Justice’,” The New York Times, September 27, 2013, pg. C32; illus.
“Charles Gaines, ‘Notes on Social Justice’ at Paula Cooper Gallery,” Time Out New York, September 19-25, 2013, pg.41
Tani, Ellen Yoshi, “Charles Gaines and Sol LeWitt at Paula Cooper NYC,” Daily Serving, September 17, 2013; illus.
Philips, Rowan Ricardo, “Critics’ Picks: Charles Gaines,”, September 2013; illus.
Schwabsky, Barry, “Post-White? On ‘Blues for Smoke’: The Whitney’s adventurous, awkward attempt to explore abstract art through the blues,” The Nation, May 20 2013
Gaines, Malik, “City after Fifty Years’ Living: L.A.’s Differences in Relation,” Art Journal, Vol. 71, NO. 1, Spring
Michno, Christopher, “Featured Review: Charles Gaines,” Artillery, Vol. 7, Issue 2, November/December, pg. 46
Wood, Eve, “Charles Gaines at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects,” art ltd, November
Holte, Michael Ned, “Differential Equations,” Artforum, October
Soto, Paul, “Infinite Re-Combination: Q & A with Charles Gaines,” Art in America, September
“Auf dem Freeway zur Kunst,” ART Magazine, September
Poundstone, William, “‘All of This and Nothing’ at the Hammer”, ARTINFO, January 30
Mizota, Sharon, “All of This and Nothing at the Hammer Museum”, Los Angeles Times, March 2
Simonson, Lily, “Looking at Los Angeles, Ephermerality and Eternity in “All of This and Nothing”, Art: 21Blog, February 24
Ta, Jennifer, “Hammer Museum’s “All of This and Nothing” adds the extra to the ordinary”, Daily Bruin, Jan 31
Knight, Christopher, “Charles Gaines’ ‘Manifestos’ at UCLA Hammer Museum”, The Los Angeles Times, February 7
Finkel, Jori, “Galleries join Pacific Standard Time”, The Los Angeles Times, January 20
The Wall Street Journal, January 28
Holte, Michael Ned, “Charles Gaines: Form and Content,” International Review of African American Art, Vol. 23, No. 3
Merjian, Ara H., “30 Seconds off an Inch”, Frieze, Issue 130, April
Stillman, Nick, “Edgar Arceneaux, Charles Gaines & Rick Lowe”, Bomb, Number 111, p.50-57, Spring Issue
Boehm, Mike, “MOCA celebrates 30 years and a rebirth”, Los Angeles Times, November 8
Johnson, Ken, “Art In Review: Charles Gaines”, New York Times, November 6
Chang, Richard, “A Broader Biennial”, Orange County Register, October 26
Buitron, Michael, “2008 California Biennial at the OCMA and Beyond”, Leap Into the Void (blog), October 25
Chang, Richard, “California Biennial reaches beyond the Golden State”, The Arts Blog,, October 24
Mizota, Sharon, “Eureka moments”, Los Angeles Times, October 19
Kilston, Lyra, “Los Angeles: Field Guide”, Modern Painters, October
Melrod, George, “California Biennial: Lauri Firstenberg Interview”, art ltd., October
“What’s Up, Collection in Context: Four Decades”, The Studio Museum in Harlem Magazine, Summer
Seyfarth, Ludwig, “Explosions Im Hirn, (Explosions in the Brain)”, Artnet, June 25
“Explosions by Charles Gaines”, (video), Vitascope, June
Chang, R, “O.C. Museum of Art hires guest curator for biennial”, The Arts Blog,, February 11
“‘Globalization’ of the Biennial Wave”, Art in Asia Magazine, No. 4, March - April
Smith, Terry, “The World From Europe: Mega-Exhibitions from Spring 2007,” X-TRA
Contemporary Art Quarterly, Volume 10, Number 3, Spring
Ostendorf, Yasmine, “De Schoonheid Van Een Ramp,” Mister Motley, December
JS, “United States Artists winners,” Flash Art Online, November 20
Fragoza, Carribean, “LAXART Benefit Art Auction Draws Energetic Crowds and Funds,” Flash Art Online, November 16
Boehm, Mike, “USA Fellows puts artists in a flattering light,” Los Angeles Times, November 15
“Ann Hamilton and Edgar Arceneaux Among Winners of Fifty USA Fellowships,”, November 15
Siegal, Katy, “The Buck Stops Here”, Artforum, September
Ollman, Leah, “Smoggy side of L.A. ‘Greenhouse’”, Los Angeles Times, August 10
Mizota, Sharon, “Clarity in every crisis”, Los Angeles Times, July 29
Brooks, Amra, “Must See Art: Charles Gaines’ Greenhouse”, LA Weekly, July 25
Bedford, Christopher, “Charles Gaines at LAXART”, Artforum, July 19
Wrigley, Paul, “The 52nd International Art Exhibition”, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, Australia, July
Levin, Kim, “Death in Venice”, The Brooklyn Rail, July
Schjeldahl, Peter, “Big Ideas”, New Yorker, June 25
O’Keeffe, Alice, “The art of a good time”, New Statesman, June 21
Mustroph, Tom, “Fragezeichen über Venedig”, Neues Deutschland, June 19
Czöppan, Gabi, “Augenschmaus statt Angstschweiβ”, Focus, June 13
Kač, Maja, “Policentrična umetnost tega trenutka”, Triera (Slovenia), June 12
Kač, Maja, “Policentrična umetnost tega trenutka”, RTV Slovenija, June 12
Haun, Anne, “Das grosse Kunst-Ragout”, artnet, June 11
“Venice Art Biennale 2007”,, continuously updated June-November
Finkel, Jori, “A Reluctant Fraternity, Thinking Post-Black”, New York Times, June 10
Schirrmeister, Benno, “Isa Genzkens ‘Öl für Kunst’-Programm”,, June 9
Mathonnet, Philippe, “A Venise, l’art s’humanise”, Le Temps, June 9
Lacayo, Richard, “And A Bit More On Storr”, Time Magazine, June 8
Huber-Lang, Wolfgang, “Zwischen Museum und Katastrophengebiet”, Wiener Zeitung, June 8
De Sanctis Mangelli, Flavia, “Paesaggi di Guerra”, l’Unità, June 7
Moshayedi, Aram, “Charles Gains + Edgar Arceneaux”, Art Papers, January/February
Pagel, David, “Connecting beauty, suffering”, Los Angeles Times, December 22
Blumenstein, Ellen, “L.A. Confidential”, Monopol, November/December
Ollman, Leah, “Forks abound in ‘Snake River’”, Los Angeles Times, October 4
Muchnic, Suzanne, “The Art Explosion”, Los Angeles Times, October 1
“Snake River”, Photography Now, July/August/September
“Räume und Kulturen verflochten”, Krone OÖ, May 19
“Ausstellung”, OÖ Nachrichten, May 2
“Kunst: Snake River im Lentos”, Oberösterreichblicke, May
“Das Österreich-Kalendarium”, Reisemagazin, May
“Aktuelle Ausstellungen”, Neues aus Linz, May
Thek, Franz, “Sprache von Fluss und Musik”, OÖ Nachrichten, April 29
Hofleitner, Johanna, “Der Lauf der Dinge”, Schaufenster, April 28
Hutter, Andreas, “Das Linzer Lentos als Kino und als ‘Filmproduzent’”, Neues Volksblatt, April 28
Haderer, Gerhard, “Snake River”, Österreichisches Pressebüro, April 28
CB, “Watchlist”, Der Standard, April 27
“‘Snake River’ im Lentos”, Tips, April 25
“Snake River”, Schaufenster, April 21
“Edgar Arceneaux und Charles Gaines: Snake River”,, April 3
Snake River: Charles Gaines and Edgar Arceneaux, Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz and the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT show catalogue), Ed. Karen Jacobson
Cotter, Holland, (mention in a review of Rodney McMillian exhibition), New York Times, January 21
Haithman, Diane, “Crossing Generations,” Los Angeles Times, Calendar Section, January 19, p. 2.
Harvey, Doug, “Color Theory, ‘Fade’ to Black,” LA Weekly, February 13-19, 2004, p. 55. Cotter, Holland, “Charles Gaines Survey Exhibition: 1991-2004,” New York Times, p. B31, April 30
Iwona Blaswick, “Conference Report: Beauty rears its ugly head again,” re Charles Gaines’s “The Paradox of Black Pluralism,” Art Monthly, No. 265, pp. 44-45, April
Calder, Diane, “Charles Gaines”,, April
Miles, Christopher, “Charles Gaines”, Artforum, February, p. 158.
Bonetti, David, “Gaines probes darkness in ‘Lurid Stories’ show,” review, San Francisco Chronicle, July 7, p. C1
Helfand, Glen, “Lurid Stories: Charles Gaines,” The San Francisco Bay Guardian, July 4-10, Vol. 35, No. 40, p. 73.
Olson, Marisa S., “Lurid Stories: Charles Gaines at the San Francisco Art Museum”, Artweek, September, Vol. 32, Issue 9, pp. 19-20
Gaines, Malik, “Remember the Grid”, Untitled, Summer 2001, No. 25
Sirmans, Franklin, review of Weber show, John Weber Gallery, Time Out/New York, issue #238, April 13-20
Myers, Holly, “Disasters in the Making,” Los Angeles Times, December 29, p. F32
Intra, Giovanni, “La struttura mobile,” article, Tema Celeste, No. 72, January/February, pp. 50-55
Pagel, David, “Glimpses of the Drama in LA Settings,” Los Angeles Times, July 16, p. F31
Klein, Jennie, “Circumventing the Center: Identity Politics and Marginalization,” Postmodern Perspectives, Howard Risatti, ed., (Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall), 1998, pp 273, 297-99, 300-301
Intra, Giiovanni, review of “Airplanecrashclock”, Richard Heller Gallery, Art/Text, #59, p. 89
November, 1997-January, 1998, p. 89.
“Transfiction I,” Wienlexicon Kunstkalender, #34, review, Charim Klocker Gallery, April
Curtis, Cathy, “When Seeing Isn’t Believing, Orange County Calendar, Los Angeles Times, Oct. 12, p. F 2
Walsh, Daniella, “A visit to ‘Other Related Areas,’ “ review of “other related areas, U. C. Irvine Art Gallery, Fine Arts, review, Orange County Register, October 25, p. 26
Schoenkopf, Rebecca, “Cool World: Alternative environments are neat!” review of “other related areas,” U. C. Irvine Art Gallery, Orange County Weekly, October 23-29, p. 29
Otto, Susan, review of “Airplanecrashclock”, review, Richard Heller Gallery, Art in America, December, p. 99
Intra, Giovanni, “Charles Gaines”, Art/Text, 1997
Hale, David, “Was victims’ fate merely in the stars?” Fresno Bee, February 17, p. H4
Knight, Christopher, “There’s Evidence of Good Work Found at ‘Scene of Crime.’ “Los Angeles Times, July 29,sec. F, p. 1.
Kandel, Susan, review of “Night/Crimes,” Santa Monica Museum, Los Angeles Times, April 20
Green, David, “Net Gaines: Making a Case for “Night/Crimes.”, Los Angeles Reader, May 26
Nolan, Timothy, review of Night/Crimes, “Lewis Baltz at Gallery Ram and Charles Gaines at the Santa Monica Museum, Santa Monica Museum show, Artweek, p. 26, June
Brooks, Rosetta, “The Metaphysics of Murder: Charles Gaines’ Work Explores the Human and the Cosmic”, L. A. Village View, p. 39, June 2-8
Frank, Peter, “Art Picks of the Week,” L. A. Weekly, Vol. 17, No. 28, June 9-15
Gerstler, Amy, “Night/Crimes”, Artforum, Vo. 34, No. 1, September, p. 97.
Zellen, Jody, “Night/Crimes”, Art Press, September, p. 11
Veneciano, Daniel, review of “No Justice, No Peace,” New Art Examiner, February
Waddington, Chris, “Pieces don’t make a whole at CAC show.” Lagniappe, November 5, pgs. 23-25
Pagel, David, “Becoming Unraveled, LAX: The Los Angeles Exhibition”, Los Angeles Times, December 11
Ger, Suvan, “Group Effort Using Science Pays Off”, The Los Angeles Times, July 19
Chattopodhyay, Collette, “Charles Gaines”, Artweek, July 18
Hale, David, article, “FSU ties intact as Gaines leaves for Cal Arts,” The Fresno Bee, September 9
“Fresh Visions,” Los Angeles Times, Aug. 25
Vivien Raynor, “Art: The Conceptualists,” New York Times, July 12
Liebman, Lisa, “Charles Gaines”, Art Forum, Vol. 20, No. 6, pg. 88, February
Review of “Systems, Inquiry, Translation,” Art Forum, Nov
San Francisco Chronicle, Feb. 7
Artner, Alan, Chicago Tribune, April 2
New Art Examiner, April
Alloway, Lawrence, review of “Exchanges,” New York Times, June 8
Hale, David, “Gaines: All Systems Are Go”, The Fresno Bee
Frank, Peter, “Exchanges, “Village Voice, June 18
“Exchanges,” Soho News, NYC, May 30
Article, Print Collectors Newsletter, Chicago, July
Review of “The Grid,” The New Art Examiner, May
Review of Fresno Exhibition., West Art
Muchnic, Susanne, review of Margo Leavin Gallery exh., Los Angeles Times, July 7
Marjorie Del Parker, “Bolomey and Gaines at Fresno Art Center,” West Art, July 13
Brengelman, Paula, “The Big Raisin”, Aug 1978, vol. 2, Issue 8, Titled “New Gaines Book”, book
Hale, David, “All Systems Go,” Fresno Bee, August 13
Article, Fresno Bee, December 13
Hoesterey, Ingeborg, review of Whitney Biennial, “New York”, Art International, May 15, pg 54
Wilson, William, “Lumber and Beds and USC”, The Los Angeles Times, October 23
“Recent Paintings of Charles Gaines at Cinque Gallery”, New York Amsterdam News, Vol. 1 No. 7, April
“Cinque Gallery exhibit”, Art News, May

Publications, Books, Catalogues

Time As Landscape: Inquiries of Art and Science, exhibition catalogue, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Florida, 2017. pp. 50-51; illus.
Akademie X: Lessons in Art + Life, London: Phaidon Press Limited, 2015, pp. 98-103; illus.
The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now, exhibition catalogue,
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and University of Chicago Press, 2015; 132, 135-136.
Prospect.3: Notes for Now, exhibition catalogue, Prospect New Orleans/U.S. Biennial, Inc. and Prestel Verlag, 2014.
The Idea of the Avant Garde, ed. Marc James Léger, Manchester, England: Manchester University Press, 2014.
Charles Gaines: Gridwork 1974-1989, exhibition catalogue, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY, 2014.
Simpson, Bennett, “Blues for Smoke,” catalogue, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Prestel
Now Dig This! Art & Black Los Angeles 1960-1980, Hammer Museum, Delmonico-Prestel
Dance/Draw, ICA Boston, Hatje Cantz
State of Mind: New California Art Circa 1970, catalogue, University of California Press
Entre Chien et Loup, catalogue, Kent Gallery, New York, NY
Snake River: Charles Gaines & Edgar Arceneaux, catalogue, REDCAT, Los Angeles and Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz
Double Consciousness: Black Conceptual Art Since 1970, catalogue, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
International Review of African American Art, , “Rhythm of Structure,” photo of Charles Gaines’, “Numbers and Trees,” vol. 19, no. 3
Recherche-entdeckt! Bilderarchive der Unsichtbarkeiten (Research-discovered! Picture Archive of the Invisibilities), catalog for the Sixth Esslingen International Photo Trienial, Galerie de Stadt, Esslingen am Neckar, Revolver: Archiv für aktuelle Kunst, Andreas Bur and Ludwig Seyfarth, editors
Lurid Stories: Charles Gaines Projects 1995-2001, San Francisco Art Institute Publication, Adaline Kent Award
exhibition, Walter/McBean Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, Vol. 4, No. 3, Summer, p 9
Gaines, Malik, “Remember the Grid: Charles Gaines interviewed by Malik Gaines,” article, Untitled, UK summer, No. 25, p. 22, 23
Song Poems: Lyrics into Songs into Videos, Posters and Album Covers, a project by Steven Hull, Cohan Leslie and Browne Gallery, New York City, June
Pagel, David, Themes Out of School: Art and Education in Los Angeles, catalogue for the Creative Artist Agency Collection, (Los Angeles: CAA ), April, p. 51
Franklin Sirmans,Lurid Stories: Charles Gaines Projects 1995-2001, catalogue essay
Adaline Kent Award exhibition, Walter/McBean Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
Johnstone, Mark, Contemporary Art in Southern California, (Sydney: Craftsman House), pp. 72-75
Birrell Studio, Eagle Rock, California
“More than Meets the Eye: Triennale der Photographie,” catalogue, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg
Von Maur, Karin, Magie der Zahl: in der Kunst des 20 Jahrhunderts, catalogue, Stadtsgalerie, Stuttgart, Germany
Hull, Steven, “I’m Still In Love With You,” catalogue, Steven Hull, Twentieth Century Century Women’s Club
Gamblin, Noriko, Night/Crimes, brochure, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA, April
Art Walk, ‘95, Venice Family Clinic, Venice, CA, May
Gookin, Kirby, The Naming of the Colors, White Columns, New York City, April
Gerstler, Amy, L. A Next: Six Los Angeles Artists, Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 1
Force/Sight, International Kunst der Gegenwart, Schloss Presteneck, Brigitte March, Wurzburg, Stuttgart, September
No Justice, No Peace, California Afro-American Museum, Los Angeles,Ca., October, Hugo, Joan, Counterweight, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, Ca., November
Gerstler, Amy; Fehlau, Fred, LAX, THE LOS ANGELES EXHIBITION, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, December
Landscape Visions, Office of the Chancellor, Art Gallery, CSU Long Beach, Ca., January
Artists Forum: Selected Faculty Artists from the California State University, CSU, Los Angeles, October
Gookin, Kirby, Charles Gaines, Catalogue, Lavignes-Bastille Gallery, Paris, January
Process Und Konstruktion, 1985 in Munich, Archives of Contemporary Thought, Galerie Brigitte March, June
Black and White Drawings from ther David Nellis Collection, California State University, Los Angeles, CA
Selections from the William Hokin Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Artists from the John Weber Gallery, (brochure), John Weber Gallery, New York City
Paoletti, John, No Title: Selections from the Collection of Sol LeWitt, Wesleyan University, Ct., October
Brockington, Horace, Post modernist Metaphors, The Alternative Museum, New York City, April
Anderson, Richard E., New Dimensions in Drawing, 1950-1980, Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, Ct., May
Posner, Helane, Selections from the Chase Manhattan Bank Art Collection, Chase Manhattan Bank
Miller-Keller, Andrea; Ravenal, John B., From the Collection of Sol LeWitt, ICI Curators, 1985-86
Lippard, Lucy; Exchanges, Henry Street Settlement, New York City, April
Portraits, (brochure), Center for the Visual Arts, Aspen, Co.
Rainer Crone, Numerals: Mathematical Concepts in Contemporary Art, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY (ill.)
Landfall Press, Inc., Chicago, IL, December
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY (ill.)

Publications By The Artist

Gaines, Charles, “Ben Patterson: The History of Gray Matter From the Avant-Garde to the Postmodern,” catalog essay for, Benjamin Patterson: Born in the State of Flux/us, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
Gaines, Charles, “The New Cosmopolitanism”, California State University, Fullerton
Gaines, Charles, reprint of “Theater of Refusal: Black Art and Mainstream Criticism in the catalog Double Consciousness: Black Conceptual Art Since 1970, (originally printed in the catalog “Theater of Refusal”, University of California, Irvine), Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, January
Gaines, Charles, “Edgar Arceneaux’s Search for Meaning Among Infinite Variations,” Afterall, September
Gaines, Charles, “Art, Post History and the Paradox of Black Pluralism,” Merge, vol. 12, Stockholm, Sweden, p. 52.
Gaines, Charles, “Surviving Alaska: Michael Joo’s Sublime Transformations.” Michael Joo exhibition catalog, Institute of Technology Art Gallery, Boston, MA
Gaines Projects 1995-2001, catalogue essay Adoline Kent Award exhibition, Walter/McBean Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
Gaines, Charles, “Avant L.A. Letter,” commentary, letters section, Artforum, February
Gaines, Charles, “Memories: The Art of Kyung Won Moon,” from the catalog, Kung Won Moon, Park Ryu Sook Gallery, Soul, South Korea
Gaines, Charles, “Art and the Search for Origin Amidst the Scent of Flowers,” from the catalogue Origins, Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA.
Gaines, Charles, “Metonymy and the Defamiliarization of Objects,” Lurid Stories: Charles
Gaines, Charles, “Hotter Than July,” Margo Leavin Gallery exhibition, Art + Text, #55, September, pp. 12, 16
Gaines, Charles, commentary on the Whitney Museum exhibition “Black Male,” World Art, January
Gaines, Charles, “Bear Stories,” Framework, Volume 7, Issue 3, 1995, Los Angeles, California, p. 5
Gaines, Charles, “Untitled,” Color This! A Collection of Los Angeles Artists’ Drawings, (Los Angeles: Foundation For Art Resources, Inc. [FAR]), 1994, p. 44
Gaines, Charles, “Theater of Refusal: Black Art and Mainstream Criticism,” Catalogue, (UC Irvine)
Gaines, Charles, “The Devil and Mona Lisa: Confessions of an Art Heckler,” New Art Examiner, December, pg. 24
Gaines, Charles, “Manifesto,” Promotional Copy, edited by Robin Kahn, (New York: Mimi Somerby, S.O.S. International, and B.R.A.T.), 1993, p. 33.
Gaines, Charles, “Sandra Rowe: Androgyny and the Janusian Split,” Catalogue (UC, Riverside), CA
Gaines, Charles, “Sandra Rowe: Androgyny and the Janusian Split,” Journal of Social
Theory in Art Education, J.S.T.A.E., #10, April, pgs 158-163

Updated: July 27, 2018