WELCOME TO MY BRAIN
My work is a personal adventure. I rarely begin with an idea in mind or a plan. I almost always start with a few quick lines and go from there. Eventually the piece takes form to me and shapes itself into something more familiar, an eye or maybe a foot. Everything begins to fall and flow into place in a very organic manner. The end product could be anything. The art to me was the journey to make nothing into something. I guess it is my way of making peace with all the thoughts in my head and the busy world around me. It doesn’t always have to make sense. Sometimes it just is.
Charlie Lee was born and raised in Minot, North Dakota. Throughout his youth, Charlie was highly encouraged by his mother Margaret to create art. He spent many summers taking children’s art courses at the Taube Museum of Art in Minot. He now teaches similar summer classes at the Taube. Charlie graduated from Minot High School in 2008 and has been slowly working on an art degree ever since. Charle’s work is a chaotic whirl of colors, patterns and bizarre creatures. He enjoys drawing, printmaking and sculpture. Charlie also is avid skateboarder and believes that it can be an equally creative process. Charlie’s art is heavily influenced by early 90’s skateboard graphics, cartoons, and punk rock. When not creating art or working, Charlie is most likely playing music skateboarding or playing with his cat Don Quixote.
November 10 2018
224 8th Ave SE Minot, ND 58701
2019 (anticipated) Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Art
Minot State University, Minot, ND
Taube Museum Education assistant 2004-2008
United Pantry kitchen staff 2006-2009
Premiere Video clerk 2009
Olive Garden kitchen staff 2011-2012
Gymagic Gymnastics youth recreation coach 2013-2016
Juniper Childcare Daycare provider 2016-2018
Taube Museum Education staff 2008 -current
Minot Public Schools Summer Art Camp Education staff 2011-2018
soft clays and sculpture