Beginning Drawing | DASH
BFA | Pratt Institute (1995), MFA | University of Miami (1999)
Westen Charles is a Miami-based artist and teacher who co-founded the non-profit art space Locust Projects. Charles is known for creating multi-layered, subtly psychological works. His elaborate installations are unsettling and unforgettable. Characterized by a truly unique sensibility, Charles has worked with various materials such as bowling balls, stuffed animals, coconuts, laundry lint and poker chips. He is adept in creating conceptual twists with sophisticated economy. Charles delivers a quirky, visually riveting allure through manipulating form and function with razor sharp ingenuity.