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contact name: Charles Matson Lume

Pseudonym: Charles Matson Lume


MFA, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1998
MA, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1997
BA, Psychology, Wheaton College, 1990
Lacoste School of the Arts, Lacoste, France, 1990

University of Wisconsin-Stout, Professor of Art, 2001 - Present


ts, Painting Assistant, 1991

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Minnesota State Arts Board Initiative Grant, 2004, 2009, 2012
Sabbatical, University of Wisconsin-Stout, spring semester, 2009
University of Wisconsin-Stout Professional Development Grant, 2009, 2012
University of Wisconsin-Stout Professional Development "Just-in-Time" Grant, 2006
MCAD/Jerome Emerging Artist Fellowship, 2002/2003
Bush Foundation Artist Fellowship, 2002
Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Assistance Fellowship, 2002
Artist of the Year, City Pages, 2001
Experimental Psychology Research Award, Calvin College, MI, 1988

Nes, Skagastrond, Iceland, June, 2012
Kunstnerverksteder,Trondhiem, Norway, May, 2009
The Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, NY, June, 2007
Minnesota Museum of Science, St. Paul, MN, July -December, 2005
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland, April - Aug., 2003
Blacklock Nature Sanctuary, Moose Lake, July, 2002

White Columns, NY, NY, 2011 - Present
Artists Space, NY, NY, 2002 - Present
The Drawing Center, NY, NY, 2001 - Present

Honorable Mention, Everyday Poems for City Sidewalk, in top ten of 584 poems submitted, St. Paul, MN, 2011
Panelist/Juror for awarding Minnesota State Arts Board Initiative 2005 Grants. Responsibilities include individually reading grant proposals and selecting grantees via public forum. St. Paul, MN, 2004
Honorable Mention, Texas National Exhibition, Juror - Sandy Skoglund, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX, 2002
“Good Morning Minnesota”, Television interview for Minnesota Biennial: Sculpture & Installation 2002, Minnesota Museum of America Art,St. Paul, MN, aired June 28, 2002
Images of “...he shut his eyes, he...”(for Flannery O’Connor) used as part of the cover and interior art for Miami University’s Arts at Miami, Spring 2002 Curriculum Guide, Oxford, OH
Juror - Senior Seminar, College of Visual Arts, St. Paul, MN, 2000
Art Seen, Pittsburgh City Paper, “Girl with Calder Hat,” July 19, 2000, p.37
Nominated for Excellence in Teaching, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, 1998
Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison Art Dept Teaching Assistantship, 1998-1996
Poster Contest Winner, Western Avenue Elementary School, Geneva, IL, 1975, 1974, 1973* (* denotes grand-prize winner in four school districts)

Exhibitions/Performance History

of air, once analogous, Walker Point Art Center, Milwaukee, WI
Not like fire (for Anne Piper), Portals on Western, (solo), College of Visual Arts, St. Paul, MN
Unsatisfied Desire (for Melanie Freeman), Living Arts, (solo), Tulsa, OK
do what the clouds do (for Charles Wright), College of Visual Arts, (solo), St. Paul, MN
Light and Landscape, 3-person exhibition, University of Toledo, OH
Life & Light, 2-person exhibition, Larson Gallery, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
Smoke + Mirrors/Shadow + Fog, Hunter College/Time Square Gallery, NewYork, NY
Desist in my pursuit/Canto XXX (For Beatrice), (solo) Furlong Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Stout
Like an Island Down River From Us (forWilliam Bronk), (solo) Mills Gallery, Central College, Pella, Iowa,
Belief (for Greg Schreck,Joel Sheesley, & John Walford),(solo) Gallery 1 & 2, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL
Beauty to closewill ruin your life (for Charles Wright), (solo) Babel Gallery, Trondheim, Norway
The sun in your mouth (for BarackObama),(solo) SoundGallery, one-night exhibition, Minneapolis, MN
"Connected" 3-person exhibition, 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL
"The Annihilation of Matter", (solo exhibition) University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
"Open: 30 years, 30 artists, 30 careers", Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI
"Basho: All/Over", (solo installation exhibition) Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, PA
"Plane: Discussions in Contemporary Sculpture 2007", The Dock, group exhibition, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim, Ireland
"Follow the Light", Stone Gallery, group exhibition, Dublin, Ireland
"SAD", Weisman Art Museum, group exhibition, Minneapolis, MN
"Northern Exposure", group exhibition, University of Louisville, KY
"Untitled", Nightingale Gallery, solo installation exhibition, Eastern Oregon University, OR
"Identify Me", Ephemeral Space, One night juried show, St. Paul, MN
"Breaths’ Burials (for Gustaf Sobin, 1935-2005)", Art Gallery, solo installation exhibition, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
"Articles of Light & Elation (for Gustaf Sobin, 1935-2005)", Gallery X, solo installation exhibition, University of Louisville, KY
"Managing Light", Experiment Gallery, Science Museum of Minnesota
"litter, (for Mary Oliver)", Franklin Art Works, Minneapolis, MN
"interact/react", Minnesota Museum of American Art, group exhibition, St. Paul, MN
"whispers and other deceptions (for the Theatre Antique d'Orange)",
solo installation, In Space Gallery, Urban Institute of Contemporary Art,
Grand Rapids, MI
"Proliferation", Foster Gallery, group installation exhibition, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
"seedlings", Gallery Co, two-person exhibition, Minneapolis, MN
"Intangible Transformations", Denison Gallery, two-person installation exhibition, Denison University, Grandville, OH
"Faculty Exhibition", Furlong Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Stout, WI
"Artists’ Work Programme Exhibition: Landing and Process Room", groupexhibition, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
"intersection (for Wayne Roosa)", Johnson Gallery, Bethel College,
solo installation, St. Paul, MN
"The first sky is inside you (for Hertha Gast)", Art Department Gallery,
Carleton College, solo installation, Northfield, MN
"Installation Art", Brownson Gallery, Manhattanville College, 3-person
installation exhibition, Purchase, NY
"Five MCAD/Jerome Artists", Minneapolis College of Art and Design Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
"Open", one night Artists’ Work Programme group exhibition,
Flanker Building, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
"of desire", Hiestand Galleries, Miami University, Department of Art,
solo installation, Oxford, OH
"Texas National 2002", Stephen F. Austin State University, Juror - Sandy Skoglund, Nacogdoches, TX, Catalogue included
"Minnesota Biennial: Sculpture & Installation 2002", Juror - Robin Salmon, Curator of sculpture at Brookgreen Gardens, SC, Minnesota Museum of American Art, Landmark Center, St. Paul, MN
Collage/Assemblage/Montage, PSAD Gallery, Pennsylvania School of Art & Design, group exhibition, Lancaster, PA
"Untitled", Furlong Gallery, Faculty exhibition, University of Wisconsin-Stout Department of Art and Design, Menomonie, WI
"Grantee Exhibition", Offices Gallery, Minnesota State Arts Board Career Opportunity Grant Exhibition, MN State Arts Board, St. Paul, MN
"Art in Space XIV: Inside/Outside", Intermedia Arts, Juried group installation exhibition, Juror - Hamza Walker, Director of Education at the Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, my work occupied one of three inside spaces, Minneapolis, MN, Catalogue and stipend included
"Traces of Provence: Art After Lacoste", French Institute Alliance Francaise, group juried exhibition, Juror-Achim Moeller (Achim Moeller Fine Art, NYC) New York, NY
"Nothing and Everything", The Waiting Room Gallery, group series of exhibitions focusing on issues of minimalism and pop art in the new century, my installation was featured in the Nothing show, Minneapolis, MN
"What We Know in Part", Barco Gallery, University of Pittsburgh, Solo exhibition of recent collages, Pittsburgh, PA
"4th Annual Regional Juried Exhibition: Art on the Plains", Juror - John Christakos, Plains Art Museum, Fargo ND
"Minneapolis 55408", Intermedia Arts, group exhibition Minneapolis, MN
"Disparate Voices", Furlong Gallery, Faculty exhibition, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Department of Art and Design, Menomonie, WI
"Pittsburgh Biennial", Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Curated by Vicky Clark and Robert Raczka, group exhibition, Pittsburgh, PA, Catalogue and stipend included
"8-hour Drawings, Part II, Penelec, Bowman & Megahan Galleries,
Allegheny College, Group exhibition drawing directly on gallery walls for eight hours, Meadville, PA
"15XXX: An Exhibition of New Art from Pittsburgh", Emily Davis Gallery, University of Akron, Guest Curated by Robert Raczka, group exhibition, Akron, OH
"Vectors and Smoothable Curves", Visual Arts Gallery, The Kiski School,
solo exhibition of paintings and drawings, Saltsburg, PA
"2000 Art All Night Exhibition Lawrenceville", 3618 Penn Avenue,
group Exhibition, Pittsburgh, PA
"End of the Millennium Alumni Exhibition", Adams Gallery, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL
"Sottovoce (for Gustaf Sobin)", Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Special Projects Room, solo installation exhibition, Pittsburgh, PA
"32 below", Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Gallery in conjunction with the Three-Rivers Arts Festival, group exhibition, Pittsburgh, PA
"endless work (for C. Brancusi)", Highlights Gallery, Sweetwater Center for the Arts, Solo exhibition, Sewickley, PA
"BrewHouse Artists Show", BrewHouse Space 101, group exhibition, Pittsburgh, PA
"Off the Walls", Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, group exhibition, Pittsburgh, PA
"of the otherwise obliterated", University of Wisconsin-Madison, 7th Floor Gallery, Masters of Fine Arts Exhibition
"STEEL", BrewHouse Space 101, Group curated exhibition on themes surrounding steel, Pittsburgh, PA
"instances of re-consolidated existence", University of Wisconsin-Madison,
7th Floor Gallery, Masters of Arts Exhibition
"Que Salon, Salon", University of Wisconsin-Madison, 7th Floor Gallery, Graduate group exhibition
"Memorial Union Juried Student Exhibition", Union Gallery,University of Wisconsin-Madison
"An Assortment of Allotments", University of Wisconsin-Madison,
7th Floor Gallery, Graduate group Exhibition
"Painting and Drawing", University of Wisconsin-Madison, 7th Floor Gallery, Graduate group exhibition
"Openings", Adam Street Gallery, Group exhibition, Berea, KY
"Non Sento Niente, (I can’t hear anything)", Adams Gallery, Wheaton College, solo installation exhibition, Wheaton, IL
Wheaton College Faculty Exhibition, Adams Gallery, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL

Artist Talk, Living Arts, Tulsa, OK, 2011
Artis Talk with curator Diane Mullin, College of Visual Arts, St. Paul, MN, 2011
Visiting Artist Talk, University of Toledo, OH, 2010
Artist Talk, State University of New York, New Paltz, 2008
Visiting Artist Talk, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, 2008
Artist Talk, Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, PA, 2007
Artist Talk, Weisman Museum of Art, Minneapolis, MN, 2007
Artist Talk, Spencertown Academy, in conjunction with the Millay Colony for the Arts,
Spencertown, NY, 2007
Artist Talk, Eastern Oregon University, 2006
Art & Culture, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 2005
Artist Talk, Speed Museum, Louisville, KY, 2005
Artists Panel Discussion: “Drawing in Space”, in conjunction with
Proliferation, a group installation at the Foster Gallery, UW-Eau Claire, 2004
Juror/Artist Lecture, 47th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition,
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 2004
Artist Panel Discussion moderated by art critic and writer, Michael Fallon, 02-03 MCAD/Jerome Fellowship, Minneapolis College of Art & Design, MN, 2003
Artists’ Work Programme Panel Discussion, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland, 2003
Artists’ Open Studio Day, Artists from the Artists’ Work Programme, Speak with the public in the studios allowing visitors an opportunity to see work-in-progress and discuss issues around the process of making art. Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland, 2003
Body as Epistemology, Artist Lecture, Carleton College, Northfield, MN, 2003
Why an intersection? Why for Wayne Roosa? Artist Lecture, Johnson Gallery, Bethel College, St. Paul, MN, 2003
Artists’ Slide Lecture, Minnesota Biennial: Sculpture & Installation, Minnesota Museum of American Art, Landmark Center, St. Paul, MN, 2002
Bethel College, Slide lecture, “Failure: Our Fate”, Senior Seminar class,
St. Paul, MN, Spring 2002
Artists talk - Perspectives on Installation Art, Intermedia Arts, moderated by Hamza Walker from The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago,
Minneapolis, MN, 2001
Artist Lecture Series, Furlong Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Department of Art and Design, Menomonie, WI, 2001
Artists Talk, Pittsburgh Biennial Artist Lecture Series, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA, 2000
Mirages & Meridians, University of Pittsburgh Studio Art Department Faculty Lecture Series, 1999
Visiting Artist Lecture, Lacoste School of the Arts, Lacoste, France, 1996


John Cotter, Do what the clouds do... Cover art and interview for Septerber, 2011,

Marianne Combs, MN poetry: AnnePiper’s “Not like fire”, Minnesota Public Radio, State of the Arts,1/31/2011
Bill Kelley, do what the clouds do,featured on The Line, Twin Cities on-line magazine, February 2, 2011
Marianne Combs, Do what the clouds do, Minnesota Public Radio, State of the Arts, January 28, 2011
Anastasia Ellis, Art: light andlandscape, The Independent Collegian, September 9, 2010
Nathan Elias, CVA ExploresBoundaries of Visual Territories,, September 1, 2010
Ryan Vetter, Your Morning Show(Live), Channel 11 – WTOL, CBS, Toledo, OH, August 31, 2010
Angela Riddel, … focus on light,landscape…, UT News, August23, 2010
John Dorsey, Light and Landscape,Toledo Free Press, Toledo, OH, August 17, 2010
Tracy L. Adler, Smoke+Mirrors/Shadows+Fog,Catalog essay for Smoke+Mirrors/Shadows+Fog exhibition, 2010
Mara Hoberman, The Illusionism inArt/The Art of Illusionsim, Catalog essay for Smoke+Mirrors/Shadows+Fogexhibition, 2010
Jennifer Grant, Artist Profile,Wheaton College Alumni Magazine, Autumn, 2009
Dr. Bob Leonard, Radio interviewon art exhibition, KRLS 92.1 FM, Knoxville, IA, August 25, 2009
Clint Brown, Artist … exhibit atCentral College… .,The Chronicle, Pella, IA, Aug 20, 2009, p.2
Gustav Borgersen (translated by Brigit Lundheim), exhibition essay,
Trondheim, Norway, May, 2009
Rachel Hutton, Secret SupperSociety, CityPages, March 11, 2009, p. 23 - 24
Molly Squires, ilLUMEination, The New Paltz Nugget, November25, 2008, p. 6
Dick Gordon, A Light Love Story, The Story, National Public Radio,April 14, 2008
Ann Klefstad, Seeing the 3-DBiennial at the MMAA,MNARTISTS.ORG, December 10, 2007
Michael Fallon, SAD: Illuminating a Northern View of Darkness, Minneapolis, ART PAPERS, December, 2007, p. 70-71
Eimear McKieth, Follow the light, CIRCA: 121, Contemporary Visual Culture in Ireland, Autumn, 2007
Callie Clark-Wiren, Shaking Loose the Darkness of Winter: SAD at the Weisman,MNARTISTS.ORG, July 9, 2007
Mary Abbe, Inventive SAD show is anything but, Star Tribune, June 8, 2007, p. F10
Ann Klefstad, Art: SAD: Illumination a Northern View of Darkness, The Rake, June, 2007, p. 36
Aidan Dunne, Devilish discord, Irish Times, May 2, 2007, p. 18
Mary Anne Kenny, Nip and tuck, Totally Dublin, April, 2007, p. 64, Issue #10, April, 2007
Lightsey Darst, Sweet Tangles: Charles Matson Lume at the Science Museum, MNARTIST.ORG, November 28, 2005
Justin Kemp, An Installation of Light, Racquet: The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Oct. 25, 2005, p.1
Diane Hellenman, Don’t miss talks, exhibits, artist at work, The Courier-Journal, Louisville, KY, Sept. 4, 2005, p. I - 2
Molly Priesmeyer, "'Interact/React' topples conventions at the MMAA",
City Pages, May 4, 2005, p. 44
Glen Gordon, "Reach Out and Touch Something: interact/react at the Minnesota Museum", MNARTISTS.ORG, May 1, 2005
Mary Abbe, "Gizmo heaven", Star-Tribune, April 29, 2005, p. E20
Gail Philbin, "Art evokes peace of sky and sea," Grand Rapids Press, Jan 16, 2005
Tulane Review, Spring 2004
Mary Abbe, "Hipper Flipper", Star-Tribune, Nov 7, 2003
Water-Stone, Hamline University Literary Review, Fall 2003
Mary Abbe, "Artist Lights up the night at Bethel College", Star-Tribune, Jan 23, 2003
Mary Abbe, "3-D", Star-Tribune, June 21, 2002
Thomas O'Sullivan, "MMAA show a Minnesota sculptor's dream", St. Paul Poineer Press, June 9, 2002
"Artists chosen for top prizes in SFA exhibit", The Daily Sentinel, Nacogdoches, TX, Mar 24, 2002
Michael Fallon, "Room With a View", City Pages, May 30, 2001
Mary Abbe, "In & Out", Star-Tribune, May 11, 2002
Eamonn Fitzmaurice, "Art Inside/Outside Space XIV @ Intermedia Arts", Pulse of the Twin Cities, May 2, 2001
Michael Fallon, "Prefablandscapelite", City Pages, Feb 21, 2001
Mary Thomas, "Contemporary Art Show Features Local Talent", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Oct 14, 2000
Sharmila Venkatasubban, "Defined by Struggle", IN PGH, Oct 4, 2000
Dorothy Shinn, "An intriguing mix from Pittsburgh Artists", Akron Beacon Journal, Oct 1, 2000
Graham Shearing, "New and Continuing Obsessions & Concentrations, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Sept 24, 2000

Biographical Information

Country of Citizenship:
United States

Birth Place:
Geneva, IL

Active Place:
St. Paul

Minnesota County:

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2002-2003 MCAD/Jerome Foundation Fellows