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Chuck studied photography at Maine Photographic Workshop, Parsons School of Design, International Center for Photography, Lakeland Community College and Cuyahoga Community College. He has a BSEE from Purdue University and an MSEE from Cleveland State University. He is the former board chair of ICA–Art Conservation in Cleveland, OH and board member of the Cleveland Museum of Art – Friends of Photography. His interest in preservation and conservation is reflected in his service to the ICA and in careful attention to producing work that lasts. He serves on advisory boards at the Cleveland Print Room and the Artists Archive of the Western Reserve. Chuck is a Life Director at Jewish Family Services of Cleveland. His work can be found in museums, including the Smithsonian Museum of American History, and private and corporate collections in North America, Europe and Asia. This artist was awarded an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award for 2017 and 2015. Solo Exhibitions 2021 Lustron Stories Crooked Tree Art Center Traverse City, MI Sep-Oct Lustron Stories Gallery M Massillon Museum of Art Massilon, OH Jan -Feb 2018 Precious Objects Coburn Art Gallery Ashland University Ashland, OH Jun-Aug Lustron Stories Society for Photographic Education Cleveland, OH Apr-Aug 2017 Precious Objects Ross Art Museum Ohio Wesleyan University Delaware, OH Oct-Dec Costumes Cleveland Public Theater Cleveland, OH Oct-Nov Costumes Feinberg Gallery at Cain Park Cleveland Heights, OH Jun-Jul 2016 The Beach University Hospitals Humphrey Gallery Cleveland, OH Jan-Feb 2015 Precious Objects Parkersburg Art Center Parkersburg, WV Aug-Sep Lustron Stories Ohio Historical Society Columbus, OH May-Sep Precious Objects Toledo-Lucas County Main Library Gallery Toledo, OH Apr-May Lustron Stories Public Gallery Louisville, KY Feb-Apr 2014 Precious Objects Indianapolis Art Center Indianapolis IN Jun-Jul Every Place I Have Ever Lived – the foreclosure crisis in 12 neighborhoods Wilmington College Harcum Art Gallery Wilmington, OH Jan-Mar Precious Objects City Hall and Charleston Heights Art Center Las Vegas, NV Jan-Apr 2013 Every Place I Have Ever Lived – the foreclosure crisis in 12 neighborhoods CSU Levin College Thomas Campbell Gallery Cleveland, OH Sep-Nov The Album Project Butler Institute of American Art Youngstown, OH Jun-Sep Precious Objects Zanesville Museum of Art Zanesville, OH Jan-Mar 2012 Every Place I Have Ever Lived – the foreclosure crisis in 12 neighborhoods The Argus Museum Ann Arbor, MI Sep-Nov Precious Objects Maltz Museum Beachwood, OH Aug-Sep 2011 Every Place I Have Ever Lived – the foreclosure crisis in 12 neighborhoods Ohio Historical Society Columbus, OH Nov – Mar ‘12 Two Theater Projects 1point618 Gallery Cleveland, OH Oct –Dec Every Place I Have Ever Lived – the foreclosure crisis in 12 neighborhoods FAVA Gallery Oberlin, OH Sep-Nov Recent Awards Ohio Art Council Individual Excellence Award for 2017 Artist in Residence – Kala Art Institute, Berkeley CA March 2016 Named one of 50 Fascinating Alumni in 2015 by the Cleveland State University Alumni Association in honor of the university’s fiftieth anniversary 2015-2017 Ohio Governor’s Office and Residence Loan Program Ohio Art Council Individual Excellence Award for 2015 Critical Mass 2013 Finalist Added to the Art Photography Index – 2013 Publications Books Lustron Stories – Trillium Books, an imprint of The Ohio State University Press, 2016 ISBN 978-0814213056 Precious Objects – King’s Hill Press, 2012 ISBN 978-0-9856700-0-9 The Album Project – powerHouse Custom Publishing, 2009 ISBN 978-0-615-36822-1 Periodicals Make8elieve “Guns” Sep 2019 RfotoFolio Gallery 2018 http://bit.ly/2OwvJKp RfotoFolio The Hardware Store 2018 http://bit.ly/2O385oS Artsy Lustron Stories 2018 http://bit.ly/2MXYWx1 ArtKudos The Hardware Store in 2017 Juried exhibition http://bit.ly/2vm2SQa Artebella The Beach featured in Jan 2016 http://bit.ly/1PtrxAv Lenscratch Lustron Stories featured in Feb 2015 http://bit.ly/1LJ7iPr Artebella Lustron Stories featured in Feb 2015 http://bit.ly/1ZxmB8r Aint Bad online magazine Lustron Stories featured in September 2014 http://aintbadmagazine.com Sixth Anniversary Issue Fraction Magazine http://www.fractionmagazine.com/issue-62/ May Lenscratch The Album Project featured in May 2013 http://lenscratch.com/2013/05/charles-mintz-album-project/ Landslide 2011 – The Cultural Landscape Foundation Calendar and website http://tclf.org Fluxface in Space – Exhibit and book edited by Cecil Touchon – 2010 KATALOG 22.2 Magazine – 2010 View Camera Magazine – March/April 2010 Cover and article Muse Literary Magazine – May 2009 Cover Group and Juried Exhibitions 2021 Juried Exhibition Three Rivers Arts Festival Pittsburgh, PA Jun-Jul Spring Show Erie Art Museum Erie, PA Mar-Jun Waterloo Photography Invitational 2021 Photocentric Gallery Cleveland, OH Jan-Feb New Now Artist’s Archive of the Western Reserve Cleveland, OH Jan-Feb 2020 Spotlight Touchstone Gallery Washington, DC Dec-Feb Books and Readers Davis Orton Gallery Hudson, NY Nov 2020 Juried Exhibition Waterloo Arts Cleveland, OH Oct-Nov Bridges and Barriers Artist’s Archive of the Western Reserve Cleveland, OH July – Sep PHOTOMUSE Museum of Photography Kerala, India Feb-Mar 2019 The Qualities of LIGHT Center for Creative Photography Tucson, AZ Dec-May Scatterings Doubting Thomas Gallery Cleveland, OH Nov-Dec Books and Readers Davis Orton Gallery Hudson, NY Nov-Dec 2019 Biennial Juried Exhibition Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery Columbus, OH Nov-Jan Whitewater Valley Art Competition Indiana University East Gallery Richmond, IN Oct-Nov 2019 Fall Juried Exhibition Ohio Art League Columbus, OH Sep-Oct MAC Show Ocean City Gallery Ocean City, MD Sep-Oct Habitat Manifest Gallery Cincinatti, OH Aug-Sep America is… Touchstone Gallery Washington, DC Aug-Sep 2019 Summer Mashup Wasmer Gallery, Ursuline College Pepper Pike, OH June-July 2019 Juried Exhibition Waterloo Arts Cleveland, OH June-July Camera USA 2019 Naples Art Center Naples, FL June-July May Show Lakeland Community College Kirtland, OH May-Jun Summer Show Erie Art Museum Erie, PA Apr-Sept ANPCE Allegany Arts Council Cumberland, MD Apr Small Works Lemonade Stand Gallery Key West, FL Apr-May Magic Silver 2019 Clara M Eagle Gallery Murray, KY Feb-Mar CPR Members Show University Hospitals Weisenberg Gallery Cleveland, OH Jan-Feb Gimme Shelter: An Invitational Show Cleveland Print Room Cleveland, OH Jan-Feb 2018 96th Annual All Media Ann Arbor Art Center Ann Arbor, MI Nov-Dec Books and Readers Davis Orton Galery Hudson, NY Nov-Dec 96th Annual All Media Ann Arbor Art Center Ann Arbor, MI Nov-Dec Artist Books Museum of the Americas Washington, DC Nov Against the Sky Summit Art Space Akron, OH Oct-Dec Black and White Certificate of Recognition Cleveland Hopkins Airport Cleveland, OH Oct-Mar 31st annual competition Northern National Art Competition Award Northwoods Center Rhinelander, WI Sep-Oct New Now Artists Archive of the Western Reserve Cleveland,OH Sep-Oct Short Film Festival http://bit.ly/2N0EhJK Arts on the Riverwalk New Castle, PA Sep The River Juror’s Mention Parkersburg Art Center Parkersburg, WV Jul-Aug 55th Annual Juried Exhibition Masur Museum of Art Monroe, LA Jul-Aug America Now Providence Art Club Providence, RI Jun-Jul Juried Exhibition Three Rivers Arts Festival Pittsburgh, PA Jun-Jul American Splendour Ilon Art Gallery New York, NY Jun-Jul Degas Coburn Art Gallery Ashland, OH May-Jun May Show Lakeland Community College Kirtland, OH May-Jun Color 1650 Gallery Los Angeles, CA Jan-Mar Members Show Heights Arts Cleveland Hts., OH Apr-Jun 45th Regional 3rd Place Hoyt Art Center New Castle, PA Apr-May Fresh Summit Art Space Arkon, OH Mar Open Yards Worthington Yards Cleveland, OH Jan-Mar 2017 Private Screening Returns to the Museum (short films) Cleveland Museum of Art Cleveland, OH Dec 1 Small Wonders Circle Gallery Annapolis, MD Dec-Jan 18 2017 International Juried Exhibition The Center for Contemporary Art Bedminster, NJ Nov-Dec CTAC Juried Exhitibion 2017 Honorable Mention Crooked Tree Arts Center Petoskey, MI Oct-Jan 18 Exposure 2017 New Hope Arts New Hope, PA Sep-Oct Ohio Arts Council Second Juried Exhibition Riffe Art Gallery Columbus, OH Oct-Dec A Sense of Place 2017 Honorable Mention Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art Augusta, GA Aug-Oct Time Will Tell Coburn Gallery Ashland, OH Jun-Jul 60th Annual Chautauqua Exhibition of Contemporary Art Chautauqua Institution Chautauqua, NY Jun-Jul 2017 National Juried Exhibition First Street Gallery New York, NY Jun-Jul Home Lubeznik Art Center Michigan City, IN Jun-Jul The Peer Show Best Color Cleveland Print Room Cleveland, OH Jun-Jul Photobook Athens Lustron Stories Benaki Museum – Athens Photo Festival Athens Greece Jun-Jul TPS 26 Texas Photographic Society College Station, TX May-Jul Biennale Honorable Mention Art League of Hilton Head Hilton Head, SC May 94th Annual Spring Show Juror’s Award Erie Art Museum Erie, PA May-Jul Ohioana Book Festival Selected Author Sheraton Columbus Columbus, OH Apr Fall Line 50 Precious Objects Fall Line Press Gallery Atlanta, GA Apr PhotoSpiva 2017 Spiva Arts Center Joplin, MO Mar-Apr Elemental : Fire and Water Valley Art Center Chagrin Falls, OH Jan-Feb FotoFilmic Pulp 04 Pulp Gallery Vancouver, BC Jan-Feb 2016 Ohio Arts Council Visual Arts Registry Juried Show Columbus Main Library Columbus, OH Nov-Jan Home Juror’s Award Center for Fine Art Photography Fort Collins, CO Nov-Dec Power and Politics Filter Gallery Chicago, IL Sep-Oct National Juried Exhibition Art Institute and Gallery Salisbury, MD Sep-Oct The Curated Fridge Photoville Brooklyn, NY Sep Art Through the Lens Yeiser Art Center Paducah, KY Aug-Sep 80th Midyear Butler Art Institute Youngstown, OH Jul-Aug Juried Exhibition Zanesville Museum of Art Zanesville, OH Jun-Jul The River Parkersburg Art Center Parkersburg, WV Jun-Jul Decatur Arts Alliance Fine Arts Exhibition Honorable Mention Dalton Gallery Decatur, GA May-Jun 93rd Annual Spring Show Juror’s Award Erie Art Museum Erie, PA Apr-Jun Interiors Second Prize New York Center for Photographic Art New York, NY Apr-May PhotoSpiva 2016 Spiva Arts Center Joplin, MO Mar-Apr 2015 The 2380 Fall Short Film Festival Nightlight Cinema Akron, OH Nov Ohio Arts Council First Juried Exhibition Riffe Art Gallery Columbus, OH Nov-Dec Sustenance Artists Archive of the Western Reserve Cleveland, OH Aug-Sep Rites of Summer RIPE Art Gallery Huntington, NY Aug-Sep 33rd Annual Juried Membership Exhibition Houston Center for Photography Houston, TX Jul-Aug The Photobook Show Athens Photo Festival Athens Greece Jun-July Station Hope Muti-media installation as part of celebration of the churches’ role in the Underground Railroad. St. John’s Church Cleveland, OH Apr Selfie Show Museum of New Art Troy, MI May-Jun Third Person (co-curator) Cleveland Print Room Cleveland, OH Mar-Apr Impermanence Heights Arts Cleveland Heights, OH Mar-Apr 2014 What is a Portrait RIPE Art Gallery Huntington, NY Dec-Jan Toledo Area Artists Exhibition – Toledo Friends of Photography Award Toledo Museum of Art Toledo OH Nov-Dec INFOCUS Photobook Exhbition Phoeniz Museum of Art Phoenix, AZ Sep-Nov WPGA Summer Show-Best in Category 3rd Biennial of Documentary and Fine Art Photography Malaga, Spain Sep-Nov Pollux Awards Finalist 3rd Biennial of Documentary and Fine Art Photography Malaga, Spain Sep-Nov Eye of the Beholder –Group exhibition curated by John Carlson Bayarts Bay Village, OH Aug-Sep The New Now Artists Archive of the Western Reserve Cleveland, OH Aug-Sep The River Camden Clark Merit Prize Parkersburg Art Center Parkersburg, WV Jul-Aug Face to Face vhs-photogallerie Stuttgart, Germany Jun-Jul 57th Annual Exhibition James O’Brian Memorial Award Chautauqua Institution Chautauqua, NY Jun-Jul 78th Mid-Year Exhbition Butler Institute of American Art Youngstown, OH Jun-Aug Fifth Annual Contemporary Photography Exhibition Philadelphia Photo Arts Center Philadelphia, PA Jun-Aug 31st Open Juried Exhibition Second Place Award Visual Arts Alliance Houston, TX May-Jun Decatur Arts Alliance Fine Arts Exhibition Dalton Gallery Decatur, GA May-Jun PhotoSpiva 2013 Third Place Award Spiva Arts Center Joplin, MO Mar-Apr 2013 2013 Ohio Online Visual Artist Registry Exhibition Columbus Public Library Columbus, OH Nov-Jan 2013 FotoWeekDC International Awards Competition First Place– Series: IAC Contemporary Life Washington, DC Nov 2013 LVAA PUBLIC Photo Competition Grand prize Louisville Visual Art Association Louisville, KY Oct-Nov Art of Photography Show 2013 San Diego Art Institute San Diego, CA Oct-Nov DIY:Photographers and Books Coumbia College Chicago Chicago, IL Sep-Oct 69th Ohio Annual First Place – Photography Zanesville Museum of Art Zanesville, OH Sep-Oct FotoFilmic ’13 Exhibition Positive/Negative Gallery Vancouver, BC Aug-Sep Real People 2013 Old Courtthouse Figurative League Woodstock, IL Aug-Sep 19th Juried Members Exhibition Griffin Museum of Photography Winchester, MA July-Sep 2013 Members Juried Exhibition: Broad Spectrum Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts Wilmington, DE July-Sep Time Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography Detroit, MI July-Aug face-to-face Städtische Galerie Iserlohn Iserlohn, Germany Jul – Aug 77th Annual Midyear Exhibition The Butler Institute of American Art Youngstown, OH Jun – Aug photogaphers:network 2013 Siegen Germany Jun-Jul Home Mpls Photo Center Minneapolis, MN May-Jun Stories, Memories, Histories The Center for Fine Art Photography Ft. Collins, CO Mar-Apr PhotoSpiva 2013 Spiva Arts Center Joplin, MO Mar-Apr 2012 DIY: Photographers & Books The Cleveland Museum of Art Cleveland, OH Aug-Dec Sum of Parts Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography Detroit, MI Sep-Oct 76th Annual Midyear Exhibition The Butler Institute of American Art Youngstown, OH Jun – Aug Change of Pace Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography Detroit, MI Jun – Jul #loveNYC Competition City of New York New York, NY April Art From the Heartland 2012 Indianapolis Art Center Indianapolis, IN Apr-Jun PhotoSpiva 2012 Spiva Arts Center Joplin, MO Mar-Apr 2011 Audio/Visual Juried Exhibition New York Photo Festival – powerhouse Arena Brooklyn, NY Oct-Nov Where in the World Juried Exhibition Mpls Photo Center Minneapolis, MN Oct-Nov 1st Annual Juried Exhibition Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography Detroit, Mi Oct Moving Beyond Violence and Despair Trinity Commons Cleveland, OH Sep-Nov 67th Ohio Annual First Place in Photography Zanesville Museum of Art Zanesville, OH July-Sep Artfutura Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Chicago, IL June Members’ May Show Artist’s Archive of the Western Reserve Cleveland, OH May-June Six State Photography Show Luciano Award for Architectural Work Firelands Association for the Visual Arts Oberlin, OH March – April Photospiva 2011 Second Place Award for Body of Work Spiva Center for The Arts Joplin, MO March New works Gallery Online Online Gallery Silver Eye Center for Photography Pittsburgh, PA March-April This was followed by an interview with me that can be seen at http://www.heinz.org/grants_spotlight_entry.aspx?entry=630 Toy Art Exhibition MuBe Sao Paolo, Brazil Jan-Mar Reviews Every Place AnnArbor.com – September 2012 http://www.annarbor.com/entertainment/argus-museum-foreclosure/ “Argus Museum hosting powerful, personal photo exhibit on foreclosure crisis” Cleveland Plain Dealer – July 2011 http://www.cleveland.com/arts/index.ssf/2011/07/charles_j_mintz_every_place_i.html ” ‘Charles J. Mintz: Every Place I Have Ever Lived’ exhibit brings the foreclosure crisis home” The Album Project Cleveland Plain Dealer – July 2009 http://www.cleveland.com/arts/index.ssf/2009/06/chuck_mintzs_album_project_lea.html “Mintz is obviously a serious photographer with considerable technical ability, intellect and drive…..a serious photographer whose work demands equally serious attention.” Cleveland Scene – July 2009 http://www.clevescene.com/cleveland/album-leaves/Content?oid=1590184 “…there is a rare universality in Mintz’s photographs.” Presentations Food for Good Thought – Autism and Arts Festival Columbus, OH April 2017 Ohioana Book Festival Columbus, OH April 2017 VSA Ohio – Arts and Autism Conference Columbus, OH September 2016 American Music Therapy Association National Conference Cleveland OH November 2010 Milestones Autism Organization Annual Conference Cleveland OH June 2010 Pecha Kucha Cleveland #5 The Album Project September 2009 B&H Photo Event Space – New York The Album Project August 2009
Most of Chuck’s work is done on large format film. Becoming full-time in 2008 changed the work in profound ways. Previously, the people were anonymous and aimed at showing the public space. In this new time, the work has become intensely personal – often involving portraiture. Each project comes out of a story – someone’s Precious Objects, the steel houses in Lustron Stories, Andrew Carnegie and his Carnegie Libraries. Though the story is the framework, the meaning comes from what the subjects show us. For example, the people in their homes in Lustron Stories tell us about themselves, how they feel about their home, who they are. People in small towns and large, all living in pretty much the same house, bound to each other by the uniqueness of their homes and by contemporary culture. Stronger and more universal ideas bind them to us.