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Highly regarded as both a leading practitioner of conceptualism and an influential educator at the California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles-based artist Charles Gaines (b. 1944, Charleston, SC) is celebrated for his works on paper and acrylic glass, photographs, drawings, musical compositions, and installations. He has had over 80 one-person shows and several hundred group exhibitions in the US and abroad, including the 2007 and 2015 Biennale di Venezia. In 2015, he presented a critically-acclaimed retrospective exhibition at the Studio Museum in Harlem and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. Gaines’ work is collected by major institutions including the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Studio Museum in Harlem; and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. His compositions, created by translating revolutionary texts into musical notation, have been widely performed, most recently in Australia at the 2017 Melbourne Festival; at the Brooklyn Museum in 2016; and at the 56th Biennale di Venezia, Venice.