Turbine 2016 Stone, wood, steel 66 x 24 x 24 inches Image courtesy of the artist and JTT New York


Auger 2016 Stone, steel, rubber 80 x 24 x 24 inches Image courtesy of the artist and JTT New York


Tree 2016 Wood and steel 60 x 50 x 36 inches Image courtesy of the artist and JTT New York

Charles Harlan, Flood 2016

Water 2016 Brick, steel, wood, water 120 x 120 x 120 inches Image courtesy of the artist and JTT New York


Concrete 2015 Concrete and steel 60 x 18 x 18 inches Image courtesy of the artist and JTT New York

Charles Harlan

Charles Harlan (b. 1984, Georgia, USA) is a Brooklyn-based sculptor who works with steel, stone, and industrial materials to isolate archetypal forms within the constructions that surround us.

Harlan graduated with a B.S. from New York University in 2006. Recently Harlan’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Kayne Griffin Corcoran in Los Angeles (forthcoming), Carl Kostyal in London, Rodolphe Janssen in Brussels, Pioneer Works in New York, and Ribordy Contemporary in Geneva.

Recent group exhibitions include Marlborough Gallery in New York, M Woods in Beijing, The Atlanta Contemporary in Georgia, Jonathan Viner in London, and White Flag Projects in Saint Louis.

Charles Harlan

1984 Born, Smyrna, GA

Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY



B.S., New York University, New York, NY

Solo Exhibitions


The Obelisk and Dome, Carl Kostyál, London, UK

Menhirs, Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, BE

Flood, Pioneer Works, New York, NY (cat.)


Hamlet’s Mill, Ribordy Contemporary, Geneva, CH


Ishtar, Venus Over Manhattan, New York, NY


The Gate, Karma, New York, NY

Cave, JTT, New York, NY


Basin, Charlie Horse, Brooklyn, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions


Lightness, White Rainbow, London, UK


6s and 7s, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY

All Means Are Sacred, M Woods, Beijing, CN

The 5th of July, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA


Object Painting — Painting Object, Jonathan Viner, London, UK

M Woods Collection Exhibition, M Woods, Beijing, CN

Earth Jerks, White Flag Projects, Saint Louis, MO

Over & Under, Sikkema Jenkins & Co, New York, NY

Judo, Clifton Benevento, New York, NY. Organized by Zak Kitnick


The Unwinding: Charles Harlan, Michael E. Smith, Virginia Overton, Lewis Baltz, Cookie Butcher, Antwerp, BE. Curated by Philippe Piessens

Melvin Edward Nelson and Charles Harlan, Adams and Ollman, Portland, OR

Another, Once Again, Many Times More, Martos Gallery, East Marion, NY. In four parts curated by Walead Beshty and Kelley Walker; Carol Bove; Ryan Foerster; Bob Nickas and Virginia Overton

To do as one would, David Zwirner, New York, NY. Organized by Mary Mitsch, Martha Moldovan, and Poppy Pulitzer

Ice Fishing, Max Wigram Gallery, London, UK. Curated by Darren Flook

Home Again, Again II, The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


Garage Show, next door to JTT and Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY

LAT. 41° 7′ N., LONG. 72° 19′ W, Martos Gallery, East Marion, NY. Organized by Bob Nickas

do it (outside), Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY. Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist

Aaron Aujla, John Pittman, Charles Harlan, Martos Gallery, New York, NY


Peekskill Project, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY

EAF 12, Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY

Partially Buried, JTT, New York, NY

Harlan, Laracuente, Lichty / Earth, New Capital, Chicago, IL


Tailgates and Substitutes, Thierry Goldberg, New York, NY

The Color of Company, Abrons Art Center, New York, NY. Curated by David Everitt Howe

The Medicine Bag, Maccarone, New York, NY. Curated by Ellen Langan and Jasmin Tsou


The Every Other Day, Ideo Box Gallery, Miami, FL. Curated by Donald Johnson-Montenegro

Short-Term Deviation, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY

Bildungsroman, Allan Nederpelt, Brooklyn, NY. Curated by Cat Kron and Stephanie Harris


Cleopatra’s Trade Secrets, John Connelly Presents, New York, NY. Curated by Cleopatra’s

Forms of Melancholy, Sego Art Center, Provo, UT. Curated by Chris Coy


Doll House, Cleopatra’s, Brooklyn, NY


Nightshift, White Box Gallery, New York, NY

Re-Surfacing, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH


Three Rooms with Art in Them, ATM Gallery, New York, NY. Curated by Carol Bove



Emerging Artists’ Fellowship, Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY

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