Charles Burns, Artist—Spiegel Resident
Charles Burns' drawings first became known in the legendary comics magazine "Raw" in the 1980s. His comic stories "Big Baby" and "Dog Boy" were serialized in alternative weekly papers throughout the United States. His drawings also appeared on the covers and in the pages of Rolling Stone, The New York Times, The Believer and many other publications, as well as on the album covers of Iggy Pop and others. His drawings were the subject of a solo exhibition "Charles Burns" at the Pennsylvania Academy of Arts Museum in 1999. His work was included in the exhibition "Disparities and Deformations: Our Grotesque" at the SITE Santa Fe Biennial in 2004 curated by Robert Storr. Burns contributed to the animated feature "Fear(s) of the Dark" which will be released in October by AFC. He has a solo exhibition in New York at Adam Baumgold gallery this fall. Charles Burns lives and works in Philadelphia.