Steven Charles is a British-born artist who recently returned to Dallas after twenty years in New York. He received his BFA in Painting from the University of North Texas and his MFA from Temple University. During his time in New York, Steven was the recipient of both a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant and an Artist’s Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts. In addition, he has repeatedly served as a guest lecturer at the School of the Visual Arts in New York. After selling out his first solo shows in Brooklyn, Steven was added to the roster at Marlborough Gallery in Chelsea where he was part of multiple group and solo exhibitions over the course of a decade. His work has been reviewed in many of the art world’s top publications, including the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, and Art in America. He is currently represented by Cris Worley Fine Arts in Dallas.
I recently sat down with Steven in his Dallas studio where we discussed his childhood in Liverpool, adjusting to life in Texas, blue-collar work ethic, formative years studying art in Rome, sold-out shows, black town cars, reaction-based art process and trying to live a life without regrets.