I received my BA from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art in 2002, majoring in painting. During that time I completed a semester in Rome from January-May 2001. After a solo exhibition in Italy, I had a painting chosen to be part of the permanent gallery collection at Temple campus Rome.
Since 2004, I have worked with the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program painting and designing murals. I’ve been involved in MAP’s art education programs, “Big Picture”, and “Mural Corp.” In 2010, during a year-long mural project on JEVS Behavior Health center building in Philadelphia, I led outpatient painting workshops which continued into the project on the Philadelphia Airport, “How Philly Moves.”
In Summer 2011, I exhibited at the Painted Bride Art Center in Philadelphia, where I was able to collaborate with multiple artists from multiple mediums including dance, song, spoken word and sculpture/installation. My most recent project is a mural dedicated to the Philadelphia band The Roots, which will find its home on the corner of Broad and South street later this year.
For Charles Barbin’s work please visit his website at http://charlesbarbin.blogspot.com/