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Charles Trapolin

Born into a family of artists from New Orleans, Charles H. Trapolin is a visual and performance artist whose work has been seen at the Oakland Museum, the San Jose Museum of Contemporary Art, SOMAR, and the Jon Sims Center for the Arts.

His work is in the permanent collection of the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand and as the Waitakaruru Arboretum and Sculpture Park, New Zealand.

Following the creation of the maze at Burning Man at Black Rock City, Nevada, in 2000, he was commissioned to create a 300' mural and installations for the Maze of Reflection in 2001.

As a professional dancer, he was a member of the highly acclaimed dance company, ODC/SF, performing throughout the United States. Since 2002, he has been a partner in Teatro ZinZanni.

His awards and accreditations include nominations for the Isadora Duncan Dance Award (1998) and a SECA Award at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 2002.

He received an MFA with Honors from John F. Kennedy University in 2000.

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"Shimmerer"  2005  Acrylic