Charles Arnoldi

b.1946, Dayton, Ohio; lives and works in Los Angeles, California

Charles Arnoldi is a contemporary American abstract painter, sculptor, and printmaker who employs a bold, colorful, graphic style in his hard-edged geometric compositions and fluid linework. He typically uses wood, sticks, and twigs as compositional elements in his paintings and for constructing wall reliefs and other sculptures. Materiality is paramount in Arnoldi’s Tamarind prints, evidenced through layers of wood-like textures amidst geometric environs.

Arnoldi has had numerous exhibitions throughout his career, at venues such as the Riko Mizuno Gallery in Los Angeles, the James Corcoran Gallery in Los Angeles, the Arts Club of Chicago, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. His work is also part of the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the Guggenheim in Bilbao.

Arnoldi’s 2013 Collectors Club edition


Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Coyote in Quarantine, 2020


Judy Chicago, In Praise of Prarie Dogs, 2019


Hayal Pozanti, 8 (million tons of plastic that go into the sea each year), 2018, 2018


Tara Donovan, Untitled (2016).


Charles Arnoldi, Breaking, 2013


Enrique Martínez Celaya, The Optimists, 2014


Nick Cave, Amalgam (brown), 2015


James Siena, Sagging Infected Triangular Grid, 2012


Kiki Smith, Untitled, 2009