Charles Long (American, born 1958 in Long Branch, New Jersey) currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California. Long began his career in the 1980s, attending the Whitney Independent Study Program in 1981, and receiving his MFA from Yale University, New Haven, in 1988. His work crosses multiple media including sculpture, installation, film, video, and music, often engaging in collaborative practices with other artists, and has been the focus of an extensive number of solo exhibitions and projects at venues including Jarla Partilager, Berlin (2013), Madison Square Park in New York City (2012), the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2011), and SITE Santa Fe (2005). His work has also been included in numerous group exhibitions including XChange: 10 Years. 10 Artists. 10 Sites, the recent series of ten major public art commissions by the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, and venues such as the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2010, 2004, 2001, 1999), the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. (2007, 2006), the Museum of Modern Art, New York City (2000), and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City (2008, 1997). He has been the recipient of an Award of Merit Medal for Sculpture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and two Pollock-Krasner Foundation grants, and his work has been collected by institutions around the world, including the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.