Charlie Milgrim is a multimedia artist from New York City who moved to the Bay Area in her 20's to attend California College of the Arts, and later received from MFA from U.C. Berkeley. She has since participated in the Bay Area arts community through exhibition and curation and has been a member of the Mercury 20 Gallery for the past 9 years.

Milgrim's work examines the ties and lies between history, science, and culture, whether considering environmental degradation, cultural detritus, or the relationship between money and militarism. She works with a wide range of materials, from photography to tar paper made three dimensional, to precariously arranged found objects.

Her studio is in Berkeley CA, next to loud railroad tracks.


Master of Fine Arts, University of California Berkeley

Bachelor of Fine Arts, California College of the Arts, Oakland CA


2020 Street Code: Mercury 20 Gallery, Oakland CA

20i9 Accretion / Erosion: Mercury 20 Gallery, Oakland CA

2018 Hallucinatory Participation: See Art, Be Art, Mercury 20 Gallery, Oakland, CA

2017 Bethlehem (in ruins), Mercury 20 Gallery, Oakland, CA

2015 Bethlehem, Mecury 20 Gallery, Oakland, CA

2014 Utility Access, Mecury 20 Gallery, Oakland, CA

2013 Secret Fields,  Mercury 20 Gallery, Oakland, CA

2012 Dark Alliances, Mercury 20, Oakland, CA

2011 Stealth Reverie, Mercury 20 Gallery, Oakland, CA
On the Precipice, Mercury 20 Gallery, Oakland, CA

2010 Spiral Jetsam, Mercury 20 Gallery, Oakland, CA

Creatures of Culture, Rythmix Cultural Center in Alameda, CA

2009 Vexing History, Mercury 20 Gallery, Oakland, CA

2008 Ascensions, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA

Homeland, Mercury 20, Oakland, CA

2007 The Gallery of Urban Art, Oakland, CA

1999 Gallery 16, San Francisco, CA

Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA

1997 Gallery 16, San Francisco, CA

1996 Ok Harris, New York City, NY

1993 Introductions, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA

EXHIBITIONS (selected other)

2018 Melting Point, Mercury 20 Gallery, Oakland, CA

2010 The Seduction of Duchamp, Bay Area Artists' Response, Artzone461 SF, CA

2009 The Seduction of Duchamp, Slaughterhouse Space, Healdsburg CA 

2008 Politique Poetique, Skyline College, CA

2008 Guerilla Installation: Park(ing) Day, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA

2008 Featured Artist: Art and Soul, Oakland, CA

2007 hyper ordinary, Y2Y Gallery (curated by Francesca Pastine), San Francisco, CA

2002 Being There: 45 Oakland Artists, Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA

2001 Gravity, Works Gallery, San Jose, CA

1999 Sculpture Exhibition Number 5, The Object, Oakland Museum, Oakland

1998 Di Rosa Preserve, Napa, CA

1997 Toys in Contemporary Art, d.p. Fong Galleries San Jose, CA

1994 On Shaky Ground, Gallery 494, New York City, NY

1994 Mirror, Mirror, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose CA

1992 San Francisco Art Institute Annual: Nine Bay Area Women, San Francisco

1991 Site: Western Union, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA


Murphy Graduate Fellowship, San Francisco Foundation 

Simpson Graduate Fellowship Award, U.C Berkeley

Artists in the Schools Residency Grant, California Arts Council


"Art Without Artists" -DeWitt Cheng, East Bay Express, April 17, 2019

"Artist Charlie Milgrim Experiments With Craft and Form" -Mary Corbin, Alameda Magazine, May 10, 2018

Art Fairs SF,, Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Kenneth Baker, Bay Area arts picks, June 14, SFGate

Focus: Oakland, Oakland's Gallery Scene Boasts a Growing Murmur, by Lean Feinstein, Art LTD, Bay Area Special Supplement, May 2012. Pg 28-29

THESE ARE THE PEOPLE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD Sixteen Years of Gallery 16, published by Gallery 16, January 2011

"Co-Options at Mercury20"-DeWitt Cheng East Bay Express Oct 19, 2011

Dave Newhouse, Oakland Tribune, 2009

Mary Eisenhart "Don't Miss" SF chronicle, March, 2009

DeWitt Cheng, EB express, March, 2009

Jori Finkel,  East Bay Express, Visual Arts Over There, April 25, 1997

Mark Van Proyen, Artweek, May 1997

Harry Roche,  San Francisco Bay Guardian, April 2, 1997

Kevin Connely,  The New Yorker Magazine, spotlight review of OK Harris exhibition Dec 23-30, 1996 an d January 4, 1997

Jamie Brunson, “San Francisco Fax,” Art Issues, September/ October 1993

Kenneth Baker, “Welcome Introductions”, San Francisco Chronicle, July 18, 1993

David Bonetti, “Still Life, New Lifeat ‘Introductions’, San Francisco Examiner, July 16, 1993

Ramsey Bell Breslin, “The Aesethic s of Loss” East Bay Express May 28, 1993

Harry Roche, “Critics Choice”, San Francisco Bay Guardian. May 12 1993

Jamie Brunson and Mark Levy, “On the Scene: SAN FRANCISCO,” Artspace December 1992

Kenneth Baker, “Art Institutes Topical Turn” San Francisco Chronicle, September 9, 1992

Terri Cohn, “Advanced Placements” Visions, Summer 1992

Mark Van Proyen, “Miniature Show” Artweek, Jan. 16 1992