Charlie Schneider is a California-based artist. He recently completed a Master of Fine Arts degree at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he was awarded the prestigious Trustee Scholarship. Prior to beginning his studies in Chicago, Schneider completed a Graduate Certificate for Sculpture, Performance and Installation at COFA/University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, in June, 2010. He graduated cum laude from Whitman College, in Walla Walla, Washington, in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art. In October 2010 he was awarded the Damien Courtenay Memorial Young Sculptor Prize at Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2010. He has exhibited in the States, Australia, France, and the Czech Republic.