creativity takes courage

- henri matisse

We get to work with some of the most talented artists in the industry, whom we now have the privilege of calling friends.

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Tom Fruin was born in 1974 in Los Angeles, California. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

CHARNEY x TOM FRUIN | The Dime Williamsburg


Jen Lewin is an internationally recognized Artist – Engineer based in Brooklyn, New York. Over her 27-year career, Lewin has honed her architectural background and a highly technical medium to fabricate large-scale, interactive, public sculptures that encourage community interaction and play. Uniting nature and technology, Lewin thinks beyond traditional media to create connected human experiences that bring vibrancy to public spaces. Existing at the intersection of art, technology, and community, her sculptures underscore the ripple effects that each individual has on their community and habitat, the energy of human connection, and the power of collective action..

CHARNEY x JEN LEWIN | The Greenhouse LIC


Caledonia Curry, known as Swoon, is a contemporary artist and filmmaker recognized around the world for her pioneering vision of public artwork. Through intimate portraits, immersive installations and multi-year community based projects, she has spent over 20 years exploring the depths of human complexity by mobilizing her artwork to fundamentally re-envision the communities we live in toward a more just and equitable world. She is best known as one of the first women Street Artists to gain international recognition in a male-dominated field, pushing the conceptual limits of the genre and paving the way for a generation of women Street Artists. H


FAILE is the Brooklyn-based artistic collaboration between Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller. Since its inception in 1999, FAILE has been known for a wide ranging multimedia practice recognizable for its explorations of duality through a fragmented style of appropriation and collage.

CHARNEY X FAILE |  The Greenhouse LIC
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arts gowanus

Arts Gowanus is a not-for-profit organization working to support, promote, and advocate for local artists in Brooklyn. They connect  individual artists, arts organizations, local businesses, to the community. The diverse creativity of local artists contributes to the singularly vibrant cultural life and energy of New York City. It is critical not only for the artists, but our society as well, that the arts continue to thrive in Gowanus. Arts Gowanus is a proud member of the Gowanus Neighborhood Coalition for Justice and advocate not only for artists but for the top 3 demands of GNCJ. AG produces open studio events, professional development workshops, public art works, artistic collaborations and exhibitions in their mission to ensure artists remain a crucial part of neighborhood identity.

CHARNEY x ARTS GOWANUS | Gowanus, Brooklyn
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creative time

For nearly 50 years, Creative Time has commissioned and presented ambitious public art projects with thousands of artists throughout New York City, across the country, around the world—and even in outer space. Their work is guided by three core values: art matters, artists’ voices are important in shaping society, and public spaces are places for creative and free expression. They are acclaimed for the innovative and meaningful projects they have commissioned, from Tribute in Light, the twin beacons of light that illuminated lower Manhattan six months after 9/11, to bus ads promoting HIV awareness, to Paul Chan’s production of Waiting for Godot in New Orleans, and much more. In partnership with a variety of well-known cultural institutions and community groups, we have commissioned art in unique landmark sites from the Brooklyn Bridge Anchorage, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Governors Island, and the High Line, to neglected urban treasures like the Lower East Side’s historic Essex Street Market, Coney Island, and New Orleans’s Lower 9th Ward. Creative Time is committed to presenting important art for our times and engaging broad audiences that transcend geographic, racial, and socioeconomic barriers.

CHARNEY x CREATIVE TIME | Court Square, Long Island City