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Creativity Explored

Charles Cruz

A true Northern Californian, Charles Cruz was born in Sonoma in 1946 and has been working at Creativity Explored since the early nineties.

A joyful and eager artist, Cruz likes using a variety of media and doesn’t miss an opportunity to try something new with a visiting artist. He is very skilled at depicting movement and lending subtlety to his work. His large-scale renderings of insects are often reminiscent of impressionist paintings, while his portraiture takes its intensity from his chaotic, but controlled, line, which captures what is essential in his subject.

His work was featured in Faces, Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco, CA, in 2011 and Radiant Spaces: Private Domain, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, in 2004. 

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Samples of Cruz's work





Selected Exhibitions

2016
Fonds Duvel Moortgat, MADmusée , Liège, Belgium
Natural History, Creativity Explored Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Quality of Line: Charles Cruz and Jay Herndon, Creativity Explored Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2015
Tree of Life, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2014
A Curious Menagerie, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2013
Breaking Barriers: Bay Area Artists with Disabilities, Marin Community Foundation Offices, Novato, CA
For the Birds, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2012
Fabulous, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Are We There Yet?, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2011
SMALL, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Faces, Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco, CA
The Masters, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2010
Santos y Otros Creatures, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2009
Inscriptions, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2007
Super Heroes Super Villains, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Transmissions, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Naked, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2006
Nature Rules, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Vessels, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Drawing the Line, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2005
Wear to Go, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Aliens: the Green Ones, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2004
Radiant Spaces: Private Domain, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
You Are Here, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Heads n' Tails, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2003
Fired and Wired, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2002
This Is My Family, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA