Charles Dee Mitchell
Freelance Writer, Independent Curator, Private Collector
Dallas, TX, USA
Charles Dee Mitchell has written on contemporary art for Art in America, Artforum, and the Dallas Morning News, and has contributed essays for exhibitions at museums, nonprofit spaces, and commercial galleries. As a curator, he has worked with commercial spaces, artist-run galleries, and universities. He has curated two exhibitions of war photography: XXI: Conflict in a New Century at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center, Dallas, Texas (2011), which was composed mostly from his own collection, and The Engines of War, co-curated with Cynthia Mulcahy, at the Gasser Grunert Gallery in NYC (2013). He has done several projects with the Video Association of Dallas.
Mitchell is mainly interested in documentary work, using that term in the broadest possible sense. He is also interested in photographers who are using the camera in a wider discourse of contemporary art. He is not interested in fashion or nudes. After thirty years in the book business, working with both US and international publishers, he can suggest how to shape a body of work for publication. He is also looking at work for new curatorial projects.