Charles Ross (b. 1937, Philadelphia, PA) has dedicated his life and career to making art that responds conceptually to the effects of light, time, mathematical structures and the formal and visual potential of phenomena. For over 40 years Ross has been building the geometry of the stars into his earthwork, Star Axis, now nearing completion in New Mexico.
Ross graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a B.A. in Mathematics in 1960 and received an M.A. in Fine Arts there in 1962. He is a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow and recipient of the Andy Warhol Foundation Grant (1999). His works reside in the permanent collections of numerous institutions internationally including the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY. Most recently, Ross’ work has been shown at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid, Spain; Ludwig Museum Koblenz, Germany; Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy; and Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA.