Charlie White was born in 1972 in Philadelphia. He lives and works in Los Angeles. In 1994 White received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from School of Visual Arts, New York, and in 1998 he received his Master of Fine Arts from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena.
White works in the genre of staged photography, in a similar method of film production. He constructs his works by carefully staging the scenery – commissioning sets, hiring actors, and employing a visual effects team. Afterwards follows a rigorous postproduction process where each photograph is digitized, scrutinized, and perfected. In his scenery he explores social fictions and collective identities in America by mimicking the look and feel of visual imagery from popular culture.
Selected solo exhibitions include Los Angeles County Museum (2019); Domus Artium, Spain (2006); Oslo Kunstforening, Norway (2009) and Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield (2009). Group exhibitions include Museum for Contemporary Photography, Chicago (2013); Singapore Biennale (2011); Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2009); Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia (2008); Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai (2007) and Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2007).