Born in Seattle in 1960, Charles LeDray lives and works in New York. In 1993, LeDray received the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, and in 1997 he was the recipient of the Prix de Rome from the American Academy in Rome. From 2002-2003, LeDray was the subject of a survey exhibition organized by the ICA Philadelphia, which traveled to the Arts Club of Chicago, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and the Seattle Art Museum. In 2009, Artangel, London commissioned “MENS SUITS,” a major installation in a 19th century Victorian firehouse. In 2010, the ICA Boston organized a comprehensive retrospective, “Charles LeDray: workworkworkworkwork,” which traveled to the Whitney Museum of American Art and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. In 2012, the Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach presented a solo exhibition. Most recently, his work was installed at Olana and the Thomas Cole Site as part of the exhibition “River Crossings: Contemporary Art Comes Home” (2015). LeDray’s work can be found in many major public collections including The Museum of Modern Art; Whitney Museum of American Art; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Hammer Museum at UCLA; and Wadsworth Atheneum. LeDray has had one-person shows at Sperone Westwater in 2003 and 2007. A solo presentation of his work was at ADAA: The Art Show 2014.