CHAR STILES (b.1995)



Carnegie Mellon University
Bachelor of Computer Science and Art
December 2017

Select Exhibitions & Presentations:

Power and the Soul at The Frame

Exhibited in show and talkbacks focused on intersections of diversity and social justice.

Jan 2017

Weird Reality: Head-Mounted Art && Code at The Ace Hotel

Exhibited in salon and presented piece to the symposium in a short talk with collaborator Alicia Iott.

Oct 2016

Incarnate at The Frame

Collaborated with Gwen Sadler on an installation two-person show.

Oct 2015


Henry Armero Memorial Award Winner Presentation at The Miller Gallery

Presented VR piece with collaborator Alicia Iott.

Sep 2016



Researcher at the Community Robotics Education and Technology Empowerment Lab at Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute

Worked with their EarthDev Team on the Explorables project to create data visualizations with maps to convey compelling stories about the environment and humanity.
Summer 2016


Studio Assistant at the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry

Prepares class materials such as example work for lectures and gathers data to use by students by writing web scrapers.
Fall 2015 ~


Intern for Artists Kevin Swioff and Lisa Park at New Inc.

Head assistant on the creation of Swioff and Park’s interactive sculptural installation, Luma. Shown at Red Bull Studios, Chelsea, NYC. Assisted in the coordination of a team of  installation assistants and production, designed and 3D printed parts for the sculptures.
Summer 2015


Intern for Artists & Programmers Kyle McDonald and Lauren McCarthy at Metropolitan Exchange

Scraped the web for content to use in a recurrent neural network, wrote data visualizations, organized files, created 3d models of installations for planning & fabricated prototypes.

Summer 2015


Intern for Artists & Designers Eroon Kang and Taeyoon Choi at Math Practice

Designed hardware capsule and vitrine, fabricated the prototype, & wrote content for the team’s workshop TimeKeepers which was hosted by LACMA.
Summer 2015


CNC Router Technician at CMU ArtFab Labs

Assists students and faculty with routing jobs, prepares CAD & CAM files, maintains shop and facilities.
Fall 2013 – Spring 2016


SexEd Project Assistant at Open Engagement

Assisted video shoots and editing for SexEd’s Pleasure Workshop, which is encouraging a public discussion about sexual health and education, during Open Engagement, which is an international conference and platform for socially engaged art.
March 2015


Awards and Honors:

Frank-Ratchye Fund for the Art at the Frontier Microgrant

Jan 2017

The Henry Armero Memorial Award for Inclusive Creativity

Jan 2016

Frank-Ratchye Fund for the Art at the Frontier Microgrant
Oct 2015

John L. Porter Sophomore Award

May 2015

Fundamentals of Programming Competition Championship Round

Spring 2014

Dean’s List

Fall 2013~

High Honors Dean’s List

Spring 2013

Carnegie Museum of Art – 2 Minute Film Festival

Onsite People’s Choice Award and Online People’s Choice Award

June 2014