About the Artist
Charles Philippe Jean-Pierre is a Haitian American interdisciplinary artist raised on Chicago’s south side. He creates works that uncover our past at the intersection of community, spirituality, and systèmes socio-politiques. He draws inspiration from his Caribbean heritage, international travels, and academic research.
Jean-Pierre is an adjunct professor at American University and U.S. State Department Art in Embassies Artist. His works are featured the U.S. Embassy in Benin, Malawi, and Niger. He also serves as a guest curator for exhibitions at The Embassy of Haiti. He has been featured in three Smithsonian exhibitions and was a Barack Obama invitee to the White House to speak on the role of the arts in youth justice. In 2021, he was an invited featured artist for the 2021 Atlantic Festival.
His collaborations include: Alvin Ailey, Boys & Girls Club, DC Commission on the Arts, International Monetary Fund, Inter-American Development Bank, Minnesota State Arts Board, Something In Water Music Festival, and West Elm, among many others. His works have been featured in The Atlantic, Black Enterprise, BET, Ebony Magazine, NBC, Netflix, The New York Times, and The Washington Post.
Jean-Pierre public art has been featured in Cape Town, Pretoria South Africa, New York, Chicago, DC, Istanbul, Panama, Port-au-Prince, London, and Paris. Jean-Pierre holds a Master of Arts from Howard University. Jean-Pierre’s atelier & Galerie D’Art is located in Washington, DC.