Born – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. BFA in Printmaking University of Iowa. MFA in Painting/Printmaking Yale University School of Art. Currently Professor of Art and Director of the School of Art at Bowling Green State University. Previously taught at Amherst College and Yale University. Lives and works in Waterville, Ohio.

Solo exhibitions at Ellen Miller Gallery, Boston (1997, 1999, 2001, and 2007), Brett Shaheen Contemporary, Cleveland (2010 and 2017), and the Oresman Gallery at Smith College (2014). National and regional two-person and group exhibitions include: “Elaine Wilson and Charles Kanwischer” at the Bowery Gallery, New York City, “Small Worlds” at the Toledo Museum of Art, “The Pencil Show” at Foxy Production in New York City, “Eight Views – Contemporary Landscape” at the Washington Arts Center in Washington Depot, CT, “New Master Drawings,” at the Akron Museum of Art, “Visions and Revisions, Art on Paper Since 1960” at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and the Annual Invitational Exhibition at the National Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City. Recipient of Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowships in 1999, 2001. 2004, 2007, 2011, 2013 and 2017. Represented in a number of public and private collections including the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Smith College Museum of Art, the Akron Museum of Art, Progressive Insurance Corporation and the Cleveland Clinic.