Los Angeles critic Christopher Knight has written, "Charles LaBelle finds surpirsing ways to skin a perceptual cat. [His] photographs, drawings, and sculpture all pay attention to the rewards of acute consciousness." For almost ten years, LaBelle (born 1964) has created works that address the interrelationship between cartography, documentary narratives, the built environment, and the individual. Often emphasizing the phenomenology of the body located in space, LaBelle has explored mediated transformations of his own body and metaphorically evocative literal intersections of the body and its surroundings.
LaBelle has held solo exhibitions at Roberts & Tilton Gallery, Los Angeles; Katrina Traywick Gallery, Berkeley; and the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum. His work has also been included in exhibitions at POST, Los Angeles; the Santa Monica Museum of Art; Exit Art, New York; the Museum of Installation, London; Sala Diaz, San Anotonio; Rogaland Kunstmuseum, Stavanger, Norway; the San Francisco Art Institute; Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions; and Gallery 400. In 2000 he received a Getty Trust Fellowship. He received a BA from, and did graduate studies at, the University of California, Los Angeles.