Chuck Tingley is a Buffalo-based artist who combines abstraction and realism in his drawings, paintings, and murals to develop distinctly contemporary works. He holds a BFA in Painting from SUNY Buffalo State, and currently maintains a studio in Buffalo's Larkin District. Solo exhibitions of Tingley's work have been held at the Olean Public Library in Olean, NY, and El Museo Gallery and Buffalo Arts Studio in Buffalo. He has also been included in group exhibitions at the Burchfield Penney Art Center and the Erie Art Museum in Erie, PA. Tingley has created public art for the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, NY and Rhinegeist Brewery in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has been awarded public art commissions in Western NY, including Buffalo, Hamburg, Lewiston, and Niagara Falls. In 2016, he was honored by Arts Services Initiative of Western New York as a Finalist for the 'Artist of the Year' Spark Cultural Award, and in March of 2018 his portrait of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. appeared on the cover of Condé Nast magazine.