Charly Joaquin Dominguez is a Visual and Performance Artist of Afro-Dominican descent, and born in Harlem, NY in 1981. Raised in New York City, and the Dominican Republic. Best known for documenting issues of Afro-Caribbean/Afro-modernist spirituality, sexuality, gender identity, poverty, and mental health through mixed-media paintings, installations, poetry, and performance art. His images illustrate cross-cultural relationships between the GLBT communities of color and other subcultures. His artwork has been exhibited at the BlackOUT Art Series (Pride in the City), the Black Funk Cultural Center, Art In Harlem, Gallery M, South Oxford Space, Harlem United, Fort Hamilton Army Base, The Villa (Harlem), Speakeasy Fridays @ Dumbo Arts Festival, Harlem Pride 2010, BAAD Afro Latino Series 2010, local health centers, and other community based events.

Dominguez’s creative repertoire includes cultural animation, set design, window display, gallery exhibitions, film production & video projects, and book cover artwork for Conjuring Black Funk by Dr. Herukhuti.

In 2014, Charly’s Body Art work captured the attention of members of the Fashion, and Entertainment industry, forming what is now known as “The Charly Magazine”-an interactive magazine, showcasing his art while showcasing independent and collaborative projects from many community artists. This year “The Charly Magazine” will be available via print and online with a Magazine Release/Website Launch Event in the coming later in 2015. Dominguez is currently on the Community Advisory Council of the Bronx Museum .

His art has been seen in Fashion events, Television Programs, House Ballroom Competition Events, LGBT Community Centers Print/ online magazines, and Professional Photographers. In 2014 Charly accomplished a monumental goal, one he has dreamt of for a long time; his first ever solo exhibit in his family’s homeland of the Dominican Republic.