Charles Philippe Jean-Pierre’s artistic expression was birthed on Chicago’s south side. As an undergraduate, Jean-Pierre split his time between painting and studying African art, culture, and history. He solidified his introspective style as a graduate student at Howard University.
Jean-Pierre is a U.S. State Department Art in Embassies Artist. His work is in the permanent collection of the U.S. Embassy in Cotonou, Benin West Africa. He was a 2015 White House invitee for the role of art education in promoting national youth justice. His work has been highlighted by numerous media outlets including; The Washington Post, Ebony Magazine, Black Enterprise, NHK Japan, The Village Voice, BET, NBC and FOX.
Jean-Pierre has guest lectured at Stanford University regarding a positive vision of Haiti through the Mamelodi Project. He was named top 5 arts educators by the District of Columbia and served as a creative communication instructor for Alvin Ailey Camp Chicago. Jean-Pierre is former National Arts Director for the Young and Powerful group. He is an adjunct professor at American University in Fine Arts and serves on the board of the Diaspora of African Woman Network (DAWN).