Charles Parness was born in Staten Island, New York. He received a BS in Education from New York University, an MFA from Pratt Institute, and attended Parsons School of Design. Parness had visiting artist residences at institutions including Brandywine Workshop and Archives in Philadelphia, Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation in Colorado Springs, Colorado; Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont; and the Association for Visual Artists in Chattanooga.
January 1 1945
Staten Island, NY