Charles is a widely exhibited artist, and a sporadically published poet currently living in a cornfield in Indiana. He has called Chicago home since 1986. Rolwing has two Master of Fine Art degrees from Ohio University in photography and printmaking. He also has a BA in art from the University of Louisville. Rolwing began painting in 1986. He hustled pool for twenty years to finance his art and education, but gave it up due to the three strikes law.