Charles Schneider has spent his life exploring the realms of the fantastical, macabre with a mercurial, and sometimes, comedic twist. His weird horror stories are appreciated by connoisseurs of aesthetic outre literature. The Mauve Embellishments, a collection of his stories and art, was published by Ex Occidente Press in Bucharest.
Schneider's film and video work is filled with similar darkly playful visions of odd dreamlike places. His oil paintings match this decadently playful aesthetic. He was chosen to paint the "death portraits" in the feature film Art School Confidential.
He has also edited books about obscure and forgotten aspects of popular culture, such as Burlesque Paraphernalia, published by Fantagraphics Books.