Charles Yost is a Chicago-based sculptor. He studied in Illinois at Monmouth College. At the School of the Art Institute, Chicago, he received a BFA in sculpture. While studying at Northern Illinois University, Yost pursued many forms and materials; bronze and aluminum casting, polyester resin, fiberglass, welded steel, stainless steel, welded aluminum fabrication. He achieved both a Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees in sculpture. In his works, which have been displayed in Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Wisconsin, Texas, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee, Yost seeks to combine both geometric and organic elements; interacting forms and shapes. Kinetic movement in some pieces involve the viewer to set the forms in motion.