Interview with contemporary artist Zoë Charlton

Interview with contemporary artist Zoë Charlton

In this episode of The Truth In This Art, Rob interviewed Zoë Charlton, an artist who creates figure drawings, collages, installations, and animations that depict her subject’s relationship to culturally loaded objects and landscapes , and they discuss her work, process and much more.

Brief summary of episode:

Zoë Charlton (Baltimore, MD) creates figure drawings, collages, installations, and animations that depict her subject’s relationship to culturally loaded objects and landscapes. Charlton received her MFA degree from the University of Texas at Austin and participated in residencies at Artpace (TX), McColl Center for Art + Innovation (NC), Ucross Foundation (WY), the Skowhegan School of Painting (ME), and the Patterson Residency at the Creative Alliance (MD).
Her work has been included in national and international exhibitions including The Delaware Contemporary (DE), the Harvey B. Gantt Center (NC), Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (AR), Studio Museum of Harlem (NY), Contemporary Art Museum (TX), the Zacheta National Gallery of Art (Poland), and Haas & Fischer Gallery (Switzerland).
She is a recipient of a Pollock-Krasner grant (2012) and a Rubys grant (2014). Museum collections include The Phillips Collection (DC), Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (AR), Birmingham Museum of Art (AL), and Studio Museum in Harlem (NY). Charlton co-founded ‘sindikit, a collaborative art initiative, with artist Tim Doud to engage their respective research in gender, sexuality, and race.

Charlton is a Professor of Art at American University in Washington, D.C., holds a seat on the Maryland State Arts Council, a board member at the Washington Project for the Arts (DC), and a national board member at Threewalls (IL).

photo Credit Grace Roselli, Pandora's BoxX Project

Her work is included in “A Movement in Every Direction: Legacies of the Great Migration”, a traveling group exhibition co-curated by Chief Curator Ryan Dennis of the Mississippi Museum of Art, and Curator and Department Head of Contemporary Art Jessica Bell Brown of the Baltimore Museum of Art. Charlton was an artist in-residence at The Brodsky Center at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in spring 2022 and participated in the Crosstown Arts residency in Nashville, TN in summer 2022. Charlton is serving on an 8-member steering committee at the Baltimore Museum of Art to reimagine equitable and accountable structures and functions of cultural institutions within diverse local and regional communities.
As ‘sindikit, Zoë Charlton and Tim Doud co-edited Out of Place: Artists, Pedagogy, and Purpose available through Punctum Books. Broad in scope, Out of Place: Artists, Pedagogy, and Purpose presents an overview of the different paths taken by artists and artist collectives as they navigate their way from formative experiences into pedagogy.

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