Medium: charcoal drawings and oil paintings
Website: Charlotte's Website
Location: 801 Central Ave., Unit 1, Peekskill, NY 10566
Days Open: Saturday & Sunday
Charlotte Schulz was born in Massillon, Ohio and studied art at Kent State University (Ohio), and the University of South Florida where she received her MFA in 1993. She is the recipient of individual artist fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. Her solo exhibitions include The Uneven Intensities of Duration at Smack Mellon in Brooklyn, and Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina; An Insufficiency in Our Screens at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Connecticut, and Mills College Art Museum in Oakland, California. Schulz’s work is included in the permanent collections of Mills College Art Museum, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, and the University of South Florida. She maintains a studio in Peekskill, NY and teaches at Parsons The New School for Design in New York City.
An unforeseen flood and the overturning of a life, the dispersing of a family with its accompanying sense of loss, the competing claims between cultures on a particular territory—these small, private histories against large, collective experiences are the notions driving my work.
I shape and disrupt my drawings by tearing, folding, bending, and crumpling the paper. At the same time, I situate rendered images of domestic interiors, geological formations, personal objects, and weather. My aim is to create a visual correspondence to forces felt in the world and in us—forces both intimate as well as social and environmental.
Through the careful blending of charcoal with delicate erasure, I imbue these visual allegories with an otherworldly quality while conveying a shared emotional landscape. Moreover, within the work, the drawings depict intersections between the realms of the concrete and the intangible.