CharVozis the art studio, curatorial, and education practice of Charlotte Mouquin (Voznesenskaya). In 2019 she re-established a thriving studio practice. Her current concentrations are abstractions, paintings and works on paper, which balance the chaotic life forces that surrounds human nature. The projects include curatorial work, community building and art education initiatives.
I lose myself and find myself in my art. My abstractions are rotating veils on unconscious layers reflecting on the human experience. The forms created are representations of transforming energy unifying emotional states. Layers of color in a variety of painting media become poetic puzzle pieces. My work find balance the chaotic life forces that surrounds human nature. Every piece created is a portrait of a state of mind and a journey to experience.
Charlotte Mouquin (Voznesenskaya) is the Executive Director at the Pelham Art Center in Pelham, NY. (read more here) Previously she was the Director of Rush Arts Galleries of Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation from 2010-2017 focusing on all exhibitions and public programs at Rush Arts Gallery in Chelsea and Corridor Gallery in Brooklyn. Her goal is enhancing community through art experiences that highlight our humanity as global citizens. Her degrees include a MA in Contemporary Art from Sotheby’s Institute of Art, a BFA from Parsons School of Design, a MAT from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston/Tufts University. She has curated exhibitions at Rush Arts Gallery, Corridor Gallery, Sensei Gallery, Field Projects, CultureFix Gallery, Clover’s Fine Art Gallery, The Living Gallery. She has hosted art salons in private homes, and presented art with fairs in NY and Miami including: Volta, Scope, Pulse, Prizm, Fountain, Flux Harlem, Figment NYC, Select Miami and Alt-Break. She has been a guest judge for Curate NYC, the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series, and Art Slant NYC. She has been an educator with The Love Yourself Project and The Brooklyn Art incubator. She is also a current member of Art Table.
Voznesenskaya is her married name, professionally she goes by Charlotte Mouquin.
Charlotte Mouquin (Voznesenskaya) is an artist, curator, teacher, and arts administrator from Rockland County, New York. She grew up on the Piermont/Sparkill border before moving to NYC to study Fine Art at Parsons School of Design. Once she completed her BFA she moved to Boston to complete a Masters in Art and Teaching at the SMFA Boston and Tufts University. She taught art to high school students in Woodstock, Vermont from 2005-7 while learning about curating at the AVA Art Center and being actively involved and exhibiting with the Killington Art Guild and the Chaffee Art Center. She also partnered with another artist and educator Murray Ngoima and together they opened a studio/gallery space where they also taught independent workshops called the Murray/Ngoima Gallery, a space within the historic Bridgewater Mill in Bridgewater, VT.
In 2007 she returned to the NYC area to study at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, earning an MA in Contemporary Art. She also joined the co-op artist run gallery the Flywheel Gallery in Piermont for 2 years and exhibited her own work regularly. While studying at Sotheby’s Institute she had enormous opportunities to visit private and public art collections in New York, Philadelphia, Miami, and seminal places in Texas. She volunteered at a variety of art spaces including Dia: Beacon, the Brooklyn Artist Gym, and Heidi Cho Gallery before becoming the gallery manager at Clover’s Fine Art in downtown Brooklyn. While at Clover’s Fine Art she curated, orchestrated, installed and marketed 7 group exhibitions in 2010 which also included public programs, artist talks and performances.
2010-2017, Charlotte Mouquin was the Gallery Director of Rush Arts Gallery in Chelsea and Corridor Gallery in Brooklyn, part of Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation. During this time she curated several exhibitions, orchestrated public programs at both locations while getting to know some of the leading black artists in the country. Rush Philanthropic also led the way to curating and exhibiting at Art Fairs including: SCOPE Art Fair, FLUX Art Fair, Select Art Fair, Fountain Art Fair, and many more. During this time she also exhibited her work at the ASC Project space in Chelsea, the Living Gallery, RoCA, LIU Gallery, CULTUREfix Gallery, The Michael Mut Gallery, The Hive, and a variety of Brooklyn art venues. She left Rush Arts in September 2017 to pursue her own creative passions and formalize CharVoz Studio & Projects.
CharVoz Studio & Projects, LLC is the art practice and independent project space for Charlotte Mouquin (Voznesenskaya) she embarked on a line of hand painted ceramics and independent curatorial projects which included independent art salons in private homes, collaborations with Capital One Headquarters on Park Ave, and a 7,500 sq foot industrial space in downtown Brooklyn in partnership with Christina Massey and Chashama. She also actively taught youth education workshops with the Love Yourself Project, and Brooklyn Art incubator.
In 2018 she became the Executive Director of the Pelham Art Center, a 501c3 multipurpose art space with galleries, public art, art studios for art education, public art projects, and outreach programs to underserved neighboring communities. She also moved out of Brooklyn after almost a decade of experiencing the changing environment of the borough. In 2019 she relocated to Rockland County where after many transient years she has a proper art studio space to fully re-engage in her first love - making art. She has started creating multiple bodies of work in 2020.
With a life-long love for art and community she also studied and received a certificate from UPenn and NAS for an Executive Leadership program in Arts and Culture in 2019. As she always is looking to develop her skills she is currently completing a certification in Life Coaching, and in the process of becoming a Reiki Master. She is also a current member of RoCA and Arttable.