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Artist Statement:

My artwork is an exploration of human emotions, chaos, rotations, growth, and healing. I use oil paint, acrylic, ink and watercolor to create veils of color that are often combined with alternative mediums such as silver leaf added to create atmospheric effects that are then further defined with fine lines. Sculptural elements, such as assemblage, ceramics, or cold casting are sometimes used as the mediums of choice to convey concepts. Representational forms of faces, figures, plants, and animals become clear. Circular orbs are repeated in the work, representing points of meditation, punctuation, rest, seed pods, embryos, cycles, and cells. These circular shifting symbols are pathways of discovery through both a microcosmic and macro-cosmic landscape of consciousness.  

Representations of transforming energy unifying emotional states become poetic puzzle pieces in the pieces. My work balances the chaotic forces of existence in human nature. Every piece created is a portrait of emotion, perception and a journey to experience on personal levels while also reflecting global concepts. 

 

I create works on paper, paintings on canvas & wood panels, ceramics, and bas-relief sculptures. For over 20 years I have been continuing to execute and define my visual language to articulate complex issues of depth and perception to the world.

Brief Bio:

Charlotte Mouquin (Voznesenskaya) is an artist, curator, and art professional. She 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. She is the principal of CharVoz, LLC. and was a founding board member of the Love Yourself Project. 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, and  certificate in Arts & Culture Strategy from National Arts Strategy & UPENN. She has curated over 40 exhibitions at venues in and around NYC including: Rush Arts Gallery, Corridor Gallery, Sensei Gallery, Field Projects, CultureFix Gallery, Clover’s Fine Art Gallery, The Living Gallery, Pelham Art Center and more. 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, Art Slant NYC, and The Alexander Rutsch Award. She has  been an educator with The Love Yourself Project, Brooklyn Art incubator, Alliance of Visual Arts, Pelham Art Center and more. She is often a guest speaker on panels for many topics within the art realm. She is also a current member of Art Table, and multiple Hudson Valley art organizations.

 

Voznesenskaya is her married name, professionally she goes by Charlotte Mouquin.

More Details:

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 and recently completed a certification in Life Coaching, and is an attuned Reiki Master. She is also a current member of Rockland Center for the Arts, Arts Council of Rockland, the Nyack Art Collective, Arttable and Art Mammas! She currently lives in Rockland County, NY.

 

Current Affiliations:

Pelham Art Center

Rotary of the Pelhams

Nyack Art Collective

Rockland Center for the Arts

Arts Council of Rockland

Arttable

Art Mammas