Charlotte Mann
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  • Columbia, Maryland
  • United States
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This piece, which I recently completed (although it took the whole summer), started from an idea that came in the beginning of the summer (late May), not long after I began my internship. As I struggled with adjusting to this new phase of life,…
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Contact Email
cmartlover@gmail.com
Website
http://charlottemannart.wordpress.com/
Art Interests
Arts Administration, Drawing, Graphic Design, Painting, Works on Paper
Artist / Personal Statement
Artist Statement
Being a quiet, introverted person, I often feel an imaginary barrier between myself and other people. While I desire to connect with others and share a piece of myself with them, this simple human need often goes unfulfilled. Perhaps this explains my need for creative expression through art. In this expressive act, painting is an outpouring of my soul. As the brush flicks in my hand and paint oozes out onto the canvas, so I pour myself out as an offering of thanks to God, praising Him for the gifts He has given me. Where I have difficulty connecting with others, painting gives me an avenue to express myself and share who I am in the truest, most authentic way I know. My self-portraits serve as an introvert’s look into self. I can share with others what’s inside, and by addressing personal experiences, I can open a forum for others to be honest about their own experiences, whether similar or different. In my Biblical names’ portraits, I expand those experiences to encompass my literal subjects’ faith stories, the original meaning of the behind their names, and their Biblical namesakes’ lives, playing with the intersections between the three through incorporation of the Biblical (Hebrew or Greek) text, fluid, expressive drips in the background and my living subjects’ faces. In my plein air pieces, I search for the unseen atmosphere of a place through my personal impressions of it, which I record with the flick of my brush. I want to show not only what is on the surface, but also what is beneath, what is unseen, the underlying, spiritual side of life. Hence, I use a somewhat abstract, reactionary process in terms of color, texture, and stroke to communicate feeling and emotion in my work. Portraiture, plein air, and abstract painting processes allow me to express and communicate these truths, to share my personal testimony of the spiritual realities of my life in Christ amidst varied emotions, and the highs and lows of daily life.
Accomplishments / CV
Education
2018 BA summa cum laude in Studio Art (Honors, Advanced Specialization in Painting) and Art History, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

2015 AA with High Honors in Art, Howard Community College, Columbia, MD

2014 Graduated with High Honors, Oakland Mills High School, Columbia, MD

2008-2014 Completed Howard County Gifted and Talented Art Program, Howard County, MD,
Portfolio-reviewed program with unconventional classroom experiences

Awards
2019 Carol Zink Open Paint Award, Howard County Arts Council, Ellicott City, MD

Exhibitions
2019 Persona Group Exhibition, Howard County Arts Council, Gallery 2, Ellicott City, MD
Paint-It Ellicott City 2019 Temporary Exhibition, Howard County Arts Council, HCAC Lobby, Ellicott City, MD
The Art of Stewardship Exhibition, Howard County Conservancy, Gudelsky Gallery, Woodstock, MD
HoCo Open 2019 Exhibition, Howard County Arts Council, Gallery 1, Ellicott City, MD
2018 10 x 10 Invitational Exhibition, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center Gallery, Hyattsville, MD
NextGen 5.0, VisArts Rockville, Kaplan Gallery, Rockville, MD
Department of Art Senior Show, Herman Maril Gallery, College Park, MD
Ask me Tomorrow: UMD Art Honors Thesis Exhibition, Herman Maril Gallery, College Park,MD
Boldly Go: UMD Arts Honors Exhibition, Gateway Arts Center, 39th St Gallery, Brentwood, MD
HoCo Open 2018 Exhibition, Howard County Arts Council, Gallery 1, Ellicott City, MD
2017 Celebrate the Arts in the Park, Merriweather Park, Columbia MD
2015 Senior Portfolio and Spring Student Exhibitions, Howard Community College, RCF Gallery, Columbia, MD
2014 Fall Student Exhibition, Howard Community College, RCF Gallery, Columbia, MD; Howard County Senior Art Exhibition, Board of Education Gallery, Columbia, MD
2013 Howard County Junior Art Exhibition, Board of Education Gallery, Columbia, MD
2008- 2014 Howard County Gifted and Talented Program Exhibition, Board of Education Gallery, Columbia, MD

Commissions
2018-2019 Private Art Commission, 2 album cover designs, Chris Garriott, University Park, MD
2018 Private Art Commission, Portrait of Jon, acrylic on canvas (“18x24”), Jon West-Bey, Washington, DC
2015-present Private Art Commission, 7 small-scale painted portraits, 4 watercolors and 3 acrylics for Jane Long, Columbia, MD
Bibliography
2018 Sink Hollow Undergraduate Literary Magazine, Volume 5, May 2018, 43, 62, 65, 73, https://www.sinkhollow.org/volume-v

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