CHARLOTTE COLBERT

Biography

(B. 1984, New York, USA)

Charlotte Colbert is a Franco/British artist and filmmaker who lives and works in London. She is best known for her surreal and dark imagery. Her work has been likened to the surreal work of Toomer, Breton and Dali (Phaeton), described as “surreal and delicate” and “a gateway into dreams” (Huffington Post), an “exploration of the human mind” (Vogue) and as “existing in that space between dreams and nightmares” (Las Ultimas Notices).

Colbert’s artistic work is strongly anchored within the language of film and storytelling. Her pictures are mostly conceived as a series, a sequence developed in script format before being shot. More recently she has developed large-scale cortene metal sculptures displaying moving image. Her work has strong philosophical undertones, and often plays on questions of time, space and identity. Richly evocative and cinematic, her black-and-white work delves into interior experiences of the mind.

She explores the inner and outer spaces our minds occupy and transform, either by fear or fantasy. The subjects of isolation, the self and gender also drive her imagination.

Solo Exhibitions
2016 Charlotte Colbert: Ordinary Madness, Gazelli Art House, London, UK
2014/15 In and Out of Space, Public Project on 90-94 Piccadilly, London, UK
2014 Studies, Gazelli Art House, London, UK
2014 Studies, Brun Fine Art, London, UK
2013 A Day At Home, Gazelli Art House, London, UK
2011 Stornoway, Tristan Hoare and Wilmotte Gallery in the Lichfield Studios, London, UK

Group Exhibitions
2017 Selfie to Self-expression, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
2017 toute seule, Gazelli Art House, London, UK
2017 The House of Penelope, Gallery 46, London, UK
2016 Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick, Somerset House, London, UK
2016 Modern Penelopes, a feminist show curated by Lauren Jones and Alix Janta, London, UK
2015 Art Barter, London, UK
2014 DOM, Gazelli Art House, London, UK
2013 In support of Great Ormond Street Children’s, London, UK
2013 Tunnel of Love, at One Mayfair, with the British Heart Foundation, London, UK
2012 Art Barter at Subway Gallery, London, UK
2012 Vogue Night Out with Gazelli Art House, London, UK
2012 Tunnel of Love, at Proud Gallery with The British Heart Foundation, London, UK
2011 Tunnel of Love, The British Heart Foundation, with artists such as Sir Peter Blake and Damian Hirst, London, UK
2010 Farsetti Arte, Milan, Italy
2010 Porchester Hall, with ABF and Afghanaid, London, UK
2010 Smithfield Studios, London, UK

Art Fairs
2016 Photo London, Somerset House, London, UK
2015 Photo London, Somerset House, London, UK
2014 Art Basel Hong Kong, China
2014 Istanbul Art Fair, Turkey

Education
MA in Screenwriting, London Film School, London, UK

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