Charlotte Mouquin

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.