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Zoe Charlton Associate Professor Department of Art

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Katzen Arts Center - 101B
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MFA, Painting, University of Texas at Austin

BFA, Studio Art, Florida State University, Tallahassee

Zoë Charlton creates drawings that explore the ironies of contemporary social and cultural stereotypes. She has participated in residencies at Artpace (TX), the McColl Center for Art + Innovation (NC), and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (ME). Her work has been included in national and international exhibitions including The Delaware Contemporary (DE), the Harvey B. Gantt Center (NC), Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (AR), Studio Museum of Harlem (NY), Contemporary Art Museum (TX), the Zacheta National Gallery of Art (Poland), and Haas & Fischer Gallery (Switzerland). She is a recipient of a Pollock-Krasner grant (2012) and Rubys grant (2014) and was a finalist for the 2015 Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize. She is the co-founder of 'sindikit, an artist project space in Baltimore, MD, and is a councilor on the Maryland State Arts Council.
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For the Media
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Spring 2020

  • ARTS-210 Artist's Perspective: Painting

  • CORE-105 Complex Problems Seminar: Constructions of Self & Other

Fall 2020

  • ARTS-660 Research Practicum

  • CORE-105 Complex Problems Seminar: Constructions of Self & Other

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities


  • 2007 - University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND printmaking Artist in Residence
  • 2006 - Contemporary Artists Center, North Adams, MA
  • 2003 - Patterson Residency for the Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD
  • 2001 - Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME

Selected Publications

  • Barnwell Brownlee, Andrea and Cassel Oliver, Valerie.  Cinema Remixed & Reloaded: Black Women Artists and the Moving Image Since 1970, exhibition catalogue, University of Washington Press, Seattle, WA, 2008, pp. 99, 156.
  • Valdez, Sarah.  “Bling and Beyond” exhibition review.  Art in America. New York: April 2006. No. 4, pp. 60-63. 2006


Solo Exhibitions

  • 2008 - Conner Contemporary, Washington, D.C. “Family” (Nov. 14-Jan. 3)
  • 2007 - UNT Art Gallery, Denton, TX. “Saint of the Suburbs” (Oct. 15-Nov. 7)
  • 2006 - Wendy Cooper Gallery, Chicago, IL. “…in the beginning” (June 9-July 15)
  • Clementine Gallery, Project Room, New York City, NY. “Glory” (May 25-June 26)

Two Person Exhibitions

  • 2004 - Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD “There Goes the Neighborhood” (installation w/ Rick Delaney) (Nov. 11-Dec. 17)

Group Exhibitions

  • 2008 - Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX (Oct. 18-Jan. 4, 2009) “Cinema Remixed and Reloaded: Black Women Artists and the Moving Image Since 1970” curated by Andrea Barnwell Brownlee and Valerie Cassel Oliver *