Charlotte Hodes

Charlotte’s practice is informed by her experience as a painter and is investigated through large scale papercuts which have been both digitally collaged and intricately hand cut, as well as ornately decorated ceramic vessels and glass. Her iconography is centred on the female figure within a contemporary context depicted as a silhouette juxtaposed with motifs loaded with female associated references such as the vessel and skirt and the domestic. Her work draws upon the decorative and applied arts and she often uses archives and collections as a source for projects.

Recent solo exhibitions include Fragmented Images, The Wallace Collection, London 2007, the culmination of two years as Associate Artist at the Museum supported by ACE & AHRC, Drawing Skirts 2008, University of Northumbria, supported by AHRC and Grammar of Ornament, jaggedart, London and New Hall Art Collection, University of Cambridge 2014, an interrogation of the 1856 Owen Jones’ book of the same name.

Her work has been featured in numerous exhibitions including Glasstress Venice Biennale 2009 & 2013 & Millesgården Stockholm, Sweden 2011, No.10 Downing St curated by Janice Blackburn 2012, Inscription:Thinking/Drawing/Making Jerwood Space Gallery 2010 and the International Design Biennial Design Museum London 2003.

Her work is also held in a number of public collections including British Council, Victoria and Albert Museum, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery and New Hall Art Collection, Cambridge.

She has worked with a number of research centres and industry partners including the Centre for Fine Print Research, UWE, National Glass Centre, Sunderland, Berengo Glass Studio Murano, Venice, Spode, Stoke-on-Trent & Park Rose Ceramics, Bridlington.

Charlotte received an ACE grant in 2014, in collaboration with Professor Paul Scott to research the engravings in the Spode Museum Trust Archive resulting in her installation Spode Trees and Dressed Silhouettes for the British Ceramic Biennial 2015,

Charlotte won the Jerwood Drawing Prize in 2006 and was appointed Professor in Fine Art at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London in 2012.