Charlotte Edey is a British artist (b.1992, Manchester). Her work is primarily concerned with contemporary issues of selfhood. Cultural signifiers and personal mythologies are interwoven through a process of world-building. Her imagined realms are peppered with symbolist motifs that explore the politics of embodiment, race, gender and the erotic. Her process combines tapestry and embroidery as an expansion of her drawing practice.
Mark-making and gesture are explored through hand-embroidery and beading, forging a relationship between line and thread. Her installations reference ritualistic methods of display that blur the boundary between the real and the represented, forming portals to bodily otherworlds that offer the opportunity to investigate our present. Charlotte Edey lives and works in London.
She studied at Chelsea School of Art and Design and the Royal Drawing School.