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Charlotte Edey

Charlotte Edey

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.

Charlotte Edey, Cutting Ties, 2022, soft pastel on paper in found cedar frame, 13 1/2h x 11w inches, Courtesy of 1969 Gallery and Artist.
Charlotte Edey, Finger Coils, 2022, soft pastel on paper, 25 1/2h x 19 1/2w inches, Courtesy of 1969 Gallery and Artist.
Charlotte Edey, Tongue Tied, 2022, Woven jacquard tapestry with silk hand-embroidery and freshwater pearl in sapele double frame with hinge, 70cm x 70cm. Courtesy of Artist.
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  1. […] Charlotte Edey spoke to us about her work recently on view at 1969 Gallery in NYC. The two pieces, Cutting Ties and Finger Coils, were made in tandem for Eternal Reverie. Each piece plays with the idea of separation. Cutting Ties was made first, inspiring Edey to explore the themes further in Finger Coils. To learn more about these pieces and the meaning behind them, listen to the complete interview. […]


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