Charlotte Osborne is an interdisciplinary artist whose paintings and sculptures meet somewhere in the middle of both media. She graduated with an MA in Fine Art from City & Guilds of London Art School in 2019. In her paintings, gummy, jungle-like vines stretch across and dribble down the page, biomorphic shapes press and squeeze against each other. In others, trickster like beings that teeter between something human and non-human, or rather they evade such distinctions. The strangeness, tenderness, horror and laughter of ecological awareness is outlined in her practice, that we are inextricably enmeshed with and permeated by the biosphere.
Her paintings come to life in sculptural form with the use of boiled sugar as her primary material. Whether she uses it to create swirling specimen, wearable 'second skins' or to explore speculative lands, boiled sugar reveals itself as a living entity, continuously morphing and engaging our multitude of senses.
GIFTS FROM SATO. The Rectory Projects, London. 2021
TERRA NEXUS. Proposition Studios, London, 2020-2021. curated by Gabriella Sonabend
Vault Project Street opening, London, 2021
The Potion Room. Subsidiary Projects, London, 2020
Futures 2020. Mall Galleries, London, 2020
Human. Platform 1 Gallery, London, 2019
The Feeling's Mutual: In Collaboration with ArtLicks Weekend. The Rectory Projects, 2019
MA Degree Show. City & Guilds of London Art School, 2019
Pulp (works on paper and small sculpture). All Saints Rectory, London, 2018
Ludo: Also known as Trouble. The Rectory Projects, London, 2018
Agape Banquet. (pasta making workshop and meal), Studio RCA, London. Created and hosted by Bea Bonafini, 2018
Pulp (a sale of works on paper). The Rectory Projects, London, 2018.
Heart for Heart's Sake. Artery Gallery, Prague, 2018
Rare Phenomenon Collective. 45 West 8th Street, New York, curated by Natalie Choy, 2017.
DIALOGUE. Via Arts Prize, Sala Brasil Gallery, Embassy of Brazil, London, 2017.
Flux Exhibition. Chelsea College of Arts, London, 2017.
Warmth of the Earth. Tom’s Etching Studio, London, curated by Charlotte Osborne & Thomas Moore, 2016.
Vanguard Court Summer Studios. Vanguard Court, London, 2015.
Persephone, Queen of the Underworld (Banquet Performance). Cock’N’Bull Gallery, London, hosted by Bea Bonafini & Paola de Ramos, 2014. (performer)
Through the Dark a Light Shall Appear. The Shoreditch Fashion Show, Oval Space, London, 2014.
Degree Show. Central Saint Martins College of Arts & Design, London, 2013.
Elegy. Guest Projects, London, curated by Leo Cohen 2013.
Apposition Happens. Elegia Projects, London, curated by Leo Cohen, 2013.
Byam Shaw Concourse Gallery Show. Byam Shaw, London, 2012.
MA in Fine Art, City & Guilds of London Art School, 2018-2019
BA (Hons) in Fine Art - Central Saint Martins College of Arts & Design, London, 2009-2013
Workshops & Talks
The Body Tour. FBA Futures 2020, Mall Galleries, London, 2020
Slime Workshop (facilitator) as part of GOSSIP exhibition talks, The Take Courage Gallery, London, 2019
City & Guilds of London Art School Prize for Outstanding Work in Print
City & Guilds of London Art School Prize for Outstanding Critical Engagement
Hobhouse Studio Residency with VAULT PROJECT , London, Feb- April 2021
San Pablo de Khuyana. Artist in residence program, Peruvian Amazon. 1st May – 31st May 2018
Arts and crafts workshops taught for children at Skaramagas Refugee Camp, Athens, Greece, 2017.