Charlotte Hart

 

 

(USA)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
“The line, in truth, is Charlotte Hart’s most important illustrative tool. Sometimes lush, sometimes sparingly applied, she designs heads and bodies, plants, swirls, and cresting waves using a spectrum of lines. Lines merge together, become thicker, creating dark areas and shapes, and at some point again becoming soft and light, finally dissolving into a connected row of diminishing dots. Her lines always appear to be in movement, never static or fixed, arousing the appearance of trying to find the right form, free from being confined to a single visual function.”

 

“Her imaginative drawings are presented to the viewer in an accessible manner, without proclaiming any absolute truths. Her work exposes a very personal interpretive stance, affording a level of freedom to everyone to either to agree or disagree. Never one-dimensional, always multifaceted and profound, these drawings invite observers to take a second look so as to enliven a greater understanding of the artist’s inspirational sources and multifaceted lines.”

 

Sarah Kinzel

Excerpts from: Lebendige Linien

 

 

 

 

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Education

Art Institute of Chicago, Post Graduate Studies
Northwestern University, B.S.
Bard College

 

Exhibitions

The poem, « Clark Street Beach » is imprinted in concrete in front of the public library in Evanston, Illinois
Kunst-und Literaturwerkstatt – Studio im Hochhaus, Lebendige Linien: Zeichnungen von Charlotte Hart, Berlin, Germany
Celebrating Diversity, Chicago, Illinois
Faxart-Gallery 400, Chicago, Illinois
Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon
University Museum, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois
Qincy Society of Fine Arts, Quincy, Illinois
National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C.
National Academy of Design, New York, New York
Drawing Center, « New Drawings in America », New York, New York
Lakeview Museum, Peoria, Illinois
The Art Institute of Chicago, Permanent Collection (three drawings, one print)
The Art Institute of Chicago, « Works on Paper », Chicago, Illinois
Drawing Center, New York, New York
The Art Institute of Chicago, « Drawings by Charlotte Hart » (Solo show)
Richard Fiegan Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Organic Theatre, « Theatrical Drawings », Chicago, Illinois

 

Published Work

Awards
Poets and Writers Society of Chicago Award. 2008

Journals
Apparatus Magazine. « Ben Day » and « Seurat », November 2009 and « T’ai Chi », September 2010
Barnwood International Poetry Magazine. « Antropomorphic USA », « Grass Mud Horse in China » and « Old Tools to Tell Time ». 2011Thema: Is it One Line or Three? Fall 2011.
Dot Dot Dash.org « Shadow Theatre », July 2011.
The Aurorean « A Gust of Wind Blew Thousands of Cherry Blossoms », Summer 2011.

Illustration
What a Funny Little Friend a Dog Is by Mary Belle Harwich. 2007
What a Funny Little Friend a Baby Is by Mary Belle Harwich. 2007
What a Funny Little Friend a Book Is by Mary Belle Harwich. 2007
The Shell of Wonder by John Hay and Mary Belle Harwich. Green Tiger-Simon and Schuster. 1990
The Rewolf of Oz by Roger Baum. Green Tiger-Simon and Schuster. 1990

 

Notable Quotations

The artist’s work in progress of modern Biblical illuminations with commentary includes over three hundred pieces of art and commentary to date.

Lewis Manilow, former President of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, wrote of this work as, »..artistically and spiritually extraordinary. The quality is so high and the vision so strong that I find it an astounding achievement. »

Christian author and theologian Dr. Martin E. Marty, Professor Emeritus at the University of Chicago wrote of this work: « Anyone can do illustrations and anyone can have devotion, but to conceive of the wedding of these two as [Charlotte Hart] has in drawings and paintings, each of which has a surprising independence of the others and yet all of which are related because they are prismed through a single consciousness with a single intention, is quite a heroic venture. »

 

 

The poem, « Clark Street Beach » is imprinted in concrete in front of the public library in Evanston, Illinois

 

Kunst-und Literaturwerkstatt – Studio im Hochhaus, Lebendige Linien: Zeichnungen von Charlotte Hart, Berlin, Germany

Celebrating Diversity, Chicago, Illinois

Faxart-Gallery 400, Chicago, Illinois

Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon

University Museum, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale,

Illinois Quincy Society of Fine Arts, Quincy, Illinois

National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C.

National Academy of Design, New York, New York

Drawing Center, « New Drawings in America », New York, New York

Lakeview Museum, Peoria, Illinois

The Art Institute of Chicago, Permanent Collection (three drawings, one print)

The Art Institute of Chicago, « Works on Paper », Chicago, Illinois

Drawing Center, New York, New York

The Art Institute of Chicago, « Drawings by Charlotte Hart » (Solo show)

Richard Fiegan Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

Organic Theatre, « Theatrical Drawings », Chicago, Illinois

 

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Published Work

 

Catalog

 

 
Lebendige Linien (Living Lines): Drawings by Charlotte Hart. 2008

 

Poetry

 

 
Poets and Writers Society of Chicago Award, First Place Poetry Award. 2008

Organic Spirits by Charlotte Hart. Finishing Line Press. 2011

The Pegasus Ring by Charlotte Hart. 2008

« Plum Tree » and « After I Told You About Baron », Cram 3. ChicagoPoetry.com

 

 

 

 

www.charlotte-hart.com

 

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