Charlotte Edey

Charlotte Edey

IllustratorLondon, United Kingdom
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Charlotte Edey

Charlotte Edey

IllustratorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Artist & illustrator working across print, textile and embroidery. Symbolism and myth inform her interdisciplinary exploration of the intersections of identity and the spiritual. The experience of womxn of colour is centered in her commentary on the politics of space. Previous solo shows include Flowers Gallery, London (2018) and PUBLIC Gallery, London (2019). Group shows include TJ Boulting, London (2018 & 2019), Mall Galleries, London (2019), Palazzo Monti, Brescia (2019), Arusha Gallery (2020) Selected clients include Miu Miu, New York Times, Penguin Random House, Soho House, New York Times Magazine, WeTransfer, The Guardian & BBC News.
  • The Design Museum: Supermarket Installation
    The Design Museum: Supermarket InstallationSupermarket at the Design Museum is an installation to make creativity accessible to all and question what is deemed essential in this period of restriction. Designed by Camille Walala, the supermarket is stocked with a collection of price-matched essential products, from bread to tea bags, each designed by artists. In partnership with Bombay Sapphire, all proceeds go to the Design Museum’s new emerging designer access fund which gives up and coming artists free access to the museum’s exhibitio
  • The New Yorker: Nathalie Leger's Hall Of Mirrors
    The New Yorker: Nathalie Leger's Hall Of MirrorsEditorial illustration to accompany the New Yorker review of Nathalie Leger’s trilogy of books; Exposition, Suite for Barbara Loden, and The White Dress. Leger is projected, refracted, and distorted through a multitude of lenses and angles, creating a deeply fragmented and layered self-portrait. Her three subjects – the Countess da Castiglione, Barbara Loden and Pippa Bacca – appear as reflections, posing the question of what a woman recognises when she sees herself in another woman. It is a pr
  • The New Yorker: The Unbearable Lightness of Being
    The New Yorker: The Unbearable Lightness of BeingEditorial illustration to accompany the republishing of an excerpt from The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera, originally printed in the magazine in March, 1984. The soft pastel drawing explores the duality of themes in the text; self and other, body and soul, seeing and being seen. The mirror is suggestive of weight; ‘the body as a cage’, observing through the curtain. The half-seen silhouette is a reference to lightness, to the something ‘that looked, listened, feared, thought an
  • BBC News Editorial Illustration
    BBC News Editorial IllustrationIllustrations for BBC News 'The awkwardness and humour of living with Asperger's syndrome' as performed by Maura Campbell at Edinburgh Fringe
  • New York Times | Race/Related Illustration Series
    New York Times | Race/Related Illustration SeriesSeries of illustrations for Race/Related; a newsletter focused on identity and culture, with provocative stories from around The Times.
  • New York Times | Editorial Illustration
    New York Times | Editorial IllustrationWritten by Maura Cheeks. Art Director Tracy Ma. Combing My Hair and Finding Myself explores the intimacy and complexity of black women’s relationship with their hair. The illustration details the writer’s journey from relaxed to natural hair, and the nature of growth both physical and emotional.
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  • Domus Loves
    Domus LovesVery excited for 2019 and what the art world has in-store for all of us. We wanted to give you an insight into the artists we have featured in our blogs and magazines. Hit the links to read the interviews we held with these individuals and about what inspires them.
  • gal-dem feature round-up 2017
    gal-dem feature round-up 2017GAL-DEM WRITERS TOLD US THEIR FAVOURITE PIECES OF 2017 by GAL-DEM STAFF 31ST DECEMBER 2017 ORIGINAL SOURCE 2017 is almost over. Post-Brexit and the rise of Black Lives Matter, it was undoubtedly a year of organising through legacy. But 2017 also brought us its own celebrations and serious challenges. As the year draws to a close, we’re thinking about the personal and political commentary that gal-dem brought you. We asked our contributors what pieces stood out to them the most this year. In no
Work history
    IllustratorCharlotte Edey
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Selected clients include Miu Miu, New York Times, Penguin Random House, Soho House, New York Times Magazine, WeTransfer, The Guardian & BBC News. :: SOLO EXHIBITIONS :: echolocation solo show @ public gallery (London, 2019) artist of the day solo show @ flowers gallery, cork street (London, 2018) :: SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS :: 2020 no time like the present @ public gallery (online/London) this tragedy w/ ginny on frederick @ fonda (online/Leipzig) small is beautiful @ flowers gallery (London) 2019 the great women artists @ palazzo monti (Brescia) ING discerning eye @ mall galleries (London) motherline @ flowers gallery kingsland road (London) ripe beings @ white crypt (London) galdem speak up exhibition @ rich mix (London) subversive stitch @ tj boulting (London) dark night of the soul @ lewisham arthouse (London) 2018 & earlier small is beautiful @ flowers gallery (London) every thing @ assembly point (London) in the company of @ tj boulting (London) AFROPUNK takeover @ 198 contemporary arts (London) galchester launch @ sid motion gallery (London) the great women artists @ mother london (London) quiet utopia exhibition with tishk barzanji @ palm vaults (London) group show @ a3 gallery (Moscow) summer show @ ground floor brooklyn (New York) alienation @ james oliver gallery (Philadelphia) the garage sale @ somerset house (London) art on a postcard w/ moniker projects @ the moniker art fair (London) london design festival w/ designersblock @ oxo tower (London) not for rental exhibition w/ little white lies & the church of london @ 71a gallery (London)
  • Drawing
  • Hand Drawing
  • Embroidery
  • Tapestry
  • Illustration
  • Editorial Illustration
    Foundation DiplomaChelsea College of Art (UAL)
     - London, United Kingdom
    Visual Communication & Illustration