Charlotte McGowan-Griffin's work takes on a variety of forms and media. From large-scale walk-in installations to more intimate graphic works, she uses a combination of techniques to explore space, presence and form - both "cutting out" and "cutting in" (for her sculptural works), print techniques such as embossing and watermarking, found object, film, sound and performance. Paper has been at the heart of her practice not only as medium but also as subject - her works have explored the novel (The Whiteness of the Whale), the encyclopaedia (From Sarsaparilla to Sorcery) the account book (Kami no Machi) and the birth of information (The Origin of the World).
Born in London, Charlotte studied Fine Art at London's Goldsmiths College, and 16mm filmmaking at AFECT. She has received various international grants and scholarships for her installations and paper-based works, including a UNESCO-Aschberg scholarship in 2003 and Pollock-Krasner Award in 2011. In 2012 she published her monograph “Cutting In, Cutting Out”. She has taken part in shows at institutions such as Hamburger Kunsthalle (Hamburg), Museum Bellerive (Zurich), Armory Center (Pasadena), Horst-Janssen Museum (Oldenburg), Museum Modernen Kunst (Kärnten) and Museum Kunst der Westküste (Alkersum), as well as in solo and duo projects, most recently at exhibition spaces in Berlin, Frankfurt, Tokyo, and Beijing.
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