New York based multi-disciplinary artist gwen charles (b. 1975) interjects the performing body, often her own, as an exploration of the female experience in live performances and videos interweaving sculpture, video and movement. Performances, often in alternative spaces, take inspiration from everyday objects, dreams and historical references, merging elements of reality and magical realism.
Her installations include handcrafted wearable objects and textiles, capture the moving body through space in digital video and photographs. Collaboration with dancers, performers, and objects is an integral part of the studio practice. Her works have been viewed in across the U.S., and in international venues and video festivals in Germany, Slovenia and Croatia. She has participated in artist residencies in the U.S., Mexico, India, and Slovenia. She completed her MFA with Transart Institute, Berlin, Germany, and undergraduate studies at Parsons School of Design & The New School for Public Engagement.