About

Charlotte Snook’s practice is deeply invested in allegory, art history and re-imagination. Velazquez’s ‘Las Meninas’, Rodin’s intricate Gates of Hell, Giambattista Tiepolo’s drawings, Goya’s ‘Black Paintings’, the story of Judith and Holofernes, and Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida, sources full of elegance and violence, set the foundations for Snook’s creation of her own powerful, enchanted world. The paintings are populated with vaguely familiar yet unknown quantities, smeared and spontaneously reworked into oblivion. The minimalism of the drawings commune with piles of sinners and the sinned against. The damned figures lead us back to tension in the paintings. Snook’s themes follow each other from drawing to canvas and sculpture and back again, mutating and exposing fresh human vulnerabilities with each reinvention we encounter.Her themes follow each other from drawing to canvas and sculpture and back again, mutating and exposing fresh human vulnerabilities with each reinvention we encounter. The work takes us to the edge and asks us to question what we see. As a viewer, one looks for a safe place to rest–places to identify and name. Snook gives us a platform to jump from… but the excitement of these works is that there is no place to truly land or settle.

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Selected Exhibitions

2018

COLLECT
A project and exhibition, referencing  the Museum’s collection,
curated by SoCo Artists in collaboration with Hastings Museum and Art Gallery

A QUALITY OF LIGHT
six painters in Tuscany
with Martin Fidler, Robin Holtom, Maria O’Neill, Joan Roche and Michael Wilson.
54 The Gallery, Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London

‘A SENSUAL AGGRESSION’…? Art by Women
St Annes’ Galleries Lewes

SMALL WORKS
Group Show, New Gallery, Norman Road, St Leonards on Sea

FESTIVAL 15
24 invited painters including Clyde Hopkins, Tom Hammick, Alan Rankle,
Olivia Stanton and Alessandro Raho at The Arts Forum, St Leonards on Sea, in celebration of 15 years of the Arts Forum’s continuous programme of exhibitions,
curated by Matthew Burrows, Robin Holtom and Charlotte Snook

TO BE CONTINUED, ARTISTS IN HASTINGS
with Nicholas Pace, Matthew Burrows, Gerard Hemsworth  and Angie Braven
as part of Gus Cummings exhibition OFF THE WALL
Jerwood Gallery, Hastings

AXIS: LONDON MILANO
including Alan Rankle, Kirsten Reynolds, Oska Lappin, Matthew Radford, Walte r @ Zoniel, Jake and Dinos Chapman , Rebecca Youssefiand Catherine Balet
Tracce di Vapore
Fabbrica del Vapore,
Milan, Italy

2017

ARTWAVE
St Anne’s Gallery, Lewes
Showcase exhibition of Gallery Artists

MASKS
An experimental installation with SoCo Artists Electro Studio Project Space
St Leonards, for Coastal Currents Arts Festival

2016

THE HOUSE OF ST DAVID
A collaboration with djbrass
Installation of drawing, photography, sound and paper sculpture exploring the theme of ‘Hiraeth ‘ a longing for home’, for St David’s Day, 1st March. Invoking memories of the Gower Peninsular and Cwmdonkin Park, Dylan Thomas’ childhood playground.
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SKYLINE
Sinéid Codd, Kathleen Mullaniff, Eugene Palmer, Charlotte Snook
Electro Studio Project Space St Leonards

SEA CROSSING
An installation with SoCo Artists, referencing ‘For Those in Peril on the Sea’ (2011) by Hew Locke.
Electro Studio Project Space, St Leonards for the ROOT 1066 Cultural Festival

2015

PAINTED CLOTH, FOLLY AND FRAILTy
solo show, St Anne’s Galleries, Lewes

SIX PAINTERS
Fleet Gallery, Norman Road, St Leonards

THE AFFORDABLE ART FAIR
with St Anne’s Gallery
Hampstead, London

LONDON ART FAIR
with St Anne’s Gallery
Islington, London

2014

NEBOL SHIKH KARTIN
Work by Russian artists from the 1950’s -60’s on show with British contemporary artists
Norman Road, St Leonards on Sea

LITTLE WONDER
Christmas Exhibition of small works
St Anne’s Galleries, Lewes

SUMMER SHOW
St Anne’s Galleries, Lewes

2013

IL PICCOLO BALLO
Charlotte Snook, Nick Snelling, Gus Cummins, Tim Nathan and Chris Milton
An exihibition of large drawings
20 Kings Road, St Leonards

GARDEN IN THE GARAGE
Mercatoria, St Leonards

BREAKING THROUGH
Hastings Arts Forum, Hastings

RCA SECRET
Royal College of Art London

STILL LIVES,
Gallery 286, Earls Court London

2012

THE WRECK OF THE IMAGINATION
St Anne’s Galleries, Lewes

BEGGARS HUNTING BY MAGIC
20 Kings Road, St Leonards on Sea

LITTLE WONDER
Christmas exhibition of small works
St Anne’s Gallery, Lewes

RCA SECRET
Royal College of Art, London

2011

RARE AFFAIRS
solo show, Basement Gallery, Boise, Idaho

MASQUERADE
Photo installation in collaboration with photographer, Bob Mazzer
St Mary-in-the-Castle, Hastings

THE DRAWING EXPERIMENT
with Chris Milton, Mary Hooper
Stade Hall, Hastings

FOUR
Charlotte Snook, Harry Snook, Bruce Rae, Annie Rae
Lucy Bell Fine Art Photography, St Leonards on Sea

RCA SECRET
Royal College of Art, London

2010

HASTINGS RARITIES
10 artists’ response to the turn of the century rare bird scandal, wich came to light in the 1960’s.
Hastings Museum and Art Gallery

ART TO ENCHANT
Piers Feetham Gallery, London

OBSESSIONS AND COLLECTIONS
Arthur Green’s, Hastings

RCA SECRET
Royal College of Art, London

2009

CHARLOTTE SNOOK
solo show, Weekend Gallery. Hastings

DRAWN TO THE LINE
Piers Feetham Gallery, London

SUMMER SHOW
Rye Art Gallery, Rye

CONVERSATIONS FROM THE EDGE
SoCo Artists with PHg photohub group as part of Coastal Currents Festival
St. Mary in the Castle, Hastings

2008

CHARLOTTE SNOOK AND NICK ARCHER
Hastings Museum and Art Gallery
RCA SECRET
Royal College of Art London

2007

DRAWING
Gallery 286, Earls Court, London

2006

SLOW ART
Charlotte Snook, Fred Cuming and Harold Mockton,
St Mary-in-the-Castle. Hastings

2001

PIER SERIES 1 & 2
Charlotte Snook, Carly Ralph
Electro Studios, Bulverhythe

1998
Artist in Residence at Freiburger Theater
for reheasals and performance of DIE GERECHTE
followed by solo show at the theatre

1995-89

CHELTENHAM OPEN DRAWING COMPETITION
(now Jerwood Drawing Prize) touring to Hull and Berlin

Professional Practice

2011-2014
Chair of SoCo Artists

2011-2012
Project coordinator with Mary Hooper for Art in Empty Shops in St Leonards on Sea

2009-2008
External Moderator, University of the Arts London

2009-2002
Senior Lecturer in Foundation Studies, Central St. Martins College of Art and Design

Education

Pinner County Grammar School
Hornsey College of Art
Royal College of Art