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

2022
CHRISTMAS SHOW
Sarah O’Kane Contemporary Fine Art
Studio Gallery, Lewes and online
artists include Julian Bell, Jo Lamb, Nick Bodimeade
26 November – 17 December

SOCO OPEN 2
Hastings Arts Forum
15 – 27 November

MEMO, note to self…
Rye Art Gallery
artists include Howard Hodgkin, Alan Rankle, Patrick Altes, Kirsten Reynolds,
Sally Cole, Geraldine Swayne
5 May-5 June

KINO TEATR AUCTION
Sunday Night at the Kino Teatr to raise funds
for Medecins sans Frontieres
3 April

THE HUMAN FACTOR
Sarah O’Kane Contemporary Fine Art
Star Brewery Gallery, Lewes
4-13 March

2021
CHRISTMAS SHOW
Sarah O’Kane Contemporary Fine Art
The Studio, Lewes
10 – 19 December

ARGENTIUS
Caroline Morris
Millinary and Art
St Leonards on Sea
13 November – 8 January

STUDIO ILLUSIONS AND TIEPOLO SKIES
one person
Bermondsey Project Space
Bermondsey Street
London
27 September – 10 October

ARTWAVE FESTIVAL
Sarah O”Kane Contemporary Fine Art
The Studio, Lewes
10 September – 29 October

BAREFOOT OPERA ART AUCTION
at Charleston Farmhouse
Artists include Stephen Buckley,
Tacita Dean, Tom Hammick, Garth Lewis, Malcolm Radford,
Maggie Scott, Jean Davey Winter, Suzy Zamit
13 June

2020
CHRISTMAS SHOW
Sarah O’Kane Contemporary Fine Art
Studio Gallery Lewes
Artists include Nick Bodimeade, Jo Lamb, Julian Bell
5-20 December

THE PORTRAIT, TRADITION AND MODERNITY
Baker Mamonova Gallery
A Collection of works from early 19th century to the present day.
Artists include David Tindle, John Currin, Alan Rankle. Vladimir Serov
Geraldine Swayne
9 October – 15 November

ARTWAVE FESTIVAL
Sarah O’Kane Contemporary Fine Art
The Studio, Lewes
Artists include Nick Bodimeade, Julian Bell,
Kate Montgomery and Jo Lamb
5-20 September

UNFURL
Bermondsey Project Space
183-185 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3UW
curated by Alan Rankle
Claudia di Grandi, Anthony Eyton,
Oska Lappin, Matthew Radford, Alan Rankle, Charlotte Snook
2 – 12 September

THE SPRING COLLECTION
Sarah O’Kane Contemporary Fine Art
Studio Gallery, Lewes
25 April-30 June

SEVEN CONTEMPORARY PAINTERS
Bermondsey Project Space
curated by Alan Rankle
Claudia De Grandi, Anthony Eyton,
Stephen Newton, Matthew Radford,
Alan Rankle, Sarah Shaw, Charlotte Snook
28 January -8 February

2019
SUMMER SALON BRITISH PAINTING II
Bermondsey Project Space, Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3UW
artists include

MOON GAZING
Sarah O”Kane Fine Art
Fitzroy House, Lewes

A SMALLER PICTURE
SoCo Artists at Hastings Arts Forum
5-18 November

2018
STUDIO PAINTINGS AND OTHER STORIES
Sarah O’Kane Contemporary Fine Art
solo show, Fisher Street Frames, Lewes

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 Anne’s Galleries Lewes

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

FESTIVAL 15
Hastings Arts Forum
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
Jerwood Gallery, Hastings
with Nicholas Pace, Matthew Burrows, Gerard Hemsworth  and Angie Braven
as part of Gus Cummings exhibition OFF THE WALL

AXIS: LONDON MILANO
Tracce di Vapore
Fabbrica del Vapore,
Milan, Italy
curated by Alan Rankle,
Kirsten Reynolds, Oska Lappin, Matthew Radford,
Jake and Dinos Chapman , Rebecca Youssefi, Catherine Balet

2017
ARTWAVE
St Anne’s Gallery, Lewes
Showcase exhibition of Gallery Artists

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
Electro Studio Project Space St Leonards
Sinéid Codd, Kathleen Mullaniff, Eugene Palmer, Charlotte Snook

SEA CROSSING
Electro Studio Project Space
An installation with SoCo Artists, referencing ‘For Those in Peril on the Sea’ (2011) by Hew Locke.
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
Baker Mamonover Gallery
Norman Road, St Leonards on Sea
Work by Russian artists from the 1950’s and 60’s
on show with British contemporary artists

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

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, USA

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
painting, print, photography, drawing
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
SoCo Artists
curated by Charlotte Snook

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

2002-2009
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