Charlotte Cullen (b.1989, Nottingham) is an artist and researcher. Creating complex and emotionally responsive environments Cullen incorporates sculpture, installation, text and performance. Material enquiry traverses the embodied, material nature of social class, desire and disadvantage. Sculptures integrate scavenged and cheap materials creating environments of fractured space which extricate trauma and the body, social class and familiar bonds.
Cullen was awarded a Vice Chancellors Studentship to undertake a Practice-led PhD with the Centre for Sculptural Thinking at the University of Huddersfield, completed in 2018. Cullen recently completed an ACE public art commission for Yorkshire Year of the Textiles at the Royal Pump Room, Harrogate and in 2016 was selected for UK Young Artists. Cullen is currently a member of serf, Leeds and is responsible for serf off-site projects and serf school, serf’s peer to peer learning framework. Previously they were founder and curator of U N N A W A Y, Huddersfield. Recent solo exhibitions include ‘Into the Woods’, Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun, Leeds (2017), Curators’ Choice at Leeds College of Art (2016-17) and ‘Please, Be Gentle’ at Assembly House, Leeds (2016). In 2018 Cullen was commissioned by Poor Image Projects and Mathew Parkin to respond to Parkin’s video work, this response was performed in December 2018 at the University of Leeds. Recent group exhibitions and publications have included: ‘You’re Reading Into It’ Vane Gallery, Newcastle (2017); ‘Cut Cloth’ publication contributing writer (2017); ‘Hold Fast’ Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh; ‘Ferrofluid Journal Vol.3’, Wreath, Georgia, USA (2017).