Charlotte Cullen 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. Anthropomorphic sculptures integrate scavenged and cheap materials which engage with place to create immersive environments of fractured space which extricate trauma and the body, social class and familiar bonds.
Cullen was awarded a Vice Chancellors Studentship with support from Yorkshire Sculpture Park to undertake a Practice-led PhD with the Centre for Sculptural Thinking at the University of Huddersfield, completed in 2018. Cullen recently completed an Arts Council England 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 projects include: Skegness Weekender: Terrain Vague residency with Uk Young Artists and So Festival, Skegness, commission by Mathew Parkin and Poor Image Projects (PiP), contributing writer to ‘A Queer Anthology of Sickness’, Pilot Press, London and ‘serf’n’turf’ group exhibition at Croydon Arts Store, London. Upcoming projects include: Artist in residence with Leeds Central Library, ‘The Desire to be Part of a Story…’ and ‘…Even if it is Somebody Else’s’ group exhibitions, Yorkshire Hub, Index Festival, Leeds, and a publication with serf Editions.