Charlotte Foust graduated from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte with a Bachelor Degree in Art, and early in her career was awarded an Emerging Artist Grant from the Arts and Science Council. Her work is widely collected in the United States and her paintings have been included in exhibits at the Mint Museum of Art , the Levine Museum of the New South, and the McColl center for Visual Art.
A native of North Carolina, Charlotte Foust received her Bachelor’s Degree of Fine Art from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. Her work has been included in exhibits across the country including shows in New York, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago and Santa Fe. Charlotte is a full time artist and maintains a studio in North Carolina.
ARTIST STATEMENT - "I choose to create non--objective paintings because I find the creative process to be honest and satisfying. A single mark or line on a blank surface provides a starting point for an intuitive exploration of the visual language found in abstraction. Working in mixed media: graphite, acrylic and collage, allows me to layer and rework textured surfaces – with each painting resulting in a delightful discovery of things unseen. "
SELECTED SHOWS - Bascom Center for the Arts, “Southern Lights Exhibition”, Highlands NC 2013 100 Southern Artists, book by Ashley Rooney, Schiffer Publishing 2012 Hunter Kirkland Contemporary, “Color and Contours” Two Person Show, Santa Fe NM Lark and Key Gallery “Patchwork”, Solo Show, Charlotte NC Art Source “Natural Forms”, Two Person Show, Raleigh NC Hunter Kirkland Contemporary “Chroma”,Two Person Show, Santa Fe NM Green Hill Art Center Holiday Invitational Exhibition, Greensboro NC Gallery KH, “Two Person Show”, Chicago IL Florence Museum of Art, “Annual Juried Exhibition”, Award, Florence SC Jules Place, “Bountiful Impressions”, Boston MA Barbara Archer Gallery, Two Person Show, Atlanta GA Levine Museum of the New South, “Sense of Place”, Juried Exhibition Charlotte NC Art Institute of Charlotte, “Abstract Vision”, Solo Show Charlotte NC Hunter Kirkland Gallery, “New Artists” Group Show, Santa Fe NM University of North Carolina, “Alumni Invitational”, Charlotte NC Mint Museum of Art, “Legacy of Romare Bearden”, Juried Exhibition, Charlotte NC Waterworks Visual Art Center, “Juried Exhibition”, First Place Award, Salisbury NC Sawtooth Art Center, “Summer Select”, Juried Exhibition, Award, Winston Salem NC Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Charlotte NC Spirit Square Center for the Arts, “Freedom of Expression”, Charlotte NC AWARDS / PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Arts and Science Council, Emerging Artist Grant McColl Center for Visual Art, Residency, Charlotte NC Mint Museum of Art, Invited Guest Speaker for Artist’s Forum, Charlotte NC University of North Carolina, Invited Alumni Speaker Mint Museum of Art, Painting Workshop, Charlotte NC