Reenie Charrière
My practice is triggered by expeditions along everyday paths, and sidewalks, including public waterways and shorelines.
I investigate by walking, driving, and even waiting in traffic, and I am captivated by what accumulates in the environment. Detritus is a menacing punctuation. It comes in all colors and forms. I am also drawn to these colors, and their forms, as well as the juxtaposition between organic and synthetic matter. My choice of materials reflects a collision of clumsiness, and grace and questions how consumerism drives the world.
Reenie Charrière received her MFA in 2009 from Maine College of Art in
Portland, Maine. Her work addresses environmental issues exposing the natural beauty as well as the synthetic troubles all around us, and actively considers the consequences of our human conditions.
Reenie has received numerous grants including a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant in 2015, and 2011, and a Roderick Dew Travel Grant in 2008, as well as funded residencies by the La Napoule Art Foundation in France, 2012-14, SF MOMA, 2013, Arts Benicia, 2014, and Vermont Studio, 2011. Her work has been exhibited in venues internationally, as well as all over the United States.