Charlotte Snook was born in Middlesex and studied at Hornsey College of Art and the Royal College of Art where she received an MA in Painting. She has taught at several art schools and universities and was Senior Lecturer in Foundation Studies at Central Saint Martins from 2002 to 2009. She lives and works in St Leonards.
Recent exhibitions include: The Mystery of the Unfinished Rogue Gallery, St Leonards; MEMO, note to self, Rye Art Gallery, Studio Illusions and Tiepolo Skies, solo show, Bermondsey Project Space, Bermondsey Street, London; Studio Paintings and Other Stories: solo show, Fisher Street Frames, Lewes; Collect: A collaboration between SoCo Artists and Hastings Museum and Art Gallery; To be Continued: Artists in Hastings, Jerwood Gallery, Hastings; Axis: London Milano, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan.
“Charlotte’s practice is deeply invested in allegory, art history and re-imagination. Her paintings are populated with vaguely familiar yet unknown quantities, smeared and spontaneously reworked into oblivion. 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 really land or settle.” djbrass