BIO

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Charzette is a photographer, mixed media artist, and educator of photography for many years. Who was raised in Detroit, Mi . She is committed to social justice art that changes our community and impacts the world. Torrence graduated from the Center for Creative Studies with a B.F.A. in Fine Art Photography. Her photography will be a feature in the City College of New York LGBTQ Anthology book for (2022) Charzette received the International UK Firecracker Women COVID–19 grant for her “Prevalent Series” in (2020). She was a judge for the Bronx council of the Art BRIO visual artist grant (2020). Her photography was a feature on World Press Photo Instagram in (2020). She won the Aspen Art Curation LGBTQ artist scholarship for (2020) Her “Whimsical Beauty of Nature” is a color triptych that made the first round of jury in the Photoville FENCES. Her Prevalent series was shown at Art Basel in Miami Florida in (2018/2019). She also partners with AALSUC for the 50th stonewall pride to show African American LGBTQIA at the Marriott Brooklyn from her “Just As We Are Series” in (2019). Then her “Just As We Are Series” which is a 50 piece-16x20 Black and white portraits of LGBTQIA series tour in (2006/2007). Her Single “Working Parents Series” was commission by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in (1994) to be a part of their permanent collection. She was selected for the Maine Photography Workshop Residencies(1992). She lives in the Bronx, NY where she loves the sound and the spice of life to create her art

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                   Upcoming     

                  Exhibition

 

 

25 amazing women artist for March women month

@heathgallery WHAT’S YOUR BLACK? Opening Saturday, February 5th at Heath Gallery, curated by @fable_jones. Thankful and excited to be a part of this group exhibit with these amazing artists. Featuring 16 artists and 24 artworks. RSVP Required. Go to the link in Heath Gallery profile on Instagram to RSVP.

https://www.instagram.com/heathgallery/

                         or

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whats-your-black-group-art-exhibition-registration-254365643487

 All Covid mandates apply.

Post image: Sandy Clafford


 

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I am so excited to be participating in this awesome eco-themed mega-project alongside over 50 talented artists, organized by SHIM Art Network @shimartnetwork! The opening reception at the Consulate General of Greece in NYC is on February 9. If you're interested in attending this free event, check out the link to reserve your timeslot.

 All Covid mandates apply

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/occupy-3-networks-registration-258021327737
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Some featured artists...
Peter Hopkins @home_artist1, Jill Krutick @jillkrutickfineart, Alan King @allanking55, Debra Y Graham @debraygrahamart Nanette Koryn @stupidgoodcake Adina Andrus @adinaandrus, Carin Dangot @carinkd, Camila Dangot @camiladangot, Elizabeth Anne Cox @liza.anne_art @prevalent_photography_exhibit @kansui


 

    Education
College for Creative Studies,
Detroit, MI
B.F.A. Fine Art Photography
(1993)

Exhibition

2021- December

Shim Art Network

Jill Krutick Fine Art

Holiday ArtCard Group Show

New York, NY

2021-April
Jill Krutick Fine Art Gallery
Mamaroneck, NY
Group exhibition Waiting to exhale -Angel of Hope


2021- November
Jill Krutick Fine Art Gallery
Mamaroneck,NY
Group Post Card Art Auction for Artist for Humanity


2021- November
Shim Ego Activism and URSA Gallery
Group exhibition- Global Warning


2020-July
World Press Photo Instagram -Online exhibition
The Black Women and Prevalent series


2019- December
Miami, Fl
Women of Color at Art Basel — Shim Art Network

Prevalent Series


2019 June
Brooklyn, NY
Give back to our LGBTQI community with AALSUC and Marriot Brooklyn
downtown hotel. Showcase twenty-five African Americans LGBTQI portraits
from the Just As We Are for the 50th Stonewall Pride.

A.I.R.
Brooklyn, NY
Giving Back to women artists. A.I.R. gallery annual postcard exhibition Wish
You Were There. Each sale of the Prevalent shadowbox postcard artwork
goes toward their woman fellowship.
Prevalent Shadow Boxes Series

 

2019 July
A Night of Vision
Brooklyn, NY- Frost Gallery
Prevalent Social Shadow Boxes Series


2018-December
Miami, Fl
New Raising Artist at Art Basel- Spectrum
Prevalent series


2006-June
Just As We Are Exhibition
first opened at NYC Public Library, subsequently exhibited at the LGBT Gay Center 2007, then the offices of Gay Men’s Health Crisis 2008, and as sole
exhibit for Pride Month 2010 events sponsored by UBS Pride Network at UBS headquarters in Stamford, CT.


Collection
1997
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture purchased my series,
Single Working Parents, as part of their permanent collection.


Residence
1992
Artist in Residence, Maine Photography Workshop, Rockport, ME;
Assisted famed photographers Maggie Stebbers, Arnold Newman, and Joyce Tennison


Awards/Grants
2020- UK Firecracker Covid- 19 Women Photography Grant.
Women Photography Emergency Grant.
NYFA Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grant.
2000
Radio and Television and Communication Award- for the Co- ED Ad
campaign with R.J. Dale Advertising Agency.
1998
Vice Versa Award
1996
Rosa Parks Volunteer

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