This body was never mine in the first place, it was only ever made up of objects and promises never kept.
Scavenged, precarious and emotionally involved Cullen’s sculptures can range from vulnerable, intimate and fierce, and often embody – because we are speaking bodily – all of the above.
Charlotte Cullen (b. 1989, Nottingham, works in Leeds) is an artist, curator, researcher and scorpio. Cullen is recipient of a practice-led doctoral studentship with the Centre for Sculptural Thinking at the University of Huddersfield and was selected for UK Young Artist 2016. Cullen is founding director and curator of U N N A W A Y, Huddersfield and is currently a member of Serf, Leeds. They recently completed an ACE public art commission for Yorkshire Year of the Textiles at the Royal Pump Room, Harrogate. Recent solo exhibitions have included ‘Into the Woods’, Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun, Leeds (2017), Curators’ Choice at Leeds College of Art (2016-17) and ‘Please, Be Gentle’ at Assembly House, Leeds (2016). Recent group exhibitions and publications have included: ‘You’re Reading Into It’ Vane Gallery, Newcastle (2017); ‘Cut Cloth’ publication contributing writer (2017); ‘Hold Fast’ Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh; ‘Where’s Your Coat You’re Going To Get Cold’ curated by Shy Bairns at Caustic Coastal, Manchester (2017); ‘Limbo Lambada’ Hutt, Nottingham and IsThisIt? Online exhibition site (2017); ‘Fair Is Foul’ BUNNY Magazine, Dublin (2017); ‘An Offering To Baba Yaga’ Serf, Leeds (2017); ‘Ferrofluid Journal Vol.3’, Wreath, Georgia, USA (2017).