Charmaine Bee
Exhibition & Residency:
March 1 – March 30, 2015

Charmaine Bee, Dowse, 2014, still image taken from video.

Charmaine Bee, is a graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she received her BFA. Through photography, installation, video, textiles, and herbalism, Bee explores African Diasporic spirituality and personal histories. Bee’s work places an emphasis on memory and ritual, through examination of her personal family narrative within Gullah culture. Charmaine has been awarded the Brooklyn Arts Council Community Arts Foundation grant for two consecutive years for The Stoop Gallery, a pop up gallery project which installed fine art exhibitions onto stoops throughout Brooklyn during the summer months, as well as a Puffin Foundation Grant for her Gentrification Mapping Project. In addition, she has been in residence at Fountainhead Residency in Miami, FL and owns a loose leaf tea company. She became an herbalist after years of study with master herbalist, Karen Rose. She currently resides in New York.

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