Charlotte Edey is a British artist (b.1992, Manchester). Her work is primarily concerned with contemporary issues of selfhood. Cultural signifiers and personal mythologies are interwoven through a process of world-building. Her imagined realms are peppered with symbolist motifs that explore the politics of embodiment, race, gender and the erotic. Her process combines tapestry and embroidery as an expansion of her drawing practice. Mark-making and gesture are explored through hand-embroidery and beading, forging a relationship between line and thread. Her installations reference ritualistic methods of display that blur the boundary between the real and the represented, forming portals to bodily otherworlds that offer the opportunity to investigate our present.  

Solo shows include framework at Ginny on Frederick, London (2023), Stillwater at Roberts Gallery, Glasgow (2022), Echolocation at PUBLIC Gallery, London (2019) and AOTD at Flowers Gallery, London (2018). Group shows include Bloomberg New Contemporaries at South London Gallery (2023), Body Poetics at Giant Art Gallery (2023), Supermarket at The Design Museum, London (2021) and The Great Women Artists at Palazzo Monti, Italy (2019).

Recently featured as one of Artsy 5 Artists On Our Radar In March 2023, her work has also been featured in Financial Times, Creative ReviewDezeen, Elephant, Wallpaper, British Vogue, Metal Magazine, It’s Nice That, Dazed, Elle, AnOther Magazine, Vanity Fair & more.

Selected illustration clients include Apple, Miu Miu, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Design Museum and Penguin Random House.

:: solo EXHIBITIONS ::

2023 framework, Ginny on Frederick, London (UK) 18 March – 22 April
2022 Stillwater, Robert’s Gallery, Glasgow (UK)
2019 Echolocation, Public Gallery, London (UK)
2018 AOTD, Flowers Gallery, London (UK)

:: group EXHIBITIONS ::

2023 Duo show with Azadeh Elmizadeh, Seaview, Los Angeles, USA (upcoming)
2023 Body Poetics, Giant Art Gallery, Bournemouth (UK)
2023 Eternal Reverie, 1969 Gallery, New York (USA)
2023 Bloomberg New Contemporaries, South London Gallery, London (UK)
2022 Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Humber Street Gallery, Hull (UK)
2022 New Mythologies II, Huxley Parlour, London (UK)
2022 Best of the Drawing Year, Christies, London (UK)
2022 Degree Show, The Royal Drawing School, London (UK)
2022 Body en Thrall, Rugby Art Museum, Rugby (UK)
2021 Psychic Anemone, Cob Gallery, London (UK)
2021 Abracadabra!, Ginny on Frederick at Alma Zevi, London (UK)
2021 Supermarket, The Design Museum, London (UK)
2021 From Cellar to Garret, South Parade, London (UK)
2020 Small is Beautiful, Flowers Gallery, London (UK)
2020 Transatlantico, MANA Contemporary, Jersey City (USA)
2020 Ancient Deities, Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh (UK)
2020 No Time Like The Present, Public Gallery, London (UK)
2020 This Tragedy, Ginny on Frederick at Fonda, Leipzig (Germany)
2019 The Great Women Artists curated by Katy Hessel, Palazzo Monti, Brescia (Italy)
2019 ING Discerning Eye curated by Louis Wise, Mall Galleries, London (UK)
2019 Motherline, Flowers Gallery, London (UK)
2019 Subversive Stitch , TJ Boulting, London (UK)
2019 Dark Night of the Soul, Lewisham Arthouse, London (UK)
2018 In the Company Of curated by Katy Hessel at TJ Boulting, London (UK)
2018 The Great Women Artists curated by Katy Hessel at Mother, London (UK)


2022 The Cass Art Prize, Royal Drawing School (London)
2022 Torre Al Cerro Residency, Tuscany (Italy) 
2022 Borgo Pignano Royal Drawing School Residency (Italy)
2019 The Great Women Artists Residency, Palazzo Monti (Italy)