Charlotte Segall (b. 1983) is an American painter and draftsman based in New York City.  Her interrogation of representational image making has led to key accolades; these include publication in New American Paintings and the Aesthetica Art Prize Anthology, fellowships issued by the Vermont Studio Center, The Triangle Arts Association, The Leipzig International Art Programme, and the Altos de Chavón School of Design, among others.  Segall was honored to receive generous funding for her MFA at the New York Academy of Art through the David Kratz & Gregory Unis Fund, President’s Scholars Award, and the Leslie & Francis Posey Foundation.­  As of 2017, her work is included in concurrent museum exhibitions, both the Iggy Pop Life Class at the Brooklyn Museum and MORE PRESSURE at the Angerlehner Museum in Austria.  Her work also appears in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum and Eileen Guggenheim, and is exhibited at Allouche Gallery alongside key historical figures such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol and Picasso.

Artist Statement

My studio practice revolves around painting and occasional drawing and printmaking.  My paintings are unplanned, and test my reservoir of anatomical and art historical memory as paired with a vocabulary of energetic marks.  Bodies, tumultuous form, and flatness interact as motion.  These touchstones are organized in ways that relate to chaos theory as much as Dutch Baroque pictorial convention, in keeping with my idea that these two paradigms have strangely much in common. Chaos theory apprehends phenomena where repetition is mitigated by difference, like the weather or the stock market, and its visualizations (fractals and the Mobius strip), bear striking similarity to Baroque compositions and flourishes.  From this observation, my work proposes that complex and intertwining form is the proprioceptive articulation of what it feels like to exist within a chaotic system.


Born:    1983, Macon, GA USA
Lives/Works: New York, NY USA

2016    Master of Fine Arts, Painting, New York Academy of Art
2005    Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting, Savannah College of Art and Design; Magna Cum Laude

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2019 Gaze Shift/Blickwechsel, Cat Head Press, in partnership with the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Goethe-Institut, and Leipzig International Art Programme, curated by Anna-Louise Rolland, Indianapolis, Indiana
2018   Foundation Faculty Exhibition, The Rubelle and Norman Schafler Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
17-18   From Life, Royal Academy of Arts, London
2017   MORE PRESSURE, Angerlehner Museum, Thalheim/Wels, Austria
The Time is Now, Chesterfield Gallery, New York, NY
16-17   Iggy Pop Life Class, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
2016    Transmission: New York –> Leipzig, Archiv Massiv, Leipzig, Germany
Paradigma, Tapetenwerk Halle, Leipzig, Germany
Thesis Exhibition, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
Etching as Language, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
2015    Collection, Allouche Gallery, New York, NY
Summer Show, Leipzig International Art (LIA), Leipzig, Germany
Hogancamp’s World, Allouche Gallery, New York, NY
Leipzig Residency, NYAA, New York, NY
Deck the Walls, NYAA, New York, NY
Inclusif-Exclusif, Pop-up show, 48 Lounge, New York, NY
Tribeca Ball, NYAA, New York, NY
2014    Paul Insect, 2033, Allouche Gallery, New York, NY
Deck the Walls, NYAA, New York, NY
On & Off the Wall, First Street Gallery, New York, NY
2013    National Juried Exhibition, First Street Gallery, Juried by Donald Kuspit, New York, NY
Working It Out, The Painting Center, Curated by Mona Brody, Alyce Gottesman and Jo Anne Rothschild, New York, NY
Members Only, Superchief Gallery at Culturefix, Curated by Sessa Englund, New York, NY
Con Artist Gallery at Select Fair, Art Basel Week, Miami, FL
Conicon, Con Artist Gallery, Curated by Josef Pinlac, New York, NY
2012    Triangle Artists’ Workshop Open Studio, Dumbo Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY
2011    Sprung, Texas Firehouse, Curated by Ava Hassinger and The Project Collective, Queens, NY
Winter Exhibition, Preston Contemporary Art Center, Mesilla, New Mexico
2009    Print and Wonder, Sit and Wonder, Brooklyn, NY
2008    Excursion, Stand Alone Gallery, Curated by Daniel Quinn, Atlanta, GA
2006    This Gift is a Problem for You to Solve, Red Gallery, Curated by Sarah Walko, Savannah, GA
Featured Alumni Artist, The Alexander Annex, Invitation by Craig Drennen, Savannah, GA
2005    2005 Alumni Exhibition, The Alexander Annex, Juried by Sarah Walko, Savannah, GA
2004    Natural Selections, The Alexander Annex, Juried by Craig Drennen, Savannah, GA

Selected Bibliography:

2017    PARADIGMA Blickwechsel II_Arbeitswelten, Catalog (Leipzig, Germany: Leipzig International Art Programme, 2017).
2016    Martha Schwendener, “Welcome to Class. Yes, That’s Really Him,” The New York Times, December 30, 2016: C24. Print.
Jeremy Deller, Anne Pasternak, Sharon Matt Atkins, Mark Beasley and Frances Borzello, Iggy Pop Life Class, Catalog (London, UK: Brooklyn Museum and Heni Publishing, 2016) p. 97, 102, 112, 139.
Ben Yakas and Scott Heins, “Naked Sketches Of Iggy Pop Now On View At Brooklyn Museum,” Gothamist, November 4, 2016.
Erin Blakemore, "Iggy Pop Bares More Than Abs in New Art Exhibition About Masculinity: Punk meets pencil in an art show that examines the portrayal of masculinity throughout the centuries," Smithsonian Magazine, October 21, 2016.
Ashleigh Kane, “Those Nude Drawings of Iggy Pop Are Finally Here,” Dazed Digital,
Thesis Exhibition, Catalog, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
2014    Aesthetica Art Prize Anthology: Top 100 Emerging Artists, (Castlegate, York, UK: Aesthetica Publishing) p. 26.
Manifest Gallery 4th International Painting Annual, Cincinnati, OH
2013    Studio Visit Magazine Volume 23, Juried by Barbara O’Brien (Boston, MA: The Open Studios Press)  p. 168-169.
Working It Out, Exhibition Catalog, The Painting Center, New York, NY
2011    Xhibit, Exhibition Catalog, Preston Contemporary Art Center; Commentary by Mary Anne Redding, Santa Fe, NM
“Birography: a niche showcase of art & visual communication created using the humble ballpoint”
2010    New American Paintings Issue 86, Juried by Monica Ramirez-Montagut (Boston, MA: The Open Studios Press) p. 132-135.
Sehnsucht Live TV, Produced by Pulse Media, Emanuele Sferruzza Moszkowicz, Nicholas Pezzarossi
07-08  SCAD Catalog, “Featured Alumni Artist” exhibition stills
03-05  Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, nominated by institution
2003    American Illustration 22nd Annual Edition, Juried by Fred Woodward, Agnethe Glatved, Steven Guarnaccia, Minh Uong 

The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
The Eileen Guggenheim Collection, New York, NY
The Allouche Collection, New York, NY
The Diane and Sandy Besser Collection, Santa Fe, NM

Grants and Honors:
2016    Altos de Chavón Teaching Residency
Morgan Library Workshop with Cecily Brown
15-16   Leslie T. & Francis U. Posey Scholarship Award
David Kratz & Gregory Unis Scholarship Award
2015    Leipzig International Art Programme Residency sponsored by NYAA
Short-listed for the Versailles Foundation’s Munn Artist Program at Giverny, France
Artist Project Initiative: Painting and Drawing Award
14-15   New York Academy of Art President’s Scholar Award
Leslie T. & Francis U. Posey Scholarship Award
2012    Triangle Arts Association Workshop
11-12    Dutch Postgraduate School for Art History Research Fellowship
2010    Vermont Studio Center Fellowship
2005    Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) Alumni Exhibition Merit Award
03-05  SCAD Graduate Studio Award
01-05   SCAD Dean’s List / SCAD President’s Scholar Award
2001    Atlanta College of Art 25th Annual Georgia Drawing Competition, 1st Place Scholarship Award 

Lectures and Teaching Experience:

2019 Figure Drawing I & II, Visiting Instructor: Marymount Manhattan College, New York, NY
17-19  Advanced Figure Painting, Visiting Instructor: The 92nd Street Y, New York, NY
16-19    Visualization, Representation and Concept, Visiting Instructor: Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York
2016    Master of Letters in Modern and Contemporary Art, Thesis Advisor: Aristotle Circle, Christie’s Education London at the University of Glasgow, New York, NY (remote)
Experimental Drawing Techniques, Visiting Instructor: The Altos de Chavón School of Design, Dominican Republic
Advanced Figure Drawing, Visiting Instructor: The Altos de Chavón School of Design, Dominican Republic
Introduction to Drawing, Teacher’s Assistant: Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York, NY
2015    Introduction to Drawing, Teacher’s Assistant: New York Academy of Art, New York, NY (honorarium)
2013    Edge Quality in Ballpoint Pen, Visiting Artist: Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY (honorarium)
Edge Quality in Ballpoint Pen, Guest Lecturer: West Morris Mendham High School, Mendham, NJ (honorarium)
07-08  Color in the Painted Figure, Guest Lecturer: Savannah College of Art and Design, Undergraduate Painting Dept., Atlanta/Savannah, GA (honorarium)
2006   Development of Mediated Images, Guest Lecturer: Savannah College of Art and Design, Graduate Painting Dept., Savannah, GA (honorarium)

Lectures and Research in Media Studies:
2012    Philosophies of Time: Navigating New Approaches to the Moving Image, Panelist: Classic Texts Revisited Conference, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL
“If Media are Appropriated Then So Are Their Concepts: Flow and Time-Image in Video Art,” paper given at the Classic Texts Revisited Conference, University of Amsterdam (December 5, 2011), Amsterdam, NL
“Affection-Image and the Schizoanalysis of Art and Culture,” paper given at the University of Amsterdam, Media Studies Department (January 6, 2012), Amsterdam, NL
2010    Jean-François Lyotard: Terror and the Cinematic Sublime, Panelist: Midwest Modern Language Association 52nd Annual Convention, Chicago, IL
“Recovering from Nostalgia with Simulation: The Unpresentable in Visual Culture,” paper given at the 52nd Annual Convention of the Midwest Modern Language Association (November 4-7, 2010), Chicago, IL
The Unpresentable in Visual Culture, Guest Lecturer: The Bruce High Quality Foundation, Film and Philosophy Tutorial Series, New York, NY

Publications As Author:
Where Art Belongs: A Collective Response to Chris Kraus, Flux Space, Philadelphia, PA (March, 2011)
“Play Versus Power in the Uffizi Gallery Ceiling,” MOFLO: The More on Florence Online Magazine (August, 2008)
“Purity: Michael Brown’s Iconic System,” Catalog Essay, Sarah Bain Gallery, Anaheim, CA (October, 2007)