© 2018 by Charmaine Koh.

My videos explore the tropes and legacies that intervene in experience of place and place-based identity. I'm interested in the disjunctures that arise from mismatched cultural frameworks, the vagaries of memory, geographical distance, and physical change. My paintings riff off tropes that act like shorthand for emotions and experiences, abstracting them into imaginary worlds where not everything needs to make sense, leaving room for the seemingly incongruous to co-exist.

For what I'm most recently working on, follow me on Instagram @charmaineartspace. For enquiries about pricing or commissions, contact me at charmaineartspace@gmail.com.

EDUCATION

  • MFA in Fine Arts, California College of the Arts​, 2018

  • MA in Visual & Critical Studies, 2018

  • BA International Relations, University of Pennsylvania, 2008

  • BSc in Economics, University of Pennsylvania, 2008

RECENT EXHIBITIONS

  • Acts of Life, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore/Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Manila, Jan-Feb 2019 (upcoming) 

  • Funk Ain't Dead, Root Division, San Francisco, CA, Jul-Aug 2018

  • 3-Person Exhibition, Chandra Cerrito Contemporary Off-site Exhibition, Oakland, CA, Apr-Jun 2018

  • Rule No Rule, Embark Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Mar-Apr 2018

  • Areas of Land, Good Mother Gallery, Oakland, CA, Aug 2017

  • Sweet n Low, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA, Jun-Sep 2017

  • Valorizzazioni Culturali Workshop/Residency Exhibition, Chiesa della Misericordia, Venice, Italy, Jun 2017

  • Contemporary 2017: Retellings, Western Colorado Center for the Arts, Grand Junction, CO, May-Jun 2017

  • California College of the Arts Commencement Exhibition, San Francisco, CA, May 2017

  • California College of the Arts MFA Exhibition, Fused Space, San Francisco, CA, Mar-Apr 2017

  • In Transit, Hubbell Street Galleries, San Francisco, CA, Oct 2016

  • Sanctuary, de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA, Apr 2016

AWARDS

  • Headlands Graduate Fellowship 2018 (Alternate)

  • Clyde & Co Art Award, 2018-2019

  • Juror's Pick, California College of the Arts Commencement Exhibition, 2017

 

RESIDENCIES

  • Acts of Life, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore/Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Manila, Oct-Nov 2019 (upcoming) 

  • Valorizzazioni Culturali Workshop/Residency, Venice, Italy, Jun 2017

  • AICAD Residency, Brooklyn, NY, Jun 2016

 

SYMPOSIUMS

  • “Picture-Perfect: Revisualizing Public Housing in Singapore,” Sightlines, Apr 2018

  • “Shopping Identities: Cultural Commodification and Nostalgia,” Identity, Difference, and Power, May 2017