Cecilia Charlton American, b. 1985



2016 - 2018 Royal College of Art, London UK

MA Painting, Distinction


2012-2015 Hunter College, New York NY

BFA Painting, Summa Cum Laude



2022  Jerwood ArtFund Makers Open, Jerwood Arts, London, Penzance and Aberdeen

2021  Mammoth Loop, SPACE Ilford 

2021  Love Token, Robert Young Antiques, London

2020 Aurora, Candida Stevens Gallery

2020 when you make sense I feel, Fitzrovia Gallery, London

2019 In Praise of Shadows, curated by Ione & Mann, London

Parade, Broadway Gallery, curated by Kris Day, Letchworth Garden City UK

Domestic Hospitality, Zetter Hotel, London

RA Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of the Arts, London

Tender Touches, AMP Gallery, London

Grid :: Preset, Blyth Gallery, London

2018 FAKERS, curated by Cypher Collective, Thamesside Gallery, London

Lifeline as Medium, 532 Gallery, NYC

STUDIO.US is an Experiment: Mix.B, Dyson Gallery, Royal College of Art, London

From This Time - Unchained, curated by Ione & Mann, London

Rogue Objects, Bloomsbury Festival, University College London, London

Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Unit 3 Projects, London

Marching Through the Fields, Warbling Collective, London

COUPLES, The Hand, Brooklyn NY

SURGE: the East Wing Biennial, Courtauld Institute, London

RCA Degree Show, Royal College of Art, London

Living Room, Safehouse 1 & 2, London

Rubber-chew // Clink, adieu, Unit 1 Gallery, London

An Audience of Echoes, Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, London

Plants People Pots [an invitation], Pinch Project Space, London

2017 Beyond Borders, Rebelle Gallery, Hamburg

RCA WIP Show, London

2016 The Abstraction of Continents / The Continent of Abstraction, Lychee One Gallery, London



2021 Jerwood Art Fund Makers Open

2020 Vlieseline Fine Art Textiles Award, short-listed

2016 Fulbright UK Open Award, short-listed

2015 Vermont Studio Center, Artist Grant

2015 Art of the Northeast Exhibition, Andy and Marsha Glazer Painting Award

2015, 2014 Hunter College, Kossak Painting Fellowship

2014 Yale University, Ellen Battel Stoeckel Painting Fellowship

2010, 2009 NYFA, Strategic Opportunities Stipend



2021 Villa Lena, Tuscany Italy (invited as Creative Collaborator) – forthcoming

2017 RUD AIR, Laxarby Sweden

2016 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson VT

2015 Arteles Creative Center, Haukivarji Finland

2014 Yale University Norfolk Summer Residency, Norfolk CT


Teaching Experience/ Workshops:

2019 Fruits of Origin: Thinking and Talking Beyond Embroidery, AMP Gallery, London

2018 Sewing Circle: Stitching and the Fabric of Conversation (workshop), UCL Art Gallery, London

Slade School of Fine Art (visiting tutor), UCL, London


Press/ Publications:

2020 ArtFictions Interview

2020 Embroidery Magazine Interview

2020 Dovetail Magazine

2020 Festival of Quilts Magazine, 2020 Limited Edition 

2020 ArtMaze Mag, Summer Issue 18 

2019 Frieze Magazine 

Vogue UK 

FAD Magazine 

London Live 

2019 Sixth Finch 

2018 Present and Correct blog 

2018 Young Space Interview 

2017 Artisster 

2016 Saatchi online, One to watch

2016 New American Paintings, Northeast #122