Charmaine Renee

graduate student, queer mom, and maker

Charmaine (Charlie) Renee

Charlie is a midwestern femme, queer mom, and interdisciplinary artist whose work revolves around the intersection of a queer midwest identity with a focus on liberation through food justice and radical gardening. In their work, midwestern mothering and queer domesticity are translated into comfort constructions, quilts, everyday objects, as well as practical collaborations with local organizations.


2018 MFA (pending), Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (expected, May 2020)

2015 BFA, Sculpture, minor in Women and Gender Studies, Wright State University, Dayton, OH

Professional Experience

2018-21 Teaching Assistant, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (Basic Drawing [instructor of record])

2014-15 Women’s Center Inaugural Student Artist in Residence, In Solidarity, We Resist, Wright State University, Dayton, OH

Exhibition Record


How We Live Now, Exhibiting Artist, Virtual Gallery, (the pieces can now be viewed through Art, Culture and Technology on youtube)

Purple’s Art Collective, Exhibiting Artist, Rueff Galleries, West Lafayette, IN


Fluid Perspectives, Exhibiting Artist, Hive Mind Gallery, Akron, OH

Queer Art Show 3, Exhibiting Artist, Popeye Gallery, Cleveland, OH

Six in Studio, Resident Artist, Cleveland West Art League, Cleveland, OH


Senior Thesis Exhibition, Exhibiting Artist

Stein Art Galleries, Wright State University, Dayton, OH

Future Thinking, Exhibiting Artist, Divisible Gallery, Dayton, OH

Reasonably Nice Things, Solo Exhibition, Blue House Gallery, Dayton, OH


Hollow Walls, Two-Person Exhibition, The Neon Heater Art Gallery, Findlay, OH

Scholarship Exhibition, Exhibiting Artist, Wright State University, Fairborn, OH


Blue Sky Project, Assistant Resident Artist to Susanna Mira, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH

 2010 –11

College Yeck Fellowship, Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH



Promise Grant, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN


Outstanding Senior Award, Wright State University, Fairborn, OH


ArtsGala Scholarship,Wright State University, Fairborn, OH

Eugene B. Cantelupe Scholarship, Wright State University, Fairborn, OH

Liberal Arts Leadership Scholarship, Wright State University, Fairborn, OH


Merit Award, Dayton Society of Painters and Sculptors, Dayton, OH


Art Department Faculty Scholarship, Sinclair Community College, Dayton, OH