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ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

Charlotte Bassin has been an artist and world traveler all her life. She was born in Boston, Massachusetts to immigrant parents and spent her summers as a child with family in Europe. Before getting a degree in Fine Art, she took a year to travel the world equipped with a sketchbook, journal, camera and backpack. It was the start of a life-long passion for travel and inspired the creation of a series of more than 100 artistic world maps. Recently, Charlotte shifted her focus from being a successful web/graphic designer/art director to being a full-time artist.

ARTIST STATEMENT

Charlotte Bassin’s world maps aspire to inspire. With their enchanting originality and artistry, they invite us to think anew about our inherent connections to humanity and to Mother Nature, to consider how we might best preserve Earth's natural beauty, revitalizing hope in the process.

Through a glorious range of texture, color and material — and, not least, the intriguing irony of finding utterly original compositions while still using the exact same outline time after time — each map offers us distinctive clues and cues to understanding how we treat each other and every sentient being. 

By omitting all political borders, Charlotte reminds us — indeed challenges us! — to have no boundaries in our efforts to honor all life, to work on positive change, each map urging us outward: “Go, learn, pay attention, listen, be present, enjoy serendipity, make a difference, find humanity!”

ARTIST CV

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EDUCATION
2000 BA in Fine Art, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
1998 Semester Abroad with a focus on Art History, Università per Stranieri, Siena, Italy

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2019 Featured Artist, The Alliance Center, Denver, CO
2019 Featured Artist, Higher Grounds Café, Golden, CO
2018 Featured Artist, Golden Center Gallery, Golden, CO
2017 Featured Artist, Block 7 Arts, Belmar, CO

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018 Voice: A Celebration of Refugee Stories, Edge Gallery, Lakewood, CO
2018 Inside Out: Art & Reflection, Athena Project at 40 West Gallery, Lakewood, CO
2018 Paint Out in the Park, ARTSWEEK GOLDEN, Golden, CO
2018 Sauti Film Screening & Art Display, The Dairy Arts Center, Boulder, CO
2018 Open Studio Group Exhibition, Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO
2018 Athena Project's Cross Pollinations, Swallow Hill, Denver, CO 
2017 Holiday Gallery Takeover, Julie Havel Gallery, Belmar, CO

JURIED EXHIBITIONS
2019 Members' Show, Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO
2018 Members' Show, Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO
2017 Tenant Art Exhibit, Arts Brookfield, Republic Plaza, Denver, CO

HONORS AND AWARDS
2017 Tenant Art Exhibit, Arts Brookfield, Republic Plaza, Denver, CO – Best of Show

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
2017 - 2019 Athena Project, Board Member/Art Director, Denver, CO
2001-2002 Shanti Bhavan Residential School, Art Teacher for grades pre-K to 4, Bangalore, India

MEMBERSHIPS
2019 - Present Archipelago Clubs, Denver, CO
2019 - Present Art Students League, Denver, CO
2017 - Present Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO
2017 - Present Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO

COLLECTIONS
Private Collections in the UK and throughout the United States
Mitchell Elementary School, Golden, CO

OTHER ART ACTIVITIES
2019 I ❤ OUR WORLD Kids' Art Show, Golden Center Gallery, Golden, CO
2019 Participant in ARTSWEEK GOLDEN, Golden, CO
2019 Earth Maps Workshop, Denver Children’s Museum, Denver, CO
2018 Golden Holiday Bazaar, Golden, CO
2018 Holiday Pop-up at Goosetown Event Space, Golden, CO
2018 Mixed Media World Map Workshop, Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO
2018 Street Art Chalk Artist in Arts Brookfield, Out of the Office Series, Denver, CO
2018 Participant in World Art Drop Day/Art Drop Denver, Denver, CO
2018 Volunteer at Mitchell Elementary School to work with students to create Upcycled World Map, Golden, CO
2018 Featured Artist at Multicultural Night at Mitchell Elementary and Fairmount Elementary, Golden, CO
2017–Present Regular participant of Foothills Art Center Open Studio, Golden, CO

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
2018 - 2019 Abstract and Figurative Expressionism with Jeff Wenzel, Art Students League, Denver, CO
2018 - 2019 Art Coaching for You with Kathy Beekman, Bailey, CO
2018 Art Coaching for You Artist Retreat, Santa Fe, NM

STRENGTHS
Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), Web & Graphic Design, Photography

IN THE NEWS, PUBLICATIONS & FEATURED ARTWORK ONLINE
2019 Fox 31/Channel 2 News Denver, TV interview - Golden artist’s unique look at our world: kdvr.com
2019 Colorado Public Radio, radio interview and article - Golden Artist Charlotte Bassin Is Obsessed With Turning The World Map Into A Work Of Art: cpr.org
2019 Featured Artist of the Month, DiLoca: Discovering local artists around the world
2018 Artist Charlotte Bassin — Athena Creates Community! Article on medium.com
2018 Centennial Citizen, article, Quirky combinations are unique attractions by Christy Steadman, pg. 16
2018 Golden Transcript, image, A Week of Wonder Strikes Golden by Christy Steadman, pg. 17
2018 One World Utica website: www.oneworldutica.com
2017 Golden Transcript, article and image, My Name Is: Charlotte Bassin by Christy Steadman, pg. 2
2016 Bridger Intelligence website: www.bridgerintelligence.com