Charity Burnett’s work is an endearing dialog between expressionism and minimalism. She often paints culinary delights using utensils in lieu of a paint brush. The paint is flung with such vigor and skill that it appears almost to have been formed accidentally, like images formed miraculously in the debris of spilled chocolate syrup.
Charity’s mentors were Lynn Aldrich, Tim Ebner, John Millei, John O’Brien. She studied at Art Center College of Design, the College of San Mateo, San Mateo, California (Fine Art and Design) under the direction bay area artists Mark Eanes and Joe Price. Burnett was offered large scholarship awards by Parsons, Otis, CCAC, and SCIA.
Charity has shown work at the Ruth Bachofner Gallery at Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, California. Orlando Gallery, Tarzana, California. ANDLAB, Los Angeles, California. Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, California. Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes, California. International Encaustic Biennial, Watermark Cargo Gallery, R&F Handmade Paints Gallery, Catskills, New York. Red Rum, Sherman Oaks, California. Delights & Extras, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California (Curatorial Project). Purple Gallery, Venice, California. Roark, Los Angeles, California. Brewery Artwalk (Raid Projects Studios), Los Angeles, California. Time & Place, Lebec, California. Twin Pines Gallery, Belmont, California. Capitol Hill Rotunda, Washington D.C. Artforum.com chose Charity’s work on Zone 9: (W)52 POP-UP Gallery (web) as a top recommended website. Alex Schaefer Hour at Coagula Internet Radio.