Photo by @photosbrock

Photo by @photosbrock

It’s the intimacy of portraiture that I enjoy the most. There is no hiding or pretending when someone is studying your every wrinkle and strand of hair - and there are no flaws in raw beauty. Faces tell the greatest stories... I want people to look at my portraits and want to know the story behind each face.

Tiffany Charesse

Tiffany Charesse is a native of Atlanta, GA, where she studied and graduated at The Art Institute with a BFA in Graphic Design. Tiffany combines her love for portraiture and her background in graphic design to create unique figurative works with geometric flair. Her technique is characterized by smooth blends and a soft richness that she achieves by combining PanPastel powders with pastel pencils. Using photographs of family and friends, Tiffany draws her inspiration from their individual testimonies to develop intimate narratives as an underlying layer behind each portrait. She often explores themes of consciousness, connectivity and empathy in her works.

Tiffany was honored by V103 as an Emerging ATL Artist, she participated in the Hyundai Artist Village during ONE Music Fest, and collaborated with ColorATL for the Vol. 2 edition. She has also curated art shows and artist talks at the Hapeville Maker Space and is an active supporter of the arts in her community. Her work has been on display in the Congressional Hall of Washington D.C., The Mable House Arts Center, Mason Fine Art Gallery, Peters Street Station, Notch 8 Gallery, and Zucot Gallery.


EDUCATION: 

The Art Institute of Atlanta, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design, 2005 

 

EXHIBITIONS: 

2019   HER, Zucot Gallery, GA
2019   Black Baby Project, Gallery 650 - Ernest G Welch School of Art & Design, GA
2018   Paint Like A Girl, Facet Gallery, GA
2018   The Curators Selection, Zucot Gallery, GA
2018   FamilyHood: An Atlanta Art Show, Octane, GA
2018   Posed: A Collection of Figurative Art, Facet Gallery, GA
2018   Summit 2! Gallery 2!, AmericasMart, GA
2018   O’Freedom, My Beloved, Zucot Gallery, GA
2018   Expression, City of Ink, GA
2018   Creative Kickback Artist Showcase, Azjio Gallery, GA
2017   Shattered But Not Broken, Solo Exhibition, Mason Fine Art, GA
2017   ColorATL Vol. 2 Launch Exhibit, Monday Night Brewing, GA
2017   One Music Fest, Hyundai Artist Village Pop-up Gallery, GA
2017   Unravel, Notch 8 Gallery, GA
2017   Celebration of Life, City of Ink, GA
2016   Artemis: Beauty Untold. A Celebration of Women In Art, Mindzai Creative, GA
2016   Art With A Future, Mason Fine Art, GA
2016   Portrait Society of Atlanta’s Portraits For A Small Wall, Sandy Springs Library, GA 2016   Emerge ATL, The Gathering Spot, GA
2016   Atlanta Renaissance, City Of Ink, GA
2015   VERB, Space2, GA
2015   Dirty Ego, Studio No. 7, GA
2015   Portrait Society of Atlanta’s Summer Exhibition, The Mable House Arts Center, GA 2015   Enough Iz Enough 2, City Of Ink, GA
2014   The Chocolate & Art Show, Southern Mills Art Gallery, GA
2014   RAW “Communique” Art Show, Terminal West, GA 

 

MENTIONS

Our Voices. Our Lives. presents Tiffany Charesse. Directed by William Feagins Jr., performance by Tiffany Charesse. wfjrfilms, 2019. YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KM9YfA4q1VU&t=105s.

Garrison, Klarque. (2018, June 6) The Conversation [Radio Podcast episode]. In Survival Radio Network. Atlanta, GA: Blog Talk Radio.
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/survive365/2018/06/06/the-conversation-tiffany-charesse

O’Freedom, My Beloved, “Artist Talk”. May 12th, 2018, Zucot Gallery

Blasco, Kenneth. “Thought-Provokers  |  Meet Tiffany Charesse.” Website blog. CommonCreativ ATL.
http://voyageatl.com/interview/meet-tiffany-charesse/ , Mar. 27, 2018

Hawkins, Erica. “Q&A  |  Artist Tiffany Charesse.” Website blog. CommonCreativ ATL.
https://www.commoncreativatlanta.com/?p=9236&fbclid=IwAR1hr7MlJPZxF46z1R2vOBHC8UkCuajrZnMdGmVvbrjU60YCutjHL7mRjik, Feb. 13, 2018

Contemporary Cocktails, “Artist Talk”. Nov. 9th, 2017, Atlanta Contemporary 

Johns, M. (2017, May 12) Unravel [Radio Broadcast episode]. In New Exhibition. Atlanta, GA: WABE Radio.