Tiffany Charesse was born in Atlanta, GA, where she studied and graduated at The Art Institute with a BFA in Graphic Design. Since then, she has maintained a career working in the art & design industry.
“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. From the very moment a first stroke is laid, my subject on paper turns into a real person in my mind - with whom I’m building a relationship with. I’m talking to that person, shaping its features, creating a personality. Some of them I fuss and share tears with, while others capture my heart and make it hard for me to let go... I want people to look at my portraits and want to know the story behind each face - or at least the stories we shared together in the studio...”
Tiffany combines her love for classic portraiture with her background in graphic design to create unique portraits with geometric flair. Her technique is characterized by smooth blends and a soft richness that she achieves by combining PanPastel powders with pastel pencils.
With a strong emphasis on visual balance, you can find influences of constructivism, cubism and minimalism in her compositions. She often explores themes of self-awareness, empathy and spirituality in her works.
The Art Institute of Atlanta, Bachelor of Fine Arts, 2005
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
Garrison, Klarque. (2018, June 6) The Conversation [Radio Podcast episode]. In Survival Radio Network. Atlanta, GA: Blog Talk Radio.
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.
www.commoncreativeatlanta.com, 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.