Charis Lillene Fleshner

mixed media and fiber arts

Charis's studio practice has evolved to center around soft sculpture and work that is felt: physically and/or emotionally. She earned her MFA from the University of New Mexico as well as a graduate certificate in gender studies in 2018. Intersectional feminism and her experiences as an art teacher strongly influence her work as well. This quote by Audre Lorde drives Charis's creative process: " There are no new ideas. There are only new ways of making them felt."

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