Charlene Pulsonetti was born in New York and currently resides in San Diego, CA. A visual artist and traveler, she prefers the portability of watercolor and ink when on the road and in the wilderness. After graduating with a BFA from the Art Institute of Boston, she participated as Artist in Residence at Petrified Forest National Park in northeastern Arizona. From here, she has participated in multiple group shows throughout eastern Long Island. She has participated twice in Crescent City, California’s “Art Walk”, and has pieces in the collections of the Boston Public Library, Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument and Petrified Forest National Park. Her most recent work was a public art installation in Riverhead, New York titled “Sanctum”.
Currently, she is working the next stage of the Sanctum project: SANCTUM:Unity and focusing on other community based projects.
Artist Statement Inspired by far away places, I am often found wandering on a never-ending journey to experience what the world has to offer. Being on the road, on a trail, or in the wilderness, my preferred tools are a journal and watercolor paints. In these journals, I aim to document and record life, geology, colors of the sky and emotions experienced along the way. These notes are then transformed into minimal landscapes, maps or depictions of travelers making their way through sky scraping canyons and scrub brush plains. These pieces are my way to honor the beauty of nature. The solitude found there is the space in which I feel we can all find ourselves.
Exhibitions Under Cover: A Show of Artists Books The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University Boston, MA 2009
Down to Size: A Show of Small Works The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University Boston, MA 2009
Small Works Studio East Gallery Greenport, New York 2009
Landscapes Studio East Gallery Greenport, New York 2009
Permanent Collections Study of Petrified Wood Petrified Forest National Park Petrified Forest, AZ
Musings (Portfolio) The Boston Public Library Boston, MA
Little Prints (Portfolio) The Art Institute of Boston Boston, MA