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Cover art for Women's Press Collective
Charlene Potts works in the digital medium. Her unique, creative style incorporates organic shapes, fluid lines, texture, and a rich color palette. In layering these elements, her aim is to create depth and a collage effect with a painterly feel. Themes often involve visual storytelling, the human experience, and daily life, to music, culture, conceptual interpretation and more.
Charlene Potts is a native of Syracuse, New York, and a graduate of Parsons School of Design in New York City with an Illustration degree. Her interest in art was sparked at an early age, as she found sanctuary in drawing and her sketchbooks.
About celebrity web videos, for TimeOut, New York.
Some of her major artistic influences and inspiration include West African and naïve art, to the artists and writers ofthe Harlem Renaissance, jazz music, design and more.
Charlene has participated in various group shows including: E-3 Gallery, VH-1 Gallery, NYC MTA 42nd Street subway station, and solo shows including: Gallery 13, MTV i-Candy, and Carnegie Hall. She has many large-scale prints currently being shown in the George Washington Carver Museum, Children’s Gallery, Austin, Texas, and The American Jazz Museum, Jazz Discovery Gallery in Kansas City, Missouri. See the "Institutional" page.
The Daile Report.
Charlene has been commissioned by various companies fromLevis and Citibank to Sony Music, the American Bar Association,Entrepreneur and The New York Times, to name a few. She has receivedDesign Excellence awards from American Illustration, Print AnnualDesign, The New York Youth Symphony, AIGA, The Society of PublicationDesigners, and How. In her spare time, Charlene enjoys traveling,reading, drawing, writing and salsa dancing. Charlene lives and works in New York City.
Art for the WFUV Radio summer program guide.
All images copyright Charlene Potts 2009. Any use strictly prohibited without prior written consent.
Unpublished book cover art about salsa dancing.
"Yesterday", for the RHM Foundation Benefit Show.
Cover art for the Travel section and promotional bandannas, for the Washington Post.
Poster art for the West Harlem Group Assistance.
Unpublished art for the Vendy Awards, Urban Justice organization.
Poster art for the Working Families Party.
About Michael Moore's movie "Sicko", unpublished.
Cover art for the Boston Globe Magazine.
"The 2000 Latin America Research Team", for Institutional Investor Magazine.
"Indian Traffic Jam", for Delta Sky Magazine.
Book cover and interior art for Running Press Publishing, winner AIGA 50 Books / 50 Covers Award.
Jack Black, unpublished.
Art about connecting around the word, for Out magazine.
"Classic Case", unpublished.
"Sales People on Drugs", for Sales and Marketing Management.