Elizabeth Charnock

lives and works in Berlin

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Originally from the UK, Elizabeth Charnock has lived and worked in Berlin since 2015.

The built environment and urban planning ideologies are common themes throughout her practice. Spatial relationships inform her work at all scales – from entire cities and street scenes, to the seemingly banal small structures which permeate our surroundings. By referencing a large body of documentary photography, she mentally collages multiple urban elements into imagined environments, which are meticulously rendered with multiple layers of ink on paper. The drawings in turn act as the reference for architectural models, sculpted mostly from ceramics or polymer clay.

Her work often captures moments ‘in-between’ – miniature snapshots of tranquility before or after human activity. The scenes she creates inhabit realms that are entirely fictional, yet instantly recognisable. The uninhabited spaces evoke feelings of isolation, offering familiarity – but only at a distance – whilst inviting the viewer to reassess their own sense of place within these miniature worlds.

Text: Myles Edward Cook


born in Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
2008-09 Foundation Diploma, Art & Design at Bournville Institute of Art and Design, Birmingham
2009-13 Bachelor of Arts, Art & Design, University of Leeds
2011-13 Erasmus Programme, Fine Art, Dresden Academy of Fine Arts
2013 FUAM Graduate Art Prize, Leeds (nomination and exhibition)
ERASMUS Scholarship, Dresden
2013-15 Master's Degree, Fine Art, Dresden Academy of Fine Arts
2014-15 DAAD Study Scholarship for artists and architects, Dresden
2015 Art Prize “Junger Westen”, Recklinghausen (nomination and exhibition)
2015-17 Meisterschüler Studies, Fine Art, Prof. Martin Honert, Dresden Academy of Fine Arts
2019 Hackfleisch Drawing Competition, winner of the “Hackfleisch Passion Prize”
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Selected Solo and Group Exhibitions

2024 Tag, you’re it, Berlin (G)
2023 At a  Distance, Galerie Biesenbach. Cologne (S, online)
APARTMENT // Elizabeth Charnock & Jinran Ha, Alexander Poetzsch Architekten, Dresden (S)
Summer Showcase #2, Studio B|VDL, Berlin (E)
ART MATTERS 7, Galerie Biesenbach. Cologne (G, online)
2022 Spring Auction, Weserhalle, Berlin (G)
Game ON! Vol. 4, Hilbertraum, Berlin (G)
Game ON! Vol. 3, Künstlerhaus Dortmund (G)
Start to Finish, TOR Artspace, Frankfurt (G)
Art Auction for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, The Hurlingham Club, London, Hosted by Artsy (G)
Eleonora Nanu // Elizabeth Charnock, Ines Schulz Gallery, Dresden (S)
Paper Story, Ladies Drawing Club (G, online)
2021 Guest Exhibition @ Studio Ella Becker, Berlin (S)
Spring Auction, Weserhalle, Berlin(G)
Maratona di visione, Officina15, Bologna (G)
2020 REKORD, Kunstkaufhalle, ACUD Galerie, Berlin (G)
roundabout, BCMA Berlin (G)
Downsized, Raum2, Gallery Grölle Pass Projects, Wuppertal (S)
Presence III, 48h Neukölln, Fincan Neukölln, Berlin (G)
Chronicle, Projektraum Bethanien, Berlin (G)
Welcome to the Pink, Fincan Neukölln, Berlin (G)
2018 Heatwave, Gallery Ines Schulz, Dresden (S)
Talking Modern, Geh8, Dresden (G)
Existenz, Academy of Fine Arts, Dresden (G)
2017 Now!. Galerie Ines Schulz, Dresden (S)
2016 Nach Wroclaw, nach Wroclaw!, Breslau Contemporary Museum, Poland (G)
Hängung #3, Gerson Höger Gallery, Hamburg (G)
GorbatSHOW Plus, AK 68 Gallery im Ganserhaus, Wasserburg (G)
Meisterschülerausstellung, Kunstmesse Dresden (G)
DCA Rundgang Ausstellung, Gallery Stephanie Kelly, Dresden (G)
2015 Kunstpreis Junger Westen, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen (G)
Diplomausstellung, Academy of Fine Arts, Dresden (G)
Bilderladen, Galerie Holger John, Dresden (G)
Minimal Art Gallery, Academy of Fine Arts, Dresden (G)
Points on a Compass, BISHOP Gallery, Dresden (G)
2014 Kunstlotterie, Gallery m2a, Dresden (G)
Jahresausstellung, Academy of Fine Arts, Dresden (G)
2013 Degree Show, University of Leeds (G)
Best of Degree Shows, Six Foot Gallery, Glasgow (G)
FUAM Graduate Art Prize, Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, Leeds (G)




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