Human Instar Holobiont (Touch), 2022
nails, enamel, resin, acrylic on wood
18 in. diameter
Born in 1971 in NYC of parents from Mayaguez and Moca, Puerto Rico, Darlene Charneco’s works explore and navigate the hybrid spaces we live in, often presenting them as part of a growing organism. Developing her own ritual process and tactile language the artist creates three-dimensional, mixed-media ‘touchmaps’ to orient, sense, and express within a world that is rapidly being reconfigured by the evolution of communication networks.
Charneco received her BFA Magna Cum Laude from Southampton College of Long Island University and attended SUNY Stony Brook for MFA studies. She has exhibited and guest-lectured at numerous museums and galleries, including the Parrish, Katonah, Islip, and Hunterdon Museums and was awarded the Pollack-Krasner Foundation Grant in 2017.
She currently lives on the East End of Long Island, working at her Studio at the William Steeple Davis Trust Residency in Orient, New York.