Charlee Black

Biography


Charlee Black ( 1993 ) an Indianapolis, IN native. Merges deeply 

contrasted portraits with highly textured minimalism to create images 

of depth. Her work carries a heavy dose of representation for women 

and people of color. Having little to no formal training in photography, 

Black has based her work in a pinnacle of expression, self-esteem & 

emotions. 


Artist Statement

I was never really interested in following the rules of photography.
We all tend to place rules on art to create a sense of status and professionalism. When in all honesty, those rules tend to hinder us rather than help us excel. I have come to cultivate with my own rules and simultaneously something I create to constantly break the rules I set for myself.
I've always been more intrigued by the darkness of an image. How the light and darkness of said image mix to create an image with such contrast and depth. Where I feel my work thrives, ironically, in this grey space meant to be challenged.
I enjoy seeing my personal progression as an artist & to offer a sort of refuge to everyday life. To express me, and my challenges as a black queer lesbian woman in America. It only makes sense that my work would be as complicated and multi-faceted as its creator.

We have found ourselves in this new social culture of quick art made for quick consumption. Its one thing to see the image but do you feel the image? I hope my images, give people time to stop & assess. Find the emotion, and find your own rules to follow.



Group Show 

2018 - Tierras. Future Friends Holographic Magic Club. Indlps, Indiana 

2018 - La Femme. MCJWT. Indlps, Indiana 

Press 

2017 -20 Incredible Black & White Photographers.Format Mag

Books

2016- Voices 

Using Format