Education and Background
Charlene Chow is a 9th generation Californian who holds a B.S. in Wildlife, Fisheries and Conservation Biology and an Art Minor from UC Davis. After graduating from UC Davis, she worked on an endangered species project studying Coho Salmon, slogging through creeks and streams conducting fish surveys in Humboldt County. A lifetime art lover, she decided to pursue her dream of going to art school and and earned her B.A. in Studio Art from San Jose State. She currently has over 10 years experience as an Art Teacher. She has worked as an Exhibit Researcher and Installation Assistant for the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada and at the Museum of Art and History in Santa Cruz, California.
Charlene’s fiber arts studio practice is focused on exploration of materials, weaving patterns, and experimenting with natural dyes. She values the meditative quality of weaving and is always seeking the creative flow. She hopes to cultivate a new appreciation for one of humanity’s oldest art forms. Weaving together naturally creates community as busy hands open up communication.
I believe in the beauty of the art making process and experimentation. Nature, animals and the seasons inspire the projects I create.