Ed Charbonneau
Vacuum Drawing
graphite on canvas
2009
44” x 48”



Ed Charbonneau
Vacuum Drawing (Representation)
graphite on fluorescent yellow cotton fabric
2009
54” x 87”



Ed Charbonneau
Untitled (Horizon)
synthetic rubber coating on fluorescent yellow cotton fabric
2009
48” x 28”



Ed Charbonneau
Studio View, Vacuum Drawing (Representation) and Untitled (Horizon)
2009



Ed Charbonneau
Untitled (Line)
acrylic on canvas
2009
30” x 24”



Ed Charbonneau
Untitled (Line)
acrylic on canvas
2009
48” x 47”
My goal is to produce representations of nature that move away from, and dislodge my expectations. In this way, I hope to arrive at another point of view that exhibits, but is not solely tied to my past experiences. Utilizing a variety of media, the on-going series employs colors and formal modes that challenge my understanding of history. Artificial (and extremely unnatural-looking) fluorescent colors and metallic pigments are paired with organic forms. Utilizing this process, the individual elements are building a language of representation that is challenging my perception.

I earned my MFA degree from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (’06), and BFA degree from the College of Visual Arts, in St. Paul, MN. (’99), and have since joined the Fine Arts adjunct faculties at both colleges. I have exhibited regionally, and maintain a studio in St. Paul. Additionally, I have painted, and consulted on many large-scale mural projects for local businesses and private residences, as well as several Minnesotan grade schools, high schools, and youth groups.

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