Available Works


Cecilia Charlton (b. 1985, USA) is a London-based American artist. Coming from a family background in sewing and needlecraft, she graduated from painting courses at Hunter College and the Royal College of Art. Her work melds painting and textiles to result in what have been referred to as “needle-paintings” – artworks which have an optically challenging, colourful and playful approach to abstraction while drawing on the personal and cultural histories of both needlecraft and abstract art. Cecilia lives and works in London, UK.


MA, Royal College of Art, 2016-2018

BFA, Hunter College, 2012-2015


2019, A First Look Inside A Newly-Launched Exhibition Where The Masterpieces Are Edible, Vogue

2019, How Does Art Taste? , FAD Magazine

2019, What Artists Can Learn from the Pleasure of Food, Frieze Magazine

2019, New Exhibition Explores The Use Of Grids, London Live


2020, When You Make Sense I Feel, Fitzrovia Gallery, London, UK (Group)
2019, In Praise of Shadows, Ione & Mann, London, UK (Group)
2019, Parade, Broadway Gallery, Letchworth Garden City, UK (Group)
2019, Domestic Hospitality, Zetter Hotel, London, UK (Group)
2019, RA Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of the Arts, London, UK (Group)
2019, Tender Touches, AMP Gallery, London, UK (Group)
2019, Grid :: Preset, Blyth Gallery, London, UK (Group)
2018, FAKERS, Thamesside Gallery, London, UK (Group)
2018, Lifeline As Medium, 532 Gallery, NYC, USA (Group)
2018, STUDIO.US is an Experiment: Mix.B, Dyson Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, UK (Group)
2018, From This Time - Unchained, Ione & Mann, London, UK (Group)
2018, Rogue Objects, Bloomsbury Festival, University College London, London, UK (Group)
2018, Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Unit 3 Projects, London, UK (Group)
2018, Marching Through the Fields, Warbling Collective, London, UK (Group)
2018, COUPLES, The Hand, Brooklyn NYC, USA (Group)
2018, SURGE: the East Wing Biennial, Courtauld Institute, London, UK (Group)
2018, RCA Degree Show, Royal College of Art, London, UK (Group)
2018, Living Room, Safehouse 1 & 2, London, UK (Group)
2018, Thumbnails, Hockney Gallery, London, UK (Group)
2018, Rubber-chew // Clink, adieu, Unit 1 Gallery, London, UK (Group)
2018, An Audience of Echoes, Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, UK (Group)
2018, Plants People Pots [an invitation], Pinch Project Space, London, UK (Group)
2017, Beyond Borders, Rebelle Gallery, Hamburg, Germany (Group)
2017, RCA WIP Show, London, UK (Group)
2016, The Abstraction of Continents / The Continent of Abstraction, Lychee One Gallery, London, UK (Group)