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photograph: Elena Kuroda

One of my favorite things of functioning as an artist is being in contact and collaborating with or modeling for other artists.  I initially began modeling for artists around the age of 19 when I entered the Brundege drawing group where I both posed and had my first live model drawing experiences.  I have never institutionally studied art, but rahter surrounded myself with artists.  My relationship to art has been one of observation and experimentation.

artists I have worked with who have a web presence: Alishia & Jeff Brundege, Elena Kuroda, Anna McNeil, Brad Noble

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Excerpt of an Interview by La Polea Gallery

Q. What is somanyprojects?

A. somanyprojects is an art creation dedicated to the instigation of reusing materials… a platform for lifestyle investigation.  Once the question was asked, “What if we didn’t have any place to throw out the things we don’t want?” “How would that reshape your life?”

Q. How does it reshape your life?

A. somanyprojects formed once living in the city life of Barcelona, Spain.  Living in Barcelona more than a decade has been the catalyst of this project.  I grew up on a farm (for family production only) in the countryside of Missouri where a big portion of life revolved around transforming energy into food (and still does).  Leftovers get composted, fed to the red worms or to the chickens where it becomes enriched broken down mater that eventually gets folded back into the soil to grow plants that later become the source of energy again.  In the city life you have to transform objects or actions in order to feed yourself.  Since I found myself living within a trading center, I dove into the concept of object transformation. The city is strewn with some very beautiful abandoned objects and spaces, and I can´t avoid the desire to translate that otherwise wasted energy.  The question lingers… what if that object had no where to go?

Charity Blansit

b. 1975, USA, presently resident of Barcelona, Catalunya-España

Art Education:

self-taught through:

Brundege Art Circle, Missouri, 1995 – 2005

Cercle Artist de Sant LLuc, Barcelona, 2008 – present

Expositions:

2016 Nexos (with Anna McNeil), La Contra, Barcelona, Spain

2016 Acquiescence, Gallery Salas, Barcelona, Spain

2014 Peliaguda, Hawthorn Galleries, Springfield, Missouri, USA

2014 SELECCIONATS ’14, Cercle Artistic Sant LLuc, Barcelona, Spain

2014 Col·levtiva ’14, Cercle Artistic Sant LLuc, Barcelona, Spain

2013  Espacio Anima (collaborative project), Festival de Poble Nou, Barcelona, Spain

2012  Collective, La Polea Gallery, Barcelona, Spain

2012  Col·levtiva ’12, Cercle Artistic Sant LLuc, Barcelona, Spain

2011  Collective, La Polea Gallery, Barcelona, Spain

2011  Sketches From Spain, Hawthorn Galleries, Springfield, Missouri, USA

2011  Sheffield International Artist´s Books, Bank Street Gallery, Sheffield, England

2010  SELECCIONATS ’10, Cercle Artistic Sant LLuc, Barcelona, Spain

2010  Col·lectiva ’10, Cercle Artistic Sant LLuc, Barcleona, Spain

2009  Shrine Time, OFR Gallery, Paris, France

2009  Meditó, Studio 405, Springfield, Missouri, USA

2008  Dama, Lait de Lune, Paris, France

Participation:

2014  Residency in Studio Victoria Roestel in collaboration with La Polea Gallery, Barcelona, Spain

2010  Singing Sands Shrine, FEMELEK Festival, Barcelona, Spain

2009  La Esperança, Mostra International de Art Urban, Caldes de Montbui, Spain

2008  Al Safareig, MIAU, Caldes de Montbui, Spain

2007  Mutation Sensation, Basurama, Donastìa, Spain

2007  Mutation Sensation, Drap-Art Festival, Barcelona, Spain

2007  Tallers Oberts de Garcia, Bo Peep Gallery, Barcelona, Spain

2007  Homeless, Mary Lou Zeek Gallery, Salem, Oregon, USA

2007  Case 4, UND Festival, Karlsruhe, Germany

2006  Mutation Sensation, Basurama, Valdemoro, Spain

2006  Mutation Sensation, Drap-Art Festival, Barcelona, Spain

2006  Mutation Sensation, La Bradereie de L’Art

Curatorial Projects:

2011  Col·lectiva ’10, Cercle Artistic Sant LLuc, Barcleona, Spain

Media:

David Moye. “Conceptual Artist Cherry Tree Makes Perfume From Her Urine.” HuffPost. Wierd News. (May, 27, 2011)

Marta Serra Permanyer & Alberto Altés Arlandis. “Mirades.” Rethinking Public Space. (Mar. 2010) p.11

“Sock Cats.” naif. No. 1, (Winter 2008/09): pp.84-85.

“Usar Y Volver A Usar.” El Pais Semenal.  No. 1,638. (Feb. 17, 2008): pp. 90-91

Dot Dot Dash, 2006.  Designer Toy, Action Figures and Character Art, “Mutation Sensation” pp.222-223.