Masters in Gallery and Museum Practice (Distinction), University College of London – Qatar, 2020
Masters in Education (Hons), Endicott College, Switzerland campus, 2010
Bachelor of Fine Art (Hons), University of Manitoba, Canada, 2007
Diploma in Advanced Graphic Design (Hons), Red River College (1 yr FT
), Canada, 2000
Diploma in Graphic Design (Hons), Red River College (2 yrs FT), Canada, 1999
Private Art Lessons with Established Artist, 1995-1998

2022 Speaker and Workshops:

Presentation: “Neuroscience of Sight Informs Visual Language”
Medical Humanities in the Middle East Conference (Weill Cornell – Qatar & VCU – Qatar)

Workshop: “Post-Colonial Realities in the Picture Book Publishing Industry”
Radical Futures, TASMEEM Doha 2022 (Virginia Commonwealth University – Qatar)

Select Collaborations and Clients include:

National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ)
Museum of Islamic Art (MIA)
Qatar Children’s Museum
Qatar Museums Publications

West Elm, Festival City
Louvre Abu Dhabi, UAE
Medina Publishing, UK
Akkadia Press, UK
Fire Station (contemporary art space)
University College of London in Qatar (UCL-Q)

Picture Books:

Sirenia: A Little Dugong’s Tale (Qatar Museums Publishing)
Islamic Cities in Morocco (Akkadia Press for UCL-Q)
The Path Towards The Island (Qatar Museums Publishing)
The Old Man and his Donkey (Medina Publishing)
The Blue Jackal and Other Tales from Islamic Lands
           (Medina Publishing, in collaboration with the MIA)
Several personal picture book and zine projects

Art Exhibitions:

Various group, duo, and solo exhibitions held in Switzerland, London, and Qatar,
from 2009 to the present.

Charlene gains perspective from connections with:
The Association of Illustrators, and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

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