charlie dov schön
Charlie Dov Schön (b. Boston, MA 2000) is an emerging textile and found object artist working in Massachusetts. Her practice is deeply place-based, engaging with transparencies, ritual, sexuality, and the natural world.
“Charlie Dov Schön’s hanging amulets made out of felt and birth control medications...pack a punch. Their forms mimic Jewish devotional objects used to shield pregnant people and young children from the vengeful Lilith who was, in rabbinic literature, framed as a seducer, a slayer of babies, and a woman who refused to be subservient to her husband, Adam. In other words, a woman who demanded control of her sexuality, her uterus, and her life. A revisionist feminist interpretation of this religious history, Dov Schön’s talismans protect a person’s bodily autonomy in a post-Roe world.”
-Michelle Millar Fisher, Curator of Contemporary Decorative Arts at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Charlie Dov Schön
Hamilton College, BA. Art, Environmental Studies.
One & Two Person Exhibitions
2024 (Forthcoming) Enclothed Cognition, Concord Free Public Library, Concord, MA
Selected Group Exhibitions
2023 Deeply Rooted; Faith and Reproductive Justice, Brandeis Kniznick Gallery, Waltham, MA
2023 Geo-Metric Art Ramble, Hapgood Wright Town Forest, Concord, MA
2023 Emerging Artists Exhibit, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA
2023 Art from Detritus, Viridian Artist’s Gallery, Chelsea, NY
2022 Seven Species, Brandeis Kniznick Gallery, Waltham, MA
2022 Emerging Artist Exhibition, Boston City Hall, Boston, MA
2022 Salon Show, Essex Art Center Gallery, Lawrence, MA
2022 Closing Remarks, Wellin Museum of Art, Clinton, NY
Residency, Lectures & Teaching
2023 Open AIR Montana Residency at Flathead Lake Biological Station
2023 Artist Lecture at Flathead Lake Biological Station
2023 “Emerging Artist Talk” at Cambridge Arts Association. Watch here with password*f$i3i^G
2022 “Seven Species, Three Generations: Adele Fleet Bacow in Conversation with the Seven Schön Family Artists.” Watch here.
2022 “Clinton Community Flood Mapping: Qualitative & Spatial Representations of Flooding Effects on Clinton Residents”
2021 “Spatial Representations of the Senegal Liberations Project: Trial and Error in ArcGIS Data Visualization” Slides here.
2020 “Oppressive Curation: The Colonization of the American Landscape in Art”
2020 “dialogue: the earth talking” Slides here.
Relevant Work Experience
2023-present Museum Textile Services: Studio Assistant, Conservation & Administration
2022-present Ilana Manolson: Studio Assistant
2022-present Andover Bookstore: Events Coordinator
2022-2023 Tee Commerce: Embroidery Machine Operator
2021 Massachusetts Climate Action Network: Communications Intern
2020-2021 Hamilton College Arboretum: Paid Intern
2019-2022 Hamilton College Communications Office: Paid Intern
Cate McQuaid, “The family that makes art together…,” Boston Globe, August 24,2022.
Judy Bolton-Fasman, “New art exhibit brings together…,” Jewish Boston, July 26, 2022.
Combined Jewish Philanthropies, “Local creatives receive grants from CJP…,” Jewish Boston,
Oct 26, 2021.
Riley Halliday, Sydney Seymour, “The Sacred Practice of Archiving,” UG2MSG, March 13, 2023.
Maureen Nolan, “Toward a sustainable future,” Hamilton College, March 1, 2022.
Evan Robinson, “Exploring the sound of color,” Hamilton College, July 28, 2021.
Charlotte Guterman, “Studying the cultural and historical connotations…,” Hamilton College,
August 21, 2020.
Shane Hanlon, “#DrawntoGeoscience: The Earth Talking,” AGU, May 13, 2020.
Hannah Katz, “Tree hugger,” Hamilton College, September 28, 2020.
Holly Foster, “Smallen grants fuel creativity,” Hamilton College, November 26, 2019.
Grants & Awards
2022 Combined Jewish Philanthropies Arts and Culture Community Impact Grant Fund
2022 The Senior Prize in Environmental Studies
2021 Casstevens Family Fund
2020 Levitt Center Winter Grant
2020 Emerson Foundation Summer Grant
2019 Kirkland Endowment Fund for Student Travel for Research and Creative Work
2019 Steven Daniel Smallen Memorial Fund Grant
2019 The Adam Gordon Poetry Prize for First-Year Students
2018 Kirkland Endowment Fund
Technical: Adobe Suite including Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design; ArcGIS Desktop, Google
Suite, Microsoft Office, AirTable, Canva, Zoom
Manual: Hand and machine sewing, embroidery by hand and machine, pattern drafting, figure
drawing and painting (oil, acrylic, watercolor), weaving