About the Article
Charcoal in Context is a paper by artist and BA Course Leader for Drawing at Camberwell College of Arts, Kelly Chorpening. This paper places the drawings in The Elemental Force of Charcoal: Drawing at the Borough in a wider context, with reference to contemporary drawing practice. This text was written to be presented as a talk, for further details of the talk please click here.
Text © Kelly Chorpening 2015
About the Author
Kelly Chorpening was born in the USA and holds a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art and an MFA from Hunter College, City University of New York. She exhibits internationally and many of her projects are co-developed as books. She is currently co-editing a Blackwell’s Drawing Companion (30 commissioned essays) to be published in 2018. Her public presentations on contemporary drawing and its teaching include: ‘Just what is it that makes today’s art schools so different, so appealing?’ (ICA, London), ‘What makes a good drawing?’ (The National Gallery, London), ‘Drawing out’ (RMIT, Melbourne), ‘A history uncovered; A future imagined’ (Paris College of Art, France) and ‘DRAW2014’ (Carnegie Mellon University, USA). She has been the Course Leader for B.A. (Hons) Drawing at Camberwell College of Arts, UAL since 2006.