About The Artist
“I am inspired by the artificially created community that was defined by sameness, a plastic culture and an absence of nature. I recycle objects and ideas to create alternative realities in miniature." - Charmaine Caire
Part story-teller, builder of worlds, humorist, illustrator and photographer, Charmaine Caire continues to push the potential of photography past two dimensions.
Born in 1950’s Trenton, New Jersey and raised in the post-war Levittown’s, Caire graduated from Tyler School of Art where she developed her conceptual “eye” and passion for expanding the expected properties of her medium.
In one of her most notable shows, Caire’s work was exhibited at the Woodmere Museum’s First Triennial Photography Show (reviewed here). She is a Pew Finalist for “Works on Paper” and earned a Fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts as well as a Leeway Foundation Window of Opportunity Grant. She was the featured artist in Camera Arts Magazine in October 2002 and her solo show “Plastic Genome Project” was highlighted by The New Yorker Magazine.