Current Work

The Missing Women/Parents Series

Well known paintings throughout history are referenced and presented in a public gallery setting. The Missing Women Series is a playful yet earnest look at how women are presented but not represented in art, society, and history. Women and girls are encouraged to succeed and at the same time take on supportive roles. They juggle multiple responsibilities; all while being underpaid and pressured to look picture perfect. The image of the woman’s body is omitted from renderings of famous paintings, leaving on show the board it was painted on, to highlight the lack of documented female genius recorded in history, lack of proportional representation in politics, and other disparities.

Similarly, The Missing Parents Series calls to attention the lack of societal appreciation and wage equality for childbearing and stay-at-home parents. Some of these disparities have been exacerbated with the mass exodus of parents from the work force to care for family members during the pandemic and are due to worsen yet more with the current attacks on reproductive rights.

Gallery of Works

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Current and Upcoming Shows

Studios and Gallery, Seattle: One Night Stand. Group show. Artist reception Jan 13th, closing Jan 27th. 2024
Fogue Exhibizone: Emptiness. Group show. Jan 18th - March 18th. 2024
Stardust Salon Gallery, Olympia WA. For Olympia Spring Artswalk April 26th-27th, 2024
The Missing Women/Parents exhibition/installation solo show with docent performance by John Serembe
The Gallery at Tacoma Community College in Tacoma, WA. Curated by Dr. Jennifer Olson. Jan 2nd-31st, 2025

Solo Shows

Wagner House Museum at Lakewold Gardens, Tacoma, WA, 2023
Gallery 839. Burbank, Los Angeles, CA. 2022
Fogue Studios and Gallery. Seattle, WA. 2022
Missing Women Series book published. 2022
LGM Studios. Olympia, WA. 2020
950 Gallery. Tacoma, WA. 2019
Ryan James Fine Arts. Kirkland, WA. 2019
Tacoma Community College. Gig Harbor, WA. 2019
The Gallery at Harlequin Productions. Olympia, WA. 2019
The Gallery at Washington Center. Olympia, WA. 2017
The Gallery at The Dinosaur Farm. Pasadena, CA. 2012

Group Exhibitions

Culterim Gallery, Berlin. International Fine Artist Group: Hole in the Air does Berlin. 2023
Studios and Galleries. 7 Deadly Sins. Seattle, WA. 2023
Gallery 110.  Hole in the Air Negative Capability: A Show of Portraits. Seattle, WA. 2023
They Call Us Zine: Matrons. Publication. 2022
Old Courthouse Arts Center. TOGETHER National Fine Art Exhibition. Chicago, IL. 2021
Marin Society of Artists National Juried Exhibition. All About Women. Marin, CA. 2021
CoCA juried member’s show. Seattle, CA. 2021
The Gallery at Tacoma Community College. Group exhibition. ‘Culture’. Tacoma, WA. 2021
The Gallery at Tacoma Community College. 19th Local Juried Art Exhibition. Tacoma, WA. 2021
Leonor R. Fuller Gallery. SW WA Juried Exhibition. Olympia. WA. 2021
All She Makes.  Directory of women artists. 2021
The Hammond Museum.  February Group Exhibition. NY. 2021
Verum Ultimum. Featured artist in Chasing Ghosts V. Portland, OR. 2020
Leonor R. Fuller Gallery. SW WA Juried Exhibition. Olympia, WA. 2020
SPSCC Art department Creative “Something”. Olympia, WA. 2020
Greystone Industries Gallery, INDOOR VOICES. Wickham Market, UK. 2019
Vashon Island Center for the Arts. 3 Women. Vashon, WA. 2019
Home Realty Inc. Gallery. 30 Women Artists Exhibition. Seattle, WA. 2019
The Gallery at TCC. Juried Local Art Exhibition. Tacoma, WA. 2019
The Gallery at TCC. 16th Annual Local Juried Art Exhibition. Tacoma, WA.2018
The Gallery at Gray’s Harbor College. Portray>Portrait. Gray’s Harbor, WA. 2018
Gallery One. Salon De Gallery One. Ellensburg, WA. 2018
The Gallery at KJM Center for the Arts. SW WA Juried Art Exhibition. Olympia, WA. 2018
(People’s choice award)
Ryan James Fine Arts. Visual Impressions international biennale. Kirkland, WA. 2018
(Awarded 2nd place)
Gallery One. All That Glitters. Ellensburg, WA. 2018
The Gallery at TCC. Culture. Tacoma, WA. 2018
(Juror’s choice award)
Verum Ultimum. Generous Kingdom ll. Portland, OR. 2018
Verum Ultimum. Chasing Ghosts ll. Portland, OR. 2017
The Gallery at TCC. 15th Annual Local Art Exhibition. 2017
(Juror’s choice and honorable mention awards)

About The Artist

Lynette Charters

Lynette Charters is a conceptual artist and author of The Missing Women Series book, presenting a new perspective of society and history from the female identifying point of view. She was born and grew up in The Yorkshire Dales in The North of England. She holds a BFA (hons) from Cardiff College, Wales and an MFA from Chelsea College of Art, London. She studied under British painter Graham Crowley, printmaker Amanda Faulkner, and sculptor Andy Goldsworthy working on two of his larger outdoor sculptures. She has also travelled internationally working in the animation industry. Charters has exhibited in many parts of America, most recently in Gallery 839 in Burbank LA, Fogue in Seattle, Old Courthouse Arts Center in Chicago, and Marin County Society of Artists in the Bay Area, The Hammond Museum, NY, also exhibitions in the UK.  Her solo shows involve a museum installation with tongue-in-cheek docent performances. She has featured in articles in Oly Arts, Artist Close Up, Voyage LA, Shoutout LA, The Olympian, Saundra Fleming’s blog, and was on the cover of Kirkland Lifestyle magazine. She currently works in Olympia, Washington.


Artist CloseUp Blog
Saundra Fleming Blog Review
L.A. Shoutout

OLYARTS Magazine
Verum Ultimum Meet The Artist

Lynette Charters: The Missing Women
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