about the artist

“There’s something about taking paper and through imagination turning it into something completely different that always excites and amazes me. It connects for me with the power of the imagination to transform.”

about the artist

Milly Charles was born in New York City. She has lived, studied art, and performed dance and theater in New York, Woodstock, Paris and Los Angeles. She attended Circle in the Square Theater School in New York, Carolyn Carlson’s School of Modern Dance at The Paris Opera and drawing and painting with Nick Buhalis in Woodstock, at the Art Student’s League of New York and at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles.

Milly has acted, danced and choreographed in theaters on both coasts including at the Williamstown Theater Festival, Joseph Campbell and Jean Erdman’s Theater of The Open Eye in NYC and Berkeley Repertory Theater in California.

She is currently working with the medium of collage—tearing and cutting paper and using a matte medium to apply and layer the paper on stretched canvas. She recently finished a series of 12 collages on canvas inspired by the Ashokan Reservoir and is currently working on a climate action art series, collages based on people, animals and places in the world most immediately vulnerable to climate change.

Milly Charles in studio
Milly Charles working on the piece: Mother Tree