Charis Lillene Fleshner is a mixed media artist who completed her MFA in studio art at the University of New Mexico. Before starting her MFA, Charis earned an MA in art and design from the University of Northern Colorado, studying abstract expressionist Joan Mitchell using a/r/tography research methodology and assisting student teachers in the art education program. Before starting graduate studies, Charis used her BFA in art education from University of North Texas to teach junior high and elementary art for 7 years. Her studio practice currently focuses on soft sculpture, craftivism, and the intersections of feminism and art. Charis loves teaching art, snowy days, mountains, coffee, baking, riding her cruiser bike, reading about intersectional feminism, and Goober cat, the best studio assistant cat ever.
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