Dr Charlotte Mullins is an art critic, writer and broadcaster. Her book on art and feminism will be published by Tate in September 2019 and her book on Rachel Whiteread was updated and reprinted in 2017 to coincide with the artist’s exhibition at Tate Britain, London. PICTURING PEOPLE, her latest book on contemporary figurative art, was published by Thames & Hudson in 2015. She is currently writing A LITTLE HISTORY OF ART for Yale University Press.
A former editor of Art Review, V&A Magazine and Art Quarterly, Charlotte has published over a dozen books on visual art. She has written numerous catalogue essays on artists including Susie Hamilton, Karin Hanssen, Gordon Cheung, Martin Maloney, Sue Arrowsmith, Rachel Lumsden, Suzanne Kühn and Jan Vanriet and recently contributed an essay to the Tate Britain catalogue ‘All Too Human’. She has written on art for the Telegraph, Financial Times and specialist titles for many years, and is a regular contributor to BBC radio arts programmes including Front Row, Free Thinking and Saturday Review. Charlotte has chaired talks and events for museums and galleries including the Royal Academy, Alan Cristea Gallery, Christie’s and V&A.
In 2017 she was a judge for the Ruth Borchard Prize for self-portraiture and has previously been a selector for numerous prizes including the 2015 Refocus prize for MIMA/Castlegate, the 2013 Jerwood Drawing Prize and the 2009 BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery, London, as well as the Jerwood Sculpture Prize, the Hunting Art Prize and Self (Royal Society of Portrait Painters). In 2011 and 2012 she was a judge on the BBC TV series ‘Show Me the Monet’. In summer 2019 she is a judge for the Sanlam Portrait Award in Cape Town, South Africa.
Charlotte was born in 1972 and studied at the Courtauld Institute of Art (BA, First Class Honours) and Sotheby’s Institute in London (MA, Distinction, full scholarship). She completed her PhD on the impact of photography on travel imagery at the University of Sussex/National Maritime Museum in 2012 (AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award holder). She is based in London.