I am a gender nonconforming interdisciplinary artist who focuses on the relationship between the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS) and the LGBTQ+ community. I use performance, fibre practices, and drawing to study their misalignments and the paradox of queer-religious identities.
Influenced by my own Mormon upbringing and a background in printmaking, my work often adopts ritualistic and iterative qualities. I translate religious elements into a process-based artistic approach culminating in an allegory that examines the shortcomings and absurdity of the church’s guidelines when operated outside of their usual parameters.
Camille Charbonneau is currently living and working in the unceded indigenous lands of Tiohtià:ke / Montreal, QC, Canada, of the Kanien’kehá:ka Peoples. They received a BFA in Painting & Drawing from Concordia University in 2019.