• Collective Voices/ Emerging Spaces, 2019, 48 x 48 inches, nails, enamel, acrylic, resin on wood.

  • TransmissionWeave (full), 2018, 60 x 60 inches, nails, enamel, acrylic, resin on wood.

  • TransmissionWeave (detail/angle), 2018 60 x 60 inches, nails, enamel, acrylic, resin on wood.

  • Pondview Estates, 2012, 30 x 31 inches, nails, enamel, acrylic, toy-parts, resin on wood.

  • FutureNurture: Weaves and Touchmaps, Install shot from solo show at PRAXIS, NY, 2018

Parrish Road Show 2020: Darlene Charneco: SYMBIOSOME

Dates and Venue TBA

Now in its ninth year, Parrish Road Show is the Museum’s off-site project designed to encourage engagement and interaction between artists and the communities outside the Museum’s walls. Each year, selected artists work together with the Parrish and partner venues to create new work and to provide unusual opportunities for visitors to see and experience art in unexpected places, from public parks and highways to historical sites and community centers.

Darlene Charneco is an East End based, contemporary Latin-American artist who creates mixed-media mapping series to explore and navigate the layered spaces we live in. Charneco explores ways of seeing human settlements, communication networks, and communities through a biological lens and as part of a larger organism’s growth stage. Developing her own tactile language—for instance spending hours hammering nails into wooden panels—the artist builds three-dimensional, patterned Touchmaps to orient, sense, and express within a world that is continually shifting and changing through our expanded networks of communication. She is currently on a year-long art residency at the William Steeple Davis Trust to study, live and work in the artist’s former house in Orient, NY.

For her Parrish Road Show project, Charneco will present an exhibition of recent works that will function as an imaginary sustainability laboratory to examine how clusters of dwellings and other structures along shorelines such as the East End of Long Island can ecologically mine and share resources while interact symbiotically with other species. The work will be a continuation from her series Weaves and Touchmaps, utilizing books, works on paper, and photography that are evolving from her “Symbiosis Studies.”

Parrish Road Show: Darlene Charneco—Symbiosome, is organized by Corinne Erni, Senior Curator of ArtsReach and Special Projects.

Parrish Road Show: Darlene Charneco—Symbiosome is made possible, in part, by the generous support of The Dorothy Lichtenstein ArtsReach Fund, established by Agnes Gund; Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder; and Jane Wesman and Donald Savelson. Public funding provided by Suffolk County.
About Darlene Charneco

Darlene Charneco (b. 1971, New York City) received her MFA from State University of New York from Stony Brook. Charneco exhibits throughout the U.S. and globally; she participated in PINTA Fair London and the Korean International Art Fair. Her work is featured in the Princeton Architectural Press book The Map as Art: Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography by Katherine Harmon and How Architecture Learned to Speculate by Mihall & Serbest through the University of Stuttgart. She was awarded the 2017 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. Her work is in the Guild Hall Museum Permanent Collection.


FutureNurture, PRAXIS Chelsea, NYC (2018)

Self-Assembling Memorypalace, Christina Ray Gallery, NYC (2011)

Islands of Memory, Solar, East Hampton, NY (2011)

Gameland, Morgan Lehman Gallery, NYC (2007)


Reimagining Constructs, Steinberg Museum of Art, Brookville, NY (2018)

Structuring our Habitat, Omni Gallery Public Art Space, Uniondale, NY (2018)

Art, Community, and Collaboration, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY (2017)

The Structure of Things, Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY (2017)

Get with the Program, Roman Fine Art, East Hampton, NY (2016)

East End Collected, Southampton Arts Center, Southampton, NY (2015)

Art Southampton, Nova’s Ark Project, Water Mill, NY (2015)

Around the Way, organized by El Museo del Barrio, shown at Macy’s Herald Square NYC (2010)

Locate/Navigate: Exercises in Mapping, a citywide exhibition in Kansas City, MO, presented by the Urban Culture Project Foundation (2008)

The House that Sprawl Built, Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ

I love the Burbs, Katonah Museum (2006)