Biography: Being an Art and Gender Studies professor at Aims is a dream come true for me. I have always wanted to be a professor and share my love of the creative process with students. I am a conceptual artist, meaning I work in many different mediums depending on the concept. I am most interested in abstract painting, soft sculpture, and feminist art. My students inspire me as well as artists Lucy Sparrow, Tracey Emin, and the women of abstract expressionism. I’m also always inspired by this quote by Audre Lorde: “There are no new ideas. There are only new ways of making them felt.” (Audre Lorde) My artist website is charismakesart.com if you’d like to check out more of my work!