Deconstructing Religion Through Art: A Conversation with Charlotte Condie

June 17, 2024

In this special Pride Month episode of Dialogue Out Loud, join us for an insightful conversation with artist Charlotte Condie, whose compelling work is featured in the spring issue of Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought. In an interview with Dialogue Art Editor Margaret Olsen Hemming, Charlotte delves into her background and shares how her art deconstructs Mormonism. By repurposing outdated Mormon texts, she addresses the trauma and pain experienced by many raised within the religion and broader Mormon culture.a

Charlotte’s work is a profound exploration of life and love against the backdrop of the Latter-Day Saint community and culture, capturing both its triumphs and challenges. Her personal wrestle with the Divine and her experiences with scrupulosity deeply inform her spiritual lens and creative expression. Through her art, she explores the Divine, the personal, the community, and the intricate interplay and communion of all three. Finding God in both the intimate and the communal is at the heart of her spiritual and creative practice.

Discover more about Charlotte’s powerful journey and see her stunning artworks on Instagram @charlottealbaart and her website

Tune in to this episode for a moving and thought-provoking dialogue on art, faith, and the LGBTQ+ experience within the Mormon community.