Originally from Toronto, Malene Charles moved to Montreal in 1997 to study at Concordia University as an Interdisciplinary Studies Major in Fine Arts. A graduate of the Claude Watson School for the Performing Arts, she travelled extensively throughout the country, Asia and Europe representing Canada in rhythmic gymnastics and dance. An enterprising, multi-faceted and multi-lingual artist, she explored various avenues from the creation of a jewelry line to the founding of a small design-video company. Malene Charles has been working with video for the past year quickly discovering its versatility. She finds it allows her to use and combine all artistic genres she has studied in the past, such as dance, theatre, photography and sound onto one single platform. "Twinings", a 4 minute piece using video editing software and a digital video camera, has been screened in Chicago and Montreal. Future exhibitions include Stretchmarks, a photography group show presented at the Galerie Clark in Montreal from January 9 to February 15, 2003. Malene Charles currently divides her time between Canada and Germany.