Born in Prague and emigrating to the UK in 1939 at the age of 10, Charlotte Mayer was one of only a few women to study at Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in the late 40s, at a time when women were not always welcomed into the sculpture studio. Her unquenchable energy and resilience however put her in a good stead and she started creating forms that were both visually arresting and emotionally expressive.
Her sculpture also works well in an architectural setting and she has been commissioned to create work for a number of commercial institutions including BNP Paribas, London. Mayer is represented in a number of other corporate, institutional and private collections in Europe, Japan, Hong Kong and the USA. She lives and works in London.