Charlotte Rollman was born in Illinois. She lives in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains where she maintains a painting studio. Some career highlights include one-person exhibitions at the Quincy Art Center in Quincy, Illinois; Bowery Gallery, New York; the American Cultural Center in Taipei, Taiwan; New Harmony Contemporary Art Gallery in New Harmony, Indiana; Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, Illinois; Suzanne Brown Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona; Nancy Lurie Gallery, Chicago, Illinois; and NIU Gallery, Chicago, Illinois. Rollman's collaborative paintings were featured at the Carl Solway Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio and Solway’s Not in New York Gallery. Receiving an MFA from the University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois and a BFA from Murray State University, Kentucky, Rollman designed wallcoverings and was a designer/colorist for print fabric including hand-painted silk dresses, (working both in New York and Chicago). Rollman taught at Ball State University and the University of Illinois before becoming a full-time professor teaching painting at Northern Illinois University, emeritus 2014.