Charlene received her MA in metal arts from San Francisco State University and MFA in sculpture from Academy of Art University. She has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions throughout the world, including the American Institute of Architects, the University of Guanajuato (Mexico), the Butler Museum, Elements Gallery, Velvet da Vinci Gallery, the Biennale Internationale-Limoges (France), and the Ueno Royal Museum (Tokyo).
Modena’s work is included in the collections of the Xerox Corporation, the American Crafts Museum, and Ann Rockefeller-Roberts. She is also listed in World Who’s Who of Women and was a Marin Arts Council Grant prize winner. Charlene has been published in Design Magazine, American Crafts, Metalsmith Journal, several Lark Books 500 Series, and more.