Charlotte Gyllenhammar works primarily with sculpture, photography, video and installation, although her artistic career began with painting. The breakthrough came in 1993 when Gyllenhammar hung a 120-year old oak tree upside-down on Drottninggatan in Stockholm. The themes touched upon by the early works, such as vulnerability, rootlessness, control and conflict, still return still in her artistry. Several of her sculptures can be found in the public sphere.
Gyllenhammar was educated at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm and the Royal College of Art in London, with a degree from the latter in 1991. Today she is considered one of Sweden's foremost artists and her works have been included in the collections of, among others, the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Kiasma of Helsinki, the National Museum of Women in The Arts, Washington and Power Station of Art, Shanghai.