Born 1968, Paisley. Lives and works in Glasgow.
Claire Barclay studied in Glasgow School of Art’s Environmental Art department from 1986 – 1990. She went on to gain an MFA from GSA in 1993.
Claire Barclay works in a highly instinctive and experimental way and is well-known for her carefully composed sculptural installations in which she adopts methods used in weaving, wood turning, ceramics and print, to create a refined vocabulary of forms. For the first Cove Park Portfolio, Barclay created a new screenprint that furthers her ongoing concern with nature, culture and the commodified world, and reflects upon observation of pastoral environment. She is represented by Stephen Friedman, London and doggerfisher, Edinburgh.
Selected Solo Exhibitions
‘Overlap’, Glasgow Print Studios, Glasgow International 2010
‘Shadow Spans’, The Bloomberg Commission, Whitechapel, London
‘Pale Heights’, Mudam Luxembourg, Luxembourg
‘Openwide’, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh
Camden Arts Centre, London
‘After the Field’, Washington Garcia, Dumbreck Riding School, Glasgow
‘Fault on the Right Side’, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Germany
‘Ill Gotten Gains’, The Station, Bristol (commissioned for the British Art Show 6, Bristol)
‘Silver Gilt’, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
‘Foul Play’, doggerfisher, Edinburgh
‘Half-Light’, Art Now, Tate Britain
‘Ideal Pursuits’, Dundee Contemporary Arts
‘Some reddish work done at night’, doggerfisher, Edinburgh
‘Welcome For Sea And Game’, Bulkhead, Glasgow
‘Homemaking’, Project Space, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
‘Take to the Ground’, The Showroom Gallery, London