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Clare Chapman


My paintings depict a form that moves in and out of focus, receding and pushing forward from one painting to the next, each painting directing the the next stage in this process of gradual transformation. The motif that is returned to remains on the edge of abstraction, in a liminal space that could be read as either in a state of atrophy or of growth, depicting an imagery and feel of something on the brink of either unravelling or retaining its wholeness. 



1999–2001 - MFA, Painting, Slade School of Fine Art - 1993-1996 BA Hons, Fine Art, Painting, Falmouth College of Arts - 1992–1993 Foundation Course, Kingston University

Solo exhibitions -  2010 - Denature, Margini arte contemporanea, Massa, Italy 2010 - Phantasmagoria, BADept Gallery, Blackpool

Selected Group Exhibition - 2023 -  Of Lightness, Blyth Gallery, Imperial College London - 2022 - Things Will Continue to Change, Koppel Project, London - 2021 - 20 Years of Artists at the British School in Athens, 12 Star Gallery, London - 2020 - Thing Worlds, Art Spot Korin, Kyoto, Japan - 2016 - Models and Materialities: Confabulation and the Contemporary Still Life, BayArt, Cardiff - Making the Nature Seen, Tannery Projects, Tannery Arts, London - Oriel Davies Open, Newtown, Wales - 2015 - Autocatalytic Future Games, No Format Gallery, London -Ambiguous Practices, School of Art, Aberystwyth University - 2014 - All Coherence Gone? Historical currents in contemporary still life, BayArt, Cardiff-  Skin Deep, Salisbury Arts Centre - 2011 - States of Reverie, Scream, London 2009 - Anopseudononymous, Five Hundred Dollars , London 2009 - Kunskog, Five Hundred Dollars, London 2008 - John Moores 25, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool 2004 - Dolores, Sartorial Contempory Art, London 2003 - Art Furtures, City of London School, London 2003 - What Happened Next, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London 2002 - Art Futures, City of London School, Lodnon 2002 - Du-Racelle, Deptford X, London 2002 - Outside gets inside, West Surrey Institute of Art and Design, Farnham 2001 - Braving the Elements, Vertigo Gallery, London 2001 - New Bloomsburys, Scarlett McGuire Gallery, London 2001 - Paton World, Paton Gallery, London 2001 - Rising to the Surface, Gallery Westland place, London 2001 - Sufficient forms, East 73rd Gallery, London Degree shows 2001 - MFA Deree Show, Slade School of Fine Art 1996 - B.A Degree Show, Falmouth College of Arts, Cornwall 

Private Commissions  - 2005 - Painting commission, Pied a terre restaurant, Charlotte Street, London

Prizes and Awards  - 2004 - Prince of Wales Bursary, British School in Athens, Athens, Greece - 2001 - Gordon Lutan Prize, Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers, City of London - ACAVA First Base Studio Award

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