Clare Woods was born in Southampton in 1972. She studied for her BA Fine Art at Bath College of Art 1991-94 and for her MA Fine Art at Goldsmith’s College, London 1997-99.
In 2012 Woods was commissioned by the Contemporary Art Society, London to create a permanent ceramic mural for the London Olympic Park, and in 2015 she created a 20 x 8 metre painting for Aarhus VIA University College, Denmark. Recent solo exhibitions have included Victim of Geography, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee (2017); The Sleepers, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester (2016); Clean Heart: A Landscape Retrospective by Clare Woods, Hestercombe Gallery, Somerset (2016); A Tree A Rock A Cloud which toured around museum venues in Wales from Oriel Davies (2014-2016); Martin Asbaek Gallery, Copenhagen, (2015), Rebecca Chami Gallery, Athens (2014); André Buchmann Galerie, Berlin, (2014); Harewood House, Leeds (2013); Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton (2012); The Hepworth Wakeﬁeld, West Yorkshire (2011). In 2018 she will have a solo exhibition at the Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre.
In 2016 Art/Books published the artist’s first monograph. Entitled Strange Meetings it includes texts by Michael Bracewell, Rebecca Daniels, Jennifer Higgie and Simon Martin, with a foreword by Andrew Marr.
Her work is held in numerous public collections including Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; Arken Museum of Modern Art, Denmark; Arts Council Collection, London; CCA Andratx, Mallorca, Spain; Government Art Collection; The National Museum of Wales, Cardiff; Southampton City Art Gallery and Tullie House Gallery, Carlisle.
Alan Cristea Gallery has been publishing Woods’ editions since 2016. The artist lives and works in Hereford, England.
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