Claudia Carr

British painter Claudia Carr (b. 1965) trained at the Slade School of Art (BA and MA) and at the Academia di Belle Arte in Florence. She lives and works in London and has held teaching positions at the Slade, the Royal Academy of Arts and the Royal Drawing School. Primarily a landscape and still life painter, her work often depicts objects regarded with such close scrutiny that they border on abstraction.
Her otherworldly paintings depict an assemblage of the detritus in the artist’s studio – miniature plastic animals, string, vegetables, take-away coffee cups, stones and lumps of stale bread – which toy with our perceptions of scale while evoking a desolate yet beautifully invented wilderness. In her work, the incidental, intimate, miniature is rendered elemental, epic and apocalyptic.

Solo Exhibitions
2005 Between Territories, 5 Blenheim Crescent, London, W11
2007 Browse & Darby, London

Selected Group Exhibitions
1995 Christie’s Contemporary Art Exhibition, London
1997 Four Man painting show, Slade Gallery, London
1999 The Importance of Drawing, Canterbury Museum, Kent
2003 End of Year Show, New Grafton Gallery, Barnes, London
2004 Still Life, Thompson Gallery, London
2006 Christmas Exhibtion, Browse & Darby, London
2007 Options in Realism, Jason McCoy Gallery, New York

Awards and Competitions
1991-2 Italian Government Scholarship
1991 Boise Travel Scholarship
1994 Windsor & Newton Young Artist Award (1st prize)
2006 John Moores 24 Painting Prize (shortlisted)
2006 Celeste Painting Prize (shortlisted)
2008 John Moores 25 Painting Prize (shortlisted)

Public Collections
Cable & Wireless, National Westminster Bank, University College, London