I am a visual artist and songwriter from West Yorkshire (UK). 

My work is autobiographical, both documenting and investigating a sense of place through the position of motherhood in the Anthropocene. Using creative practice as a transformative process for engaging materials, landscape and memory, my lifelong interest in geology, anthropology and ecology influences the way I articulate my subjects. The interweaving and overlapping of landscapes, people, artefacts and architecture within the layering process of printmaking, installation, film, sound and music composition is central to how I respond to being in the world. I see my work as a product of a metamorphic process; subjects are often buried by layers and subsequently eroded through making with materials, eventually becoming containers of lived experiences and histories, firmly embodied by dwelling in specific places. If anthropology is the study of the relationships between humans and things - both living and non-living - and the systems that constitute culture, I am interested in our relationship to landscapes, and what makes us care about them. My work seeks to question what makes a place, how we dwell and define the boundaries of the human and the environment, and how these separate entities merge or emerge, especially within the often hidden systems of ecology. Furthermore, through creative practice and its engagement with people and places, I am interested in the possibility of establishing an understanding of how to care for the troubled landscapes of the Anthropocene. 


CV

2020: MA Fine Art (to be completed Sept 2022)

2006: Post-Graduate Diploma Fine Art 

2003: BA(Hons) Fine Art


Selected Exhibitions

Solo

2020: 'Archipelago' Calver Gallery, Thornton, UK

2009: ‘Wandering Garden’ South Square Gallery, Thornton, UK

2008: ‘Room with a View’ Nordisk Kunst Plattform Gallery, Brusand, Norway.

‘Northern Caves’ Stasjon K Gallery, Sandnes, Norway

2006: ‘Documents & Mirrors’ Upernavik Museum, Upernavik, Northwest Greenland

Group

2022: 'Safe in Each Other's Shadow' Project Space, FAHACS, University of Leeds, UK.

2021: ‘Rui d’art exhibition’ Riba Roja d’Ebre, Spain

2020: ‘Newsprint’ Three Works Gallery, Scarborough, UK

2020: Miniprint Internacional Cantabria, Santander, Spain

2019: ‘Festival de Arte de Lanzarote’ Casa de Cultura & Sala Del Quirofano, Arrecife, Lanzarote

2009: ‘Artomata’ Westgate Studios, Wakefied and LS6 Cafe artspace, Hyde Park, Leeds, UK 

2008: ‘Peripheral Artists present: North by Northwest’ Arts@Trinity and Leeds Design & Innovation Centre, Leeds, UK

2007: 'Palm Art Award Exhibition 2007’ Art Domain Gallery, Leipzig, Germany.

'Ela, Ela- An Exhibition of International Artists working in Cyprus’ La Viande Gallery, Shoreditch, London, UK

‘The Reykjavik Winter Lights Festival’ SIM Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland


Residencies

2021: Rui d’art, Riba Roja d’Ebre, Spain (Sep-Oct)

2008: AIR Toos Neger, Dordrecht, The Netherlands (August)

Instituto Rural de Arte, Castilla La Mancha, Spain (June - July)

AIR Stasjon K Studios, Sandnes kommune, Sandnes, Norway (January - March) 

2007: Cyprus College of Art, Lemba, Pafos, Cyprus (April - July)

SIM- The Icelandic Association of Visual Artists, Reykjavik, Iceland (February) 

2006: Upernavik Museum, Upernavik, Greenland (September - December)


Awards

2008: Scholarship from Sandnes Kommune for residency at Stasjon K Studios, Norway.

2006: Arts Council England grant for 3 month residency at Upernavik Museum, Upernavik, Greenland

2007: Leonard Da Vinci grant (Grampus Heritage Fund) for 6 week residency at Cyprus College of Art


Press

‘Recording in the Dark’ - Huffington Post Interview with Clare Carter, 2013.

London and Nuuk: Clare Carter Interview, 2009.


Using Format