I am a painter-printmaker and songwriter from West Yorkshire (UK). 

I have spent considerable time travelling and making artwork in various countries, completing residencies in Southern Europe and Scandinavia, including northwest Greenland. 

Since 2008 I was involved in writing, recording and performing music, until few years ago, when a series of life changing events marked a return to making visual art. During this time, and since having children, I have been making small-scale lino and woodcut prints using the reduction method, working from photographs taken during my turbulent pregnancy on the island of Lanzarote. These prints were initially made as preparatory work for future large-scale paintings when I hope to have access to a studio again. In fact, they were a substitute for painting; my only opportunity to work through personal experiences within the confines of a purely domestic life. However, the printing process has given me access to a new craft and a different approach to making images. I really enjoy the labour intensive carving of the plate, mapping out the layers and the unpredictable outcome of the printing process. It has also expanded my understanding of the emotional use of colour and highlighted reoccurring themes within my work; most notably the exploration of memory, time and place, particularly as a foreigner travelling and living in different countries. I am beginning to understand the importance and peculiarity of much of my life spent as an outsider, and how this has woven its way into my work with an increased emphasis on the anthropological and how people interact with their environment. 
I am often drawn to documents - usually photographs - that for reasons usually unbeknownst to me at the time, invite further investigation. Indeed, I view the process of constructing an image a part of discovering exactly what it is I’m looking for, and why. 

I am currently undertaking an MA Fine Art at The University of Leeds.


CV


Born 1980, West Yorkshire, UK.


Education 

2006: ASET Exhibition Organisation 

2006: Post-Graduate Diploma Fine Art 

2003: BA(Hons) Fine Art


Selected Exhibitions 


Solo

2020:

'Archipelago' Calver Gallery, South Square Centre, Thornton, UK

2009:

‘Wandering Garden’ South Square Gallery, Thornton, England.

2008: 

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

‘Northern Caves’ Stasjon K Gallery, Sandnes, Norway. 

2007: 

‘Short Stories from North and South’ Galerie PremArts, Berlin, Germany. 

2006: 

‘Documents & Mirrors’ Upernavik Museum, Upernavik, Northwest Greenland. 

‘The Projection’ Cyprus College of Art Gallery, Lemba, Pafos, Cyprus. 

Group

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.

2008: 

‘Peripheral Artists present: North by Northwest’ Arts@Trinity and Leeds Design & 

Innovation Centre, Leeds, England. 

‘Saltaire Arts Trail 2008’ 71 George St, Saltaire, England. 

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, England. 

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

2006: 

'Cyprus College of Art Post-graduate Show’, Lemba, Pafos, Cyprus. 


Residencies 


2008: 

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

Studio, accommodation. 

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

Studio, accommodation. 

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

Studio, accommodation, exhibition & scholarship. 

2007: 

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

Visiting artist at the college; a studio and accommodation was provided in 

exchange for tutorials with students and a visual presentation about my work. 

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

Studio, accommodation and inclusion to a group exhibition part of the Reykjavik 

Winter Lights Festival 2007. 

2006: 

Upernavik Museum, Upernavik, Greenland (September - December). 

Studio and exhibition at Upernavik Museum. 

Awards 


2008: 

Scholarship from Sandnes Kommune for 10 week residency at Stasjon K Studios, 

Sandnes, Norway. 

2007: 

Leonard Da Vinci grant (Grampus Heritage Fund) for 3 month residency at Cyprus 

College of Art, Pafos, Cyprus. 

2006: 

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

Greenland.


Press

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

London and Nuuk: Clare Carter Interview, 2009.


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