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I am a visual artist and songwriter from West Yorkshire (UK).
The human relationship to landscape, dwelling and world-making is central to my practice, and since becoming a mother seven years ago, my focus has shifted towards exploring landscapes of the Anthropocene from the position of motherhood. How this epoch of time - defined by the human becoming a geological force throughout the world - has shaped the environment of motherhood, and how the practice of mothering expresses and embeds itself within the landscape, are some of the questions that emerge when I respond to materials and processes. By illuminating the sense of loss and anxiety that I experience as a mother in an age of global environmental crisis, my work hopes to open up a dialogue about, what the Nigerian poet and writer Bayo Akomolafe describes as, becoming a 'citizen of grief’ in the world. 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.
I am currently undertaking a practice-based PhD at the University of Leeds, where I have been awarded the WRoCAH scholarship for this research period. My working title is: Mothering Beyond The Flesh: ecology, creative practice and maternal agency in landscapes of the Anthropocene.
2022: MA Fine Art - University of Leeds
2003: BA(Hons) Fine Art - University of Huddersfield
2023: 'Maternal Stratum', The Art House, Wakefield.
2022: 'Sobremesa', FAHACS, University of Leeds, UK
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
2023: 'Our Climate, Our Crisis', The Point Gallery, Doncaster.
2023: 'Source', Sunny Bank Mills, Leeds.
2022: 'Hidden' MA Fine Art exhibition, FAHACS, University of Leeds, UK.
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
2022: 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)
2023: WRoCAH scholarship and studentship for PhD: Mothering Beyond The Flesh: ecology, creative practice and maternal agency in landscapes of the Anthropocene.
2022: Arts Council England - Develop Your Creative Practice grant. Researching local materials in the landscape for developing printmaking and alternative photographic techniques.
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.
Albums (written, performed, produced)
Firewall & Silencio (2017)
The Last Winter (2015)
‘Recording in the Dark’ - Huffington Post Interview with Clare Carter, 2013.