Claire Barclay

Claire Barclay

Scottish
b. 1968
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Claire Barclay's sculptures and installations explore themes and different modes of making in relation to craft and industrial production. By using a mix of everyday and precious materials, Barclay challenges preconceptions of materials in a highly poetic and intuitive way.

Claire Barclay's sculptures and installations explore themes and different modes of making in relation to craft and industrial production. By using a mix of everyday and precious materials, Barclay challenges preconceptions of materials in a highly poetic and intuitive way.

Claire Barclay was born in 1968 in Paisley, Scotland. She now lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland.

Barclay is a leading figure in a generation of graduates from the Glasgow School of Art in the 1990s, a group of young artists studying in the city who rose to the fore of the contemporary art world. She has since been the subject of numerous solo presentations including Tate Britain, London (2004); Camden Arts Centre, London (2008); MUDAM, Luxembourg (2009); Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (2010) and Tramway, Glasgow (2017). Barclay represented Scotland as part of the Scottish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, Italy in 2003. In 2016 she presented new work as part of Glasgow International, Scotland and the Gwangju Biennale, South Korea.

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