Claire Barclay

Born: Paisley, Scotland, 1968
Lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland


Education 

1991-93
Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland

1986-90
Glasgow School of Art, Department of Environmental Art, Glasgow, Scotland


Projects (selected)

2022
Water Finds a Level, Putney, London, England (public artwork commissioned by Tideway, London)

2014–2015
Underside/Disturbance Abroath, Scotland; touring to Inverness Museum & Art Gallery, Inverness, Scotland (performance in collaboration with choreographer Janice Parker for Hospital House),

2013-2014
Claire Barclay: Another Kind of Balance, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

2012
Diabolitical Lifting, Abbotsford, Sir Walter Scott's House, Melrose, Scotland

2010–2011
Shadow Spans, Whitechapel Gallery, London, England (commissioned by Bloomberg) (catalogue)


Solo Exhibitions (selected)

2022
The Metropolitan Arts Centre (MAC), Belfast, Northern Ireland

2021
Multiple IV: Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England

2019
Claire Barclay, Sculpture Court, Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland

2018
Deep Spoils, Mission Gallery, Swansea, Wales

2017
Yield Point, Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland

2015
Longing Lasting, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England
Claire Barclay: Overworkings, Touchstones Rochdale, Lancashire, England

2011
Reading off the Surface, Skulpturi, Copenhagen, Denmark

2010
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England
Overlap, Glasgow Print Studios, Glasgow International 2010, Glasgow, Scotland

2009
Pale Heights, MUDAM, Luxembourg
Openwide, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland (catalogue)

2008
Shifting Ground, Camden Arts Centre, London, England
After the Field, Washington Garcia, Dumbreck Riding School, Glasgow, Scotland

2007
Fault on the Right Side, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Haus Salve Hospes, Germany (catalogue)

2006
Ill Gotten Gains, The Station, Bristol, England (commissioned for the British Art Show 6, Bristol)

2005
Silver Gilt, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England
Foul Play, doggerfisher, Edinburgh, Scotland

2004
Half-Light, Art Now, Tate Britain, London, England

2003
Ideal Pursuits, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Scotland (catalogue)

2002
Some reddish work done at night, doggerfisher, Edinburgh, Scotland

2001
Welcome for Sea and Game, 24 Hour Window, Bulkhead, Glasgow, Scotland

2000
Homemaking, Project Space, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Take to the Ground, The Showroom Gallery, London, England (catalogue) 

1999
Claire Barclay, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, Scotland

1998
Dream Catcher, 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne, Australia

1997
Out of the Woods, Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow, Scotland

1996
Museum Intervention, Colonial Room, The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart,
Australia
Claire Barclay, New Works, Plimsoll Gallery, Centre for the Arts, Hobart, Australia

1994
Claire Barclay, New Works, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland


Group Exhibitions (selected)

2020
25 Years, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England (catalogue)

2019
From narrow provinces, Cample Line, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
The Weather Garden: Anne Hardy curates the Arts Council Collection, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

2018
William Hunter and the Anatomy of the Modern Museum, The Hunterian, Glasgow, Scotland, travelled to Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Strange Foreign Bodies, The Hunterian, Glasgow, Scotland

2016
Bright Bodies, Glasgow International, Glasgow, Scotland
Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea

2015
Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England
Vienna Biennale 2015: Ideas for Change, The Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria
Below another sky, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland
Devils in the Making, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, Scotland

2014
Generation: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland
Below another sky, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland; touring to Inverness Musuem and Art Gallery, Inverness, Scotland
Paradigm Store, Howick Place, London

2013
Funktion / Dysfunktion. Kunstzentrum Glasgow, Neues Museum, Nürnberg, Germany
The Sunday Curators, SWG3 Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland

2012
21 Revolutions: Two Decades of Changing Minds, Glasgow Women's Library, Glasgow, Scotland
Abstract Possible, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

2011
You, Me, Something Else, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, Scotland
Structure and Material: Claire Barclay, Becky Beasley, Karla Black, Yorkshire Sculpture
Park, Yorkshire, England; travelling to The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall, England
All that Glisters, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England
You Seem the Same as Always, The Common Guild, Glasgow, Scotland

2010
What Matters, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

2009
SubjectMatter, CASS Sculpture Foundation, Chichester, England
Material Intelligence, Kettles Yard, Cambridge, England
Chance Encounters, Salamanca Arts Centre, Tasmania, Australia 

2008
Claire Barclay, Sara Barker, Neil Clements, Sally Osborn, Jonathan Owen, Albrecht
Schäfer, doggerfisher, Edinburgh, Scotland
Contemporary Collection, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, Scotland

2007
Sculpture in the Close, Jesus College, Cambridge, England

2006
If it didn’t exist you’d have to invent it: a partial Showroom history, The Showroom,
London, England

2005
British Art Show 6, Baltic, Gateshead, England (touring)

2004
Dumbreck Marsh Project, Public Art Commission, Kilsyth, Scotland

2003
Zenomap, Palazzo Guistinian-Lolin, Venice Biennale, Italy
This was Tomorrow, New Art Centre, Salisbury, England

2002
Howl, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Australia
Dragon Doll, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow, Scotland
Any Where, Centre for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, USA
EU2, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England
Early One Morning, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, England
Tra-La-La: British Sculpture in the Sixties (Early One Morning display), Tate Britain,
London, England

2001
Here and Now, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, Scotland (catalogue)
The Hoorn of Glasgow, Mariakapel, Hoorn, The Netherlands
Attacking Mud, Glasgow Project Room, Glasgow, Scotland
G3 NY, Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York, USA
Circles 4, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany

2000
If I Ruled the World, Part 2, CCA, Glasgow, Scotland
The Blue Chamber, Duff House, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Bush Mechanics, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Museum Magogo, Independent Studios, Glasgow and Stripp Gallery, Melbourne,
Australia


Publications and Catalogues (selected)

2020
25 Years, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England

2015
20 Years, essays by Stephen Friedman and Sarah Thornton, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England

2011
Ed. Kirsty Ogg, The Bloomberg Comission: Claire Barclay: Shadow Spans
Feeke, Stephen& Raikes Sophie, Henry Moore Undone Making and Unmaking in Contemporary Sculpture, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, England 

2010
Gill Saunders and John Mackechnie, eds., Surface Noise, Jerwood Visual Arts

2009
Openwide, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

2007
Fault on the Right Side, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany

2006
Fortnum, Rebecca, Contemporary British Women Artists, I/B/ Tauris, London, England

2005
Blazwick, Iwona and Tarsia, Andrea, Eds. Ideal Pursuits, Dundee, Contemporary Arts, Dundee, Scotland
British Art Show 6, Hayward Gallery Publishing, London, England

2003
Blazwick, Iwona and Tarsia, Andrea, Eds. Early One Morning, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, England

Claire Barclay: Ideal Pursuits, Dundee Contemporary Arts, ed. Katrina Brown, Dundee, Scotland 

2001
Brown, Katrina, Ed. Here and Now, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, Scotland
Take to the Ground, The Showroom Gallery, London, England


Awards and Residencies

2019
Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland

2013-2014
Below another sky,The Scottish Print Network, Scotland

2008
The Hospital Club Creative Award, London, England

2007
Paul Hamlyn Foundation Artist’s Award, London, England

2000
Three Year AHRB Fellowship, Glasgow School of Art, Scotland 

1997
Scottish Arts Council Artist’s Award, Edinburgh, Scotland
Artist in Residence, 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne, Australia
Artist in Residence, Millennium Project, Govanhill, Glasgow, Scotland 

1995-96
Scottish Arts Council Australian Residency, Australia


Public Collections

Arts Council Collection, London, England
British Council, England
Glasgow Museum of Modern Art, Glasgow, Scotland
Mead Art Gallery, University of Warwick, Coventry, England / Glasgow Museum of Modern Art, Scotland
Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
MUDAM, Luxembourg
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland
Tate Modern, London, England
Touchstones Rochdale, Lancashire. Purchased with the support of The Art Fund by the Contemporary Art Society, London, England
Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts, USA

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