Claire Barclay

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


Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland

Glasgow School of Art, Department of Environmental Art, Glasgow, Scotland

Solo Exhibitions (selected)

Deep Spoils, Mission Gallery, Swansea, Wales, UK

Yield Point, Tramway, Glasgow, UK

2015 - 2016
Longing Lasting, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England, UK

Claire Barclay: Overworkings, Touchstones Rochdale, Lancashire, UK

Claire Barclay, Another Kind of Balance, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

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

Reading off the Surface, Skulpturi, Copenhagen, Denmark

Shadow Spans, Whitechapel Gallery, London, England (commissioned by Bloomberg)

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

Pale Heights, MUDAM, Luxembourg
Openwide, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

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

Fault on the Right Side, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Haus Salve Hospes, Germany

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

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

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

Ideal Pursuits, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Scotland

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

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

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

Claire Barclay, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, Scotland

Dream Catcher, 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne, Australia

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

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

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

Group Exhibitions (selected)

Women to Watch: Heavy Metal, Phillips

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

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
Underside/Disturbance, performance piece in collaboration with choreographer Janice Parker for Hospital House, Abroath, Scotland; touring to Inverness Museum & Art Gallery, Inverness, Scotland
Devils in the Making, Gallery Of Modern Art, Glasgow, UK

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
Underside/Disturbance, performance piece in collaboration with choreographer Janice Parker for Hospital House, Abroath, Scotland
Paradigm Store, Howick Place, London, England

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sculpture in the Close, Jesus College, Cambridge, UK

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

British Art Show 6, Baltic, Gateshead, UK (touring exhibition)

Dumbreck Marsh Project, Public Art Commission, Kilsyth, Scotland

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

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
Tra-La-La: British Sculpture in the Sixties (Early One Morning display), Tate Britain,London, England

Here and Now, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, Scotland
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

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)

20 Years, essays by Stephen Friedman and Sarah Thornton, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England (catalogue)

Ed. Kirsty Ogg, The Bloomberg Commission: Claire Barclay: Shadow Spans
Feeke, Stephen& Raikes Sophie, Henry Moore Undone Making and Unmaking in Contemporary Sculpture, (features Barclay) Henry Moore Institute

Gill Saunders and John Mackechnie, eds., Surface Noise, Jerwood Visual Arts, (catalogue)

Openwide, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, (catalogue)

Fault on the Right Side, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany, (catalogue)

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

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

Blazwick, Iwona and Tarsia, Andrea, Eds. Early One Morning, Whitechapel, (catalogue),Art Gallery, London, England
Claire Barclay: Ideal Pursuits, Dundee Contemporary Arts, ed. Katrina Brown, Dundee, Scotland

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

Awards and Residencies

Below another sky, The Scottish Print Network, Scotland

The Hospital Club Creative Award, London, England

Paul Hamlyn Foundation Artist's Award, London, England

Three Year AHRB Fellowship, Glasgow School of Art, Scotland

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

Scottish Arts Council Australian Residency, Australia

Bibliography (selected)

Claire Barclay, Guests@Gray's, 28 March
Art Review: Mark Dion|Claire Barclay, The Scotsman, 11 January

James, Stephanie, Claire Barclay: Documents from the Creative Workshop, Art University Bournemouth, October
Chandler, Alice, Dion and Barclay at Talbot Rice, The Journal, 27 November

Stockman, Nick, Connect 10 will bring museums and the arts together like never before, The Guardian, 22 February
Burns, Charlotte, Meet the Connect10 artist: Claire Barclay, Culture24, 9 January

Sherwin, Skye & Clark, Robert, This week's new exhibitions, The Guardian, 10 December
Miller, Ben, Claire Barclay, Becky Beasley and Karla Black's Structure & Material at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Culture 24, 1 April
Lind, Maria, Abstract: Maria Lind on Claire Barclay, Artforum, March

Trimming, Lee, Claire Barclay, Art in America, December
Perry, Colin, Claire Barclay Flat Peach, Art Monthly, October
Sherwin, Skye, Artist of the Week: Claire Barclay, The Guardian, 2 September
Sherwin, Skye, Claire Barclay, London, The Guardian, 22 May

Paterson, Dominic, Claire Barclay, MAP, Issue 18, Summer
Pick of the Week Openwide, The Guardian, March
Grotell, Michael, Claire Barclay, The Journal, 21 February
McLean-Ferris, Laura, Claire Barclay, The Guardian, 20 February
Mansfield, Susan, Claire Barclay, The Scotsman, 18 February
Garner, James, Claire Barclay, Metro, 13 February

Liechti, Natalie, Claire Barclay: Shifting Ground, Flavorpill, Spring
Martin, Courtney J., Claire Barclay, ArtForum Online, June

Bradley, Fiona, Artist: Claire Barclay, MAP, Issue 5, Spring
Woodley, Caroline, Claire Barclay: Silver Gilt, MAP, Issue 5, Spring

Herbert, Martin, Claire Barclay, Time Out, London, 2 - 9 November
Long, Camilla, 24-Hour Arty People, Tatler, September
Campbell-Johnston, Rachel, Top Five Galleries, Sunday Herald, 21 August
Black, Catriona, Claire Barclay: Foul Play, Sunday Herald, 21 August
Mottram, Jack, Foul Play: Claire Barclay, The List, 18 August
Campbell-Johnston, Rachel, The dark side of the rainbow, The Times, 17 August
Macmillan, Duncan, Hanging Together, The Scotsman, 16 August
Gale, Iain, Welcome to the spirit world, Sunday Herald, 14 August
Black, Catriona, An act of balancing, Sunday Herald, 14 August
Mottram, Jack, Claire Barclay, Sunday Herald, 7 August
Didcock, Barry, Claire Barclay: Foul Play, Sunday Herald, 7 August

Carey-Thomas, Lizzie, Half-Light, Tate Britain, London, 3 July - 12 September

Morton, Tom, Dark Matter, Frieze Magazine, Nov/Dec

Blazick, Iwona, Interview with Claire Barclay, Whitechapel Gallery online, Summer
Wilson, Lucy, EU2, a-n for artists, November, p. 7

Lind, Maria, Moderna Museet Projeckt, Sweden (catalogue)
McLaren, Duncan, The Independent, 30 April
Kyriacou, Sotiris, Art Monthly, May
McKee, Francis, Make, May

Public Collections

Arts Council Collection, London, England
British Council, England
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