Claire Barclay

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


Education

1991-93
Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

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


Solo Exhibitions (selected)

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

2018
Deep Spoils, Mission Gallery, Swansea, Wales, UK

2017
Yield Point, Tramway, Glasgow, UK

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

2015
Claire Barclay: Overworkings, Touchstones Rochdale, Lancashire, UK

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

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

2011
Reading off the Surface, Skulpturi, Copenhagen, Denmark

2010-2011
Shadow Spans, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK (commissioned by Bloomberg)

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

2009
Pale Heights, MUDAM, Luxembourg
Openwide, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

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

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

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

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

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

2003
Ideal Pursuits, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Scotland

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

1999
Claire Barclay, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

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, UK


Group Exhibitions (selected)

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

2018-2019
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, UK

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

2015
Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
Vienna Biennale 2015: Ideas for Change, The Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria
Below another sky, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
Underside/Disturbance, performance piece in collaboration with choreographer Janice Parker for Hospital House, Abroath, Scotland; touring to Inverness Museum & Art Gallery, Inverness, UK
Devils in the Making, Gallery Of Modern Art, Glasgow, UK

2014
Generation: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Below another sky, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland; touring to Inverness Musuem and Art Gallery, Inverness, Scotland, UK
Underside/Disturbance, performance piece in collaboration with choreographer Janice Parker for Hospital House, Abroath, Scotland, UK
Paradigm Store, Howick Place, London, UK

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

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

2011
You, Me, Something Else, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
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, UK
You Seem the Same as Always, The Common Guild, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

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

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

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

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

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, UK (touring exhibition)

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

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

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

2001
Here and Now, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, Scotland, UK
The Hoorn of Glasgow, Mariakapel, Hoorn, The Netherlands
Attacking Mud, Glasgow Project Room, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
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, UK
The Blue Chamber, Duff House, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK
Bush Mechanics, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Museum Magogo, Independent Studios, Glasgow and Stripp Gallery, Melbourne,
Australia


Publications and Catalogues (selected)

2015
20 Years, essays by Stephen Friedman and Sarah Thornton, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK (catalogue)

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

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

2009
Openwide, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, (catalogue)

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

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

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

2003
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, UK

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


Awards and Residencies

2019
Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland, UK

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

2008
The Hospital Club Creative Award, London, UK

2007
Paul Hamlyn Foundation Artist's Award, London, UK

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

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

1995-96
Scottish Arts Council Australian Residency, Australia


Bibliography (selected)

2014
Claire Barclay, Guests@Gray's, 28 March
Art Review: Mark Dion|Claire Barclay, The Scotsman, 11 January

2013
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

2012
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

2011
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

2010
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

2009
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

2008
Liechti, Natalie, Claire Barclay: Shifting Ground, Flavorpill, Spring
Martin, Courtney J., Claire Barclay, ArtForum Online, June

2006
Bradley, Fiona, Artist: Claire Barclay, MAP, Issue 5, Spring
Woodley, Caroline, Claire Barclay: Silver Gilt, MAP, Issue 5, Spring

2005
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

2004
Carey-Thomas, Lizzie, Half-Light, Tate Britain, London, 3 July - 12 September

2003
Morton, Tom, Dark Matter, Frieze Magazine, Nov/Dec

2002
Blazick, Iwona, Interview with Claire Barclay, Whitechapel Gallery online, Summer
Wilson, Lucy, EU2, a-n for artists, November, p. 7

2000
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