Clare Wilson lives and works in London and completed an MA in Fine Art at the University of Leeds in 1996.

Exhibitions include: Letter Home: Contemporary British Drawing, China Academy Of Art Museums (touring show 2017-2018) Blackweir Hollow, Blyth Gallery, Imperial College London (2016) Rites of passage, Sporting club Russafa,Valencia (2015); The Dis-cerning eye, Mall Galleries, London (2014); Ground Control, Elements Art Space, Bath (2012) Spindrift Blessings, Barbican Arts Trust (2012); Resonance, Katherine Maginnis, London (2011); Divergence, Formans Smokehouse Gallery, London (2010); Revolving Gallery, York (2010); MPA Gallery, London (2009); Flash Company, Cecil Sharp House, London (2009); Images of North Mayo, Ballinglen Art Foundation (2007); Size Matters, Stephen Lacey Gallery, London (2003); Art Futures, Contemporary Art Society, London (2003); Chase, Royal College of Art, London (2002); Place, Stephen Lacey Gallery, London (2002); New elemental aesthetic, E1 Gallery, Lon-don (2000); New Lines, Diorama Gallery, London (1998) Small Works, Lawrence Batley Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park (1996)

Residencies include: Aberystwyth Arts Centre (2011); Ballinglen Art Foundation (2006); Florence Trust Studios (1998)


Clare Wilson’s paintings evolve out of a process of layering, removing, reworking and pushing paint to find an inevitable form. It is a slow process and the results remain indeterminate as the multi layering of muted tones reveal traces and imprints of the origins of the paintings, often submerged in a veiled light. She is not concerned with the monumental or grand but in the detail of a moment, curious shadows, abstract movements, depths and recessions, textures, memories and allowing the unknown to resurface. Although these paintings are not about place, subtle shifts of tone and a restricted palette may refer to the diffused light and intervals of landscape and it’s potential as a space of transition and transformation.

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