Clare Woods was born in Southampton, England, in 1972. She studied for her BA Fine Art at Bath College of Art 1991-94 and for her MA Fine Art at Goldsmith’s College, London 1997-99.
In 2012 Woods was commissioned by the Contemporary Art Society, London to create a permanent ceramic mural for the London Olympic Park, and in 2015 she created a 20 x 8 metre painting for Aarhus VIA University College, Denmark. Recent solo exhibitions have included Serlachius Museum, Finland (2022); Cristea Roberts Gallery, London (2021); Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre (2018); Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee (2017); Pallant House Gallery, Chichester (2016); Hestercombe Gallery, Somerset (2016); A Tree A Rock A Cloud which toured around museum venues in Wales from Oriel Davies (2014-2016); Martin Asbaek Gallery, Copenhagen, (2015), Rebecca Chami Gallery, Athens (2014); André Buchmann Galerie, Berlin, (2014); Harewood House, Leeds (2013); Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton (2012); The Hepworth Wakeﬁeld, West Yorkshire (2011).
In 2016 Art/Books published the artist’s first monograph. Entitled Strange Meetings it includes texts by Michael Bracewell, Rebecca Daniels, Jennifer Higgie and Simon Martin, with a foreword by Andrew Marr. Woods was elected a Royal Academician by The Royal Academy of Arts, London, in 2022.
Her work is held in numerous public collections including Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; Arken Museum of Modern Art, Denmark; Arts Council Collection, London; CCA Andratx, Mallorca, Spain; Government Art Collection; The National Museum of Wales, Cardiff; Southampton City Art Gallery and Tullie House Gallery, Carlisle.
Cristea Roberts Gallery has been publishing Woods’ editions since 2016.
Clare Woods lives and works in Hereford, England.
Clare Woods elected to the Royal Academy of Arts
Between Before and After
Clare Woods: ‘Fragility and vulnerability have always been with me in my work’
Clare Woods: A Home With a History
In the Press: 'Strong hues create a rich backdrop'
Clare Woods & Sir Jacob Epstein
Studio Sounds: Clare Woods
Clare Woods in conversation with Paul Hobson
Clare Woods: The Great Unknown Exhibition Film
Clare Woods Artists in Lockdown
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- Georg Baselitz
- Christiane Baumgartner
- Rana Begum
- Pablo Bronstein
- Gordon Cheung
- Rhys Coren
- Michael Craig-Martin
- Dexter Dalwood
- Ian Davenport
- Miriam de Búrca
- Jan Dibbets
- Jim Dine
- Joy Gerrard
- Antony Gormley
- Marie Harnett
- Idris Khan
- Langlands & Bell
- Richard Long
- Mick Moon
- David Nash
- Paul Noble
- Julian Opie
- Mimmo Paladino