Clare Woods

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.

For a complete list of available works by Clare Woods please contact [email protected]



Clare Woods in conversation with Paul Hobson

Clare Woods discusses her solo exhibition at Cristea Roberts Gallery with Paul Hobson, Director of Modern Art Oxford.

Clare Woods: The Great Unknown Exhibition Film

In this short film Clare Woods discusses the experience of working in lockdown and the themes permeating her new body of works on paper; how she made her monoprints,…

Clare Woods Artists in Lockdown

During the first 2020 COVID-19 lockdown we asked several of our artists to send us videos from lockdown. Clare Woods, who was scheduled to have her first solo exhibi…

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