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Claire Marie Christerson

Brooklyn, New York

Artist Statement

I am a ceramicist as well as a full-time kindergarten teacher. I create sculptural vases that blend elements of functionality, joy, whimsy, and the natural world. Each piece is hand-built, using coils of clay to form the desired shape and a banding wheel to turn the piece as I construct it. This year, I have been experimenting with designs, structures and motifs, along with glazes to help enhance these elements in simple, yet strong ways. I want to create vases that feel alive through the imagery incorporated in the piece, namely plants, insects and animals, as well as the four seasons. This is illustrated by images (01-07) . In the coming year, I plan to keep developing these ideas into larger-scale vessels and pieces that can be placed in gardens and have a timeless feel to them. A grant from the foundation would help me pursue this goal, which could also help result in a new exhibition. Work samples (08-10) are images from my most recent show “Spiral in Stone,” 2021, in New York City.

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Artist Biography

2015 School of Visual Arts, BFA Photography, New York, NY
2019 Studio Art Residency (one month), Burren College of Art, Newtown Castle, Ballyvaughan,
County Clare, Ireland
Solo Exhibitions
2021 Spiral in Stone, Larrie NYC, New York, NY
2020 Through the Window Up the Stairs, AA/LA Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2019 Bleeding Heart Garden (digital presentation), Lois Projects, Montreal, Canada
2018 Night Shade, Little Sister Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2017 Daisy Chains Heart Ecology, Entrance Gallery, New York, NY
Selected Group Exhibitions
2021 The Swamp Show, Outdoor show curated by Charlotte Kohlmann, North Hampton, MA
2018 Smoke Screens, Lon Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Monotypes With Friends, Entrance Gallery, New York, NY
Eye to Eye, Arsenal Contemporary, New York, NY
2017 Re:Re:Re: Art Show, Re:Art Show Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Solita, Group Show, SAD Gallery, New York, NY
All Fine Figures, Osmos Gallery, New York, NY
Selected Art Fairs
2020 NADA FAIR (digital), AA/LA Gallery, New York, NY
2020 ALAC (AA/LA Gallery), Los Angeles, CA
Selected Bibliography – Online Periodicals
Joey Levenson, “Moving between illustration, painting, and ceramics with multi-talented artist Claire Christerson,” It’s Nice That, July 22, 2021 https://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/claire-christerson-art-220721?utm_campaign=intsocial&utm_content=buffer6a552&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
Karina Iskandarsjah, “A Poetic Gesture: Night Shade, by Claire Christerson,” Peripheral View, December 18, 2018
Kenta Murakami, “Claire Christerson’s Fantastical Realness," Office Magazine, July 19, 2018 http://officemagazine.net/claire-christersons-fantastical-realness
Teaching Experience
2020-Present Early Childhood Assistant/Aftercare Lead Teacher, Brooklyn Waldorf School, New York, NY
2016-2017 Experimental Video Pre-College Course, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
Workshop Experience
2019 Teen Week Journaling Workshop, MoMA, New York, NY
2019 Artist Talk, Wide Rainbow, New York, NY
2018 Zine Workshop with 8 Ball Community, The Felicity House, New York, NY
2018 Discussion of Butterflies Workshop, The Door, New York, NY
2018 Needle Point Zine Making Workshop (in collaboration with Nora Normile), 8 Ball Space, New York, NY
2016 8 Ball Community Zine Workshop x The Door, Whitney Museum, New York, NY
2015 Head Designer of the 8 Ball Community Zine Room, MoMA PS1 Book Fair, New York, NY



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