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Claire Kerr

1968 Northumberland, United Kingdom

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  • About the Artist
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Claire Kerr’s subjects are everyday and often peripheral things. Her treatment of them however, is extraordinary: the paintings are miniature in scale and deliberately photographic in technique. Yet the painted surface is only the beginning of each painting's conceptual investigation of its subject-matter. In the artist’s own words: ‘These paintings are explorations of things, situations and stories in which real, imagined and wished-for significance are on equal terms.’


Born 1968, Wallsend, Northumberland, lives and works in Dublin.


1987-90       Magdalen College, Oxford University

1997-99       Wimbledon School of Art

1999-2000  Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology

2017 Monograph published by r/e projects




2012 Golden Fleece Award

2011 Arts Council of Ireland Visual Arts Bursary
2009 Thomas Dammann Jr Memorial Trust Award
2007 & 2010 Culture Ireland/Cultúr Éireann
2002 Fergus O’Ryan Memorial Award



2017                    What else do I believe in?, Purdy Hicks Gallery, London

2016 Madrid Paintings, Espacio Artkunstare, Madrid

2014 Should we have Stayed at Home and Thought of Here?, Galerie Stefan    Ropke, Cologne

2013 Purdy Hicks Gallery, London

2010 Purdy Hicks Gallery, London

2007 Purdy Hicks Gallery, London

2005 Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin




2018 Ping Pong: with José Antonio Suárez Londoño, part of "A Meeting Point" (José Antonio Suárez Londoño, Claire Kerr, Mikko Rikala), espacio artkunstart, Madrid

2014-15 Branched; Trees in Contemporary Art, Museum Sinclair-Haus, Germany

2014 Ship to Shore: Art and the Lure of the Sea, SeaCity Museum, Southampton

2013     'Proof It', Black Church Print Studio at The Library Project, Dublin
              Art13, London

2012 BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, London

2011 New Forms of Beauty, Cross Gallery, Dublin

2008 In Drawing, Purdy Hicks Gallery, London

2005 Jerwood Drawing Prize, London

A Moment in Time, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin

Other Visions, Purdy Hicks Gallery

2003 Molesworth Gallery, Dublin

Iontas Small Works, Sligo, Limerick, Portadown

2002- 03 Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition

2002 Molesworth Gallery

2001 Mirror, Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick

Oisin Gallery, Dublin


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