Claire Pendrigh is an Australian visual artist. Pendrigh’s work is characterised by a search to locate the individual within the mechanics of our macrocosm. Often combining concepts from science with elements and materials from the domestic, her work explores the tension between the scale of the universe and the everyday experience of being human.
After graduating from a Bachelor of Visual Arts with Honours at the Australian National University in 2009, Pendrigh has continued to develop her practice by participating in artist residency programs around the world including NES Residency in Iceland (2012), Studio Kura Residency in Japan (2015) and Awesome Arts Creative Challenge residencies with schools in regional and remote Western Australia (2015 & 2017). In 2017/18 she was a studio resident at Contemporary Arts Tasmania.
Pendrigh has exhibited both in Australia (ACT, WA, VIC and TAS) and internationally, in the United Kingdom, the United States and Japan.
Education and Professional Development:
2017 – Awesome Arts Creative Challenge artist in residence program at Coolgardie Primary, Coolgardie, WA, Australia
2017 – Contemporary Art Tasmania – studio resident, Hobart, TAS, Australia
2015 – Awesome Arts Creative Challenge artist in residence program at Djidi Djidi Aboriginal School, Bunbury, Australia
2015 – Studio Kura artist in residence, February and March, Itoshima, Japan
2012 – Nes artist in residence, February and March, Skagaströnd, Iceland
2010 – Graduate Diploma in Education, University of Canberra, Australia
2006 – 2009 – Bachelor of Visual Arts with Honours, Painting, Australian National University School of Art, Australia
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2018 – Clouds of a Chaotic Sky, Salamanca Arts Centre, Tasmania, Australia
2017 – Some Stars Wobble, Sawtooth ARI, Tasmania, Australia
2015 – Tea Seas, Bunbury Regional Art Galleries, Western Australia, Australia
2015 – Tea Seas, Studio Kura Gallery, Itoshima, Japan
2014 – Wonder, Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery, Western Australia, Australia
2013 – The Sky and the Earth, Paper Mountain, Western Australia, Australia
2012 – Cosy, Centrespace Gallery, Bristol, United Kingdom
2011 – BLOT, solo exhibition, Canberra Contemporary Art Space Manuka, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
2011 – Blue Blue Electric Blue, solo exhibition, Canberra Grammar Gallery, Australian Capital Territory, Australia (emerging artist support scheme award)
Selected Group Exhibitions and Awards (from 2011)
2018 – Imagine, exhibition curated by Simon Gregg, Gippsland Art Gallery, VIC, Australia
2015 – Inner Space, exhibition curated by David Broker, Canberra Contemporary Art Space Gorman House, ACT, Australia
2015 – Bunbury Biennale, Bunbury Regional Art Galleries, WA, Australia
2014 – Cloudburst, duo exhibition – Claire Pendrigh and Christian Lock curated by Jessica Holburn, CHASM Gallery, New York, United States
2014 – Philae Bounced, group exhibition, The Vazquez Building, New York, United States
2014 – Transplanting Disobedience, group exhibition coordinator, Bunbury Regional Art Galleries, Western Australia, Australia
2013 – Naked & Nude Manning Art Prize, finalist exhibition, winner of 3D award, Manning Regional Art Gallery, New South Wales, Australia
2011 – ARTillary, group exhibition as part of ARTillary human rights festival, itrip iskip, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
2011 – The Beetle and the Butterfly, duo exhibition with Michele Grimston, M16 Artspace, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, and at Window 99 gallery, Victoria, Australia
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