Claire Oswalt

Claire is an Austin based artist whose work spans various disciplines – drawing, painting, and sculpture.

After two years of designing textiles with a fellow artist, she wanted to return artisanship and craft to her daily life in the studio. She thus began to work antithetically to her older, rigorous and representational work. Redirecting the discipline towards minimal, watercolor compositions, relying on “the energy behind quick decisions, and the ruthlessness to pair the work down to the essential.” She seeks to juxtapose spontaneity with restraint, dynamic with static, until reaching a harmonious form, largely worked over, yet clear in its intention to never show it.

Claire’s work has shown in Los Angeles, New York, Dallas, Austin, and Marfa, Texas.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017      (forthcoming)Johanssen Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2010      Faces, Stems, and Limbs, Galleri Urbane, Marfa TX

2009      Peril In Perfection, Taylor De Cordoba, Los Angeles, CA

2008      Trustfall, Taylor De Cordoba, Los Angeles, CA

2007      I Fell in Love AUG 29 2007, Kaviar and Kind, Los Angeles, CA

2006      Drawing From the Story, Glu Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016      Dressed Up Normal, Tappan Collective, Los Angeles, CA

2015      Collection #2, curated by Andrew Zuckerman, Chamber, New York, NY

2011      Five Year Anniversary Exhibition, Taylor De Cordoba, Los Angeles, CA

2010      Faces, Stems, and Limbs, Galleri Urbane, Dallas, TX

2009      Under The Knife, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA

2008      Aqua Art Miami, Taylor De Cordoba, Miami, FL The Other Side, Roseark, Los Angeles, CA Incognito, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA Venice Art Walk Auction,    Venice, CA

2007      Aqua Art Miami, Taylor De Cordoba, Miami, FL Everything Must Go, Glu Gallery, Los Angeles, CA