Claire Kerr

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Biography

1968 Born Wallsend, North Tyneside
1987-90 Magdalen College, Oxford University
1997-99 Wimbledon School of Art
1999-2000 Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Lives and works in Dublin


Awards

2013 Culture Ireland/Cultúr Éireann
2012 Golden Fleece Award
2011 Arts Council Bursary (an Chomhairle Ealaíon)
2010 Culture Ireland/Cultúr Éireann
2009 Thomas Dammann Jr Memorial Trust Award
2007 Culture Ireland/Cultúr Éireann
2002 Fergus O’Ryan Memorial Award


Selected public collections

Dept of Education, Ireland
ESB Ireland
OPW Ireland


Selected publications

Claire Kerr 2006-2016 Paintings and Notes, r/e projects, 2017
500 Portraits: 25 Years of the BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, Thames & Hudson, 2015
Verzweigt: Bäume in der zeitgenössischen Kunst, exhibition catalogue with an essay by Ina Fuchs, Altana Kulturstiftung, 2014
Claire Kerr, exhibition catalogue with an essay by and dialogue with Hisham Matar, Purdy Hicks Gallery, October 2013
Dictionary of Living Irish Artists, December 2010
The Plinian Sponge, Maybe? Royal Hibernian Academy exhibition catalogue, February 2008
Claire Kerr, exhibition catalogue with an essay by Aidan Dunne, Purdy Hicks Gallery, November 2007
Buyers’ Guide to Irish Art, November 2005
Jerwood Drawing Prize, exhibition catalogue, September 2005
Ashford Gallery Emerging Artists; exhibition catalogue, September 2005


Selected recent media

'Claire Kerr in conversation with writer Hisham Matar', Purdy Hicks Gallery, 3 May 2017 (UK Friends of the National Museum of Women in the Arts event)
'Frühkritik: Verzweigt' with Rudolf Schmitz, HR2 Kultur, 2 December 2014
'Isotopica' with Simon Tyszko, Resonance FM, London, 29 April 2014 (listen here - new tab)
'Arena', RTE Radio 1, 6 March 2012
'Angels of Perversity', Irish Times, 19 June 2009
'Visual Art to Illuminate and Intrigue', Irish Times, 17 July 2008