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Claire Oswalt

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. 

See Claire's Studio Visit HERE

Education and Featured Projects

Education

2001 University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

1997-1999 Boston College, Boston, MA

1999 University of Madrid, Spain

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 Zuckermann, 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

Commercial Projects

2017 forthcoming, Gratitude, Los Angeles, CA

2015 Winsome, Los Angeles, CA

2014 Irene Neuwirth, Los Angeles, CA

2013 #389 drawings, The Line Hotel, Los Angeles, CA

Publications

“Inside of Her”, Lula Japan, Issue 5, 2016

“Guest Artist”, Yen Magazine, Australia, Issue 84, 2016

Tibbits, Ashley, “Claire Oswalt at Taylor De Cordoba,” Artweek, June 2008

Graves, Lucinda, “I’m Your Puppet,” Angeleno Magazine, April 2008

Allen, Linlee. “Word Up”, Paper Magazine, March 18, 2008

Metromix, critic’s pick, March 2008

Ahlem Mebarki, “Etoiles A Los Angeles,” Jalouse Magazine, February, 2006

Personalities, “Diagrammatics”; www.themorningnews.org, December 8, 2003

Grants

Recipient for Mixed Media, Peter S. Reed Foundation, 2011

Claire Oswalt

Untitled (Blue Excerpt)

$ 1,800.00

DESCRIPTION 22.5x21.5", original mixed media work, collage and watercolor on paper.  Redirecting her discipline towards minimal watercolor compositions, Oswalt relies on “the energy behind quick decisions, and the ruthlessness to pair...

Claire Oswalt

Only at Night

$ 750.00

DESCRIPTION 11x14.5", original mixed media work, collage and watercolor on paper.  Redirecting her discipline towards minimal watercolor compositions, Oswalt relies on “the energy behind quick decisions, and the ruthlessness to pair...

Claire Oswalt

Breaking Blue Bread

$ 750.00

DESCRIPTION 10.5x11.5", original mixed media work, collage and watercolor on paper.  Redirecting her discipline towards minimal watercolor compositions, Oswalt relies on “the energy behind quick decisions, and the ruthlessness to pair...

Claire Oswalt

Median of a Tunnel

$ 1,800.00

DESCRIPTION 25x31.5", original mixed media work, collage and watercolor on paper.  Redirecting her discipline towards minimal watercolor compositions, Oswalt relies on “the energy behind quick decisions, and the ruthlessness to pair...

Claire Oswalt

Girl's Knot

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DESCRIPTION 16x19", original mixed media work, collage and watercolor on paper.  Redirecting her discipline towards minimal watercolor compositions, Oswalt relies on “the energy behind quick decisions, and the ruthlessness to pair...

Claire Oswalt

Paine’s Reason

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DESCRIPTION 11x14.5", original mixed media work, collage and watercolor on paper.  Redirecting her discipline towards minimal watercolor compositions, Oswalt relies on “the energy behind quick decisions, and the ruthlessness to pair...

Claire Oswalt

Las Piedraas

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DESCRIPTION 22x30", original watercolor collage on paper  Exhibited in Tappan's group show, Dressed Up Normal, in Los Angeles. Read about the exhibition.  Redirecting her discipline towards minimal watercolor compositions, Oswalt relies on...

Claire Oswalt

Caligari

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DESCRIPTION 12.5"x 16.5" Original mixed media work, collage and watercolor on paper  Oswalt’s watercolor collage is a very personal, meditative response to today’s over-stimulated environment. Driven by a fear of...

Claire Oswalt

American Bowtie

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DESCRIPTION 11"x 14.5" Original mixed media work, collage and water color on paper  Oswalt’s watercolor collage is a very personal, meditative response to today’s over-stimulated environment. Driven by a fear...

Claire Oswalt

Four Blue Figures Ascending

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DESCRIPTION 11"x14.5" Original Work Watercolor collage on paper Oswalt’s watercolor collage is a very personal, meditative response to today’s over-stimulated environment. Driven by a fear of the loss of memories...

Claire Oswalt

Pink over Blue over Grey

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DESCRIPTION 20"x26" Original Work Watercolor collage on paper Oswalt’s watercolor collage is a very personal, meditative response to today’s over-stimulated environment. Driven by a fear of the loss of memories...

Claire Oswalt

Beyond A Bubble

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DESCRIPTION 12.5x14", original mixed media work, collage and watercolor on paper.  Redirecting her discipline towards minimal watercolor compositions, Oswalt relies on “the energy behind quick decisions, and the ruthlessness to pair...

Claire Oswalt

A Small Gain or Loss

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DESCRIPTION 11x14.5", original mixed media work, collage and watercolor on paper.  Redirecting her discipline towards minimal watercolor compositions, Oswalt relies on “the energy behind quick decisions, and the ruthlessness to pair...

Claire Oswalt

Raising Clouds

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DESCRIPTION 14.5x19.5", original mixed media work, collage and watercolor on paper. Redirecting her discipline towards minimal watercolor compositions, Oswalt relies on “the energy behind quick decisions, and the ruthlessness to pair...

Claire Oswalt

Arachne’s Pod

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DESCRIPTION 11x14.5", original mixed media work, collage and watercolor on paper.  Redirecting her discipline towards minimal watercolor compositions, Oswalt relies on “the energy behind quick decisions, and the ruthlessness to pair...

Claire Oswalt

The Station

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DESCRIPTION 18x22", original mixed media work, collage and watercolor on paper.  Redirecting her discipline towards minimal watercolor compositions, Oswalt relies on “the energy behind quick decisions, and the ruthlessness to pair...

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