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Claire Oswalt

About Claire Oswalt

Claire Oswalt is an Austin based artist whose work spans various disciplines including drawing, painting, and sculpture. After working solely with textiles for many years, Oswalt returned to fine art, redirecting focus to minimal compositions in watercolor. Antithetical to her older, more rigorous and representational practice, her current work relies 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. Oswalt's work has shown in Los Angeles, New York, Dallas, Austin, Marfa, and most recently at Johanssen Gallery in Berlin in September 2017.

EDUCATION

2001 University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 1997-1999 Boston College, Boston, MA 1999 University of Madrid, Spain

 

SELECTED SOLO AND TWO PERSON 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 GRPOUP 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

2008, The Other Side, Roseark, Los Angeles, CA

2008, Incognito, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

2008, Venice Art Walk Auction, Venice, CA

2007, Aqua Art Miami, Taylor De Cordoba, Miami, FL

2007, Everything Must Go, Glu Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 

COMMERCIAL PROJECTS

2017, Hotel Kimpton, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2017, Hotel Les Roche Rouges, Saint Raphael, France

2017, 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

Sojourn design feature, sojournal.de, 2017

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

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

Feature, Visual Arts, This Is Paper, thisispaper.com, 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