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CLAIRE ROSEAN

Statement & Resume

Paintings

Works on Paper


Statement:

Where my real life anxieties, phobias, and compulsions are acted out in dream scenarios is where I find my most inspiration. My drawings are illustrations of mental narratives(usually played out in dreams), fueled by anxiety. The overlap between fiction and reality within my dream narratives has stimulated the subject matter, spatial arrangements, and visual vocabulary in my art. Its piecemeal composition of life's everyday elementsserves as a doorway to my own subconscious, and I often find myself attempting to decipher its unsettling latent message through drawing.

Therein lies the purpose of my work-to poke at the subconscious fears and secret puzzlement of my surroundings, particularly what is unfamiliar to me and what I cannot pretend to understand.  My work is not an exploration of cultural relativism. It is as judgmental, exoticizing, and perhaps even moralistic as I am. However, in its unfashionable view of the other from my own perspective, it begs the perspective of the very other I exoticize. In order to communicate multiple viewpoints and my own personal sense of time collapse, I have borrowed heavily from ancient Chinese landscape painting and children’s book illustrations. Space is manipulated so that opposing perspectives are juxtaposed against one another on the same plane. Likewise, two or more scenarios may play out on the same page, side by side. Their location on the page often signifies that the two events occurred at different times, or two eventsoccur at the same time in different places.

My experimentation with time and space distortion on a two dimensional plane has found new life in simple animation, which offers room for more complexity in my storytelling.

RESUME:
Education:

2012

M.F.A., The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2010 B.F.A., The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Awards:
2012

University of Chicago Full Tuition Scholarship
Union League Civic and Arts Foundation, Visual Arts Competition, First Place

2011

University of Chicago Full Tuition Scholarship
Union League Civic and Arts Foundation, Visual Arts Competition: Honorable

2010

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, BFA Fellowship Recipient
“Dreams of Healing” Art Competition, Swedish Covenant Hospital: First Place

2009 Union League Civic and Arts Foundation, Visual Arts Competition: Honorable mention             
2006 The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Presidential Merit Scholarship Recipient
Selected Exhibitions:
2017 The Para Natural World, group show, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
2016 Zg Spring Group Show, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
2015

Zg MMXV Summer Show, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
4 Solo Shows: Clare Rosen, R.Kelley, J. Ochs, A.Abbott, Moberg Gallery, Des Moines, IA
Zg Winter Group Show, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL

2014

Group Exhibit/Chris Vance, Moberg Gallery, Des Moines, IA
Enormous Tiny Art Show, Nahcotta, Portsmouth, NH

2013

Surrounded, Roman Susan Gallery, Chicago, IL
Testament, Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago IL

2012

The End of the World, Compound Gallery, Seattle, WA
Circus Terminal, Uncooked Culture, Liverdun, France
Civic and Arts Foundation, The Union League Club of Chicago, IL
You Only Live Once, Las Manos Gallery, Chicago, IL
Stageless Morphologies & A Fat Girl Crying, Logan Center Gallery, The University of Chicago, IL
The Bad Kid, Solo Exhibition, One Strange Bird, Chicago, IL
15th International Open, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
En Route: What She Saw, North Park University, Chicago, IL
Wet Paint 2012, Zhou B. Art Center, Chicago, IL
We Dream in the Daytime Too, Descry Art Projects, Photobooth, San Francisco, CA

2011

Post-Apocalypse, Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, MI
Blank Space Gallery, Group Exhibition, New York, NY
CS41: The Curated Show, 41st Annual Pilsen East Open House, Chicago Arts District, Chicago, IL
Imagine Nation, Story 2011 Arts Conference, Chicago, IL
Mink and Arce Gallery, Opening Exhibit, Chicago, IL
Utopic LLC., Group Exhibition, Chicago, IL
Beyond Whimsy, Brainforest Gallery, Chicago, IL
Life, Art Futura, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Curated by James Rondeau, Chicago, IL
Oil and Water, Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, MI
MDW Fair, The Geolofts, Chicago, IL
Real, 511 Gallery, New York, NY
Urban Landscapes, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, Chicago, IL
Wet Paint 2011, Zhou B. Art Center, Chicago, IL
4 Real 4 Faux- Animating the Vernacular, Truman State University, MO

2010

Tri-Fold: New Perspectives on Books Arts, Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY
Politics of Fear, Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, MI
Group/SOLO, Swimming Pool Gallery, Chicago, IL
The Art of Conflict, Tarnish and Gold Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2010: An Art Odyssey, Milwaukee Ave Arts Festival, Chicago, IL
ACTION! Chicago Art Department, Chicago, IL
Quintillus, Black Walnut/Robert Wayner Gallery, Chicago, IL
New American Landscapes, Exhibition and Publication, Las Manos Gallery, Chicago, IL
Blooming Fest Banner Competition, West Chicago Cultural Arts Commission, Chicago, IL
Fellowship Exhibition, Joan Flasch Artists’ Books Collection, Chicago, IL
Dreams of Healing, Swedish Covenant Hospital, Chicago, IL
Art Chicago, Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL
Work Studio Chicago, Opening Exhibit, Chicago, IL
BFA Exhibition, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL
Midnite Snacks, 1366 Space, Chicago, IL
Aviary Exhibition, Friends of the Ryerson Woods, Deerfield, IL
Artist Made Books, Dittmar Memorial Gallery, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

2009

Self Portrait, Barbara and Barbara Gallery, Chicago, IL
Midnight Oils, Mills Pond House Gallery, St. James, NY
CCT Gallery, Northwestern University Settlement, Chicago, IL
Good Clean Fun, Solo show, LG Space, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
New Works, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL
Solo Show, Old Town Art Center, Chicago, IL
Women’s History Month, Mayfair Branch Library, Chicago, IL
Emerging Artists, Morpho Gallery, Chicago, IL
You Think That’s Funny? Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

2008 Make Me An Offer, Gallery 350, Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, IL
2007 Art Bash, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Illustrations & Publications:

2014

Knoch Knolls Nature Center, Naperville, IL
Graze,
Issue 5

2013

The Illinois Humanities Council, Road Scholars Speakers Bureau
Illinois Humanities Council, Road Scholars Speakers Bureau

Logan Square Literary Review
, Issues VI, VIII

2002

Cicada Magazine, Cover and Spot Illustrations
The Illinois Humanities Council, Road Scholars Speakers Bureau

2011

Paper Monument, Draw It With Your Eyes Closed: The Art of the Art Assignment
Hektoen International, http://www.hektoeninternational.org/, Vol. 3, Issue 4
The Christian Century, “On Art”, Nov. 1, 2011
New American Paintings, Midwest Edition #95

2010

U.S. Catholic, Issues: 10/2010, 11/2010, 01/2011, 04/2011, 05/2011, 06/2011

2009

Creo Magazine, www.creomagazine.com, winter “Dwelling” Issue
Collections:

The University of Illinois, the Illinois Art In Architecture Program, Chicago, IL
Scan Your ID, resides in Lincoln Hall New Trier High School, Winnetka, IL

 


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