Clare Burnett

Lives and works in London, UK

Clare Burnett’s work is a process-led response to the issues, objects and spaces around her. She scavenges from her surroundings; plays with, reconfigures and transforms her ‘finds’ in the studio; then arranges them, often in groups, to create interactions with each other and with the space beyond.  She explores notions of value, power and the 21st century dilemmas the confront us all especially in relation to objects - what we buy and where, how we get rid of what we use, whether to watch or be watched and how we use new technologies.

Clare studied Architecture and Social and Political Studies at Cambridge University and Fine Art at the Byam Shaw School of Art. Last year solo exhibitions included Art Seen, Nicosia and Royal Society of Sculptors Terrace Commission. Her work is part of the State Collection of Cypriot Art, Maggi’s Cancer Care Centres and now the Museum Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg as well as private collections in the UK, Cyprus, Germany, Mexico, France and the US. Solo and group shows include Leighton House Museum; William Benington Gallery; the University of Leeds; Contemporary Sculpture Fulmer; the Royal Academy; the National Gallery; the Jerwood Space; the RIBA; and the Royal Society of Sculptors; Sanyi Wood Sculpture Museum in Taiwan, Brooke Benington and Studio Block M74 in Mexico, Unit One Gallery and Workshop, London; Beckenham Place Mansion with Bo-Lee Gallery and No Show Space, Wuppertal.  Last year she received an Arts Council, England grant for a residency and exhibition at Electro Studios Project Space in Hastings responding to the work of Sam Smith of Project Art Works.  Site-specific installations include Le Corbusier’s Unite d’Habitation, France; Brompton and Norwood Cemeteries and Bishopsgate Square. London. Clare grew up in France and Belgium and works in London and Berlin. From 2015-2022 she was President of the Royal Society of Sculptors.