Born in Birmingham, England, in 1976, Faye Claridge received an MA Fine Art distinction from BCU in 2005. She has had nine solo shows and her numerous residencies and commissions include work for the New Art Gallery Walsall, the Tatton Park Biennial and Liverpool Capital of Culture. She has also worked internationally with exhibitions in Greece and France and a residency in the Czech Republic.
Recently shortlisted for the Helen Chadwick Fellowship with the British School in Rome, in 2009 she has exhibited at the Photographer’s Gallery in addition to producing two solo exhibitions, at Danielle Arnaud Contemporary Art and Three White Walls.
Claridge is an interdisciplinary artist, who frequently works site-specifically, often using lens-based media and installation to research the preservation and interpretation of experience. She has worked closely with a number of heritage sites and museums and was shortlisted for the internationally recognised Alchemy project at Manchester Museum.
Claridge’s photographic works have been printed in numerous publications, including The Guardian, Source, HotShoe and a-n. Additionally, as a writer and active supporter of artist-led culture, Claridge is co-founder of Periscope project space, a commissioning editor for Midwest artists’ website, a visiting lecturer in Photography & Fine Art and a video journalist for the BBC.