Approved: 16.08.2006

Clare Burnett

Artist, Teacher

Approved: 16.08.2006

Clare Burnett is a British artist living and working in London. She is President of the Royal British Society of Sculptors.

“For a number of years Clare Burnett has worked predominantly on site specific sculptures and installations, each work a direct response to the history and visual language of its location. Her sculptures frequently appear in clusters or groups which play with perspective

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  • Location: London
  • Activities: Secondary education, Higher education, Public art, Private commissions, Studio practice
  • Categories: Project, Drawing, Painting, Public Art, Sculpture
  • Tags: site-specific, site-responsive, improvisation, metal, wood, colour, paint, paper, found objects
 
 
 

Biography

Clare Burnett is a British artist living and working in London. She is President of the Royal British Society of Sculptors.

“For a number of years Clare Burnett has worked predominantly on site specific sculptures and installations, each work a direct response to the history and visual language of its location. Her sculptures frequently appear in clusters or groups which play with perspective and scale. Integral to these sculptures is her use of colour. In delicate lines or flat planes, she has explored how a colour or material - or rather our perception of it - changes with context, how small variations in tone will bring a line to the fore or settle it into its surroundings.
 
For her most recent exhibition, PINK, Burnett has developed a new process, almost a return to a more curious and childish way of working. A sense of play has entered her practice, replacing some of the formal minimalism of her previous works. Found and adapted items are arranged alongside carefully crafted objects, giving a sense of three dimensional collage. Chance and improvisation play a key role in these new sculptures, imbuing them with a sense of freedom and fun.”
George Marsh, Director of William Benington Gallery

CV & Education

Education

2004         PGCE Institute of Education

1994          Foundation and BA Byam Shaw School of Art

1986          MA Christ’s College, Cambridge

 

Solo exhibitions

2016                IMPROVISATIONS, School of Design, University of Leeds

2015                PINK, William Benington Gallery, London

2012                FOLDED, Leighton House, Perrin Gallery and House

2002                FORMES Le Corbusier Unite d’Habitation

2001                ALL SOLES, Brompton Cemetery with James Colman Gallery

1999                The Atrium Gallery, Cork Street

 

Selected exhibitions, projects and commissions

2016                 Hannah Peschar Sculpture Gardens

2015                 Sculptural, William Benington Gallery        

2014                 Spitalfields Public Sculpture Programme

2013                Time Will Tell Meadow Arts

                        Curious Exchange Dulwich Baths

                        Colour, Light, Sound Royal British Society of Sculptors

                        Sculpture commission Cippenham Primary School, Slough

2012                Curious. West Norwood Cemetery

                        Close to Home; Artists reconsider the local. East Street Arts/University of Leeds

                        International Exhibition of Wood Sculpture  Taiwan   

2010                Sculpture Commission Jack Tizard Special School, London W12

                       Throwaway World 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe

                        Sculpture commission Shapla Primary School, Tower Hamlets, London

2009                So Near So Far APT Gallery, Deptford

                        White City Installation II Hugh Cullum Architect’s, London WC1

2008                On Show at 108 Royal British Society of Sculptors

2007                White City Installation I Empty House, Dering Street, London

                         Breath, Jerwood Space, London

2005                 Central Middlesex Hospital Shortlist Exhibition RIBA

2003                 Roadworks Hammersmith Visual Arts Season

2002                 Sculpture commission The Sculpture Park, Farnham

2000                 Millennium Commission Birmingham Cathedral

                          Jerwood Drawing Prize Cheltenham

1999                  Back to the Future The National Gallery, London