Clare Smith

Clare Smith

Artist, Project manager

Clare Smith’s practice involves pattern, chance and process, often using strategies such as cutting, tearing, gluing and stitching. A prevalent element of of her work is the grid – its rigid structures which regulate and provide order are fitted into, broken down or rebelled against. Smith works with drawing, print media, installation and painting to investigate the tensions between identities and traditions informed by her Chinese/English heritage. An autobiographical sense of instability, not quite fitting in and in-betweenness, due in part to the frequent travelling between homes in various countries and boarding school in England as a child, also informs her work.

Collaboration is part of Clare’s practice and she is also co-founder of Dover Arts Development (DAD) together with painter, Joanna Jones. This involves working with many different artists, curation, organisation, event management, creating networks across East Kent and influencing the public realm in Dover.

Clare works from a studio in Dover. She has an MA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins and has exhibited nationally and internationally.

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Location Dover, South East
Activities Workshops, Events management, Visual arts consultancy, Studio practice
Artforms / type of project Project, Drawing, Film & Video, Installation, Painting, Printmaking
Tags paper, thread, printmaking, stitch, grid, process, video, painting, collage