Clare Cowley

Clare Cowley

  • Artist’s Statement

    My visual art practice involves work in charcoal, pen, watercolour, acrylic, oil and organic materials, in response  with my body to interior/exterior spaces I exist in and travel to.  Work as a musician informs my practice in relation to exploring languages that connect our inner and out worlds. 

  • Biography

    I am an interdisciplinary artist from Allora Queensland, currently based in Meanjin/Brisbane. I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art in Honours at Queensland College of Art, Griffith University. I completed a printmaking internship at QCA. And have worked a as an Art Tutor at Qld TAFE, and Music Teacher at The Australian Academy of Music. Residencies include The Booringa Fire & Water Festival 2019 and Naidoc Week 2018 - Ngulalma ngalinda because of her we can, that took place on Gunggari/Mitchel country, 2018. I completed a two week residency at the University of Hawaii where a series of lithographs were completed. I also practice as a musician as a singer-songwriter, releasing second album, Desire Notes on vinyl this year. A project that also involves my visual concepts.

  • Influences

    Mararet Olley, Jude Roberts, William Robinson, Pipilotti Rist, Zoe Porter

  • Awards

    Recent achievements include Winner of the Womankind Illustration Award 2022 and People’s Choice at The Goondiwindi Show 2021. In 2010 I was a finalist at the Black Swan Prize for Portraiture with my painting of Fiona Foley, the Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing and a finalist in the Lethbridge 10000 prize. I won the Warwick Art Gallery Prize for drawing 2007.

  • Exhibitions

    My exhibition history includes performance piece Tax Purge in Collaboration with Eggvein at Laura St Festival 2021; Featruring with Zoe Porter and Adam Anderson for The End of The Line Festival, Pop Gallery 2017; taking part in the group drawing show Body Politic at Crane Arts in Philadelphia 2014 and my solo exhibition at Dogget St Gallery, Brisbane in 2012. I have been part of significant group projects including Artist in Residence at The Booringa Fire & Water Festival 2019.  I am part of Remapping Mitchell Art Collective, exhibiting at Mitchell Gallery November 03, 2023; series that re-stories the way lands have been mapped on and around the Maranoa. My next solo exhibition of drawings and paintings is at Kaye West Studios in Camp Hill, September 16th.

  • Website

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Clare Cowley

A Visitor
42 x 29.7 x 2 cm Lithograph $480.00

Clare Cowley

Amber Room Memory
84.1 x 59.4 x 2.5 cm ACRYLIC ON CANVAS $850.00