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CLAIRE ROSEAN

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Statement:

For me, drawing is solving a math problem while working out deeply rooted anxieties and compulsions. It uses spatial reasoning to understand psychology. Inspired by the scenarios that play out in my dreams, I try to make sense of the dream-play by identifying their archetypal imagery. Ice cream truck, smoke detector, turnstile, homeless man, cell phone—the visual vocabulary that composes my dream scenery is personal and shared. Though my work is largely diaristic, I believe the scenarios I am representing through drawing speak to a collective anxiety, specific to our era.

In this space of collective anxiety, time has collapsed and everyone is ugly. That uncanny feeling of being you but not you is ever present. In order to communicate multiple viewpoints and time collapse in my compositions, I have borrowed heavily from comic art and late medieval Sienese painting; in which the placement of imagery on the page can signify when an event happened, and its relative importance. Though I make drawings in series, each drawing stands alone as its own narrative. And while the narratives express feelings of estrangement and shadowy anticipation, they are attempts at connection.

RESUME:
Education:

2012

M.F.A., The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2010 B.F.A., The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Awards:
2012

Luminarts Visual Arts Fellowship, Union League Club, Chicago, IL
University of Chicago Full Tuition Scholarship, Chicago, IL
Union League Civic and Arts Foundation, Visual Arts Competition, First Place

2011

Art | Science Initiative Grant, The University of Chicago, IL
University of Chicago Full Tuition Scholarship, Chicago, IL
Union League Civic and Arts Foundation, Visual Arts Competition: Honorable

2010

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, BFA Fellowship Recipient
“Dreams of Healing” Art Competition, Swedish Covenant Hospital: First Place

2009 Union League Civic and Arts Foundation, Visual Arts Competition: Honorable mention             
2006 The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Presidential Merit Scholarship Recipient
Selected Exhibitions:
2017 Drawing Resurfaced II, Purdue University Galleries, West Lafayette IN, 2017
Straight Through the Wall, NYC Video Art, 2017
Got It For Cheap, The Hole, NY, 2017
Spring Group Show, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
Paper Please, group s
how, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
The Para Natural World, group show, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
2016 Zg Spring Group Show, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
2015

Zg MMXV Summer Show, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
4 Solo Shows: Clare Rosen, R.Kelley, J. Ochs, A.Abbott, Moberg Gallery, Des Moines, IA
Zg Winter Group Show, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL

2014

Group Exhibit/Chris Vance, Moberg Gallery, Des Moines, IA
Enormous Tiny Art Show, Nahcotta, Portsmouth, NH

2013

Surrounded, Roman Susan Gallery, Chicago, IL
Testament, Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago IL

2012

The End of the World, Compound Gallery, Seattle, WA
Circus Terminal, Uncooked Culture, Liverdun, France
Civic and Arts Foundation, The Union League Club of Chicago, IL
You Only Live Once, Las Manos Gallery, Chicago, IL
Stageless Morphologies & A Fat Girl Crying, Logan Center Gallery, The University of Chicago, IL
The Bad Kid, Solo Exhibition, One Strange Bird, Chicago, IL
15th International Open, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
En Route: What She Saw, North Park University, Chicago, IL
Wet Paint 2012, Zhou B. Art Center, Chicago, IL
We Dream in the Daytime Too, Descry Art Projects, Photobooth, San Francisco, CA

2011

Post-Apocalypse, Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, MI
Blank Space Gallery, Group Exhibition, New York, NY
CS41: The Curated Show, 41st Annual Pilsen East Open House, Chicago Arts District, Chicago, IL
Imagine Nation, Story 2011 Arts Conference, Chicago, IL
Mink and Arce Gallery, Opening Exhibit, Chicago, IL
Utopic LLC., Group Exhibition, Chicago, IL
Beyond Whimsy, Brainforest Gallery, Chicago, IL
Life, Art Futura, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Curated by James Rondeau, Chicago, IL
Oil and Water, Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, MI
MDW Fair, The Geolofts, Chicago, IL
Real, 511 Gallery, New York, NY
Urban Landscapes, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, Chicago, IL
Wet Paint 2011, Zhou B. Art Center, Chicago, IL
4 Real 4 Faux- Animating the Vernacular, Truman State University, MO

2010

Tri-Fold: New Perspectives on Books Arts, Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY
Politics of Fear, Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, MI
Group/SOLO, Swimming Pool Gallery, Chicago, IL
The Art of Conflict, Tarnish and Gold Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2010: An Art Odyssey, Milwaukee Ave Arts Festival, Chicago, IL
ACTION! Chicago Art Department, Chicago, IL
Quintillus, Black Walnut/Robert Wayner Gallery, Chicago, IL
New American Landscapes, Exhibition and Publication, Las Manos Gallery, Chicago, IL
Blooming Fest Banner Competition, West Chicago Cultural Arts Commission, Chicago, IL
Fellowship Exhibition, Joan Flasch Artists’ Books Collection, Chicago, IL
Dreams of Healing, Swedish Covenant Hospital, Chicago, IL
Art Chicago, Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL
Work Studio Chicago, Opening Exhibit, Chicago, IL
BFA Exhibition, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL
Midnite Snacks, 1366 Space, Chicago, IL
Aviary Exhibition, Friends of the Ryerson Woods, Deerfield, IL
Artist Made Books, Dittmar Memorial Gallery, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

2009

Self Portrait, Barbara and Barbara Gallery, Chicago, IL
Midnight Oils, Mills Pond House Gallery, St. James, NY
CCT Gallery, Northwestern University Settlement, Chicago, IL
Good Clean Fun, Solo show, LG Space, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
New Works, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL
Solo Show, Old Town Art Center, Chicago, IL
Women’s History Month, Mayfair Branch Library, Chicago, IL
Emerging Artists, Morpho Gallery, Chicago, IL
You Think That’s Funny? Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

2008 Make Me An Offer, Gallery 350, Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, IL
2007 Art Bash, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Illustrations & Publications:

2014

Knoch Knolls Nature Center, Naperville, IL
Graze,
Issue 5

2013

The Illinois Humanities Council, Road Scholars Speakers Bureau
Illinois Humanities Council, Road Scholars Speakers Bureau

Logan Square Literary Review
, Issues VI, VIII

2002

Cicada Magazine, Cover and Spot Illustrations
The Illinois Humanities Council, Road Scholars Speakers Bureau

2011

Paper Monument, Draw It With Your Eyes Closed: The Art of the Art Assignment
Hektoen International, http://www.hektoeninternational.org/, Vol. 3, Issue 4
The Christian Century, “On Art”, Nov. 1, 2011
New American Paintings, Midwest Edition #95

2010

U.S. Catholic, Issues: 10/2010, 11/2010, 01/2011, 04/2011, 05/2011, 06/2011

2009

Creo Magazine, www.creomagazine.com, winter “Dwelling” Issue
Collections:

The University of Illinois, the Illinois Art In Architecture Program, Chicago, IL

 


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