Biography

Clare Woods
Born in Southampton, 1972

Education
1997-1999 MA Fine Art, Goldsmith’s College, London
1991-1994 BA Fine Art, Bath College of Art, Bath

Future Exhibitions and Projects
2020 Victim of Geography touring to Scandinavia
2019 Solo Exhibition at Simon Lee New York
2019 Solo Presentation at Dallas Art Fair

Solo Exhibitions
2018
English Habits, Martin Asbesk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Rehumanised, Simon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong
2017
Reality Dimmed, Mead Gallery, University of Warwick, Coventry
Victim of Geography, Dundee Contemporary Arts
2016
Lady Midnight, Pallant House, Stair Commission, March – September 2016
Clean Heart, A Landscape Retrospective, Hestercombe Gallery
The Sleepers,Pallant House Gallery, Two person exhibition with Des Hughes
The Shouters, Print Commission, Alan Cristea Gallery
2015
A Rock, A Tree, A Cloud, On Tour, Oriel-y-Parc, Wales, with Graham Sutherland works from The National Collection Of Wales 2015-2016
A Rock, A Tree, A Cloud, On Tour , Oriel Plas Glyn-y-Weddw, Wales, with John Piper works from The National Collection Of Wales
The Drama Triangle, Martin Asbaek Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Large Scale Painting Commission, VIA University College, Aarhus, Denmark
Print Commission for Arken Museum of Modern Art, Denmark with Edition Copenhagen.
2014
A Rock, A Tree, A Cloud , A Curated show with works from the Davies Collection, The National Collection Of Wales, Oriel Davies, Wales
Hanging, Hollows and Holes, Andre Buchman, Berlin
Monument, Large Scale Litho Prints, Mascalls Gallery, Kent
New Works, Rebecca Chami Gallery, Athens, Greece
2013
New Works, Martin Asbaek Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Eve Rothschild/Clare Woods, New works, The New Art Centre, Salisbury
The Seven Eggs, Large Scale Litho Prints, Harewood House, Yorkshire
2012
The Dark Matter, Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton
The Bad Neighbour, Modern Art, London
The Dark Matter, Andre Buchman, Berlin
Carpenter’s Curve & Brick Field, Permanent Commission for London 2012 Olympic Park
2011
The Unquiet Head, The Hepworth Wakefield
Evenings Hill, Permanent Commission for Hampstead Heath Train Station
2009
Cemetery Bends, Pilar Parra & Romero, Madrid, Spain
Watercolours, André Buchmann Galerie, Berlin, Germany
2008
The Prospect, The New Art Centre, Salisbury
Monster Field, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London
The Dancing Mania, André Buchmann Galerie, Berlin, Germany
2007
Jiri Svetska Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
Art Basel, Art Unlimited, Switzerland
Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Rebecca Camhi Gallery, Athens, Greece
2006
Deaf mans House, The Chisenhale Gallery, London
Pilar Parra Galeria de Arte, Madrid, Spain
2004
Modern Art, London
Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2003
The Walls Have Eyes, Eva Rothschild/Clare Woods Modern Art, London 2002
Large New Works, Cohan, Leslie and Browne, New York, NY, USA
2000
Modern Art, London
1997
New Paintings, Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton
Recent Paintings, Habitat, Kings Road, London

Selected Group Exhibitions
2018
A Place on the Table, Plas Glyn-y-Weddw, Wales
History in the Making, Alan Cristea Gallery, London
Destroyed By Shadows, Liverpool University Gallery. Liverpool
Malevolent Eldritch Shrieking , Paul Morrison Studio, Sheffield
2017
Who Decides? Making Connections with Contemporary Art: National Museum Cardiff, Wales
A Green and Pleasant Land: British Landscape and the Imagination: 1970’s to Now, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne
Poster Girls, A Century of Art & Design, London Transport Museum, London
31 Woman, Breese Little, London
New Beginnings, Alan Cristea Gallery, London
2016
Zeichnung, Buchmann Galerie, Berlin
Royal Academy of Arts, Summer Exhibition, London
Natural States,Three Person Show, Pier Art Centre, Orkney, Scotland
2015
Happy Valleys, Three Person show of New works & Print Commission, Gallerie Simpson, Swansea, Wales
Imagining A University, Fifty Years of The University of Warwick Art Collection
2014
Detached and Timeless , Contemporary Artists inspired by nature and the spirit of place, The Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter
Wales Visitation , Poetry Romanticism and Myth in Art, The National Museum Wales, Cardiff, Wales
2012/2013
Wanderlust, Contemporary Art Society, London
Leaping the Fence, Hestercombe House, Somerset
A Fresh Look at Landscape, Oriel y Parc, St Davids, Wales
Under the Greenwood, Picturing British Trees, Southampton City Art Gallery
Creates Aber Communities, Arken Museum, Denmark
Contested Ground, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds
2010/2011
Creating The New Century, Contemporary Art from the Dicke Collection, The Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH, USA
Palm Paintings, Buchmann Galerie, Berlin
Exhibitionism, The Art of Display, East Wing Collection, Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, London
Topographies, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, New York, NY
The Dark Monarch, Magic and Modernity in British Art, Tate St Ives, St Ives; touring to:
Towner Contemporary Art Museum, Eastbourne
Tell it to the Trees, Croft Castle (National Trust), Herefordshire
2008/2009
Monuments With A Horizon Line II, Buchmann Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Superstratum, Galerie Koraalberg, Antwerp, Belgium
M25: Around London, curated by Barry Schwabsky, CCA Andratx, Mallorca, Spain
Fringes of Abstraction, Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam
2006/2007
Wood for the Trees and the Falling Leaves, Gimpel Fils Gallery, London
John Moores 24, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
Esencias 11, Fundacion Municipal de Cultura, Vallaloid, Spain
2004/2005
Chambres à Part, Sezz Hotel,curated by Laurence Dreyfus, Paris
Extreme Abstraction, Albright Knox Art Gallery, New York, NY
Stay Positive, Marella Arte Contemporanea, Milan
Painting Identities, La Galeria De Arte Pilar Parra, Madrid
New British Painting, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton
Forest, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton (touring show)
2002/2003
Forever Young, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
Group Painting Show, Cohan, Leslie and Browne, New York, NY
Painting as a Foreign Language, Centro Britânico Brasileiro, São Paulo, Brazil
2001
Tailsliding, curated by Stephen Hepworth, British Council Touring Show, Bergen, Norway
London Underground, Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul, South Korea
Group Show, curated by Pauline Karpidas & Sadie Coles, The Hydra Workshop, Hydra, Greece
Beck’s Futures, ICA London (touring show UK)
Beyond, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, Scotland
2000
What Collectors Are Collecting, Exit Art, New York, NY
And if there were no stories, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
Wooden Heart, Avco, London
Paintings, Studio Massimo De Carlo, Milan, Italy
British Art 2 (Painting), Diehl Vorderwuelbecke, Berlin, Germany
1998/1999
Nature/Culture, Gimpel Files and Hales Gallery, London
Glass Border, Danielle Arnaud, London
Idle Wild, Approach Gallery, London
Cluster Bomb, Morrison Judd, London
British Council, Touring Print Exhibition
Printemps, Deutsch Britische Freundschaft, London
1996/1997
Habitat Print Project, Habitat (England, France, Germany)
Underworld, Australian Council Studios, London
Fritz & Betty, Exmouth Market, London
Die Yuppie Scum, Karsten Schubert, London
1994/1995
Gothic, Lost in Space, London
White Trash, Lost in Space, London
Transmission Report, Curtain Road, London

Selected Bibliography

2018
South China Morning Post, Simon Lee Gallery, Preview of show.
frieze Magazine,  An English Murder, Clare Woods Has a Poisoner’s Touch, Hettie Judah, April
2017
The Times, Peering into the Underbelly of Murky Woods Proves Powerful, Giles Sutherland. 28 June
The Herald, Visual Art: Clare Woods: Victim of Geography, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Sarah Urwin Jones. 21 July
The Scotsman, Review Clare Woods Victim of Geography, Susan Mansfield. 15 July
Victim of Geography, Exhibition Catalogue, texts by Anouchka Grose and R.W. Patterson
Francis Bacon, La France et Monaco, Exhibition Catalogue, Rebecca Daniels
The 21st Century Art Book, Phaidon
2016
Strange Meetings, Monograph with forward by Andrew Marr and texts by Michael Bracewell, Jennifer Higgie, Simon Martin and Rebecca Daniels
2015
Emma Geliot, Semi-Detached, CCQ Magazine, Issue 5, April 2015
A Tree A Rock A Cloud On Tour, Clare Woods, Exhibition Catalogue for tour
Imagining A University, Fifty Years of The University of Warwick Art Collection, Exhibition Catalogue
Brask Studio Visits, Jens-Peter Brask, Brask Publications
2014
A Tree A Rock A Cloud, Clare Woods, Exhibition Catalogue
Brask Collection at Munkeruphus, Exhibition Catalogue.
Atmen unter der Landschafts-Maske, Feature in Berliner-Zeitug, November
Metro, Art on the River, 2nd September
Evening Standard, TFL Takes Modern Art on the River, 1st September
Eduardo Paolozzi, Judith Collins, Lund Humphries
2013
Joe Nagle, How to Enjoy Contemporary Art, some explanations to help you, Elgan Publishers
Steve Marshall, Under the Greenwood, Picturing the British tree from Constable to Kurt Jackson, Exhibition Catalogue
Teresa Levonian Cole, Built-In Art, FT Weekend, Saturday Saturday 12 /Sunday 13 October
Yvette Huddleston, Art on the Edges, Yorkshire Post, Saturday August 17th
Anna Moszynska, The Expanded Field Expands Still Further, Art Quarterly, Summer
Dominic Lutyens, Artistic Freewheeling, Financial Times Magazine, 14th May
Torben Sangild, Review, Tildaekkede Ansigter og naturscenerier, Politiken, 12th April
Bete Scavenivs, Review, Billedkunst, Børsen Weekend, 1st March
Wanderlust, Contemporary Art Society, Exhibition Catalogue
2012
Karen Wright, Interview, In the Studio, Clare Woods, Independent, 18th August
Amira Hashish, Interview, Our design London, Olympic image makers, Evening Standard, 8th August Sanctuary, British Artisits in their Studio, Thames & Hudson
The Roundel, 100 Artists Remake a London Icon, Art/Books
Industrial Art at 2012, site builds on its past, Metro, p.27, 23rd January
The Hepworth Wakefield, Art Spaces, Scala Publishers Ltd
2011
Michael  Bracewell & Chris Stephens, The Unquiet Head, Hepworth Wakefield, Exhibition Catalogue.
Hastings, Sheena, A larger landscape… and a epic sense of place, Yorkshire Post Interview, p.3, 21st January
Rebecca Farkas, The Unquiet Head, A-N Magazine Review, p.34
Sarah Osborne, Spirits of the Landscape, A story for children inspired by the paintings of Clare Woods
Woods, Clare, Clare Woods on Graham Sutherland’s Black Landscape (1939-1940), Tate Etc, Issue 23
Woods, Clare, Artists on Burra, Pallent House Gallery, Number 25, October 11- February 12
2010
David Fraser Jenkins, Paul Nash Exhibition Catalogue, pg 41, Scala Publishing
2009
The Dark Monarch, Magic and Modernity in British Art, Tate St Ives, Exhibition Catalogue
Bob Nickas, Painting Abstraction, New Elements in Abstract Painting, Phaidon
Dillion, Brian, Disc World, Guardian Review, p.18, 24th October
2008
Superstratum, Exhibition Catalogue, Koraalbery Gallery, Antwerp, Belguim
Hussey, Lauren, Interview, For Display Purposes, p.13, October
2007
Colección VAC (Valencia Arte Contemporáneo), Catalogue of works, Valencia, Exhibition Catalogue
2006
Schwabsky, Barry, Deaf Man’s House, Koenig Books, Exhibition Catalogue
Skye Sherwin, Review: Chisenhale Gallery, Something Wicked This Way Comes, Clare Woods, Art Review, Issue 03
Helen Sumpler, Review: Chisenhale Gallery, Time Out London, 13 September
Clare Dwyer Hogg, Review, Chisenhale Gallery, Living Colour, Independent Newspaper, p. 47-48, 9th
September
Martin Coomer, Review, Deaf Man’s House at Chisenhale Gallery, Art Revew, Issue 05
Williams, Gilda. Review , Deaf Man’s House at Chisenhale Gallery, Artforum, Issue XLV, No. 4, p. 325-326
Chris Townsend, New Art from London, Thames and Hudson
ESENCIAS 11, Exhibition Catalogue, Coleccion Ernesto Verntos, Arte Internacional
Karen Wright, Review Clare Woods, Modern Painters, February, p. 120
2005
Extreme Abstraction, “Make 2′ ” Exhibition Catalogue, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, NY
Martin Herbert, Feature, Ambient Landscapes, Tate etc, Summer
2004
Monument to Now, Exhibition Catalogue, Deste Foundation of Contemporary Art
Rob Tufnell, and Bos Saskia, Printed Project, letters from five continents
Forest, Exhibition Catalogue, Wolverhampton Art Gallery
Failed Back, Exhibition Catalogue, Modern Art
Stay Positive, Exhibition Catalogue, Marella Arte Cantemporanea, Italy
New British Painting, Exhibition Catalogue, John Hansard Gallery
Martin Herbert, Review, Time Out, London, March 17-24, p. 47
2003
Jen Ogilvie, Review, Time Out, 12 August – 20 August
Review, Art Review, July – August
40 Views of an Icon, Comme des Garcons, Exhibition Catalogue
2002
Painting as a Foreign Language, Exhibition Catalogue, Edificio Cultura Inglesa
Joe Hill, Review, New York, Cohan, Leslie & Browne, Contemporary, December, p. 90-91
Smith, Roberta. Review. The New York Times, October 25, p. E37
2001
Greece, Hydra. The Hydra Workshop, Exhibition Catalogue
Tail Sliding, touring Exhibition Catalogue, The British Council
London Underground, Exhibition Catalogue, Sungkok Art Museum, Korea
Beck’s Futures, Exhibition Catalogue, published by ICA
McFarland, Dale. Review, Frieze, issue 58
Niru Ratnam, Review, ‘Painting is Dead, Long Live Painting’, The Face, April
‘Masters at Work’, Review. I-D Magazine – The Aesthetic Issue, May.
2000
British Art Paintings II, Exhibition Catalogue, Diehl Vorderwuelbecke, Berlin
The Art Newspaper, Review, no. 108, November
Review. Art, Clare Woods, Evening Standard, 26 October
Claire Allfree, Review. Art, Clare Woods, Metro Life, Metro, 27 October
Colin Gleadell, Review, The Power of Paint, Telegraph Magazine, 16 September, p.37
Review, And if There Were No Stories, Evening Standard, 8 March
Review, Cluster Bomb at Morrison Judd, Flash Art, January – February
Wil Bolton, Review: Modern Art, Clare Woods, What’s On, January, p. 7
i-D, The Aesthetic issue, no. 197, May

Work in Public Collections including
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo
Arken Museum of Modern Art / Video, Denmark
Arts Council Collection, London
British Airways Collection, London
British Council, London
CCA Andratx, Mallorca, Spain
Colección VAC (Valencia Arte Contemporáneo), Valencia
Dakis Joannou Collection Foundation, Athens
Goverment Art Collection, London
Honart Museum, Tehran
The Nation Collection of Wales, Cardiff
The Ophiuchus Collection, Geneva
Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton
Tullie House Gallery, Carlisle
University Of Warwick, Mead Gallery Collection

Public Commissions
VIA University College, Denmark, Permanent Large Scale Painting – 2015
Arken Museum & Edition Copenhagen print commission – 2014
Transport for LondonIdler / cranky /   , Art on the River, poster commission. September – October 2014
Worcester University, Permanent Large Scale Painting – 2012
Contemporary Art Society / Olympic Delivery Authority, Permanent Commission for London 2012 Olympic Park 2010-2012
Much Wenlock School, Wall Commission. 2012
Transport for London, Permanent Commission for Hampstead Heath Train Station – 2011
Transport for London, Poster commission – 2010
Make Architects / Article , Residential Development, London 2005-2007