Clare Woods RA
Born in Southampton, 1972

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

Future Exhibitions and Projects
Solo Exhibition, Towner Eastbourne – 2026
Stephen Friedman Gallery, NY – Spring 2025
Solo Exhibition, Martin Asbaek Gallery, Copenhagen – August 2025

Solo Exhibitions
Between Before and After, Norrtälje Kunsthal, Sweden
I Blame Nature, Night Gallery, LA
Soft Knock, Cristea Roberts Gallery, London
Silent Spring, Buchmann Galerie, Berlin
Print Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
Between Before and After, CCA Museum, Mallorca
After Limbo, Night Gallery, LA
Between Before and After, Serlachius Museum, Finland
Between These Words, Simon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong
What Difference Does it Make, Martin Asbaek Gallery, Copenhagen
The Great Unknown, Cristea Roberts Gallery, London
If Not Now Then When, Buchmann Galerie, Berlin
Mira Dance, France-Lise McGurn & Clare Woods, Simon Lee Gallery, New York
Double Think, Simon Lee Gallery, London
Solo Presentation at The Dallas Art Fair, Dallas, USA
Password Revolt, Simon Lee Gallery, New York, USA
English Habits, Martin Asbaek Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Rehumanised, Simon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong
Reality Dimmed, Mead Gallery, University of Warwick, Coventry
Victim of Geography, Dundee Contemporary Arts
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
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.
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, Buchmann Galerie, Berlin
Monument, Large Scale Litho Prints, Mascalls Gallery, Kent
New Works, Rebecca Chami Gallery, Athens, Greece
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
The Dark Matter, Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton
The Bad Neighbour, Modern Art, London
The Dark Matter, Buchmann Galerie, Berlin
Carpenter’s Curve & Brick Field, Permanent Commission for London 2012 Olympic Park
The Unquiet Head, The Hepworth Wakefield
Evenings Hill, Permanent Commission for Hampstead Heath Train Station
Cemetery Bends, Pilar Parra & Romero, Madrid, Spain
Watercolours, Buchmann Galerie, Berlin, Germany
The Prospect, The New Art Centre, Salisbury
Monster Field, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London
The Dancing Mania, Buchmann Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Jiri Svetska Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
Art Basel, Art Unlimited, Switzerland
Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Rebecca Camhi Gallery, Athens, Greece
Deaf mans House, The Chisenhale Gallery, London
Pilar Parra Galeria de Arte, Madrid, Spain
Modern Art, London
Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
The Walls Have Eyes, Eva Rothschild/Clare Woods Modern Art, London 2002
Large New Works, Cohan, Leslie and Browne, New York, NY, USA
Modern Art, London
New Paintings, Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton
Recent Paintings, Habitat, Kings Road, London

Selected Group Exhibitions
Tracing Absence, Cristea Roberts Gallery, London
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
Picnic at Hanging Rock 1, Sargent’s Daughter Galleries, LA
Shape of Things, Still Life in Britain, Pallant House Gallery, UK
Overserved, Miles McEnery Gallery, NY
The Guts and the Glory, Bolee and Workman, Bruton, UK
Framed Unframed, Rebecca Camhi Gallery, Athens Greece
Transparency, Lyndsey Ingram, London
Bump, Matt Carey-Williams, London
The Place I Am, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
Dutch Flower Painting, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield
Collections Hang, Royal Academy of Arts, London
Days Like These, Bridget De Leon, Bath
Between Before and After, Cristea Roberts Gallery, London
Threshold, Simon Lee Gallery, London
Grey Scale, Simon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong, China
Shrubs, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Through the Window, Fernweh Space, Beijing, China
The Rules of Art?,  National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, Wales
Mira Dance, France-Lise McGurn & Clare Woods, Simon Lee Gallery, New York, USA
P is for Portrait, Art House, University of Worcester, Worcester, UK
Awe, Hydra School Projects, Hydra, Athens, Greece
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
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
Zeichnung, Buchmann Galerie, Berlin
Royal Academy of Arts, Summer Exhibition, London
Natural States, Three Person Show, Pier Art Centre, Orkney, Scotland
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
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
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
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
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
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
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)
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
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
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
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
Habitat Print Project, Habitat (England, France, Germany)
Underworld, Australian Council Studios, London
Fritz & Betty, Exmouth Market, London
Die Yuppie Scum, Karsten Schubert, London
Gothic, Lost in Space, London
White Trash, Lost in Space, London
Transmission Report, Curtain Road, London

Selected Bibliography
Marr. A,  Higgie. J, Bracewell. M, Daniels. R, Martin. S. (2016)  Strange Meetings, Art/Books Publishing, London


Griffin, J. Harper, P. Williams, E. (2014) The 21st Century Art Book, Phaidon
Nagle,J. (2016) How to Enjoy Contemporary Art, Some Explanations to Help You. Elgan Publishers Ltd, Cheltenham
Amrisadeghi, H. Eisler, M. (2012) Sanctuary, British Artisits in their Studio, Thames & Hudson, London
Collins, J. (2013) Eduardo Paolozzi, Lund Humphries, UK
Dillon, T. (2012) The Roundel, 100 Artists Remake a London Icon, Art/Books Publishing, London
Guy, F. Wallis, S. Watson, G. (2012) The Hepworth Wakefield, Art Spaces, Scala Publishers Ltd, London
Osborne, S.(2011) Spirits of the Landscape, A story for children inspired by the paintings of Clare Woods, London
Nickas, B. (2009) Painting Abstraction, New Elements in Abstract Painting, Phaidon
Townsend, C. New Art from London, Thames & Hudson, London
Tufnell, R. Saskia, B. (2004) Printed Project, Letters from Five Continents, Visual Artists Ireland, Dublin.

Exhibition Catalogues

Shalgosky, S.(2018) Reality Dimmed, Mead Gallery, University of Warwick Arts Center, UK
Grose, A. Patterson, R. W. (2017) Victim of Geography, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, UK
Daniels, R. (2017) Francis Bacon, La France et Monaco, Monaco
Shalgosky, S. Tooby, M.(2015) Imagining A University, Fifty Years of The University of Warwick Art Collection, Cornerhouse Publications
Thornton, N. Martin, S. Haliday, J. (2014) A Tree A Rock A Cloud On Tour, The National Collection of Wales, Oriel Davies, Wales
Kvium, M. Stærk, Nils. Brask Collection at Munkeruphus, Munkeruphus Art Museum, Gilleleje, Denmark
Marshall, S. (2014) Under the Greenwood, Picturing the British tree from Constable to Kurt Jackson,  Southampton City Art Gallery, UK
Bracewell, M. Stephens, C. (2011) The Unquiet Head, The Hepworth Wakefield, UK
David, F. J. (2010) Paul Nash, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Scala Publishing
Bracewell, M. Clarke, M. (2009) The Dark Monarch, Magic and Modernity in British Art, Tate St Ives, UK
(2008) Superstratum, Koraalbery Gallery, Antwerp, Belguim
(2007) Catalogue of Works, Colección VAC (Valencia Arte Contemporáneo) Valencia, Spain
Schwabsky, B. (2006) Deaf Man’s House, Chisenhale Gallery, London, Koenig Books
Grachos, L. Schneider, C. (2005) Extreme Abstraction, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, USA
Cameron, D. Deitch, J. Gingeras, A. Gioni, A. Spector, N. (2004) Monument to Now, Deste Foundation of Contemporary Art, Greece
(2004) Forest, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, UK
(2004) Failed Back, Modern Art, London
(2004) Stay Positive,
Marella Arte Cantemporanea, Italy
Thompson. J (2004) New British Painting, John Hansard Gallery, UK
Malik, S. (2003) Painting as a Foreign Language, Edificio Cultura Inglesa, Brazil
Coles, S. (2001) The Hydra Workshop, Greece
(2001) Tail Sliding, touring Exhibition Catalogue, The British Council
Lucie-Smith, E. Robertson, I. Patrick, K.(2001) London Underground, Sungkok Art Museum, Korea
Alfrassiabi, S. (2001) Beck’s Futures,ICA, London, UK
(2000) British Art Paintings II, Diehl Vorderwuelbecke, Berlin, Germany

Interview with David Trigg, Studio International, May 2021
Inigo Almanac, Interview, May 2021
Interview with The Deeds, September 2020
Interview with London Live , September 2019
Interview with Maeve on Soho Radio, September 2019
art net news, British Painter Cl Woods Talks about George Orwell, depicting the body in pain and her habit off collecting ideas for titles. September 2019
(2016) Clare Woods discusses her new exhibition Reality Dimmed’, What’s On 26 December
Hallet,F. ’10 Questions for Artist Clare Woods’, The Arts Desk, 15 April
Hashish, A. (2012) ‘Our Design London, Olympic iImage Makers’, Evening Standard, 8 August
S. Hastings, (2011) ‘A Larger Landscape…and an epic sense of place’, Yorkshire Post, 21 January

Articles & Reviews
White, K. (11 June 2024) In a Rural Studio in England, Art Net
Coulson, C, (1 June 2024) The Small Perfection of Flower Painting, Financial Times
Ruzova, D. (May 27th 2024) Three Woman Artists Take Back the Landscape, Hyperallergic
Bittencourt, E, (February 2024) Clare Woods Review, Artforum,
Mullins, C. (Spring 2024) Inside the Mind of Clare Woods RA. RA Magazine
John, S. (April 2019) Take Me to the River. Patron Magazine
Anspon, C. D. (April 2019) Fair Game, Paper City. Review
(March 17, 2018) Rehumanizing Exhibition Preview. South China Morning Post, Hong Kong
Judah, H. (April 2017) An English Murder, Clare Woods Has a Poisoner’s Touch. frieze Magazine
Sutherland, G. ( 28 June 2017)Peering into the Underbelly of Murky Woods Proves Powerful.  The Times
Urwin Jones, S. (21 July, 2017) Visual Art: Clare Woods: Victim of Geography, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Exhibition Review. The Herald.
Mansfield, S.(15 July 2017) Review Clare Woods Victim of Geography, Dundee Contemporary Art. The Scotsman
Geliot, E. (April 2015)  Semi-Detached, CCQ Magazine, Issue 5
Von Ingeborg, R. ( November 2014) Atmen unter der Landschafts-Maske, Feature in Berliner-Zeitug
September 2014) Art on the River, Metro
(21 September 2014) TFL Takes Modern Art on the River, Evening Standard
Levonian Cole, T. (12 October 2013) Built-In Art, FT Weekend
Huddleston,  Y. (17 Augusy 2013) Art on the Edges, Yorkshire Post
Moszynska, A. (Summer 2013) The Expanded Field Expands Still Further, Art Quarterly
Lutyens, D. (14 May 2013) Artistic Freewheeling, Financial Times Magazine
Sangild, T. (12 April 2013) Review, Tildaekkede Ansigter og naturscenerier, Politiken, Denmark
Bete , S. (1 March 2013) Review, Billedkunst, Børsen Weekend, Denmark
Wright, K.(18 August 2012) Interview, In the Studio, Clare Woods, The Independent
(23 January 2012) Industrial Art at 2012, site builds on its past, Metro
Farkas, R. (2011) The Unquiet Head, A-N Magazine
Dillion, B. (24 October 2009) Disc World, Guardian
Sherwin, S. (2006) Review: Chisenhale Gallery, Something Wicked This Way Comes, Clare Woods, Art Review, Issue 03
Sumpler, H. 13 September 2006) Review: Chisenhale Gallery, Time Out London
Dwyer Hogg, C. (9 September 2006) Review, Chisenhale Gallery, Living Colour, The Independent
Coomer,M. (2006) Review, Deaf Man’s House at Chisenhale Gallery, Art Revew, Issue 05
Williams, G. (2006)  Review , Deaf Man’s House at Chisenhale Gallery, Artforum, Issue XLV, No. 4, p. 325-326
Wright, K, (February 2006) Review Clare Woods, Modern Painters
Herbert, M. (Summer 2005) Feature, Ambient Landscapes, Tate etc
Herbert, M. ( March 2004) Review, Time Out
Ogilvie, J. (August 2003) Review, Time Out
(July 2003) Review, Art Review
Hill, J (December, 2002), Review, New York, Cohan, Leslie & Browne, Contemporary
Smith, R. (25 October 2002) Review. The New York Times
McFarland, D.(2001) Review, Frieze, issue 58
Ratnam, N. (April 2001) Review, ‘Painting is Dead, Long Live Painting’, The Face
(May 2001) Masters at Work, Review. I-D Magazine
( November 2000) Review, The Art Newspaper
(26 October 20000 Review. Art, Clare Woods, Evening Standard,
Allfree, C. (27 October 2000)  Review. Art, Clare Woods, Metro Life, Metro,
Gleadell, G(16 September 2000) Review, The Power of Paint, Telegraph Magazine
(8 March 2000) Review, And if There Were No Stories, Evening Standard
Review, Cluster Bomb at Morrison Judd, Flash Art, January – February
Bolton, W. (January 2000) Review: Modern Art, Clare Woods, What’s On
(May 2000) Feature i-D Magazine

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

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
Government Art Collection, London
Honart Museum, Tehran
Jerwood Collection, UK
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
Site-specific commission, River Bend, Dallas, USA
UCLH NHS Trust, Wallpaper commission at the Royal National Ear, Nose, Throat and Eastman Dental Hospital, London – 2019
VIA University College, Denmark, Permanent Large Scale Painting – 2015
Arken Museum & Edition Copenhagen print commission – 2014
Transport for London / Idler / 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

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