Duguid, Claire Curriculum Vitae
Claire studied Drawing and Painting at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, University of Dundee and graduated with a BA Hons in Fine Art. Now living and working in Edinburgh, she exhibits her work in the UK, Europe and the USA with a growing list of private collectors and appeared in several art features in press and television.
My work deals with varied experiences of intimacy and solitude. I intend to create an ambiguous serenity or powerful sense of presence, touching on an almost religious aura.
I use strong, pure, natural light or vivid colourful artificial light with movement to abstract the subject, capturing varying levels of abstraction in photographs and film stills. Using this as my source material I paint a photorealistic interpretation intending to convey an energy and radiance contained within the confines of the canvas, producing panels of light, colour, intrigue and overall beauty.
I experiment with the relationships between the figure and the environment and the viewer and the painting, exploring different perceptions of reality. In much of my work I aim to bring a fusion between fore and background, using the light to distort and erode the figure, giving the light a sense of form and the figure less definition, creating an equality between the elements. Contrastingly, in a number of my works, I distort the background to create a distinct separation of the figure from its environment, creating a sense of isolation. In doing so, engaging the viewer and generating an intimacy with the subject.
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, BA Honours in Fine Art, University of Dundee, 2000-2004
AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
Selected by the RSA and Standard Life Investments as an invited artist to exhibit in an exclusive show at the Atrium Gallery of Whiteleys, London following the RSA Students Exhibition, City Arts Centre, Edinburgh.
Invited as part of a small selection of artists from BraveArt 03 to attend media events to promote BraveArt 04.
March 03: RSA Students Exhibition, City Arts Centre, Edinburgh
May 03: BraveArt 03, The Atrium Gallery, London.
Feb - Mar 04: RSA Students Exhibition, RSA Building, Edinburgh.
May 04: Duncan of Jordanstone Degree Show, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee.
June 04: Gallery Launch; Mixed Show, McKenzie Galleries, St Andrews.
July - Aug 04: New Generation Show, Compass Gallery, Glasgow.
Oct 04: Affordable Art Fair, London with Sarah Myerscough Gallery, Mayfair, London.
Dec 04: St Andrew�s Week Exhibition, Old Course Hotel, organiser McKenzie Galleries, St Andrews.
Feb - Mar 05: New Faces 2005, The Leith Gallery, Edinburgh.
Feb - Mar 05 Figurative Show, Green Gallery, Aberfoyle.
Apr - May 05: Glasgow Art Fair with Scotlandart.com.
Jul - Aug 05: Figure it Out, Scotlandart.com, Edinburgh.
Nov 05: New York Affordable Art Fair with Flying Colours Gallery, London.
Sept - Oct 06: Joint Gallery Exhibition with Scotlandart.com and Karen Taylor Contemporary Fine Art, London.
Oct 06: Joint Gallery Exhibition with Scotlandart.com and Gallery One, London.
Nov 06: Art Ireland, Dublin with Scotlandart.com.
Nov 06: Edinburgh Art Fair with Scotlandart.com.
Dec 06: Christmas Exhibition, Scotlandart.com, Edinburgh.
Mar 07: Affordable Art Fair, London with Flying Colours Gallery, London.
Apr 07: Glasgow Art Fair with Flying Colours Gallery, London.
Nov 07: Edinburgh Art Fair with Scotlandart.com Galleries.
Apr 08: �Contemporary Figurative Paintings� show at Scotlandart.com, Gallery, Edinburgh.
Nov 08: Edinburgh Art Fair with Scotlandart.com Galleries.
July - August 12: Claire Duguid and Dylan Lyle Figurative Exhibition at Union Gallery, Edinburgh.