Claire Pearce


Pearce’s work explores contemporary female identity and how it is shaped by the socio-political landscape; the influence of technology, popular culture, fashion and storytelling. She is especially interested in the effect on the emotional and physical self; presence and absence of the female persona and body; construction and deconstruction of identity, visibility and invisibility.

Her work spans across a range of media including drawing, painting, printmaking, object-making, video, performance and installation.

Pearce is a graduate of the Slade School of Fine Art, holding an MFA in Fine Art, as well as a BA in Intermedia Art from Edinburgh College of Art. She has won awards including The Slade Prize, undertaken high-profile residencies at Selfridges & Co. (London) and the Slade School of Fine Art, and exhibited work in both solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally.