Biography

Claire Cohen is an artist working with abstract and semi-abstract imagery in a variety of media.


She is interested in playing with the balance of two contrasting elements, whether it is the combination of computer code and handcrafted materials or the juxtaposition of simple shapes to create a complex form.


Claire graduated with honours in Physical Sciences in 1986 and followed this with a career in engineering. A return to academia in 2008 saw the development of an interest in printmaking which culminated in a masters degree from the University of the West of England. This presented opportunities to experiment with new technologies as well as traditional techniques and, more particularly, a chance to explore ways of combining several processes. Claire's work continues to be driven by a love of experimentation both with materials and with methods and much of her work involves combining techniques in multiple steps of production.


Born in 1963. Lives and works in Bristol, UK

Claire's work is held in private collections in UK, Europe, US and commissioned works created for corporate and private clients in UK, UAE and Europe.

Exhibitions

2023 "Objects" Cube Gallery, London
2022 Artefact Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, London
2021 Christmas Exhibition Cube Gallery, London
  Battersea Affordable Arts Fair Battersea, London
2020 Christmas Exhibition Cube Gallery, London
  Art Karlsruhe Rheinstetten, Germany
2019 "Small Wonders" Cube Gallery, London
  SOFA Chicago
  New York Affordable Arts Metropolitan Pavillion, New York
2018 CONTEXT Art Miami
  Art Market San Francisco
  Brussels Affordable Art Fair  
  New York Affordable Art Fair
2017 CONTEXT Art Miami
2015 163rd Open Exhibition Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
2014 "Colour" Cube Gallery, Bristol
  "First Impressions" Out of Print Collective show, Create Centre, Bristol
  162nd Open Exhibition Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
2013 Mini Print Exhibition Foyles Bookshop, Bristol
2011 "Transition" Group C Artists show, Centrespace Gallery, Bristol
Open Photography 2 Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
2008 North Somerset Arts Trail  

Awards

People's Choice Award, RWA Autumn Show 2014

Academic

Qualifications

BSc Hons. Physical Sciences – Oxford Polytechnic 1986

Diploma in Foundation Studies in Art – Bristol School of Art 2010

MA Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking – University of the West of England 2014

Research paper

‘Reproduction of texture in digitally printed artworks’

authors: Carinna PARRAMAN, Peter MCCALLION, Claire COHEN, Stephen HOSKINS Centre for Fine Print Research, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK