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Clare Phelan

Strata Data

collagraph
55cm x 107cm
framed under glass

£660
Strata Data 2

collagraph
65cm x 105cm
framed under glass

£660
Strata Data 3

collagraph
55cm x 107cm
framed under glass

£660

Clare is a printmaker who works directly with the ancestors of our digital world. Cyber culture theory, and the idea of a ‘cultural lag’ in our understanding of advancing technology inform her work.

In the making of her distinctive abstract prints, she uses found objects of nineteenth and twentieth century coding technology, including textile jacquards, musical box discs and IBM punch cards. Steel music box discs become etching plates, and cardboard and paper artefacts are used to make Collagraph prints.

Following a twenty year career as an Art Psychotherapist, Clare returned to education, completing an MA (distinction) in Visual Art at Bradford College in 2014. She subsequently spent three years honing her printmaking skills on the Complete Printmaker Programme run by Hot Bed Press in Salford. During 2017 Clare was shortlisted for the Flourish Award for Excellence in Printmaking and was a recipient of the ‘Art&’ RAW Talent Award for Emerging Artists. In 2019 she was shortlisted for the London Contemporary Art prize and was winner of the Scott Creative Arts Foundation, Emerging Artists Award. In 2022 Clare received the Saul Hay award at the AIR Gallery Open annual awards.