Clare Longley (b. 1994) is an artist currently living and working in Narrm/Melbourne.
Clare’s practice is largely occupied by an interest in how clichéd and sentimental images and symbols can be shaped through an experimental painting practice. By playing with different modes of mark making, compositional relationships, and narrative configurations, she aims to revitalise expressively exhausted subjects. Clare’s work encourages viewers to both feel, and recognise the devices inspiring (or manipulating) their feeling.
Clare recently graduated with First Class Honours from the Master of Fine Art program at Monash University, Melbourne (2021), where she also completed a First Class Honours (2018), after graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts (2014) with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting). Recent solo exhibitions include Garden series with boundaries, ReadingRoom (2020);Watch and thee, absent another, Bus Projects (2019); Adult Lullabies, Daine Singer (2017); and Thanks for Having Me, Blindside Gallery (2017). Curatorial projects include Smoke Screens, LON Gallery (2018); Massage Therapy, KINGS Artist-Run (2017); and We Make Memories, Seventh Gallery (2017). Selected group exhibitions include Potential Space, Kennard’s Self Storage Facility (2019); MADA Now, Monash Art, Design & Architecture Gallery (2018); and The Wizard of Oz: An Updated Classic, Secret Project Robot, USA (2017).
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