Clare Woods

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Clare Woods

Clare Woods (born 1972) is a British artist who lives and works in London and the Welsh borders. Some of her works are on a very large scale; one commissioned for the Olympic Delivery Authority in London is 83 metres long.[2]

Woods completed an MA in Fine Art at Goldsmith’s College, London in 1999, following a BA in Fine Art at Bath College of Art in 1994.[3]

She was shortlisted for Cymru yn Fenis Wales in Venice 2017 La Biennale di Venezia 57th International Art Exhibition.

Clare Woods 'The Perseverance' (2015) enamel on aluminium, 1500 × 800 cm (twenty panels, each 300 × 200 cm), VIA University College, Aarhus, Denmark


Woods’ paintings are held in many major national and international collections including the Arts Council Collection, London, British Council Collection, London, Government Art Collection, London, Southampton City Art Gallery, National Museum Wales Collection, Glynn Vivian Collection, Wales, Arken Museum of Modern Art, Denmark, British Airways Collection, London, Albright-Knox Museum, Buffalo, USA.

Clare Woods 'Carpenters Curve' (2012) digitally printed ceramic tiles, 600 × 8,300 cm, a permanent work for the Olympic Park, London, commissioned by the Contemporary Art Society on behalf of the Olympic Delivery Authority


Clare Woods 'Dead Spring' 110x75cm, Oil on Aluminium (2011)

Woods’ work has been the subject of major solo exhibitions both nationally and internationally including,


Woods received a major commission from Contemporary Art Society/ Olympic Delivery Authority to create two permanent pieces of work, Carpenter's Curve and Brick Field, for the Olympic Park, London in 2012.

Other major commissions include, Future City/Make Architects commission for a building, London (2005–07), Transport for London, Permanent Commission for Hampstead Heath Train Station London (2010–11), Worcester University/ Worcester County Council, Large Scale painting for the new Hive building (2012) Art on the Underground, River Services commission two new paintings for a poster commission (2014), Large Scale Painting Commission, VIA University College, Denmark (2015).

Woods also works in print and has had print commissions from Habitat, Counter Editions, Sidney Nolan Trust / The Hepworth Wakefield, Edition Copenhagen, Harewood House and Alan Cristea Gallery, London.


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  2. ^ Karen Wright (18 August 2012). "In The Studio: Clare Woods, Artist". The Independent. Retrieved 16 October 2015.
  3. ^ a b Sheena Hastings (21 October 2011). "A larger landscape... and an epic sense of place". The Yorkshire Post. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
  4. ^ Jessica Lack (24 September 2008). "Artist of the week, No.8 Clare Woods". The Guardian. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Clare Wood, The Unquiet Head". The Hepworth Wakefield. 2011. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
  6. ^ "The Seven Eggs by Clare Woods". Harewood House. 2013. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
  7. ^ Harewood House (22 July 2013). "The Seven Eggs; New Works by Clare Woods" – via YouTube.
  8. ^ "Artists". Rebecca Camhi. Retrieved 24 February 2018.
  9. ^ "A Tree, A Rock, A Cloud". Oriel Davies Gallery. 2014. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
  10. ^ "CCQ 5".
  11. ^ "Clare Woods". Plas Glyn-y-Weddw. 2014. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
  12. ^ "Clare Woods". martin asbaek gallery. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
  13. ^ "Clare Woods: Reality Dimmed - Warwick Arts Centre". Warwick Arts Centre.
  14. ^ "An English Murder: Clare Woods Has a Poisoner's Touch".

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