Biography

Selected Works / Exhibitions / Biography / Available Inventory

Claire Cowie
Born: 1975 Charlotte, NC
Lives and works in Seattle, WA

Education

MFA 1999 Printmaking, University of Washington, Seattle

BFA 1997 Printmaking, Washington University, St. Louis

1990 – 1993 North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston-Salem NC

Grants and Awards

2006 Nominated for: Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant

2005 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant Nominated for: Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award

2004 Neddy Artist Fellowship, Behnke Foundation Fellowship Award, Artist Trust/Washington State Arts Commission

2000 GAP Award (Grants for Artist’s Projects) Artist Trust

Solo Exhibitions

2010
Pilgrimage, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR

2009
Weeping and Gnashing of Teeth, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA

2008
12 Views, James Harris Gallery, Seattle
Tree, James Harris Gallery, Seattle

2007
Homunculi, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland
Snapshots, Clatsop Community College, Astoria WA

2006
Claire Cowie: Homecoming, Center on Creative Arts, St. Louis
About Strange Lands, James Harris Gallery, Seattle

2005
Village Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland

2004
Land Escapes James Harris Gallery, Seattle

2003
Flying Ladies of Leisure, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle

A project involving a residency, an exhibition of past work, an exhibition of new work
Stagings: Claire Cowie and the Monsen Collection Photogravures, Henry Art Gallery

A collection-based photo exhibition built around a series of recent photogravures
Still Life on Blue, cherrydelosreyes Gallery, Los Angeles

2002
Stagings, James Harris Gallery, Seattle

Selected Group Exhibitions

2010
Show of Hands, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA
Summer Selection, Gallery at Aspira, Seattle, WA

2008
Light, Seeking Light, Western Bridge, Seattle
Century 21: Dealer’s Choice, Wright Exhibition Space, Seattle
Traces and Accumulations, Wright Exhibition Space, Seattle

2006
Feral Nature, University of Texas at Dallas
Beyond Limits, Shenzhen Art Institute Gallery, Shenzhen China
Swallow Harder: Selections from the Ben and Aileen Krohn Collection Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA

2005
A Decade of Excellence: The Neddy Artist Fellowship Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma
Unexpected Watercolor Art Gym, Marylhurst University, Portland
Release/Capture Kirkland Art Center, Kirkland WA

2004
Summer Group Show, cherrydelosreyes, Los Angeles

2003
Crossroads: New Art From the Northwest, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle
Dancing on the Walls, Pulliam Deffenbaugh Gallery, Portland

2002
Multiplex, Bumbershoot, Seattle Center
32 Prints, Portland Art Museum, Portland
LAVA, Noodleworks Studio, Seattle (catalogue)
Introductions, Rental Sales Gallery, Seattle Art Museum

2001
TRANSmogrified, James Harris Gallery, Seattle
Unbecoming, Soil Cooperative, Seattle

2000
Intervals, Frames and Accelerations, Froelick Adelhart Gallery, Portland
Plaster: Means/Ends, Soil Cooperative, Seattle

1999
2nd Annual Printmaking Exhibition, Kirkland Art Center, Kirkland WA (juror’s award)
Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, Henry Art Gallery, U. of Washington

Collections

Amgen Corporation, Seattle WA

4Culture Public Art Collection, Seattle WA

Henry Art Gallery, Seattle WA

Microsoft Corporation, Redmond WA

Swedish Cancer Institute, Seattle WA

Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma WA

University of Missouri, St. Louis MO

Artist Residencies

2003 Henry Art Gallery, Seattle

2000 Centrum, Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend WA

Professional Service

2004 – Present Board Member, Henry Art Gallery

2003 Visiting Artist for Youth in Focus, an organization dedicated to photography

education for under-privileged children in the Seattle area

2002 – 2003 Programming Committee Member, Contemporary Art Council, Seattle Art

Museum

2001 – Present Board Member, Seattle Print Arts

1999 Publications/ Catalogue Chair, Graduate Student Committee, University of

Washington, Seattle WA

Bibliography

Janet Koplos, “Report from Seattle,” Art in America, September 2005 (image)

Emily Hall, “Claire Cowie: James Harris Gallery,” Artforum, May 2004 (image)

Judy Wagonfeld, “An Artist Cuts up Her Old Works to Create Intriguing Collages,” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, March 5, 2004 (image)

Suzanne Beal, “The Tiny, the Indeterminate and the Ever-Changing,” ArtDish, http://www.artdish.com/the-dish.asp?ID=44 October 2003 (images)

Sara Krajewski, “Claire Cowie at the Henry Art Gallery,” Artweek, October 2003 Vol.34, Issue 8 p.26 (images)

Regina Hackett, “Henry’s fit to burst with its bounty of contemporary art,” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, August 5, 2003 (image)

Leah Ollman, “Recasting Objects of Childhood,” Los Angeles Times, May 2, 2003 (image)

Emily Hall, “Framed in Los Angeles,” The Stranger, May 8, 2003 (images)

Sheila Farr, “Northwest Art Converges at COCA’s Crossroads,” The Seattle Times, March 28, 2003 (image)

Elizabeth Brown and Lisa Corrin, “The Mountain is Out,” Modern Painters, Autumn 2002 p. 47

Emily Hall, “In and Out of Context: The Secret Life of Tschotkes,” The Stranger, July 11-17 2002, vol.11 no.43 (image)

Rhonda Howard “Claire Cowie: River in Human Skin,” LAVA 2002 catalogue, Thread, 2002 pp. 34-37 (image)

Sheila Farr, “Talent of the Future Taking Shape,” The Seattle Times, Jan 11 2002 (image)

Regina Hackett, “Things Change: Art is Becoming in a Material Way,” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Jan 11 2002

Sheila Farr, “Rethinking What’s Beautiful and Beastly,” The Seattle Times, June 22, 2001

Cynthia Rose, “Artist’s Work Highlights Life’s Essential Anarchy,” The Seattle Times, December 10 1999 (image)

Grants and Awards

2005 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant

2004 Neddy Artist Fellowship, Behnke Foundation

Fellowship Award, Artist Trust/Washington State Arts Commission

2000 GAP Award (Grants for Artist’s Projects) Artist Trust, Seattle

1998 Parnassus Scholarship, University of Washington

1997 Gonzales Fine Arts Scholarship, University of Washington

1995 Edmund H. Wuerpal Award for Printmaking, Washington University

1993 Washington University Scholarship

1992 John M. Ehle, Jr. Scholarship, N.C. School of the Arts, Winston-Salem

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