Claire Wilson received a BFA from the University of Utah in 2012, where she studied Fine Art and Anthropology, received an MA in Art from the University of Wisconsin—Madison in 2017, and an MFA in 2018. Currently, she is focused on making kinetic sculpture—using a process that she calls “caveman robotics”. Wilson’s work is rooted in an interest in playful absurdity, and using it as a vehicle to exploit unexamined, overlooked, or otherwise ignored aspects of our culture and daily experience. Claire is currently an instructor of record at the University of Wisconsin—Madison, teaching Art 212: Drawing Methods and Concepts. Her work is represented by Phillips Gallery in Salt Lake City, UT.
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SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2018 | Awkward Nocturnes, The Stock Pavilion, Madison, WI
2017 | Claire Wilson: Sound, Untitled, Radio, Untitled Art Fair, Miami, FL
2017 | Encounters, Gallery 7, Madison, WI
2015 | Claire Wilson & Nancy Vorm, Phillips Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
2013 | Claire Wilson: Rustworks, President's Gallery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
2013 | Resurfacing, Gallery at Library Square, Salt Lake City, UT
2012 | Claire Wilson and Tess Cook, Alvin Gittins Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
2008 | Highlife Presents: Claire Wilson, Salt Lake City, UT

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017 | The Right Stuff, The Pitch Project, Milwaukee, WI
2016 | The Jettisoned Object, Gallery 7, Madison, WI
2016 | Lasagna: The Philosophical and Existential Longing for Temporal Meaning in the Age of Multiplicity, Art Lofts Gallery, Madison, WI
2016 | Summer Group Exhibit, Phillips Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
2016 | Bizarre Stuff, Commonwealth Gallery, Madison, WI
2016 | Fresh and Snappy, Hilldale Shopping Center, Madison, WI
2015 | Standard Deviation, Art Lofts Gallery, Madison, WI
2015 | Emissaries, Art Lofts Gallery, Madison, WI
2015 | Winter Group Exhibit, Phillips Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
2015 | Means to an End, Gallery 7, Madison, WI
2015 | Summer Group Exhibit, Phillips Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
2014 | Utah Ties, Cultural Utah Art Center (CUAC), Salt Lake City, UT
2014 | 90th Spring Salon, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT
2014 | Summer Group Exhibit, Phillips Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
2013 | Winter Group Exhibit, Phillips Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
2013 | Poor Yorick Studios: Open Studios, Salt Lake City, UT
2013 | Summer Group Exhibit, Phillips Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
2012 | BFA Exhibition, Rockwood Studios, Salt Lake City, UT
2012 | Annual Student Exhibition, Alvin Gittins Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
2011 | Group Exhibit, curator: Aaron Moulton, Alvin Gittins Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
EDUCATION
Master of Fine Arts, Candidate
University of Wisconsin – Madison             
Anticipated graduation: Spring of 2018
Master of Arts
University of Wisconsin – Madison: Spring of 2017
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting and Drawing, Cum Laude
Minor: Anthropology
University of Utah: Spring of 2012
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