Artist Profile | Clare Samuel

Clare Samuel

Clare Samuel is a Northern Irish artist living in Canada. She completed her BFA with Honours in Photography at Ryerson University, and is now completing her masters at Concordia in Montreal. She has exhibited in solo and group shows in Canada, Britain and Ireland, and has participated in international residencies in Germany, Ireland and Canada. Her work tends to deal with themes of borders, between people or places, and their contribution to the concept of belonging.

Recent Work / Posts | Clare Samuel

After All : an exhibition

After All is a colloquium of micro-disasters and subtle apocalypses, little mistakes and lonely wanderers, absences and distortions, created by eight young visual artists. Both melancholy and acerbic, the works speak to the aftermath of arbitrary and fictitious disasters…

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Vanessa by Clare Samuel

I interviewed people about the first time they fell in love, I wanted to see how they would try to articulate that feeling. Was it a totally new emotion? Did it change everything or just seem normal? I made colouful fly posters with my favourite quotes. The work ties in to the track Vanessa in [...]

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Rineke Dijkstra at Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris. May 2010

Dijkstra is best known for her Beach Portraits made in the early nineties, striking images of adolescents taken in the Ukraine, Europe and America, always against the backdrop of an ocean horizon. This series revealed the awkward beauty and fragility of this transitional age, and her new work at Marian Goodman continues this remarkably sensitive [...]

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Project I’m working on now, advice and feedback very welcome!

These are a few images from a project that I shot this summer in Moscow. The work is about women who work in the oil and gas industry in Russia, in a variety of different roles. I am interested in showing the individuals within this huge, faceless, traditionally masculine, environmentally destructive industry. I would like [...]

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Clare Samuel winner at Optic Nerve!

www.blackflash.ca hmmm…..Botticelli

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