Clare Stephenson - Our-Lady-of-the-Conscious-OpticsClare Stephenson (Scotland)
Born in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in 1972, Stephenson graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee in 1996 before serving on Glasgow’s Transmission Gallery committee.  Exhibitions in 2009 include ‘The Dirty Hands’, CCA, Glasgow with Alex Pollard; ‘The Associates’, Dundee Contemporary Arts; ‘Being and Nothingness’ Light & Sie Gallery, Dallas Texas; ‘Compass in Hand’ MoMA, New York and a solo exhibition at Schurmann Berlin. The artist is represented by Sorcha Dallas, Glasgow. “Clare Stephenson’s sculpture and drawings sit comfortably between craft, Pop, DIY and a taste for the nasty side of French culture. She makes art the way cranks build models, with scrupulous attention to detail and a respect for the junk she works with, but with no real hope of seeing things last.” –Frieze Magazine  Clare’s residency is sponsored by the Scottish Art Council.