b. 1965, Bristol UK
2022 Royal West of England 169th Annual Open Exhibition, Queens Rd, Bristol.
2022 Prize winner London Sunny Art Prize 2021, Group Exhibition. Sunny Art Centre.
WATCH NOW Materiality & behaviour of pigments in oil painting, online demonstration & talk (Video), Bricks Associate Artist Talk
2016-21 Mentored by painter and course leader of painting, drawing and printmaking, Plymouth College of Art Richard Kenton Webb
2014- 2015 MA Fine Art Degree Merit – Bath Spa University. Taught by Dexter Dalwood.
2011-2014 BA (Hons) Degree Drawing and Applied Arts First Class – University of West of England, Taught by Richard Kenton Webb
2009-2011 Access to Higher Education in Art and Design – Stroud College
2021 Visiting Lecturer, BA (hons) Fine Art Degree, University Centre Somerset, Taunton.
2018-2020 Visiting lecturer, BA (hons) Drawing and Print Degree, University the West of England Bristol.
2022 Prize winner of the London Sunny Art Prize, Sunny Art Centre, London
2013 Helsinki Drawing Laboratory at Aalto University, Helsinki
2023 The Wasps Trust Creative Industries, The Booth, Shetland, July.
2019 Turps Banana/PADA Residency Barreiro, Portugal.
2013 The Drawing Lab Workshop a collaborative residency at Aalto University, Helsinki between artists from the UK and Finland.
TAG-Tubes Artists Gallery VR Sense of Place curated by Painters TUBES Magazine editor Denis Taylor.
Transition Of Place a solo show making A Case for Place, The Case Gallery, Gallery Steel Rooms, Brigg, North Lincolnshire.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Arcadia for all? Contemporary British Landscape Painting, Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery, University of Leeds.
Royal West of England 169th Annual Open Exhibition, Queens Rd, Bristol.
Beep Painting Prize Biennial, Elysium Gallery, Swansea.
Abstract. Then and Now, painters TUBES Gallery, VR Exhibition.
Bath Society of Artists 117th Open Exhibition, Victoria Art Gallery Bath.
London Sunny Art Prize 2021, Group Exhibition, London Sunny Art Centre.
Society of Woman Artists 160th Annual Open Exhibition Online.
Satellites Berwick Street Gallery, London, curated by Rise Art
The Lido Open 2021, the old Lido Stores, Margate
Figurative Art Now, online show by Federation of British Artists of the Mall Galleries London.
Paris Contemporary Drawing Fair curated by Jan-Philipp Fruehsorge, of The Berlin Drawing Hub.
London Art Biennale-5th Edition, Chelsea Old Town Hall, Kings Road, London.
Without Borders Exhibition ,Elysium Gallery, Swansea. Traveling books/works on paper project.
The Manchester VR Exhibition, painters Tubes Gallery, curated by Denis Taylor.
Best of Six, Tubes Artists Gallery Showcase 2019-20, VR Exhibition, curated by Denis Taylor
Beep Painting Prize Biennial, Elysium Gallery, Swansea
EXH 02, Floorr Magazine, online show.
Metamorphosis, Cylinder Gallery Virtual Exhibition.
Jackson’s Open Painting Prize 2019 shortlist gallery.
Academician Candidate Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol.
Way-Making Part of the A Case for Place Project, Gallery Steel Rooms, Brigg, North Lincolnshire.
PAINT, PS Mirabel 2019 Open Exhibition, Manchester. Part of Manifest Festival.
John Moores Painting Prize 2018 Exhibition, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.
Twice as Nice, PS Mirabel 2018 Open Exhibition, Manchester.
Winter Show 2018 -19 Gallery Steel Rooms, Brigg, North Lincolnshire.
NN Contemporary Art Biennial Open Exhibition, Northampton.
The Narrative in Motion curated by Cylinder Gallery at the Menier Gallery London.
disquiet Walcot Chapel Gallery, Bath. Clare Thatcher & sculptor Lou Baker
Royal West of England Academy 165th Annual Open exhibition, Clifton Bristol
Go Wild in the Country, Bruton Open Exhibition, Bruton Art Factory, Somerset
The Other Art Fair, Arnolfini, Bristol
Who’s afraid of Red, Yellow, & Blue? Kooi Space, PMX, Hasselt Belgium, group exhibition
Pay & Display Prize- Exhibition, Centrespace Gallery, Bristol
Adelina Yard Fine Dining restaurant, Bristol. Featured Artist.
Open Studios, CLaSH Artspace, Severn Vale Arts, Thornbury Arts Festival.
(dis)place, at The Vestibules, City Hall, College Green, Bristol. Artist in residency as part of Bristol-based art community Synecdoche.
Royal West of England Academy 164th Annual Open exhibition, Clifton Bristol
‘Liminal Space’ thresholds of mind & place. Clare Thatcher & Shirley Sharp. Christmas Steps Gallery, Bristol.
Secret Art Prize 2016, The Curious Duke Gallery, London. (Long listed)
Drawing-Talking (drawing is greater than talking), The Sanctuary Gallery, Brunel building Southmead hospital. Partnership between Synecdoche and Fresh Arts.
Pattern; Found, Exchanged, Unraveled, Fringe Arts Bath 2016, curated by Laura Waite & Nicola Pearce. 21/22 Milsom Street, Bath BA1 1BZ.
Melancholy – The English Disease by students & alumni of Drawing & Applied Arts & Drawing & Print at UWE Bristol. Curated by course tutors & Professor Johannes Kesenne. Colston Hall, Bristol & Christmas Steps Gallery, Bristol.
International Postcard Show, Surface Gallery, Nottingham.
Cre-eight. Curated by Sightlines projects Walcot Chapel Gallery, Bath.
Severn Vale Arts Trail, Clash Artspace, Thornbury Arts Festival.
Artmasters, MA Fine Art Graduates. Curated by Anna Fairchild, The Old Truman Brewery, East London
MA Fine Art Exhibition, Bath Spa University, Sion Hill, Bath.
MA Fine Art Interim Exhibition, Bath Spa University, Dartmouth Avenue, Bath.
Clifton Arts club 106th annual open exhibition. Clifton Bristol
Synecdoche DAA Summer Exhibition. Embassy Tea Rooms London.
Degree Show. University West of England Bristol.
‘161st Annual Open Exhibition’ Royal West of England Academy Bristol.
A Pause in the Noise. The Grant Bradley Gallery, Bristol.
Serendipity. Thornbury Art Club. South Glous.
Helsingfors. University West of England Bristol.
Unearthed. The Corinium Museum Cirencester.
PUBLICATIONS AND LECTURES BY
Thatcher C. (2021 )Visiting lecture , University Centre Somerset, Taunton. BA (hons) Fine Art Degree.
Thatcher C. (2021) Materiality & behaviour: pigments in oil painting, workshop, University Centre Somerset, Taunton. BA (hons) Fine Art Degree.
Thatcher C. (2020) Materiality & behaviour: pigments in oil painting, Bricks artists talks (online), Bristol.
Thatcher, C. (2017-21) Invited guest speaker, alumni day at University the West of England Bristol, BA (hons) Drawing and Print Degree.
Thatcher, C. (2017&18) Visiting speaker, artist network members & academicians day, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol.
Thatcher, C. (2015) Visiting lecture, alumni lecture series at University the West of England Bristol, BA (hons) Drawing and Print Degree.
Dalwood D. (2015) Clare Thatcher Selected to attend study seminar series Context, context, context.
RECENT PUBLICATIONS ABOUT
Taylor D. (2022) Clare Thatcher, Abstract. Then and Now, painters TUBES Magazine issue #31, p 36-38.
Taylor D. (2022) Clare Thatcher, New Environments, painters TUBES Magazine issue #24, p16-19.
Aesthetica Magazine. (2021) Clare Thatcher, Artist’s Directory, October/November edition (issue 103)
Taylor D. (2021) Clare Thatcher, Spirit of Place I, painters TUBES Magazine #20 Best of Six, p 32-3.
Air Gallery. (Mar 2021) Clare Thatcher, Memory of Place, Artist of the Day.
Paint Britain. (Jan 2021) Clare Thatcher, Quiet Reflection, Painting of the Day.
Taylor D. (2020) Clare Thatcher, Vision of Landscape, Beep Painting Prize Biennial, p 32.
Taylor D. (2020) Clare Thatcher, Sense of Place, solo show, Tubes Artists Gallery VR.
Taylor D. (2020) Clare Thatcher, TAG 5 Tubes artists gallery
Paint Britain. (Oct 2020) Clare Thatcher, Take a Breath, Painting of the Day.
Paint Britain. (Apr 2020) Clare Thatcher, Spirit of Place I, Painting of the Day.
Floorr Magazine (2019-present) Clare Thatcher, Floorr Magazine Artist Directory
Taylor D. (2019) Clare Thatcher, Painters Tubes Gallery Showcase. pp 3-4.
(2018) Clare Thatcher, Artist Talk Magazine Issue 3. pp 64-9.
(2018) Clare Thatcher, Feature of Landscape, John Moores Painting Prize, pp 136-7
Darley J. (2017) Art Review (online interview) Clare Thatcher in Sky Light Train
(2015) Clare Thatcher, Artsthread art masters.
(2016 ) Clare Thatcher, Red Line Artworks.
FILM & AUDIO-VISUAL
Clare Thatcher, Materiality & behaviour of pigments in oil painting, online demonstration & talk (Video), Bricks Associate Artist Talk, November 2020, Youtube & Bricks Bristol website.
John Moore’s Painting Prize 2020 China, Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum, Clare Thatcher, ‘Feature of Landscape’ 2018 Exhibition (Video) December 2020-February 2021
Lorusso M. In conversation with Clare Thatcher, The Artful Podcast , 1 November 2020, YouTube & Spotify.
‘Clare Thatcher Sense of Place’ (online interview), 2020, Denis Taylor, YouTube.
Clare Thatcher, Jackson’s Painting Prize 2019, shortlisted artist interview, (Jackson’s Web Blog), September 2019.
Clare Thatcher, International Contemporary Artist, CS Art Gallery (online platform) 2019.
Private collections UK & Switzerland
2022 Singulart Online art gallery
2021 Rise Art Online art gallery
2020 Bricks Associate Artist Bricks Reaching Resilience Programme
2017 Royal West of England Academy, Artist Network Member
2016 Saatchi Art Profile
2014 Synecdoche Bristol-based art community Artist Member