• CLAIRE COLETTE
    b. France
    Lives and works in Los Angeles, California


    EDUCATION
    MFA, Mills College, Oakland, CA, 2013
    BFA, Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA 2003


    SOLO EXHIBITIONS
    2018
    Mountains, Time, And Other Devices, Ochi Projects, Los Angeles, CA

    2017
    Monument Eternal, Johansson Projects, Oakland, CA
    Widening Circles, Hunter Shaw Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

    2015
    Ever/After, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA

    2014
    Last Light Before a Long Night, Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX
    Small Moves in Strange Rooms, Eleanor Harwood Gallery, San Francisco, CA


    SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
    2019
    Binder of Women, The Pit, Los Angeles, CA

    2018
    Sexy Beast Gala, The Marciano Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
    Heat Wave, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA
    Layered, Gallery Also, Los Angeles, CA
    Radiant, Big City Forum, Los Angeles, CA
    Good Smoke/Good Poke, Zero Zero, Los Angeles, CA

    2017
    Binder of Women, The Pit, Los Angeles, CA
    Modern Hieroglyphics, Paul Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
    Trust Fall, Gallery Also, Los Angeles, CA
    LA Intersections, Fabien Castanier Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

    2016
    EVE, EVE, TOPS Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
    Thick as Paper Thin, Brilliant Champions Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
    Form is Not Different From Function, Left Field Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA

    2015
    Mesa, Age of Multiples, Los Angeles, CA
    That’s My Trip, Joshua Liner Gallery New York City, NY

    2014
    At Home With, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA
    Not a Force But A Curvature, Novella Gallery, New York City, NY
    New New New Abstractions, Toomey Tourell Fine Art, San Francisco, CA

    2013
    Buddy System Invitational, Breeze Block Gallery, Portland, OR
    Heightened Subjectivity: Recent Work by Teresa Baker, Claire Colette, and Lana Williams,
    Interface Gallery, Oakland, CA
    Luminous, curated by Catherine Wagner, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
    July Group Show, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA
    Compound Vision: Mills MFA Thesis Exhibition, Mills Museum, Oakland, CA
    Auction to Benefit the Artist, Incline Gallery, San Francisco, CA
    Thinking Like the Universe (1), K. Imperial Gallery, San Francisco, CA
    Thinking Like the Universe (2), Hatch Gallery, Oakland, CA

    2012
    Take Shelter, Royal NoneSuch Gallery, Oakland, CA
    Good Counsel, Incline Gallery, San Francisco, CA
    Moment, Gold Star, San Francisco, CA

    2011
    Small Mad Hope, The Belljar, San Francisco, CA
    Nothing to Say, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA
    The Lettermaker, Gallery Hijinks, San Francisco, CA


    BIBLIOGRAPHY
    Binder of Women, ED 2, 2019
    Featured Artist, Voyage LA, November 2018
    “Interview With Artists and Leaders at the Intersection of Art and Spirituality: with Claire Colette“ by Caris Reid, October, 2018
    “Review: Claire Colette at Ochi Projects” by Katie Kirk, MAAKE Magazine, October, 2018
    Podcast: What Artist Listen To: Claire Colette, August, 2018
    Record Cover, Name Plus Focus by LFZ on Castle Face Records, July, 2018
    Featured Artist, curated by Holly Coulis, MAAKE Magazine, April, 2018
    From Sublime to Comic in Bay Area Galleries,” by Charles Desmarais for San Francisco Chronicle, September 20, 2017
    “Claire Colette Re-Enchants Geometric Abstraction,” by DeWitt Chang for The Monthly Magazine, September, 2017
    “Widening Circles,” Published by Stimulus Progression, 2017
    Artist Feature, Little Paper Planes Blog, by Maggie Hass, September 2015
    “Berkeley Art Center Agility Projects:  Claire Colette: Ever/After; and Rhonda Holberton: You Are Something the Whole World is Doing,” Oakland Art Enthusiast, April 2015
    “New Group Show Brings the Summer Vacay Vibes,” Opening Ceremony,
    by Chloe Dewberry, April 2015
    “Claire Colette’s Studio Playlist,” BLOUIN ARTINFO, by Scott Indrisek, May 2014
    “New New New Abstraction,” SFAQ Magazine, by Kathryn McKinney, March 2014
    “Heightened Subjectivity,” SFAQ Magazine, by Leora Lutz, February 2014
    “Claire Colette’s Subtle, Cinematic Pencil on Paper,” Beautiful Decay Online,
    by Larissa Erin Greer, 2013
    “Thinking Like The Universe, 4 Distinctive Art Gallery Exhibitions,” 7x7 Magazine, June 2013
    “Good Counsel: 6 artists examine storytelling,” San Francisco Chronicle, July 2012
    MFA NOW featured artist and essayist, 2012

    RESIDENCIES
    Southern Exposure, Studio Residency, San Francisco, CA, 2009-2011
    Printmaking Residency, New York School of Visual Arts, NY, 2008

    AWARDS
    2013 The Jay Defeo Fellowship Award, Mills College, CA
    2012-13 Mills College Teaching Assistant Fellowship, CA
    2012 The Herringer Foundation Award, Mills College, CA