Clare Woods

25 Sep7 Nov 2009
Buchmann Box
Clare Woods, ‘Watercolours’, Installation view, Buchmann Box, 2009
Clare Woods
Installation view
Buchmann Box

Clare Woods

25 Sep7 Nov 2009
Buchmann Box
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Clare Woods

Born 1972, lives and works in Hereford, UK


1997 - 99 MA, Goldsmith’s College, London
1991 - 94 BA, Bath College of Art, Bath

Solo Exhibitions

Buchmann Galerie, Berlin
Simon Lee Gallery, London
Simon Lee Gallery, New York
Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen
Simon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong
Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Center, Coventry, UK
Dundee Contemporary Arts
Oriel y Parc, The Grove, St Davids, UK
Oriel Plas Glyn y Weddw, Llanbedrog, UK
Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen
Buchmann Galerie Berlin
Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown, UK
Rebecca Camhi Gallery, Athens, GR
Martin Asbaek Gallery, Copenhagen
New Art Centre, Wiltshire (with Eva Rothschild)
Buchmann Galerie, Berlin
Permanent Art Commission for London 2012 Olympic Park, London
Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton
Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London
Permanent Art Commission for Hampstead Heath Train Station, London
The Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield
Buchmann Box, Berlin
La Galeria De Arte Pilar Parra, Madrid
Buchmann Galerie, Berlin
Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam
Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London
The New Art Centre Salisbury, England
Jiri Svetska Gallery, Prague
Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles
Rebecca Camhi Gallery, Athens
Galeria de Arte, Madrid
The Chisenhale Gallery, London
Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles
Modern Art, London
Leslie and Browne, New York
Modern Art, London
Habitat, Kings Road, London
Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton

Group Exhibitions

Group Show, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Summer in The City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
#AOTD - Art of the day, CCA Andratx, Mallorca, Spain
Awe, Hydra School Projects, Hydra, Athens
P is for Portrait, The Art House, University of Worcester, Worcester, UK
Print Project Space New Editions, Alan Cristea Gallery, London
Starry Nights, Arken Museum of Modern Art, DK
Destroyed By Shadows, Cornerstone Gallery, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool
History in the Making, Alan Cristea Gallery, London
Summer in the City 12th edition, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen
Against Landscape, GSA - The Glasgow School of Art
31 Woman, Breese | Little, London
Against Landscape, Coniston Institute, Coniston, UK
New Beginnings, Alan Cristea Gallery, London
Zeichnung, Buchmann Galerie
Ingo Meller, Daniel Sturgis & Clare Woods - Natural States, The Pier Arts Centre, Stromness, Orkney
Clare Woods and Des Hughes: The Sleepers, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, UK
The Romantic Thread in British Art, Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton
Blow Up - Painting, Photography and Reality, Parafin, London
Summer in the City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, DK
The Brask Collection, Munkeruphus, Dronningmölle, DK
DISPLAYS – Three Women Painters: Phoebe Unwin, Clare Woods and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Contemporary Art Society, London
Under the Greenwood , St. Barbe Museum, Lymington, UK
Contested Ground, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds, UK
Summer in the City, Martin Asbaek Gallery, Copenhagen
Creating The New Century, Contemporary Art from the Dicke Collection, The Dayton Art Institute, Ohio, USA
Obras Destacadas y Últimas Adquisiciones, CCA Andratx
Re: Public towards an art for the public realm, Chelsea Futurespace, London
East Wing Nine presents EXHIBITIONISM: The Art of Display, Courtauld Institute of Art, London
Palm Paintings, Buchmann Galerie Berlin
Topographies, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Art Foundation Mallorca, Centro Cultural Andratx
Buchmann Galerie, Berlin
Impact! Works from the VISUALodour collection, Fundació Vall Palou, Lleida
The Dark Monarch: Magic and Modernity in British Art, Tate St. Ives, Cornwall, GB
M25 Around London, cur. by Barry Schwabsky, London
 Fringes of Abstraction, Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam
Galerie Koraalberg, Antwerp
Esencias 11, Fundacion Municipal de Cultura, Vallaloid
Wood for the Trees and the Falling Leaves, Gimpel Fils Gallery, London

John Moores 24, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
Extreme Abstraction, Albright Knox Art Gallery, NY
Chambres à Part, Sezz Hotel, Paris. Curator: Laurence Dreyfus
New British Painting, John Hansard Painting, Southampton
Stay Positive, Marella Arte Contemporanea, Milan
Painting Identities, Pilar Parra & Romero, Galeria de Arte, Madrid
Forest, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Touring Show
The Walls Have Eyes, Modern Art, London
Forever Young, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
Painting as a Foreign Language, Centro Britanica Brasilliero, Sao Paulo
Group Painting Show, Cohan, Leslie and Browne, New York
Group Show, (curated by Pauline Karpidas & Sadie Coles), 
The Hydra Workshop, Hydra
Beck’s Futures, ICA London (travelling)
Tailsliding, curated by Stephen Hepworth, British Council Touring Show
Beyond, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee
British Council Touring Show
London Underground, Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul
Wooden Heart, Avco, London
British Art 2 (Painting), Diehl Vorderwuelbecke, Berlin
What Collectors Are Collecting, Exit Art, New York
And if there were no stories, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
Paintings, Studio Massimo De Carlo, Milan
Idle Wild, Approach Gallery, London
Glass Border, Danielle Arnaud, London
Nature/Culture, Gimpel Files / Hales Gallery, London
British Council, Touring Print Exhibition
Cluster Bomb, Morrison Judd, London
Printemps, Deutsch-Britische Freundschaft
Underworld, Australian Council Studios, London
Habitat Print Project, Habitat (England, France, Germany)
Fritz & Betty, Exmouth Market, London
Die Yuppie Scum, Karsten Schubert, London
Gothic, Lost in Space, London
White Trash, Lost in Space, London
Transmission Report, Curtain Road, London

Selected Collections

British Council, London

National Collection of Wales, Cardiff

Government Art Collection, London

Arts Council Collection, London

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo
Dakis Joannou Collection Foundation, Athens
The Ophiuchus Collection, Geneva
Honart Museum, Tehran 
Colección VAC (Valencia Arte Contemporáneo), Valencia
Arken Museum of Modern Art, Denmark


Clare Woods


Reality Dimmed, Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Center, UK (exh. cat.)

H. Juddah: Clare Woods, Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, UK, Frieze, April


Victim of Geography, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, UK (


The Romantic Thread in British Art, Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton, UK ( 

A. Marr, J.Higgie, M.Bracewell, R. Daniels, S. Martin, Clare Woods Strange Meetings, Art Books Publishing, London, UK 


Imagining A University, Fifty Years of The University of Warwick Art Collection, Warwick University, Warwick, England ( 


A Tree A Rock A Cloud, Clare Woods (The National Collection Of Wales, Oriel Davies, Wales)

Brask Collection at Munkeruphus (Munkeruphus Art Museum, Gilleleje, Denmark)

Under the Greenwood, Picturing the British Tree from Constable to Kurt Jackson (St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery and Southampton City Art Gallery, Lymington, UK) 


Bracewell, Michael & Stephens, Chris: The Unquiet Head, Hepworth Wakefield, (
Hastings, Sheena: A larger landscape...and a epic sense of place, Yorkshire Post Interview, 21.11.11 p.3
Farkas, Rebecca: The Unquiet Head, A-N Magazine Review, p.34
Osborne, Sarah: Spirits of the Landscape, A story for children inspired by the paintings of Clare Woods.
Clare Woods on Graham Sutherland’s Black Landscape (1939-1940), Tate Etc, Issue 23, Autumn


Nash, Paul: The Elements, Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, essay by Simon Grant (illustrated in colour, p. 41)


The Dark Monarch, Magic and Modernity in British Art, Tate St Ives (

Bracewell, Michael: Something Supernatural, This Way Comes, Tate etc., Autumn, pp.62-67

Dillion, Brian: Disc World, Guardian Review, 24 October, p.18


Superstratum, Koraalbery Gallery, Antwerp, Belguim (

Hussey, Lauren. Interview: For Display Purposes, October, p.13
Geldard, Rebecca. Clare Woods, Modern Painters, November, p.100

2007 Colección VAC (Valencia Arte Contemporáneo), Catalogue of works, Valencia
2006 New Art from London, Chris Townsend, Thames and Hudson  
ESENCIAS 11, exhibition catalogue, Coleccion Ernesto Verntos, Arte 
 Deaf Man’s House, text by Barry Schwabsky, Koenig Books, London
Review. Wright, Karen. Modern Painters, February 2006
Review. Neo 2, February, 2006
Chisenhale Gallery, London (

Extreme Abstraction, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, (

Make 2', Ken Shuttleworth

Herbert, Martin. Feature. Ambient Landscapes, Tate etc, Summer 2005


Monument to Now, Deste Foundation of Contemporary Art, (

Printed Project, letters from five continents, Saskia Bos & Rob Tufnell 

Forest, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, ( 

Failed Back, Modern Art, London (
Stay Positive, Marella Arte Cantemporanea, (

New British Painting, John Hansard Gallery, (  

Herbert, Martin. Review. In: Time Out, London, March 17-24, pg 47

2003 40 Views of and Icon, Comme des Garcons
2002 Painting as a Foreign Language, Edificio Cultura Inglesa (

Hill, Joe. Review. ‘New York: Cohan, Leslie & Browne’, in: Contemporary, December 2002
Smith, Roberta. “Review Clare Woods”, in: The New York Times, Oct. 25, pg 37

The Hydra Workshop, Hydra Greece, ( 

Tail Sliding, The British Council, ( 

London Underground, Sungkok Art Museum, Korea, (

Beck’s Futures, ICA, London, ( 
Bolton, Will, “Clare Woods”, What’s On, January 2001 
McFarland, Dale, Review, in: Frieze, issue 58
Ratnam, Niru. Review. “Painting is Dead, Long Live Painting”, The Face, April
“Masters at Work”, Review. In: I-D Magazine - The Aesthetic Issue,

2000 British Art Paintings II, exhibition catalogue, Diehl Vorderwuelbecke, Berlin 
The Art Newspaper, Review. no 108, November
Review. ‘Art, Clare Woods’, in: Evening Standard, 26th October
Allfree, Claire. Review. ‘Art, Clare Woods’, in: Metro Life, Metro, October 27th
Gleadell, Colin. Review. ‘The Power of Paint’, in: Telegraph
 Magazine, p.37, September 16
Review. ‘And if There Were No Stories’, in: Evening Standard, March 8th
Review. ‘Cluster Bomb at Morrison Judd’, in: Flash Art, Jan/Feb
Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Center Coventry, 2018
Dundee Contemporary Arts, 2017