Claire Morris-Wright

Claire Morris-Wright

Northamptonshire , East of England, United Kingdom

About Claire Morris-Wright

Claire Morris-Wright is a recipient of Arts Council Funding who graduated from Brighton Art College.
She is one of the founding members of Knighton Lane Artists Studios and Leicester Print Workshop. Claire worked as educator and curator at Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery and Leicester City Gallery. She currently mentors and supports artists.

She has exhibited work at The British Craft Centre London, Southampton City Art Gallery, New Walk Museum Leicester, Loughborough University, Nottingham Museum and Art Gallery, City Gallery Leicester. Selected for Big Impressions Print at Attenborough Arts Leicester, Pushing Print Margate and “View” The Curve Theatre Leicester. Joint exhibitions at Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery, City Art Gallery Leeds, Cuppola Gallery Sheffield, Tarpey Gallery, Dorchester Abbey,The Museum of Technology Cambridge.
Selected for Beacon Arts, Bmentored programme exhibiting at Beacon Arts Chapel. Awarded Arts Council England Lottery funding for The Hedge Project exhibited Nottingham University Lakeside Arts, Leicester Print Workshop Gallery and Kettering Museum and Art Gallery. Claire is currently researching a perimeter pathway in the forest behind her home. Observing nature’s biodiversity and the healing of cracks formed on concrete. She recently presented a paper on her practice and findings ‘Let’s Talk Dirty’ Loughborough University October 2020 - Symposium- The politicisation of what is deemed dirty.

Education

Schooled in Leamington Spa at Bishop Bright Grammar.
Brighton Art College.
Manchester University Post Graduate.

Events

In 2016 Claire received funding from Arts Council England National Lottery and John Downs Memorial Trust for The Hedge Project.This two year Project culminated in exhibitions at Nottingham University, Leicester Print Workshop and Kettering Museum and Art Gallery.
Claire was recently awarded AIR funded coaching with Anna Hart and is currently coordinating a women artists peer support group which she set up in 2018.
She presented a paper on her research practice and findings ‘Let’s Talk Dirty’ at Loughborough University October 2020 - Online Symposium - The politicisation of what is deemed dirty.

Exhibitions

Claire has exhibited work in Southampton City Art Gallery, The British Craft Centre London, New Walk Museum Leicester, Loughborough University, Nottingham Museum and Art Gallery and Piers Gough Art Centre at Uppingham School. She received Arts Council England funding for artistic development.
Claire's work was selected for A4 International Print and Pushing Print Margate .
At Loughborough University Claire was Artist in Residence on the AA2a programme and was awarded a programme of B-mentored support through Beacon Arts.
Claire's work was discussed on BBC Radio 4 Open Country programme where she was interviewed by Richard Uridge.
Her work is featured in publications - The Encyclopaedia of Drawing Techniques 1988.
New Walk - Issue 13 2016. Leaf - Common Ground and The Woodland Trust 2016.
Dig Delve - Dan Pearson's online magazine 2019.