The Painting Center is pleased to present an exhibition of recent paintings by Claire McConaughy. McConaughy makes open-ended visual fictions. Her recent body of work combines representation and painterly abstraction. Pulling imagery from a wide variety of sources such as literature, poetry, dreams, family photos, art historical references and her imagination, she constructs meaning through intuitive combinations and formal painting concerns. At times the scenes are everyday domestic interiors or a typical view of a figurative subject, but the scene is often infused with elements that transform the commonplace into a poetic interpretation.
Claire McConaughy lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her MFA from Columbia University and her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University. She has exhibited in galleries including "Selections 45" at The Drawing Center, "Persona" at the Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery, College of St. Elizabeth, "Reductive", at Jeffrey Leder Gallery, "Portraits" at Storefront Gallery and others.
She received a Ucross Foundation Residency, Santa Fe Art Institute Artist’s Residency, Artists' Space Independent Project Grant, and was a finalist for the Mid-Atlantic/NEA Regional Visual Arts Fellowship for works on paper.