From birds to bugs, this series is a continued exploration of the cycle of inspiration as well as the tension between nature and mankind. Preserved insects and butterflies are placed against correlating William Morris wallpaper from the Victoria and Albert Collection, creating visual blending and optical illusion.
Claire Rosen is an award winning artist whose transportive imagery uses universal themes of dreams, fairy tales and mythology to visually symbolize the many facets of the human condition. Her elaborate constructions are reminiscent of classical paintings, and evoke the aesthetics and ideals of Pre-Raphaelite, Romantic and Gothic periods. The dark and whimsical images often explore concepts of nostalgia, memory, femininity and depictions of the self, frequently referencing the Victorian Era with its fascination of the natural world and ideals of beauty.
In 2012 & 2013, Claire was included in Forbes “30 Brightest under 30” list for Art & Design. Her work has also received awards from Communication Arts Photography Annual, International Photography Awards, Graphis Photo Annual, PDN Photo Annual, People’s Choice Award Photoville Fence, Prix de la Photographie, Sony World Awards, Artists Wanted: Exposure, and Art Project: W Magazine.
Claire’s work has been featured in Beautiful/Decay, Communication Arts, Complex Art+Design, Creative Quarterly Journal, Der Greif, Direct Art, Faded + Blurred, Fast Company, Feature Shoot, FotoTv, Guardian UK Observer, Hi Fructose Magazine, Juxtapoz Magazine, PDN’s Emerging Photographer, Photocine News, Refinery 29, The Rumpus, Slate Magazine Behold and The World Photography Organization.
Claire has been exhibited from New York to Los Angeles and London to Bangkok, and her work can be found in a number of public and private collections. In 2013, Claire had her first solo museum show at the the Savannah Museum of Art in Georgia. Her fine art work has been included in a number of juried group shows at Aperture Gallery, Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA), Consensus, MOPLA, three consecutive years on the Photoville Fence in Atlanta, Boston, Brooklyn & Houston and PhotoPlace Gallery.
Claire graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2006 with a BFA in photography. She received a liberal arts degree from Bard College at Simon’s Rock in 2003.