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Claire Browne

An emerging artist living and working in the Toronto area.  She graduated from OCAD University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Fine Art degree specializing in drawing and painting. 

Her art practice focuses on the themes of self-identity and heritage. She is particularly interested in landscape and the deep connection that people have between land and self-identity. 

Her own family’s stories consist of travel, displacement and adapting to new lands and cultural spaces. Through painting the Caribbean country St. Vincent and the Grenadines, where her paternal family originates, Claire attempts to navigate the cultural spaces and stories of her childhood allowing for new narratives to appear.

Curriculum Vitae


Education

BFA, Drawing and Painting, OCAD University, 2015

Group Exhibitions

2019

Claire Browne & Isaac Watamaniuk, Cedar Ridge Creative Centre, Toronto

2018

Experiencing Perspectives,Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, Mississauga 

Surge II, Things to be said,Propeller Gallery, Toronto

Guilded Wings, Spore Contemporary Art Centre hosted by Great Escape Book Store, Toronto 

2017

RAW Artists Toronto: Verse, MOD Club, Toronto

ExperiencingPerspectives, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, Mississauga

2016

SALON IV, Project Gallery, Toronto

We Are All Precious Snowflakes, Yellow House Gallery, Toronto

EN ROUTE, Papermill Gallery at Todmorden Mills, Toronto

2015

In the Round, Graven Feather, Toronto

Experiencing Perspectives, Mercedes Benz Financial Services, Mississauga

100th Graduate Exhibition, OCAD University, Toronto

2014

The Printmaking Show, Gerrard Art Space, Toronto

Awenda Inspired! OCAD University, Toronto

Retrospective Show, OCAD University, Toronto

2013

Retrospective Show, OCAD University, Toronto

Art Fairs

2019

58th Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto

2018

XYZines Maker and Zine Fair, Cedarbrae Public Library, Toronto

57th Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto

The Artist Project, Better Living Centre, Toronto 

2017

RAW Artists Toronto: Verse, MOD Club, Toronto 

The Artist Project, Better Living Centre, Toronto

Events

2017

Live Painting, Queen West Art Crawl, hosted by MOGO Lounge, Toronto 

2015

BAZAAR by Bratlist Pop-up Shop and Silent Auction, Super Wonder Gallery, Toronto 

The Big Draw Silent AuctionOCAD University, Toronto

Residencies/Awards

2018

Emerging Artist by Emerging Curator Award : Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

2016  

Residency at Spark Box Studio, Prince Edward County, ON


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