Faye Claridge

I explore representation and belonging with socially engaged artworks around ideas about group, national and personal identity. Recently I’ve made work with female prisoners, linking their experiences with museum archives, and engaged children in reinterpreting a National Trust property and collection.

I was shortlisted for The John Ruskin Prize 2019, was selected for New Contemporaries 2018 and produced commissions for the National Trust (Dudmaston) 2019 and Ripon Museums in 2020. I’ve exhibited widely, for example with the Arts Council Collection, at the Photographers’ Gallery, at South London Gallery and at Compton Verney. I was shortlisted for the Helen Chadwick Fellowship with the British School in Rome and my first London solo show was awarded Time Out Exhibition of the Week. I was Artist In Residence at the University of Birmingham 2016-17 and a participant in Syllabus II.

At STEAMhouse I’m testing and developing ideas, using metal printing and shaping techniques for the first time, and have created a collaboration with a reproduction costume maker to construct unique ‘wearable artworks’ for photographic portraits.