CLARE BURNETTBritish b. 1964


CLARE BURNETTBritish b. 1964

Clare Burnett is a painter, sculptor and site-specific artist whose artworks relate visually and conceptually to their surroundings. Her overall aim is to examine how minimal, abstract interventions can encourage people to turn their heads, take notice and be inspired by the places in which they live and work. Her sculptures frequently appear in clusters or groups that play with perspective and scale. Burnett commented that “fundamentally I am interested in the formal aspects of art – colour, shape, form, materials etc and how they can reveal aspects of the spaces and issues around them.” In delicate lines or flat planes, she has explored how a colour or material - or rather our perception of it - changes with context.

In 2015 Burnett was elected President of the Royal British Society of Sculptors and is actively involved in its mission to support and promote art. She has been a visiting lecturer at Central St Martins and Leeds University and has written resources for several London schools.

Burnett has developed projects in a variety of private and public spaces including Leeds University School of Design, Brompton and West Norwood cemeteries, White City, Le Corbusier’s Unité d’Habitation and recently at Leighton House Museum where she staged “Folded”, a major solo show throughout the museum. She will also be the artist in residence at John Soane’s Pizhanger Manor in 2017. Burnett studied Architecture and Law at Cambridge University, followed by Fine Art at the Byam Shaw School of Art. She also has a PGCE from the Institute of Education.