Meriel Clarke’s work explores unease within the organised contemporary domestic. She is interested in something out of place, disorder that pushes up against or permeates through the boundaries of our homes. Her recent work includes installations of faked fragments referencing idealized domestic interiors. The objects produced are vulnerable, constructed from delicate, smudgeable material. She then Introduces a disturbance, an unexpected smell or a peculiar glow. Using sound for its diffuse and ambiguous qualities, like the wet sharp crack of an egg, and the hollow echo created as it is prized apart. She subverts these ordinary objects to create something ‘slightly off’, a shift to misregister the viewer and play with supernatural space between uncertainty and confirmation.

 

Meriel has an MA from the Royal College of Art. Her work has been exhibited in galleries including; R.A.W Labs (London), Link Gallery (Manchester), Flat Time House (London) and IMMA (Dublin). In 2016 she received funding from Arts Council England to undertake research in Odisha, India. She is currently Sculpture Town Artist in Residence in Harlow, where she will have her first solo exhibition at the Gibberd Gallery in November 2020.

UPCOMING SOLO EXHIBITION

 

GIBBERD GALLERY, HARLOW - NOVEMBER 2020

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2020

 

TOUCH ME

ONLINE EXHIBITION

SMALL PLEASURES

DINA, SHEFFIELD (ONLINE)

GARDENS OF EARTHLY DELIGHT 

INSTAGRAM

2019

HIATUS COLLECTIVE: OPENING THE DIALOGUE 

THE CANVAS, LONDON, UK.

TALL TALES OF THE KITCHEN KELPIE'S SOUP

R.A.W LAB, LONDON, UK.

GRADUATE EXHIBITION 2019 

ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART, KENSINGTON GORE, LONDON, UK.

INCIDENTAL PEOPLE 

FLAT TIME HOUSE, LONDON, UK.

SCULPTURE PETTING ZOO

HOCKNEY GALLERY, ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART, LONDON, UK.

2018

SUPERCULT

HOCKNEY GALLERY, ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART, LONDON, UK.

SURFACE TENSION

R.A.W LAB, LONDON, UK.

R.A.W LAB WORK IN PROGRESS NIGHT

R.A.W LAB, LONDON, UK.

ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART- WORK IN PROGRESS SHOW

ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART SCULPTURE BUILDING, LONDON, UK.

2017

ORISSA STYLE

LINK GALLERY, THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER, MANCHESTER, UK.

2016

OPEN STUDIO

RIA/CE, RAGHURAJPUR, PURI, ODISHA, INDIA. 

2015

 

MODALITIES

DUKES KEEP, SOUTHAMPTON, UK.

 

MADE IT

UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON, BRIGHTON, UK.

 

2014

 

THINKING/DRAWING

CURIOUS PROJECTS, EASTBOURNE, UK.

 

SOMEWHERETO_

THE OPEN MARKET, BRIGHTON, UK.

 

OPEN STUDIO 

CAWDOR CASTLE, NAIRN, SCOTLAND.

 

HEADROOM 

UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON GALLERY, BRIGHTON, UK.

 

2013

 

CEMENT 

26 ST. MARTIN’S PLACE, BRIGHTON, UK.

 

2012

 

ALSO, TOO, AS WELL,

THE IRISH MUSEUM OF MODERN ART (IMMA), DUBLIN, IRELAND.

PRIZES + RESIDENCIES

 

2019

 

HARLOW ARTS TRUST SCULPTURE TOWN AWARD

 

2016

 

RAGHURAJPUR INTERNATIONAL ART/CULTURE EXCHANGE RAGHURAJPUR, PURI, ODISHA, INDIA.

ARTIST INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND, THE ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND.

2015

 

SEOUL NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF KOREA PRIZE, IN RECOGNITION OF OUTSTANDING ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT.

 

2014

 

CAWDOR CASTLE RESIDENCY, CAWDOR CASTLE, NAIRN, SCOTLAND.

 

PORTLAND SCULPTURE AND QUARRY TRUST, PORTLAND, DORSET, UK.

 

KURT SCHWITTERS MERZ BARN PROJECT, LITTLE LANGDALE, CUMBRIA, UK.

EDUCATION

 

2017 - 2019

ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART, MA IN FINE ART SCULPTURE.

DISSERTATION: THE FICTION OF CLEAN (DISTINCTION). 

2012 - 2015

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON, BA (HONS) IN FINE ART SCULPTURE.

          

OTHER

 

WRITING - SCREENED OFF: A REMOTE ENCOUNTER WITH SCULPTURE https://sculpturetown.uk/

TALK ON SELECTED WORKS - UNIVERSITY OF THE CREATIVE ARTS FARNHAM, MARCH 2019.

                                     - LIVING HERITAGE, EMPIRE HOTEL,ODISHA, INDIA,NOVEMBER 2016.

                                     - THE UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON, JANUARY 2015.