This small town symbolized the archetype of pastoral American life. Yet this idyllic place was also held hostage by a dark past, manifesting in the racial tensions that scar much of American history.
Claire A. Warden, born in Montreal, Quebec is an emerging artist working in Phoenix, Arizona. Claire’s work explores intersecting ideas and issues of place, preservation, identity and performance. The constructed photograph is integral to her arts practice. She received her BFA in Photography and BA in Art History from Arizona State University and completed one year of coursework towards an MFA at Texas Woman’s University.
Claire’s work is in personal collections and has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including: Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, Rayko Photo Center in San Francisco, the Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Soho Photo Gallery in New York, Agripas 12 Gallery in Jerusalem and Galería Valid Foto in Barcelona. Her work has earned her a residency through the Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists in Léhon, France, the Ted Decker Catalyst Artist Grant, Individual Artist Grant Award supported by the Creative Capacity Fund and LensCulture’s Top 50 Emerging Talents Award in 2014. In December 2013, her work was featured in Real Simple magazine and The HAND Magazine in April 2014. Claire is currently the Artist-in-Residence at Art Intersection in Arizona.