Claire Whitehurst

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Claire Whitehurst is an artist living and working in Iowa City, Iowa, where she is teaching and pursuing her MFA in Painting at the University of Iowa. She was born in Louisiana and raised in Mississippi, earning her BFA at the University of Mississippi and a Post Baccalaureate degree from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art in Philadelphia, PA.

Her work explores the liminal spaces between physical and psychological relationships, the archeological qualities within the surface of objects as mythology, and the possibility of narrative through an object’s shape, symbol, color, line, or rhythm. Above all, play and wonder stimulate the work to create visual puns and discovery through painting, printmaking, and sculpture.