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 from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art in Philadelphia, PA.

Her work explores the spaces between physical and psychological relationships, formal qualities within the surface of objects as mythology, and the possibility of narrative through an object’s shape, symbol, color, line, or rhythm. Visual play and material discovery shape the work through painting, printmaking, and sculpture.