Lot 44 - Chloe McCarrick - Warrior Spirit (Boudicca's Charge)
Original Cyanotype papercut collage on arches watercolor paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for Dawns New Horizon
Curated by Spirit of Boudica
Chloe McCarrick is a London-based photographer and mixed-media printmaker.
She initially studied fine art and art history, and later focused on photography, lens-based media, and printmaking. After graduating from university, Chloe lectured in photography and interactive media. She worked in further and higher education for almost eight years before embarking on a full-time career as a practising and exhibiting artist upon relocating to London.
Best known for her circular cyanotypes, her work explores the boundless possibilities of image production in the age of modern printmaking, with the aim of reinventing, recycling, redefining, experimenting, and preserving.
Inspired by themes of natural history, influential women, and science, Chloe's dedicated research process adds an element of intrigue to her work, resulting in a fascinating and distinctive portfolio of artworks. Freedom and experimentation are key factors in developing her personal style, through rule-breaking and fusing art forms and techniques together, taking inspiration from traditional approaches to image-making and giving them a contemporary technological twist.
Female empowerment is a recurring theme running throughout her work, constructing visual narratives of the lives of extraordinary, trailblazing women – celebrating their achievements, uncovering their struggles, and chronicling the stories of these often unsung heroines.
Chloe McCarrick regularly exhibits internationally, appearing for the past few years at Le Salon Nationale Des Beaux-Arts in Paris, Affordable Art Fair London, New York, Hong Kong, Melbourne, and Singapore, and The Other Art Fair, curated by Saatchi Art, in London, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Brooklyn. Other notable exhibitions include InPrint - A Celebration of British Contemporary Printmakers and Every Woman Biennial London.
Her work is held in the permanent heritage collection for Le Salon Des Beaux Arts foundation in Paris. She was nominated as a Rising Star for both Saatchi Art/The Other Art Fair and The Crafts Council UK in 2019, 2020, and 2021.
In 2023, Chloe witnessed a further expansion of her collector base while extending her presence across North America, Scandinavia, and the Asia Pacific through various exhibitions and group shows. This international reach sets the stage for her first solo show in LA, planned for early 2024, reflecting her growing acclaim.
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