Clare Peake (b. 1984 Geraldton, WA) graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Art) from Curtin University in 2006 and completed postgraduate studies in Anthropology at the University of Western Australia in 2010. Clare was selected as a finalist in the 2017 Ramsay Art Prize (Art Gallery South Australia) and has contributed to a number of significant solo and group shows, notably, The National (2019) as well as recent exhibitions at sydenham international, Verge Gallery, Casula Powerhouse, Bus Projects and 7th Gallery. Clare has also recently completed residencies at both the Jenni House in Whitehorse, Canada and Artspace, Sydney.
Clare’s practice is focused on process and material investigation. Based in sculpture, drawing and installation her work explores the ways in which we gather ideas, knowledge and resource material to reform these into new ideas. Clare is interested in looking at how the things around us reveal something of the way we consider and rationalise our environment and our place within it. How do we conjure up something we don’t know about, how do we search for something that is unknown and how do we navigate through what we already know to think about something we don’t; these are central questions underpinning Clare’s practice.