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Claire Zakiewicz is an interdisciplinary artist living in London and NYC. Her practice explores  the (meta)physical relationships between sound and drawing and the processes that underlie our emotional relationship with art. She has a background in improvised and experimental music, which she incorporates into her contemporary art practice. Often working collaboratively, she explores performance, dance and acting methods as part of her drawing and painting process. 

She was named in the New York’s top ten artists list in Art511 magazine in 2019. Zakiewicz has written a number of articles and essays on performing drawing. She contributed a chapter for The Aesthetics of Imperfection: Spontaneity, Flaws and the Unfinished (Bloomsbury), 2020.

Her works have been shown at galleries, performance venues and institutions including Tate Tanks and Tate Britain, for the exhibitions Tweet Me Up (2011) and Label (2012), at Landmark, Bergen for the performance Engastromyths Quakers and Shamans (commissioned by Ny Musikk, 2009) and most recently she produced a collaborative performance painting titled Writing the Future for Future Visions, Hounslow (2021), funded by the Arts Council, England. Past residencies have included Bill Young’s Dance Studio (New York), USF Bergen, (Norway), The Mothership (New York), Point B Worklodge (New York) and Cill Rialaig (Ireland). Zakiewicz studied at Chelsea College of Art, Anglia Ruskin University and London Metropolitan University.





Newcastle Jazz Festival: Philosophy of Improvisation Workshop, 2018


















Studio View, Dock Studios, New York, 2016









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