The Furman Art Department presents a lecture by artist in residence, Claire Whitehurst Friday, Feb. 10, at 6:30 p.m. in the Roe Art Building, Littlejohn Lecture Room. “Color and Space” explores queer entanglement, memory and time through color, form, surfaces and composition in her paintings. The presentation will include images of her process, inspiration and reference. A Q&A will follow. The public is invited to attend.
Claire Whitehurst received her BFA from the University of Mississippi in 2015 and her MFA in painting from the University of Iowa in 2020.
In 2018, Claire Whitehurst was the recipient of the Stanley Fellowship at the University of Iowa. She lived and worked in the Dordogne region of southern France where she studied polychromatic cave paintings and engravings. Her research focused on the relationship between surface and image, and the compositional complexities of abstract narrative.
She has exhibited in galleries and museums nationally and internationally, and a book of her drawings and writing was published in 2021 through Drum Machine Editions in Asheville, North Carolina. Her work has been featured in numerous publications including New American Paintings, Oxford American, ArtMaze Magazine, and Graphite Journal published by UCLA in collaboration with the Hammer Museum. She has participated in solo exhibitions in New Orleans, Louisiana, Iowa City, Iowa, Oxford, Mississippi and Los Angeles, California.