Claire Bridge is a visual artist who employs a multidisciplinary approach to her practice. With a sustained focus on painting, she also exhibits photography, immersive sensory video and sound installations and most recently has expanded her practice into sculpture and ceramics.
Her interests lay in the intersections between art, science, ecology, metaphysics and feminism. New directions in her work respond to preeminent global concerns of climate change and environmental sustainability, paralleled with issues of sex, gender and violence.
A core principal of Bridge’s practice is, “How we relate with each other is reflected in how we relate to our planet”.
Claire Bridge has been a finalist on multiple occasions in the world’s richest portrait prize, the $150,000 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize and included in the prestigious Sulman Prize at the AGNSW. She has received numerous awards including the Living Art Award and People’s Choice for the Stan And Maureen Duke, Gold Coast Art Prize, a Silver Medal in the Black Swan Prize, People’s Choice in the Portia Geach and Shirley Hannan Portrait Awards and winner of the inaugural Linden Award. Her work is held in public and private collections, nationally and internationally.