Claire McDermott

Claire McDermottClaire McDermott

MA Art and Science – Central Saint Martins, 2020

Claire Mc Dermott is a London based artist who graduated from De Montfort University, Lincoln (HND) Design - Historic Decorative Crafts (woodcarving and surface decoration) and Central Saint Martins (MA) Art and Science. Her dissertation combined biophysics and plant science on the movement of air around a plumed seed through wind dispersal. This has led to a placement with the Royal Collage of Art to study a Master of Research, (MRes) Fine Art and Humanities in Autumn 2022/3. Her multidisciplinary practice links plants to the contemporary arts through social and environmental interests combined with historic and scientific content by learning from plants. She uses her traditional craft to create her sculpture and explores aspects of spent plants and their environment through prints, paintings and photography.

She has exhibited at Tate Modern, Watford Museum, UCLH and her public sculpture titled the Meeting Tree is installed at Newton Farm Ecology Park, London. She was featured with Axis and Phi Magazine and awarded a grant from the Gane Trust to extend a pilot film titled EXTREMITY and awarded funding from Arts Council, HHT, Harrow Council and UAL Student Union. Mc Dermott took the opportunity to travel to CERN making the connection with biophysics and spent plants and from the ecological residency at Joya: AiR, Spain she created environmental sculptures titled, A Play, With Light; Wardian cases No 1 & 2,. Mc Dermott is a member of the Royal Society of Sculptors and the Art Workers’ Guild and her artwork is held at Cill Rialaig Arts Centre, Ireland.


Instagram: @dermottclairemc


"I strive to make original work and hope that my curiosity and ideas can create a visual communication. I hope that the viewer can engage with my work and connect with the concept behind its ideology.”



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