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Claire Zitzow

Claire Zitzow is a creative practitioner working within fields of curatorial practice, video and sound art, site-specificity, and academia. She founded and directed the non-profit project space, Sediment, in Richmond, Virginia, where for seven years she worked to mount exhibitions, coordinate workshops and lectures, and host experimental music and sound art events with creatives from across the Americas and within the city and region. In her own practice, Claire investigates the complexities of human relationships with non-human environments that often occupy the shadows of our psyches. Through embodied research and site-responsive explorations, Claire produces videos, sculptures, performances, artists books, and web-based experiences. As a teacher and mentor working within multiple institutions, Claire is invested in guiding students along their paths to investigate and produce rigorous creative work in mediums of video, sound, animation, artists books, and creative coding. A Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture resident from 2011, Claire has also been awarded a River Fellow Artist Residency at Columbus State University, a Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship and a John Roos Memorial Scholarship as well as being included in two publications produced by the Skowhegan Alliance and numerous group exhibitions/performances/screenings including at the Cheekwood Museum, TN; the Corcoran Museum, DC; and Socrates Sculpture Park, NYC among others.

M.F.A., University of California, San Diego 2011
B.F.A., Virginia Commonwealth University 2007
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Areas of Expertise
Video, Sound, and Animation
Sculpture, Performance, and Site-Specificity
Artist Books and Creative Coding
Curatorial Practice