Clare Humphries

Artist Bio

Clare Humphries is a Melbourne-based artist who works with printmaking, drawing and text. Her practice explores the notion of aura, often referencing experiences of loss, rituals of bereavement and perceptions of distance to propose a liminal space. Clare holds a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) and practice-based PhD from RMIT University. Her work is represented in many public collections including the National Gallery of Australia, the State Library of Victoria, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Geelong Gallery, Grafton Regional Art Gallery, the Print Council of Australia and the Cities of Banyule, Maroondah and Whitehorse. She has received numerous awards and commissions including the Ursula Hoff Institute Award at the 2017 Geelong Acquisitive Print Awards, the 2017 John Denton Print Award, the 2014 Silk Cut Award for Linocut Prints, an acquisition prize at the 2010 Fremantle Print Award and an Australian Print Workshop Collie Print Trust Scholarship in 2007. Clare is a lecturer in Drawing and Printmaking at the Victorian College the Arts (The University of Melbourne) and sits on the committee of the Print Council of Australia.