Photo Credit: Ian Rubenstein

Ep. 97 features Claire Oliver. She founded her first gallery thirty years ago in Florida before moving to Philadelphia and then in 2000, moving to the Chelsea district of Manhattan, and finally establishing her flagship in Harlem in 2019. Claire has honed a unique place in the international art ecosystem with a focus on showcasing and celebrating artwork by women and people of color, which transcends and challenges the traditional art historical canon. Claire studied architecture and interior design at the University of Utah where she advanced her love for visual art through her study of design with teachers from the German art school commonly known as the Bauhaus. A Southern California native, Claire is an avid equestrian and cross-country skier. She lives and works in Harlem with her husband and her two chihuahuas.
Claire Oliver Gallery’s forward-thinking program and exclusive commitment to the primary market allows for an intensive focus that has nurtured and grown the careers of her artists. Many of the gallery’s artists have been included in The Venice Biennale, The Whitney Biennial, and biennales in Sydney, Pittsburgh, and Lyon and have exhibited works in major international museums including the Smithsonian American Art Museum, The Art Institute of Chicago, Center Georges Pompidou, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, and The Los Angeles County Museum of Art amongst others. Claire Oliver Gallery artists are included in the permanent collections of many important museums worldwide including The Smithsonian American Art Museum, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Tate Britain, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The State Hermitage Museum, MoMA, and the Museum of Arts and Design amongst many others. Claire Oliver Gallery held the first American exhibition for the Russian collaborative AES+F, whose work went on to twice represent Russia in the Russian pavilion of the Venice Biennale. Gallery artists have received prestigious fellowships including Fulbright, Guggenheim, USArtist and National Endowment for the Arts.


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