Clare Nattress is a transdisciplinary artist and educator working in the UK. She is currently undertaking a practice based PhD enquiry into how a bicycle can gather environmental data as a method to create didactic work, and how can we measure the impact on the viewer. Her works often encompass live data visualisation, mapping systems, endurance performance or action, photography and installation underpinned with conceptual rigour. Working within the intersection of art and science, the artist considers collaborations with scientists and researchers to be a key element in her cross disciplinary work.
In 2018 Clare sold all of her possessions and cycled in parts of the globe for a year, mainly living in a tent and carrying everything she needed on her bike. Having lived a minimalist lifestyle over the past few years, this year long project raised further significant questions regarding the environment, sustainability, endurance and air pollution. Cycling has now become a basis for her art making and practice based research.
Clare became a recognised Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) in 2016. She has been lecturing in Art & Design and Graphic Design for the past six years.
With strong interests in curation, Clare has worked as a co-curator & writer at Kunsthuis Gallery in Crayke, North Yorkshire. With curator and owner Cecile Creemers, they have exhibited a large number of shows with artists sourced from all over the world including USA, Australia, Lithuania, Sweden, Spain and South America.