Claire Milbrath - CV + Bio

Claire Milbrath (b. 1989 Victoria, Canada) is a self-taught artist working with painting, sewing, and drawing. Adopting an artistic style reminiscent of naive painters, Milbrath incorporates large swaths of lush color to construct her compositional space, renewing the coloristic tradition with vignettes relating to unrequited love, sexual fantasies and childhood innocence. She has been actively exhibiting her work in recent years in both solo and group exhibitions. Milbrath has had two solo exhibitions at Steve Turner, as well as a solo booth at Artissima Fair, Turin in 2018. She is the founding publisher and editor-in-chief of Editorial Magazine, a print journal on contemporary art.


Born 1989, Victoria, British Columbia
Lives and works in Victoria

Education
2012
BA Concordia University, Montréal

Solo Exhibitions
2020
Bathroom Scenes, Steve Turner, Los Angeles

2018
Artissima (with Steve Turner), Torino, Italy

2017
Crome Yellow, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
Poor Gray: Domestic Scenes, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
Still Lives, Groovy Dog Gallery, Milwaukee

2015
Solo Exhibition, Galerie Éphémère, Montréal

Group Exhibitions
2020
The Thicker the Woods, the Vaster the Vista, Nevven Gallery, Gothenburg, Sweden
Swan Song / Chant du cygne, Projet Pangée, Montreal
Flickering Dreams, Projet Pangée, Mexico City

2019
Enter Art Fair (with Steve Turner), Copenhagen
Fantasia, curated by Claire Milbrath, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
Imagined Realities, Marie-Laure Fleisch, Brussels
Paperview, The Hole, New York
Material Art Fair (with Projet Pangée), Mexico City
Power of Ten, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
Zona Maco (with Steve Turner), Mexico City
Hypnagogia, Nevven Gallery, Gothenburg

2018
Code Art Fair (with Steve Turner), Copenhagen
Through-Line: Drawing and Weaving by 19 Artists, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
BioPix, Steve Turner, Los Angeles

2017
Vendu-Solde, Esse, Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal
Untitled, Miami Beach (with Steve Turner)
We Live in a Fantasy, NeverApart, Montreal
Domestic Tranquility, 0-0 LA, Los Angeles
Papier, Arsenal Contemporary Art, Montreal
Material Art Fair (with Project Pangée), Mexico City
This Must Be The Place, Lisa Kehler Art + Projects, Winnipeg

2016
As the Morning Lengthened, Whole Parties Appeared Over The Sandhills,
AC Repair Co., Toronto
The Garden, Project Pangée, Montréal
Velvet Ropes, Charlie Roberts, Chris Rexroad, and Love Watts, New York
Body Talk, Project Gallery, Toronto

2015 
Comforter, c
urated by Petra Collins, SFAQ, San Francisco

2014
Pussy Pat, curated by Petra Collins, New York
Kind of Wild and Sort of Free, Yves Laroche Galerie d’Art, Montréal
My Female Eye, Galerie MooiMan, Gronigen, Netherlands     

Bibliography
2020
Bermeitinger, Uwe. “Magazine Masters – Claire Milbrath of Editorial Magazine,” TISSUE Magazine, April 7

2019
Zeiba, Drew. “The Rabbit Hole Effect,” Office Magazine, October 14

2018
Harrison, Anya. “Artissima 2018: Both Cerebral and Risky,” BLOUIN ARTINFO, November 12
Abrahams, Megan. “Steve Turner Contemporary – Claire Milbrath: Crome Yellow,” FABRIK, April 25
“Between the Sheets | Claire Milbrath” NOX JOURNAL, January 3
Artist Focus, Christie’s Magazine

2017
Jones, Lucy. “Meet The Artist: Claire Milbrath,” Oyster Magazine, April 29
Larigakis, Sophia. “5 Artists Making Erotic Art in the 21st Century,” slutever, April 10
Bourton, Lucy. “The wonky but lovely perspective of Editorial Mag editor Claire Milbrath’s paintings,” It’s Nice That, April 5
Collins, Leah. “Fed up with how women are portrayed, this Montreal artist started painting…men?” CBC Arts, March 30
Loiseau, Benoit. “Borders and identities at Mexico City art week,” i-D, February 17
Abrams, Loney. “10 Best Artworks From Mexico City’s Material Art Fair 2017,” Artspace, February 10
“Feminisms,” esse Issue 90
“Permanent Collection: Live Televised Painting and Interview,” VICE
“Claire Milbrath’s paintings exude naivety and charm,” Never Apart

2016
Gabert-Doyon. “The magazine for outsiders, built from nothing but ideas: The Editorial,” huck,
August 30
Weinstock, Tish. “Up the garden path with artists Claire and Darby Milbrath,” i-D, June 21
Interview, Mincho Issue 10
Underwood, Katie. “Sixty under 30,” FLARE
Frakt, Austin. “Savings? Yes. But Narrow Health Networks Also Show Troubling Signs,” The New York Times, (illustration)

2015
Crum, Maddie. “Meet The Young Feminist Photographer Who Uses Selfies As Her Weapon,” HuffPost, June 23
Tudoran, Oana. “The idle life,” METAL, May 27
Westin, Monica. “Critic’s Picks: ‘Comforter,’ Ever Gold (Projects),” ARTFORUM, March