Claire Christerson

b. 1992

Lives and works in New York, NY


 Claire Christerson is a multimedia artist whose work involves painting, illustration, sculpture, and video; all moving parts of larger narratives.  Each multimedia body of work that Christerson makes serves as a map; using the different mediums to help translate/decode memories. Through their repetition of figures and motifs, Christerson is able to activate sagas out of memories and the emotions associated with them, letting them become placement holders for different chapters of their life.

Christerson received a BFA in photography from the School of Visual Arts in 2015, although their work has been shown internationally since 2012. Christerson is currently preparing for an upcoming solo exhibition at AA/LA Gallery Winter 2020.



BFA Photography, School of Visual Arts, 2015




Bleeding Heart Garden: A Feeling in a Flower (In collaboration with Ary Warnaar), Lois Projects, Montreal


Night Shade, Sibling Gallery (solo show), Toronto, Canada

Sense Senses, Treasure Town, New York, NY

Smoke Screens, Lon Gallery, Melbourne, AU

Between Earth and Water/Daffodils Book Launch/Viewing, Entrance, New York, NY

GIFC Drawing Show, Hamtramck Ceramck, Detroit

Festival of Cats, Viking Gallery, Cliftonville, UK

Monotypes With Friends, Entrance, New York, NY

Eye to Eye, Arsenal Contemporary, New York, NY



Daisy Chains Heart Ecology (solo show), Entrance, New York, NY

Re:Re:Re: Art Show, Re:ArtShow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Love Games, Image Gallery, New York, NY

Solita, Group Show, SAD Gallery, New York, NY

All Fine Figures, Osmos Gallery, New York, NY



Youth Explosion: The New Bohemia, Czech Center, New York, NY

Supertight, (the art garden), Los Angeles, CA

Spring/Break, New York, NY



8 Ball + New Museum Store: Zines & Objects Fair, New Museum, New York, NY

Greece (co-directed with Chloe Wise), Art Basel, Miami, FL

The Auto Body Show, Miami, FL



Gymnasty, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, NY

Dazed Digital x 15 Folds Gif Exhibition, Hoxton Square Gallery, London, UK



Moving the Still: a Gif Festival, Miami Art Week, Miami, FL

The Lucky Jotter’s First Exhibition, Leyland Gallery, Leyland, UK


Curatorial Work

2017 The Wizard of OZ (A Remake), Secret Project Robot, New York, NY

2016 First Day of Spring, Grouppartner Studios, New York, NY

2015 Photoville: Objects & Subjects in 2015, New York, NY



2019 Visiting Artist at the Burren College of Art, Clare, Ireland

2016 Returning Counselor to Buoy RR, Deep River, CT

2015 Buoy RR, Performance Residency, Deep River, CT

2014 Ace Hotel Artist Residency x Chez Deep, New York, NY


Teaching Experience

2017 Summer Experimental Video Pre-College Course, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

2016 Summer Experimental Video Pre-College Course, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

Workshop Experience

2019 Text Exchange Workshop for MoMA Teens Art Week, NYC

2019 Fantasy Portrait Workshop with Wide Rainbow, NYC

2018 Zine Workshop at the Felicity House with 8 Ball Community, NYC

2018 Discussion of Butterflies at the Door, NYC

2018 Needle Point Zine Making (in collaboration with Nora Normile), 8 Ball Community Space, NYC

2016 8 Ball Zine Workshop with The Door, Whitney Museum, NYC

2015 Head Designer of the 8Ball Zine Room, MoMA PS1 Book Fair, NYC

 Film Work

2015 Co-Producer on the feature film: "Girl Props"


Select Press

2018 A Poetic Gesture: Night Shade by Claire Christerson, Peripheral View

2018 Claire Christerson at Little Sister, Ravelin

2018 “Claire Christerson’s Night Shade,” Editorial Magazine

2018 "Claire Christerson's Fantastical Realness," Office Magazine

2017 “Claire Christerson Daisy Chains Heart Ecology,“ Obey Clothing Blog

2017 “8 Artists to Watch in September,” Arnet

2017 “Interview with Claire Christerson,” American Art Collector

2016 “Effigies in Miniature,” Ravelin Magazine

2016 “SPRING BREAK Art Show,” Artsy

2016 “Exploring Identity, Sexuality, and Censorship with NYC’s Most Exciting Young Artists,” i-D         


2015 “The Downtowners,” Interview Magazine

2015 “Off Season,  A New Film By Claire Christerson,” VICE

2014 “Petra Collins Selects Mike and Claire,” Dazed Digital

2014 “Mike and Claire Q+A,” Digital America

2013 “Mike & Claire, Learning from Mistakes,” The Wild Magazine

2013 “Artist Duo, Mike And Claire, Pick Up Where ‘Tim And Eric’ Left Off,” Creators Project

2013 “Meet Performance Artists Mike and Claire: Their Visual Aesthetic is Batshit Brilliant,” Noisey 2013 “If Cindy Sherman and Ryan Trecartin Had Babies...,” Paper Magazine


Clients/Brand Collaborations

APART Magazine

Beloved Shirts

Bloomberg BusinessWeek



DKNY x Frank 151


Electric Objects

Kevin Rudolf


Topic Magazine



Yowie Chocolates

White Pisces