CLAIRE A MILNER C.V.
Lives and works between North Yorkshire, UK and Rome, Italy.

EDUCATION
1997 Mosaic Workshop Course, London
1996 Elaine M. Goodwin Mosaic Summer School, London
1985 - 1988 BA Hons Graphic Design, Coventry University
1985 Foundation In Art & Design, Harrogate College of Art

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & AWARDS
Winner of the coral bleaching section of the Artivism Challenge, a competition utilizing the visual arts to raise awareness about six critical issues impacting our ocean. Judges included Susan Rockefeller, Dustin Yellin, Aaron Levi Garvey, Doumi Busturia, Alexandre Arrechea and Zaria Forman. (December 2017)
Environmental art competition hosted by WWF (2015)
British Association for Modern Mosaic
BAMM North

SELECTED MUSEUM, SOLO AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017
Artivism Challenge (Winner of Coral Bleaching Category) Exhibited during Art Basel Miami
Beyond the Bars, The Born Free Foundation, Royal Horticultural Halls, London
2015
Save Wild Tigers, The Savoy Hotel, London
Be Inspired, Hotel Cafe Royal, London, Curated by Christian Furr
Paradise Lost, The Third Space and Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London, UK (Solo)
Selected to participate in the X Edition of the Florence Biennale
Reflecting the Image, Bils and Rye Contemporary Art, North Yorkshire
2014
Fragments of Nature, RHS Harlow Carr
Rebecca Hossack Gallery (Battersea)
Endangered, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London
Rebecca Hossack Gallery (Singapore)
Portraits, Bils and Rye Contemporary Art, North Yorkshire
Rebecca Hossack Gallery (Hong Kong)
Midnight Tango, Saltbox Gallery, North Yorkshire
2013
Amy Winehouse, For You I Was A Flame, Proud Gallery, London. Curated by the Amy Winehouse Foundation.
Triumphant Wings, Saltbox Gallery, North Yorkshire
The Ecstasy of Death, Saltbox Gallery, North Yorkshire
2012
Great North Art Show, Ripon Cathedral, North Yorkshire
Wild Life, Saltbox Gallery, North Yorkshire
Mosaic Mania, Thirsk, North Yorkshire
2009
Banksy: Due North, John Mackie Gallery, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Music of the Eye, Corinium Museum, Cirencester
Silent Quotes, In conjunction with the British Association for Modern Mosaic, Pontefract Museum, West Yorkshire
2008
Planet Earth, (In conjunction with UNESCO & IUGS), Opus Gallery, Exeter
Waterways, Canal Museum, London
2007
Facades, Wakefield Art Gallery, West Yorkshire
Hazlewood Castle
2006
Symbols of Faith, York Minster, York
2005
Wilderness, The Makers Guild of Wales, Cardiff
Look Galleries, North Yorkshire
Talents Fine Arts, North Yorkshire
The Elements, Museum in the Park, Stroud
2003
Bernard Chauchet Contemporary Art, London
2002
Memories of Italy, Artistic License, London
Panorama of a New Generation, Bernard Chauchet Contemporary Art, London
2001
Sunflower Gallery, Buckinghamshire
2000
Take One Woman, The Atrium Gallery, Whiteley's, London
1999
Paintings in Hospitals, The Sheridan Russell Gallery, London
1998
The Imaginative Traveller, London
Look Galleries, North Yorkshire
1997
Harrods, Knightsbridge, London
1996
Africa, The Regency Gallery, Cambridge
The Devizes Summer Festival
1995
Looking Forward, CCA Galleries, Cambridge
Cambridge Open Studios
1994
The Lawson Gallery, Cambridge

FEATURED ONLINE CURATED EXHIBITIONS
2017
'Must-See New Paintings' curated by Rebecca Wilson, Chief Curator and VP, Art Advisory, Saatchi Art
2013
'Pulling Faces, Contemporary Portraits,' collection curated by Rebecca Wilson, Saatchi Art
'Pop Art' collection curated by Rebecca Wilson, Saatchi Art
'The Face of Portraiture' collection curated by Rebecca Wilson, Saatchi Art
'Black and White' collection curated by Rebecca Wilson, Saatchi Art
'New this Week' collection curated by Rebecca Wilson, Saatchi Art

SELECTED CORPORATE & COMMERCIAL CLIENTS
4C
Anglian Water Plc
Anibase
Aplin King Associates
CamFed
Cambridge Tourist Board
Caspian Publishing
Dolphin Dynamics Ltd
English Tourism Council
Explore Worldwide
Gemstone Creative
Hobson's Publishing
J&B Distillers
Paper Rose
Powell Publishing
Paul. A. Hill & Co
Reed Elsevier
Rodale Publishing (UK & South Africa)
The Business of Illustration & Media, Artists & Illustrators Magazine
The Royal Society
Union Press Ltd
William Reed Publishing
Wimbledon Magazine
Zeneca
Plus ongoing private and corporate commissions

COLLECTIONS
Amy Winehouse Foundation
Anglian Water Plc
Born Free Foundation
Cambridge Tourist Board
Camfed
DSWT
English Tourism Council
J&B Distillers
Paul A Hill & Co
Professor Iain Stewart, Broadcaster & Geologist
Rihanna (private collection)
Royal Society of Chemistry
Save Wild Tigers
University of Plymouth
Plus works held in private collections in:
Australia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Trinidad, U.K. & U.S.A.

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
2017
Vogue Paris Guest edited by Rihanna featuring Marilyn Monroe Swarovski portrait
"The Current" Oceanic Global
"Rihanna's 'Blue Marilyn' Artist". Ethical Hedonist Magazine
Medusa (After Harriet Hosmer) HuffPost Arts
"A Device for Social and Political Debate" Widewalls
2016
"Values, Memories, Mortality" After Nyne Magazine
"Abundance and Extinction" Art Upon
2015
"From Marilyn Monroe to the Tiger Burning Bright" Ethical Hedonist Magazine
''Glittering crystal mosaic paintings of animals' Fubiz Media
'Artist Claire Milner Uses Technicolor Crystals to Create Endangered Creatures' Trendhunter
'Glittering crystal mosaic oil paintings of the world's most vulnerable animals' Creative Boom
'Tabish's Top 5 Art Exhibitions to see in London this week' FAD
'Artistic Portraits Like No Other' Channel NewsAsia
2014
'Crystal Animals' The Times
NYARC - New York Art Resources Consortium
'Art of Endangered Animals Sparkles on World Animal Day' The Inspired Economist
'Artist shows off endangered collection at London gallery' Darlington & Stockton Times
'Artist's new collection focuses on the plight of the world’s most vulnerable animals' The Press
'Sparkling Crystals Have a Dark Side in Claire Milner’s Endangered Animal Art' YAREAH MAGAZINE
'Claire Milner Animal Art' The Palette Pages
'1.000 Reasons Save Virunga: #32 Milner’s Metaphor of our Time' Save Virunga
Climate Change - Behance most appreciated projects
2013
The Estate of Marilyn Monroe
'Shine bright like a diamond' The Sun
'PAINTING WITH CRYSTALS – Claire Milner's extraordinary portraiture' Swarovski Elements Magazine
OK! China
2012
Huffington Post Arts
Huffington Post Entertainment
‘Rihanna buys Marilyn Monroe portrait by North Yorkshire artist’ Forbes.com
‘Crystals are a Girl’s Best Friend’ MailOnline
‘Blonde Ambition and Sparkling Talent’ Hello Magazine
‘Rihanna’s £100k on Glitzy 5ft Marilyn’ The Sun
'Rihanna commissions Swarovski Marilyn' BLOUIN ARTINFO
The Art Newspaper
Complex Magazine
‘Rihanna buys $160,000 Marilyn Monroe Artwork’ MTV Style
International Business Times
Hindustan Times
The Economist, Lithuania
‘Rihanna buys crystal Monroe portrait’ OK!
‘Un ritratto di Marilyn Monroe realizzato con cristalli’ GQItalia.com
‘Artists Prepare for the Greatest Show in the Region’ Yorkshire Post
‘The Queen of Arts’, Mark Butler, Beyond Magazine
‘Masterful Mixed Medium Art’, Alison Cavatore, Global Living Magazine
‘Money Can Buy’ Beards Magazine
‘Diamonds are Forever’, Emma Newrick, Living North Arts
‘Sparkling Success’, Debbie Hall, The Journal
‘Rihanna kupila portret Marilyn Monroe’ ELLE Slovenia
Metro
‘Crystal Clear’, Stephen Lewis, York Press
‘Prints and the Showgirl’, Jennifer Bell, York Press
In Touch U.S.A.
‘Claire Milner den kralice Elizabeth e yarasacak Bir Hediye’, Noble and Royal
‘Claire Milner, Swarovski crystals for a diamond jubilee’, Luxury Activist
‘Poshology interviews the artist behind Rihanna’s portrait’, Poshology
‘Rihanna drops lots of $$$ on a Marilyn Monroe portrait made out of crystals’, Perez Hilton
‘The largest head portrait of Marilyn Monroe', Luxurylaunches
‘Marilyn Monroe Portrait Made from 65,000 Swarovski Crystals’, Haute Living
Jason of Beverly Hills
‘Queen Elizabeth ll Swarovski crystal work of art’, Crystal Parade
2011
‘My Space’, The Telegraph
‘Rihanna buys crystal Monroe portrait’, OK! Magazine
‘Sparkling Swarovski’, Quintessentially Gifts
2010
‘Mozaic din nestemate’, GRAND’OR, Luxury Romanian Magazine
EM/ME - Luxury Italian Publication on Economy and Entertainment
‘A High Life Guide’, K Note
2009
‘Retratos com cristais’, BBC Brasil
‘Marilyn Monroe & Barack Obama portraits made of jewels’, The Telegraph
‘Cara Preciosa’, Elle Spain
‘Mozaika Obamy’, Newsweek Poland
‘Creative Flair’, Jewellery Focus
Lussorian
Mas Lujo
Luxus Mashkulture
Luxurylaunches.com
if it’s hip it’s here
2007-9
Grout
‘Tiles of the Unexpected’, Funds Europe
1998
Trailfinder Magazine
1997
Artists & Illustrators Magazine
The Business of Illustration & Media
Cambridgeshire Pride Magazine
1995
Cambridge Guides

RADIO, TV & VIDEO
2014
Sky Arte HD (Italy)
2012
BBC Radio York (Interview in March 2012)
Minster FM (Interview in February 2012)
MTV
VIVA TV
Hollywood on Demand
France TV
2011
Sky Living HD
2009
BBC Brasil

BOOKS & CATALOGUES
2007-2011
Mosaic Yearbook
2007
Diana in Art, Caxton Publishing Group
2006
Miniatures at the Minster, Exhibition Catalogue
2004
The Art of Mosaic, Quintet Publishing
2003
The Complete Mosaic Handbook, Quintet Publishing
2000
Take One Woman, Exhibition Catalogue