CLAIRE A MILNER C.V.

Lives and works between North Yorkshire, UK and Rome, Italy.

EDUCATION

1985 - 1988 BA Hons Graphic Design, Coventry University

1985 Foundation In Art & Design, Harrogate College of Art

1996 Elaine M. Goodwin Mosaic Summer School, London

1997 Mosaic Workshop Course, London

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2015

Be Inspired, Save Wild Tigers, Hotel Cafe Royal & The Savoy Hotel, London

Selected to participate in the X Edition of the Florence Biennale

Paradise Lost, The Third Space, London

Reflecting the Image, Bils and Rye Contemporary Art, North Yorkshire

2014

Fragments of Nature, RHS Harlow Carr

Rebecca Hossack Gallery, AAF Battersea

Endangered, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London

Rebecca Hossack Gallery, AAF Singapore

Portraits, Bils and Rye Contemporary Art, North Yorkshire

Rebecca Hossack Gallery, AAF 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

London Fashion Week, Platform, Hatton Garden, London

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

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

Cambridge Tourist Board

Camfed

English Tourism Council

J&B Distillers

Paul A Hill & Co

Professor Iain Stewart, Broadcaster & Geologist

Rihanna (private collection)

Royal Society of Chemistry

University of Plymouth

Plus works held in private collections in:

Australia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Trinidad, U.K. & U.S.A. 

FEATURED ONLINE CURATED EXHIBITIONS

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

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & AWARDS

2015

Environmental art competition hosted by WWF

British Association for Modern Mosaic

BAMM North

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2015

''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

'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