Claire McArdle grew up in the Washington DC metro area where she began studying art in high school.  After earning a Bachelor in Fine Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University, she moved to Italy in 1988  to work with in the studios among the master marble carvers of Carrara.  



Her works are in  private and public collections throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan. McArdle's commissions for public, educational, and religious institutions include monumental works for Spring Hill College, Mobile, AL, Marian House, Baltimore, MD, The Holton-Arms School, Bethesda, MD, St. Bede, Williamsburg, VA, Holy Trinity Church, Washington, DC, Holy Redeemer College, Washington, DC as well as many private commissions.

She is represented by Ellsworth Gallery, Santa Fe, Carla Massoni Gallery, Chestertown, MD, Artist Proof Gallery, Washington, DC, Martin Gallery, Charleston, SC and Gardner Colby Gallery, Naples, FL.

EDUCATION

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, BFA 1981

PUBLIC, PRIVATE AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

Spring Hill College, Mobile, AL

Tom and Kitty Stoner

Mike and Patty Batza

John and Mary Lou Barter

St. Bede Church, Williamsburg, VA

Marian House, Baltimore, MD

Holton Arms School, Bethesda, MD

Holy Trinity Church, Washington, DC

The Potomac Group, Washington, DC

Mine City, Mine, Japan

Applied Planning Int’l, Annapolis, MD

Yashiro City, "Stellar Park", Yashiro, Japan

RB Properies Inc., Washington, DC

The Lombardy Hotel, Washington, DC

Huneke & Associates, Seattle, WA

Fortune Design, Seattle, WA

A.G. Edwards, Edmonds, WA

Holy Redeemer College, Washington, DC

Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis, MD

John Schweitzer, Austin, TX

PERSONAL EXHIBITIONS

            Taking Wing, Ellsworth Gallery, Santa Fe, NM June-August, 2017

            Fine Art Associates, Boulder, CO January- May 2015

Anima Mundi, Chaney and Martino Galleries, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis, MD, April 12 through June 9, 2013

Mysterium, Darnell Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM, 2011-2012

Preludes, International Visions - The Gallery, Washington, DC, 2011

Fragments, Darnell Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM, July 2010

Touching the Earth: Initiates and Muses, Darnell Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM, 2009
with performance Word Dance Theatre

Claire McArdle sculpture/Frank Sampson painting, Canyon Gallery, Boulder, CO 2009

Myth and Mystery, Darnell Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM, 2008

Myth and Mystery: Sculpture and Drawings, Old Firehouse Art Center, Longmont, CO, 2008

Spirits Rising: An Evening of Dance / Sculpture / Poetry
Word Dance Theater choreography by Ruth St. Denis, Isadora Duncan, Cynthia Word, Sculpture by ClaireMcArdle, poetry by Sappho and Dance with Ingrid Zimmer, Historic Dumbarton Church, Washington, DC, October 20, 2007

Featured Sculpture, Harbor Square Gallery, Rockland, ME 2007

The Horse, International Visions Gallery, Washington, DC 2006

Passages, Carla Massoni Gallery, 2004

New Work: Dancers and Ancient Memories Carla Massoni Gallery, Chestertown, MD, 2003

Fire and Earth, International Visions Gallery, Washington, DC, 2000

Keith Lipert Gallery, Washington, DC, 1997

Ira Pinto Gallery, Annapolis, MD, 1997

Claire McArdle Gallery, Galleries 1054, Washington, DC, 1995

West Annapolis Gallery, Annapolis, MD, 1995

Claire McArdle Gallery, Galleries 1054, Washington, DC, 1994

Claire McArdle Gallery, Galleries 1054, Washington, DC, 1993

Claire McArdle Gallery, Galleries 1054, Washington, DC, 1992

Zenith Gallery, Washington, DC, 1992

Zenith Gallery, Washington, DC, 1991

Red Hook Ale Corporation, Seattle, WA, 1991

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017

LA Art Show, Los Angeles, CA,  January, 2017

Artist Choice, Ellsworth Gallery,Santa Fe, NM  

Gallery Artists Exhibition, Artist Proof Gallery, Washington, DC 20007

2016

Mountain Standard Clay, Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO

Menagerie, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD

 

Wintertide, Carla Massoni Gallery, Chestertown, MD

 

2015

Gallery Artists Winter Exhibition, Artist Proof Gallery, Washington, DC  

Far Reaches, Claire McArdle, Kathyrn Stedham, Elise Ansel, Ellsworth Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Summer Sizzle, Carla Massoni Gallery, Chestertown, MD

Sculpture on the Blue, Breckenridge, CO

Sanctuary, Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery at the Smith Center, Washington, DC

Body // Water, Carla Massoni Gallery, Chestertown, MD

Gallery Artists, New Works, Gardner Colby Gallery, Naples, FL

On the Brink, Ellsworth Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Gallery Artists, Artist Proof Gallery, Washington, DC

Gallery Artists, Worrell Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Gallery Artists, Martin Gallery, Charleston, SC

             

2014 

L < M, less is more: small works in a great space,The Mitchell Gallery
St. John's College  Annapolis, MD 

Colorado Clay 2014, Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO   Best in Show

Coors Western Art Show, National Western Stock Show, Denver, CO

Figures and Fantasies, Gardner Colby Gallery, Naples, FL

 

2013

Coors Western Art Show, National Western Stock Show, Denver, CO

In House, Annual Artists-in-Residence Exhibit, Chaney Gallery, 2nd floor, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis, MD

Ancient Ways, Gardner Colby Gallery, Naples, FL

 

2012

AIR, Cheney Gallery, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis, MD

Coors Western Art Exhibit, National Western Stock Show, Denver, CO

2011

Spring Exhibition, Massoni Art Chestertown, MD

AIR, Cheney Gallery, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis, MD

Gallery Artists, Martin Gallery, Charleston, SC

Gallery Artists, Thomas Deans Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

2010

Fall into Summer, Carla Massoni Gallery, Chestertown, MD Aug-Sept 2010

Into the Light, Carla Massoni Gallery, Chestertown, MD, April 2010

Gallery Artists group show, International Visions, Washington, DC October 2010

Gallery Artist, Thomas Deans Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

2009

Gallery Artists, Telluride Gallery of Fine Art, Telluride, CO

Gallery Artists, International Visions-The Gallery, Washington, DC

2008

24/7 The Creative Challenge, Carla Massoni Gallery, Chestertown, MD

Gallery Artists, Darnell Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

Gallery Artists, Telluride Gallery of Fine Art, Telluride, CO

Gallery Artists, International Visions-The Gallery, Washington, DC

Sculpture on the Blue, Breckenridge, CO

Gallery Artists, Martin Gallery, Charleston, SC

2007

Ten, International Visions Gallery, Washington, DC

Dwell, Carla Massoni Gallery, Chestertown, MD

Lifelines: Vessels, Carla Massoni Gallery, Chestertown, MD

Sculpture on the Blue, Public Art, Breckenridge, CO

Gallery Artists, Martin Gallery, Charleston, SC

Gallery Artists, Telluride Gallery of Art, Telluride, CO

2006

Gallery Artists, Telluride Gallery of Fine Art, Telluride, CO

Sculpture on the Blue, Public Art, Breckenridge, CO Best in Show Award

Sequences and Consequences, Carla Massoni Gallery, Chestertown, MD

Hermandades Escultoricas, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Atenea de Yucatan, Merida, Mexico

Gallery Artists, Martin Gallery, Charleston, SC

Gallery Artists, Harbor Square Gallery, Rockland, ME

2005

Particles and Passions: The Art of Clay, Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD (catalog)

Other Dimensions, Carla Massoni Gallery, Chestertown, MD

Gallery Artists, Martin Gallery, Charleston, SC

Gallery Artists, Harbor Square Gallery, Rockland, ME

2004

Faces and Figures, International Visions Gallery, Washington, DC

Gallery Artists, Martin Gallery, Charleston, SC

Gallery Artists, Harbor Square Gallery, Rockland, ME

2003

Art and Dance, International Visions Gallery, Washington, DC

Gallery Artists, Martin Gallery, Charleston, SC

Gallery Artists, Harbor Square Gallery, Rockland, ME

Gallery Artists, Carla Massoni Gallery, Chestertown, MD

Lucia Douglas Gallery, Bellingham, WA

2001

10 th Anniversary, Carla Massoni Gallery, Chestertown, MD

Collection 2001, International Visions Gallery, Washington, DC

Gallery Artists, Martin Gallery, Charleston, SC

Gallery Artists, Harbor Square Gallery, Rockland, ME

2000

Landscape 2000, Carla Massoni, Gallery, Chestertown, MD

Gallery Artists, Martin Gallery, Charleston, SC

Gallery Artists, Harbor Square Gallery, Rockland, ME

1999

Ireland in Washington, 7 Artists, International Visions Gallery, Washington, DC

Gallery Artists, Carla Massoni Gallery, Chestertown, MD

Gallery Artists, Martin Gallery, Charleston, SC

Gallery Artists' Harbor Square Gallery, Rockland, ME

1998

Gallery Artists, International Visions Gallery, Washington, DC

Gallery Artists, Harbor Square Gallery, Rockland, ME

Galerie fur Gegenwartskunst, Bonstetten , Switzerland

 

1997

Gallery Artists, Yellow Dog Gallery, Charleston, SC

Gallery Artists, Harbor Square Gallery, Rockland, ME

Sculptors' Plans, Drawings, Maquettes, 505 Gallery, Washington, DC

Sculpture Now, Cade Gallery, Annapolis, MD

DC Unite Chicago, Washington, DC

Sculpture Now '98, Washington Square, Washington, DC

Ira Pinto Gallery, Annapolis, MD

Gregory Gallery, New York, NY

1996

Mine Cultural Center, Mine, Japan

Gregory Gallery, New York, NY

Michele Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY

The National Museum for Women in the Arts, Annual Auction, Washington, DC

1995-2005

1994

International Women in Art, The World Bank, Washington, DC

Across Borders The Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, DC

1993

Capital Arts Spring Show, Washington, DC

1992

Gallery Mack, Seattle, WA

1990

Gardens of Art, Bellingham, WA

Washington Horticultural Society, NW Stone Sculptors, Seattle, WA

Women Sculptors in Italy, Livorno, Italy

'L Grup, La Galleria d'Arte Contemporania, Colonnata, Italy

LECTURES/VISITING ARTIST

           Visiting Artist, Northwest Stone Sculptors Symposium 2013, Mt. Vernon, WA

           Artist in Residence, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis, MD  2011-2013

           Anima Mundi, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis, MD, 2013

Dancing with the Muses, with Word Dance Theatre, Body, Santa Fe, NM, 2010

An Evening of Sculpture and Dance with Word Dance Theater, Dumbarton Church, Washingotn, DC, 2008

The Spirit Within, Academy of the Holy Cross, Kensington, MD, 2004

The National Museum for Women in the Arts, Washington, DC, 2001

Persephone, Myth and Mystery, Holton-Arms School, , Bethesda, MD, 2000

Howard County Public Schools, Columbia, MD, 1997, 1996

Four Women Sculptors, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Inner City/Inner Child, Washington, DC, 1993-97

COMMISSIONS

Spring Hill College, Mobile, Alabama, 2004, 2005

Saint Bede Church, Williamsburg, VA, 2003

Marian House, Baltimore, MD, 2002

The Holton-Arms School, Bethesda, MD, 2000

Holy Trinity Church, Washington, DC, 1999

Holy Redeemer College, Washington, DC 1997

Mine Japan, 1996

Stellar Park, 1993

SYMPOSIA

Mine City, Mine, Japan

Stellar Park, Yashiro, Japan

MEMBERSHIPS

Washington Sculptors Group

International Sculpture Center

National Sculpture Society

 

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