Biography

I live and work in Cornwall. I work from one of the Acme studios in Porthleven. It’s an old net loft and has been used as a studio for many decades. It bears all the history of an ancient building, the smell of the harbour mixes by now very comfortably with the smell of turps and linseed oil. I originally come from Switzerland, allusions to mountain scapes often appear in my paintings.

 

I completed my degree in Falmouth in 1999.  In 2002, my work was shortlisted for the Hunting prize at the royal college. I have exhibited extensively in Cornwall, London and nationally. I have  exhibited regularly at the Cadogan gallery London and the Campden gallery. In April 2016, I took part in a group exhibition ,On St Michael’s way ,at the 12 star gallery at the European centre for culture , Europe house , Smith square, London which then went on to be  shown at Tremenheere park, Penzance , Cornwall  . In 2013, my work was also selected for the Dark rooms at CAST Helston, Cornwall and for Suspended sentences, Turners ware house, Newlyn, Cornwall. I was invited  in 2014 to join the TAap artists collective to produce work for a residency in the Tate residency space (formerly Patrick Heron’s studio) at the Porthmeor studios in St Ives. In 2015, Twice my work was selected to be screened on the large screen in Saatchi gallery London.

In 2018 We want to keep dreaming  was exhibited as a solo show in the gallery at Tremenheere sculpture gardens. Cornwall.

 

I also have worked as a visiting lecturer in colleges and was a speaker at the University college of Falmouth in 2009.  I lead workshops in Newlyn school of art on a regular basis and tutor my own independent critical practice sessions for artists and graduates in Flushing near Falmouth.

 

In 2010 Nicolas Usherwood wrote Marie-Claire Hamon's quietly unassuming but intensely poetic work....based...very firmly, on feeling, a feeling which, in its always unmistakable sense of human presence and unseen activity, takes on a powerful, and in this particular context, a very brave sense of the contemporary moment also.

image   Tate residency space

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