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Cathy McClure is a metalsmith, predominantly working in sterling silver, bronze, and steel, but she has always been attracted to other disciplines, and often includes multimedia components such as music, zoetropes, and video in her work. A constant presence in McClure’s artwork has been her preoccupation with mechanical toys and the discrepancy between the perception of an imagined techno-future and that future that we now inhabit, juxtaposed with humor and charm in her elaborate installations.In 1995, McClure received her BFA from Texas Technological University, followed by her MFA from the University of Washington in 1997. That same year she received her MFA in 1997, she was selected from a pool of 426 applicants as the recipient of the 19th Annual Betty Bowen Memorial Award. She has exhibited at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Milton Hershey School Museum, and Art Miami Basel, and she is currently represented by Edelman Arts and Moss in New York, New York. McClure is a Seattle-based artist.
Born: Abilene, Tx 1965.
Lives: Seattle, Wa
1997 MFA University of Washington, Seattle WA
1995 BFA Texas Tech University, Cum Laude, Lubbock, TX
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2012 Midway, Moss Bureau, New York, NY.
2011 Midway, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA
2010 Curiosities, Traffic Art Space, New York, NY
2009 Zoetrope; Circus and Robotic Animals, Nassau County Museum, Roslyn
Remains, Moss Gallery, New York, NY
2007 Menagerie, Neuhoff/Edelman Gallery, New York, NY
2005 A Raucous Look at the Persistence of Vision, MUSA, Seattle, WA
2003 Meet George Jetson, Bumbershoot Music and Arts festival, Seattle, WA
2001 Here I Am, Entertain Me! Commencement Art Gallery, Tacoma, WA
First Light, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
1999 Team works, New Kinetic Sculpture, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Le Quai Fete, Quai de la Gare, Paris, FR
1998 Carnival of Life, Meyerson & Nowinski, Seattle, WA