Claire Hynds

 

Claire Hynds is a London based printmaker who has exhibited throughout London and the UK and has work in collections at the V&A, the Printmakers Council Archive and the National Museum and Gallery of Wales.  A lecturer in printmaking at Kensington and Chelsea College and City Lit, Claire divides her time between this and her studio.


With a particular interest in etching, Claire’s research has largely been focused on an investigation into in urban environments; more specifically the effect architecture and planning has on the inhabitants.  In this work she visited well known examples of Modern architecture and the planned “new” towns and cities of Hertfordshire to examine what remains of this utopian vision of post war Britain, developing work through drawing, photography and print that explores how these spaces are experienced today.


Hynds’ work combines etching, embossing, screenprint, chin colle and paper-cut to create hand printed limited edition prints.


Education

MA Multi-disciplinary Printmaking, 2000-2002 University of the West of England

BA Honours Fine Art, 1997-2000 (1st Class), University of Wales, Institute Cardiff


Awards

Printmakers Council Prize (2012)

Highly Recommended Status, Royal West of England Academy (2001)

Vocational & Professional Award, Art & Humanities Research Board (2000)


Work in Collections

Art UK
Victoria & Albert Museum Prints and Drawings Collection, London

National Museum & Gallery of Wales, Cardiff


Membership

East London Printmakers

Printmakers Council