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Fabia Claris is primarily a sculptor, but drawing has always been an important part of her practice.

After graduating in English from Cambridge and doing a foundation at Central, she studied sculpture at Wimbledon School of Art before working as an apprentice to a master carver in York. She subsequently studied anatomy at the Ruskin and spent two years as a postgraduate at the Prince’s Drawing School and a year at Kensington and Chelsea concentrating again on sculpture. She was awarded a Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship to Italy and France to study anatomy in relation to sculpture.

She is currently focusing primarily on sculpture and working with mixed found materials on a series of somewhat satirical birds as well as on more serious pieces including a piece on the Holocaust and a series of portrait heads. Her approach is essentially figurative although there is an underlying conceptual element to her work. She works by a process of construction and deconstruction, and this extends to her use of materials. Although she sometimes uses materials as she finds them, her method is generally to break them down into their component parts and then reassemble to create a new raw material of her own.

Her work has been exhibited in shows across the UK including:

Salon des Refusés, London, June 2016
Refuse Reuse, London, March 2015
Aesthetic, the Old Baths, Hackney Wick, London, October 2014
Lambeth Open, Brixton East Gallery, London
Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London
Process Matters, The Gallery, Stoke Newington, London
Candid Arts, London
The Other Art Fair, London
Off Beige show, Unit 14 Beaconsfield Studios, Brighton
Sustainability show, Hammersons, 10 Grosvenor Street, London
Cross My Art, Art & Escape, 210 Pentonville Road, London
Flock Together, Brixton Village Gallery, London
East Wing Nine, Courtauld Institute of Art, London
India, Atelier East, Wisbech
Delusions of Grandeur, Oblong Gallery, London
Carried Away II, St Pancras Church Crypt, London
Sculpture show, Hortensia Gallery, Kensington and Chelsea College, London
Black Swan Arts Open, Frome
PURE_drawing and Illustration, Ferreira Projects, London
Figure it Out, Stroud House Gallery, Stroud, Gloucestershire Chichester Open
Black and White exhibition, Claire Galleries, Birmingham
New English Art Club, Mall Galleries, London
Inspirations from Old Masters, Horsebridge Arts Centre, Whitstable
After Michelangelo, Centre for Recent Drawing, London
The Prince’s Drawing School, London
Oxford artweeks