Claire Lefebvre's painting practice uses layering to prompt curiosity and moments of discovery. She believes that fascination and awe can create paradigm shifts. She is interested in how this relates to, and might be explored through, the material possibilities of paint and the power of colour.
Claire seeks to address how wonderment can create shifts across diverse groups of people. She believes these ideas are important given the current social and political climate.
Master of Fine Art, with Distinction. RMIT University (2014)
Bachelor of Visual Art. Monash University (2006)
‘Awe Is What Moves Us Forward', Alternating Current Art Space. Melbourne (2017)
'United States of Curiosity‘, Red Gallery. Melbourne (2016)
‘Luminous Numinous‘, Tinning Street. Melbourne (2016)
‘Claire Lefebvre – New Work’, Sidecar Gallery. Melbourne (2013)
Selected Group Shows
‘Commencement - Gloss over Rawness', WestEnd Art Space, West Melbourne. (2017)
'Red Stocking', Red Gallery, Fitzroy North, Melbourne. (2016)
‘Hornsby Art Prize’, Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre, Hornsby. (2015)
‘Albany Art Prize’, Carol Petterson Hall, Albany. (2015)
‘For the Love of Colour’, Gallerysmith Project Space, North Melbourne. (2015)
‘Frank Society’, Conduit Gallery, Fitzroy, Melbourne. (2014)
RMIT MFA Graduate Exhibition, Melbourne. (2014)
‘Real Delirium’, N/A Gallery, East Brunswick, Melbourne. (2014)
‘M Collection Award’, (Shortlisted), Gallerysmith, North Melbourne. (2014)
‘Abstraction’, 100th Gallery, Prahran, Melbourne. (2012)
‘Art Town 2012’, Melbourne. (2012)
‘Expressions’, Malvern Town Hall, Malvern, Melbourne. (2012)
‘Belle Arti’ Prize, Chapman & Bailey, Abbotsford, Melbourne. (2009)
‘Postcards from Tomorrow’, Toyota Community Spirit Gallery, Melbourne. (2008)
Monash University Bachelor of Visual Art Graduate Exhibition, Caulfield, Melbourne. (2005)
‘We Don’t All Paint’, Monash University, Caulfield, Melbourne. (2004)
‘Friends of Romania’, Villa Maria, Kew, Melbourne. (2003)
Hornsby Art Prize, Finalist (2015)
Albany Art Prize, Finalist (2015)
RMIT Alumni Award, Winner (2014)
M Collection Award, Finalist (2014)
Commissions & Collections
Foster Nicholson Lawyers, Melbourne
Westminster Lawyers, Melbourne
Various Private Collections (Australia and UK)
Barcelona, Spain. (2011)
MFA Symposium. Major Project Presentation. RMIT School of Art and LaSalle College of the Arts, Melbourne (2014)
National Association of Visual Artists.
Heide Museum of Modern Art.
RMIT MFA Graduation Committee (President 2014).
Gold Diploma of Yoga Teaching, Gita International School of Yoga. 2007.