1968 Born Wallsend, North Tyneside
1987-90 Magdalen College, Oxford University
1997-99 Wimbledon School of Art
1999-2000 Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology

Lives and works in Dublin

2021 Print Residency, Graphic Studio Dublin (DLR)
2021 Arts Council of Ireland, Visual Arts Bursary (an Chomhairle Ealaíon)
2019 Culture Ireland / Cultúr Éireann
2016 Residency, r/e projects, Madrid
2013 Culture Ireland/Cultúr Éireann
2012 Golden Fleece Award
2011 Arts Council of Ireland, Visual Arts Bursary (an Chomhairle Ealaíon)
2010 Culture Ireland/Cultúr Éireann
2009 Thomas Dammann Jr Memorial Trust Award
2007 Culture Ireland/Cultúr Éireann
2002 Fergus O’Ryan Memorial Award

Selected publications
Landscape and Environment in Contemporary Irish Art, Yvonne Scott, Churchill House Press, 2023
Irish Art 1920-2020: Perspectives on a Century of Change, Yvonne Scott & Catherine Marshall eds, Royal Irish Academy, 2021
Ship to Shore: Art and the Lure of the Sea, J. Wainwright, John Hansard Gallery, 2018
Claire Kerr 2006-2016 Paintings and Notes (English, German, Spanish), r/e projects, 2017
500 Portraits: 25 Years of the BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, Thames & Hudson, 2015
Verzweigt: Bäume in der zeitgenössischen Kunst, exhibition catalogue with an essay by Ina Fuchs, Altana Kulturstiftung, 2014
Claire Kerr, exhibition catalogue with an essay by and dialogue with Hisham Matar, Purdy Hicks Gallery, October 2013
Dictionary of Living Irish Artists, December 2010
The Plinian Sponge, Maybe? Royal Hibernian Academy exhibition catalogue, February 2008
Claire Kerr, exhibition catalogue with an essay by Aidan Dunne, Purdy Hicks Gallery, November 2007
Jerwood Drawing Prize, exhibition catalogue, September 2005
Ashford Gallery Emerging Artists; Royal Hibernian Academy exhibition catalogue, September 2005

Selected recent media
‘De quelques femmes remarquables’, Patrick Scemama, La République de l’art (new tab), 17 October 2023
‘Out the Window’: John Haber in New York City, ‘Making Art Babble’ (new tab), December 2019
‘About a Painting: Tree with Cut-Out Moon by Claire Kerr’, Andy Burgess, The Content Journal, issue 4, June 2018 (read here in new tab).
‘Claire Kerr in conversation with writer Hisham Matar’, Purdy Hicks Gallery, 3 May 2017 (UK Friends of the National Museum of Women in the Arts event)
‘Frühkritik: Verzweigt‘ with Rudolf Schmitz, HR2 Kultur, 2 December 2014
‘Isotopica’ with Simon Tyszko, Resonance FM, London, 29 April 2014 (listen here – new tab)
‘Arena’, RTE Radio 1, 6 March 2012
‘Angels of Perversity’, Irish Times, 19 June 2009
‘Visual Art to Illuminate and Intrigue’, Irish Times, 17 July 2008