Claire Elliott                                                                                                                              Download PDF


2014    M.F.A., The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA 

2011     Continuing Education Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston MA

2008   Continuing Education Pennsylvania Academy of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA      

2007    B.S. in Studio Art, French, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

  (Cum Laude, Honors in Studio Art, Periclean Society, Pi Delta Phi)

2006    Study Abroad:  Académie de Port Royal Paris

2005    Study Abroad: École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris


Selected Exhibitions


Skidmore College Annual Alumni Reunion Art Exhibition, Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY, Juried

Back to the Garden, Root Division, San Francisco, CA

All In, Hotel Triton, San Francisco, CA


Bay Area Painting, The Mills Building, Artsource Inc., San Francsico, CA

Artspan Group Exhibition, Roll Up Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Convergence, Journal Building Artist Residency Group Show, Alabama Project Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Co-Curator

Artspan 2016 Annual Auction, SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA



Crank, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CAOpen Studios Group Show, Asterisk Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Nucleus Group Show, Joy Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Twenty-Sixth international Juried Exhibition, Viridian Artists Inc., New York, NY


 Fresh Art 2014, Marin Society of Artists Gallery, Ross, CA

Fall National Juried Exhibition, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA, Honorable Mention

SMFA Medal Award Gala and Juried Auction, MFA Boston, MA 

MFA Thesis Exhibition, Cyclorama, Boston

Painting Intricacies, Nave Gallery Annex, Sommerville, MA

SMFA Painting Biennial, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Convergences II, Khaki Gallery, Boston, MA

Massachusetts!, Gallery 263, Cambridge, MA

SMFA Drawing Show (Juried), SMFA Atrium, Boston, MA, Juror’s Prize


(Motion) Pictures: Narrative Structures in Visual Arts, Mission Hill Gallery, Boston, MA

Claire Elliott: Landscapes of Memory, Mayor’s Gallery, Boston City Hall, Solo Exhibition

Summer Show, Brodsky Gallery, Princeton, NJ, Solo Exhibition

I Know What you Did Last Summer, Mission Hill Gallery, Boston, MA


Museum School Art Sale, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Wit, Mission Hill Gallery, Boston MA

Impressions of Boston, Scollay Square Gallery Boston City Hall

Le Sacre du Printemps, Kaleidoscope Vision Bazaar, Seattle WA                 

Dogpatch Labs, Cambridge, MA


Claire Alta Elliott at Pavement, Pavement Coffee House, Boston, MA

New Paintings, Bukowski’s Tavern, Cambridge MA


Paintings at Uptown Espresso, Uptown Espresso, Boston, MA

The Love Show, Juried, Small World, Princeton, NJ

Recession Expression, Seton Hall Law School Newark, NJ


Open Call Small Works Exhibit, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA


Art All Night, Artworks, Trenton NJ

Senior Thesis Exhibition, Tang Teaching Museum and Gallery, Saratoga Springs NY

Visual Poetry Exhibition, Case Gallery, Skidmore College


Selected Employment

2013-Now       Teaching Assistant, Four Painters Visiting Artist Seminar

 The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2011-2013        Extended Day and Substitute Teacher, Art Club Instructor

           Brimmer and May School, Chestnut Hill, MA                                                      

2010             Summer Gallery Assistant

         Beth Urdang Gallery Boston, MA    

2009           Graduate Teaching Artist

                       School District of Philadelphia Summer Enrichment Program 

           Philadelphia Arts and Education Partnership, Philadelphia PA

2007           Fall Intern, Drawings Department

                    Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

2006           Student Assistant

        Tang Teaching Museum and Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY


2015               Paint Pulse Magazine, Issue 1, Featured Artist

2014               365 Artists/365 Days Project, Interview

                      Fresh Paint Magazine, Issue 4, Featured Artist and Studio Visit Interview


 Reviews and Press

ArtVenue Blog, "Artist Spotlight: Claire Alta Elliott", Lex McDermott, November 23, 2011

The South End News, "Uptown Espresso Brightens Its Walls", Kate Vander Wiede, October 4, 2010

The Star-Ledger,  "Exploring Humor in Visual Storytelling", Arts Notes, February 16, 2010

DonArtNews,  "Claire Alta Elliott - New Works @ The Beauty Shop Cafe", Don Brewer, July 26, 2009


Grants/ Fellowships/ Awards

2014                Juror’s Prize, SMFA Drawing Show, Boston, MA

            Nominee, Dedalus Foundation Master of Fine Arts Fellowship, New York, NY