The Department of Art Presents Visiting Artist Claudia Bitran, November 1, 2021 @ 2PM via Zoom. Email for the Zoom link.

By Doreen Brown, October 28, 2021

Claudia Bitran (U.S.A.-Chile 1986) works primarily through painting and video.

 Bitran holds an MFA in painting from Rhode Island School of Design (2013), a BFA from the Universidad Catolica de Chile (2009) and is currently an artist in residence at Pioneer Works, New York. She has exhibited individual-ly at Walter Storms Galerie in Munich (2020-2021), Spring Break Art Show in NY (2020), Muhlenberg College Gallery (2018-2019) and Practice Gallery in PA (2018), the Brooklyn Bridge Park in NY (2018), at Roswell Museum and Art Center in New Mexico (2017), and at Museo de Artes Visuales in Santiago, Chile (2016). She has held residencies at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2014), Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (2014), Roswell Artist-in-Residence Pro-gram (2016), Smack Mellon Studio Program (2017), Outpost Projects (2018), and Pioneer Works (2020-2021). Grants and awards include: the New York Trust Van Lier Fellowship, Hammersley Grant, Emergency Grant for Artists Foundation or Contemporary Arts, Jerome Foundation grant for emerging filmmakers, 1st prize Britney Spears Dance Challenge, 1st prize UFO McDonald’s Painting Competition, and 1st Honorable Mention at Bienal de Artes Mediales, Museo  de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile.

Light, 2019

Light, 2019, Acrylic on MDF, Coral Gables Miami

Bitran currently lives and works in Brooklyn and teaches in the painting departments at Rhode Island School of Design and Pratt Institute and is a guest critic at NYC Crit Club in NY and at SIA in Beijing. Upcoming solo exhibitions are “La Amo” at Instituto Telearte in Santiago, Chile, and “Out of Body” at Cristin Tierney Gallery, New York, NY, March 2022.

Light, 2019, Acrylic on MDF, Coral Gables Miami