Felicity Griffin Clark is an Australian artist, writer and curator currently based in Rome.
Until December 2020, she was the co-director of Counterweave Arts in Rome and curated several international exhibitions including Art Under Lockdown 2020 and Counterweave Arts’ exhibitions for Rome Art Week – Echoes of Land and Sea (2018), Aspects of the Goddess (2019) and Surface and Depth (2021).
Felicity’s art practice is built on experimenting and extending a range of traditional techniques and not-so-traditional materials. She uses silk, wool, alpaca and linen, mulberry bark, synthetics, paper, metals and found objects to convey colours, textures, and meanings in unconventional ways. She is especially interested in exploring emotions such as grief, trauma, and stigma: jealousy, loss, and the scarification of physical suffering often feature in her work. Felicity has exhibited widely in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Europe, the UK, and the USA.
She won the inaugural Buda Textile Award in 2008. Her three-dimensional work ‘siliqua lucti’ was commissioned for Seth Apter’s book The Mixed Media Artist: Art Tips, Tricks, Secrets and Dreams from Over 40 Amazing Artists. Member of The Society for Embroidered Work, the European Textile Network, and the Fibre Art Network.
Felicity Griffin Clark Exhibitions
Surface and Depth – Rome 2021 – Amazon Frock-Up
Get Out of My Skull– France/Netherlands/Belgium 2021 – Sibilla, Dea Regina
Io e Me – Rome 2021– Io e Me
Art Under Lockdown– online 2020 – Poppies At Hadrian’s Villa
Aspects of the Goddess– Rome October 2019 – Amazon Bodice
Echoes of Land and Sea (with Olga Teksheva) – Rome October 2018
Il Sangue delle Donne – Italy 2018-2021 – Sangue, Sofferenza, Silenzia!
Counterweave Gallery – June 2017 – present
Lo spirituale nell’arte, Rome, Italy – February 2017 – Threads of Connection I, II & III In.cube8r Gallery, Melbourne – August 2016 – Unbound: explorations into indigo Amsterdam International Art Fair – August 2015 – land, sea, alchemy & siliqua lucti Parallax Art Fair, London, UK – July 2015 – Wound & Time
The Empty Spaces Project, Putnam, USA – April 2015 – Time, Note to Self, Talisman 1, land, sea, alchemy, Ormer Ecstasy
Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne – February 2015 – Jealousy, Xylem/Phloem, Flagellation, Heart Wound, Vagina Dentate 1, Vagina Dentata 2
Media Gallery, Melbourne – August – November 2014 – Desert Triptych, Jealousy, Xylem/Phloem: the interior landscape of trees
Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne – July 2013 – ‘Interior Landscapes’
Stanthorpe Art Award – April 2012 – Jealousy, Desert Triptych
Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne – December 2011 – Blue #1, Heart of Palm
Australasian Quilt Convention – April 2011 – Desert Triptych
Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne – December 2010 – Purple Flow, The Heart of the
Festival of Quilts, United Kingdom – August 2010 – Jealousy
Southern Lands (curated by Dijanne Cevaal), Germany & France – 2010 – Desert Triptych, Desert Night, Desert Marks, Creator Spirit, Red Ochre Landscape, Emergence #1, Emergence #2, Desert Pond
Victorian Quilters ‘One Step Further’ – November-December 2010 – Jealousy, Desert
Victorian Quilters ‘One Step Further’ – November-December 2009 – Brave New World, Gingko Shadows
My Place – South Africa, New Zealand, Australia & France – 2008-10 – Interior Alice
Buda Textile Awards – June 2008 – Glimmer – such a shame she never married
[winner Best in Category and Best in Exhibition]