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Clementine Keith-Roach, 2020
Photo by Teddy Park

Fusing the corporeal, decorative, historical, and functional, Clementine Keith-Roach (b. 1984) creates detailed, uncanny sculptures that blur boundaries between object and figure. Her work is inspired by clay’s inherent tactility and sensuality, as well as the immediate physical affinity one feels with antique ceramic containers and their readiness to be anthropomorphized. The resulting works simultaneously celebrate the female form and breathe life into the storied histories of domestic objects. Keith-Roach received a BA in Art History from University of Bristol, Bristol, UK. She has exhibited at Ben Hunter Gallery, London, UK; MOCA, Los Angeles, CA; Blue Projects, London, UK; Centre Regional D’art Contemporain (CRAC), Sète, France; The Villa Lontana, Rome, Italy; Open Space Contemporary, London, UK; and Pervilion, Palermo, Italy and London, UK. She is also an editor of Effects, a journal of art, poetry and essays. Keith-Roach presented Knots, a two-person exhibition with Christopher Page, at P·P·O·W in June 2022. Keith-Roach’s work is featured on the cover of Art in America’s September 2022 issue illustrating Glenn Adamson’s article Monuments for the Moment, which contextualizes her vessels alongside other influential sculptors including Baseera Khan, Julia Kunin, and Martin Puryear.

Clementine Keith-Roach

b. 1984
Lives and works in London, United Kingdom

EDUCATION

2008    
B.A. History of Art, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom

SOLO & TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2022
Knots, P·P·O·W, New York, NY

2021    
Mythemes, Ben Hunter Gallery, London, United Kingdom

2019    
Labours, Ben Hunter Gallery, London, United Kingdom

2018    
Herm, Pervilion, Palermo, Italy

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022
At The Rose House: Green River Project LLC and Object & Thing, Ridgewood, NJ
Mimicries, curated by Jeffrey Stuker & Jan Tumlir, Ben Hunter Gallery, New York, NY

2021    
Go Figure!?, Sprüth Magers (online)

2019    
The Blazing World, S|2 Gallery Sotheby’s, London, United Kingdom
Question Centre, Kupfer Projects, London, United Kingdom
These are the days my friends, Kupfer Projects, London, United Kingdom
The Child Within Me, A Selection of Works from the Ömer Koç collection, Istanbul, Turkey 
Expedition Empathy Walk & Talk, The Azores, Portugal
Tender Touches, AMP Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Clearings, Blue Projects, London, United Kingdom

2018    
Archeology of the Mind: The Metadata of the Villa Lontana, Villa Lontana, Rome, Italy 
Full Haus: The Seeld Library, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Interiority, Ben Hunter, London, United Kingdom
three new sculptures, Menagerie, Twentynine Palms, CA
Masterpiece art fair, with Ben Hunter, London, United Kingdom
Belle Dam, Pervilion, Oasis Farm Waterloo, London, United Kingdom
Mademoiselle, Centre Régional d’Art Contemporain Occitane, Sète, France
Rhapsodies, Ping Pong Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Ladies’ Paradise, Grace Belgravia, London, United Kingdom

2017    
Mourning Play, Nitra Gallery, Athens, Greece 

Selected Works

Selected Works Thumbnails
Clementine Keith-Roach, Cloak, 2021

Clementine Keith-Roach
Cloak, 2021
terracotta vessel, jesmonite, resin clay, and acrylic paint
28 3/8 x 18 1/8 x 20 7/8 ins.
72 x 46 x 53 cm

Clementine Keith-Roach, Copula, 2021

Clementine Keith-Roach
Copula, 2021
terracotta vessel, jesmonite, resin clay, and acrylic paint
27 1/2 x 15 x 12 5/8 ins.
70 x 38 x 32 cm

Clementine Keith-Roach, Enclosure, 2020

Clementine Keith-Roach
Enclosure, 2020
terracotta vessel, jesmonite, steel thread, resin clay, modelling paste, acrylic paint
27 1/8 x 22 1/8 x 19 3/4 ins.
69 x 56 x 50 cm

Clementine Keith-Roach, Idol, 2020

Clementine Keith-Roach
Idol, 2020
terracotta vessel, jesmonite, paint, coin
25 5/8 x 22 7/8 x 17 3/8 ins.
65 x 58 x 44 cm

Clementine Keith-Roach, Speech Act, 2020

Clementine Keith-Roach
Speech Act, 2020
terracotta vessel, jesmonite, paint
24 3/4 x 17 3/4 x 17 3/4 ins.
63 x 45 x 45 cm
(ROACH-009)

Clementine Keith-Roach, Kinship, 2020

Clementine Keith-Roach
Kinship, 2020
terracotta vessel, jesmonite, paint, opal ring
21 5/8 x 21 5/8 x 17 3/4 ins.
55 x 55 x 45 cm

Clementine Keith-Roach, Cloak, 2021

Clementine Keith-Roach
Cloak, 2021
terracotta vessel, jesmonite, resin clay, and acrylic paint
28 3/8 x 18 1/8 x 20 7/8 ins.
72 x 46 x 53 cm

Clementine Keith-Roach, Copula, 2021

Clementine Keith-Roach
Copula, 2021
terracotta vessel, jesmonite, resin clay, and acrylic paint
27 1/2 x 15 x 12 5/8 ins.
70 x 38 x 32 cm

Clementine Keith-Roach, Enclosure, 2020

Clementine Keith-Roach
Enclosure, 2020
terracotta vessel, jesmonite, steel thread, resin clay, modelling paste, acrylic paint
27 1/8 x 22 1/8 x 19 3/4 ins.
69 x 56 x 50 cm

Clementine Keith-Roach, Idol, 2020

Clementine Keith-Roach
Idol, 2020
terracotta vessel, jesmonite, paint, coin
25 5/8 x 22 7/8 x 17 3/8 ins.
65 x 58 x 44 cm

Clementine Keith-Roach, Speech Act, 2020

Clementine Keith-Roach
Speech Act, 2020
terracotta vessel, jesmonite, paint
24 3/4 x 17 3/4 x 17 3/4 ins.
63 x 45 x 45 cm
(ROACH-009)

Clementine Keith-Roach, Kinship, 2020

Clementine Keith-Roach
Kinship, 2020
terracotta vessel, jesmonite, paint, opal ring
21 5/8 x 21 5/8 x 17 3/4 ins.
55 x 55 x 45 cm