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.
Lives and works in London, United Kingdom
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