//Claire Scherzinger uses painting and writing to depict imagined exo-planetary worlds. She is predominantly interested in the Western canon of science fiction and how it has influenced Western entities to envision the future in hopeful and problematic ways. As space colonization begins in earnest, Scherzinger uses imagined worlds as a sandbox to dissect and consider common issues in science fiction texts, such as resource extraction and the re-romanticization of frontier life. Their overriding aim with their work is always to inspire hope by imagining better and more inclusive futures for all people.//

Claire Scherzinger has a BFA in drawing and painting and creative writing from OCAD University and an MFA in interdisciplinary arts from the University of Victoria. Her work has appeared in exhibitions across Canada and internationally in the US and UK.

She was a purchase prize winner of the 2015 Royal Bank of Canada-funded Painting Competition and was shortlisted for the Equitable Bank Emerging Digital Artist Award in 2019. 

Scherzinger currently resides in the Pacific Northwest and in 2021 became a member of SOIL Artist Collective in Seattle. 

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Recent Media/

Claire Scherzinger Interview

My latest interview with Side x Side Contemporary.

This interview features answers to questions about my recent new media work, and how my digital practice connects with my painting practice. You can check it out here. 

On August 12th, 2021 the artists from Moving Slowly Through convened to talk about our work and influences. Full talk is available here.

March 9th 2021, Artist Talk facilitated by Factory Media Centre as part of their &Now Residency.