Claire Cusack

Claire Cusack lives in a world inspired by ordinary objects. Whether traveling abroad or across Texas, she invariably finds meaningful “trash” to transform into sculpture. Her materials are often gathered from urban intersections, rural roads, beaches, old garages, and railroad tracks. The objects themselves suggest unusual pairings or methods of assembly. Instead of glue, Cusack relies on furniture-making techniques which mask construction and ensure a simplicity of design.

Ms. Cusack, a self-taught artist, was born in Houston, TX, 1961. She attended The University of Houston, Houston, TX, and Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX. In addition to her many solo shows at Koelsch Gallery, her resume includes exhibits in Marfa, TX; The Big Show, Lawndale Art Center; Celebration of Texas Art, Assistance League of Houston; Site Houston: Art Inside, the Silos; as well as exhibits in Flayosc, France; Pozos, Mexico; and New York, NY.

Ms. Cusack has been featured in The Houston Chronicle, ARTnews Magazine, Paper City, Houston Press, 002 Magazine, and the recently released book, “The Art of Found Objects: Interviews with Texas Artists” by Robert Craig Bunch. Permanent installations are located at Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart, Houston, TX; and Chapelle Saint Agustin, Flayosc, France.