Claire (Clairette) Durand-Gasselin is a French born artist, writer and book designer living in NYC. She did a BA and one year of MA in Contemporary Visual Arts at La Sorbonne University in 2014, and spent one year as an exchange student at NYU Steinhardt Studio Art. She works as an artist and writer, a French teacher, and the Artistic Director of Mad Gleam Press.

Her practice initiates a creative wandering between visual and literary arts, to create hybrid bodies of work that explore and answer an oceanic feeling. It revolves around the structure of coherent eclecticism. She uses books and their features, their relationship to a specific environment, and the ideas and methodologies they provide, as an artistic medium, a physical material, and a conceptual frame.

Residency and solo show:

- PRAYERS IN THINGS - April 2017

Lutheran Church of the Messiah, Brooklyn

Group shows:

- MAYAN pop-up show - August 2018

Mayan Gallery, Brooklyn

- IDLE TALES - April 2018

Lutheran Church of the Messiah, Brooklyn


Spliters and Logs, Brooklyn

- WAYS TO LIGTHTEN UP - November 2015

Splinters and Logs, Brooklyn

- SHE/FOLK - September 2015

IDIO Gallery, Brooklyn

- NO PHOTOS, PLEASE - May 2015

Gallatin, New York City 

- TRANSLATION - March 2015

The Commons Gallery, Barney Building, New York City


Espace Angel Orensanz, Paris


Breadcrumbs - August 2018

NYSAI - December 2017

Those That This - May 2017

GAMBAzine - November 2016

NYSAI - Winter 2015

Prizes and Grants:

Manhattan Graphic Center - Scholarship - Fall 2017

Award of Merit of The Paris Chancellery - 2014