Claire Barclay was born in Paisley, Scotland. She studied at the Glasgow School of Art from 1986 to 1993: receiving a BA in Environmental Art and a Master of Fine Art. Barclay is known for her prints and large-scale sculptural installations which respond to the exhibition space they are contained within: striking precarious balances between function and dysfunction, chaos and order. Her work has been shown internationally, including solo exhibitions at Stephen Friedman Gallery, London (2015-2016); Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh (2013 - 2014); and Skulpturi, Copenhagen (2011). Barclay lives and works in Glasgow.