Current location: Bogotá / Toronto.
A University of Toronto janitor once asked Claire what she was studying towards. When she told him she was getting a degree in fine art, he laughed in her face. "Oh, knowledge for the sake of knowledge, huh? Good luck with that,” he said. Claire continues to defy that janitor by making literally hundreds of dollars a year as a multidisciplinary artist and performer. --- Claire Seringhaus (b.1983, Halifax) is a multi- and interdisciplinary artist working with a diverse range of content and forms. Recent work has focused on the issue of voice as it relates to location, identity, and technology. She creates audio pieces, sound installations, music, videos, performances, texts, and more. She also works in live comedy, music, and theater, having performed on stages in Halifax, Toronto, Bogotá, Chicago, and Berlin, sometimes under the name Claire Flaubert. Other work has been shown in Canada, the US, Germany, Bosnia, and Argentina. Drawings have been featured in a variety of publications, from Broken Pencil to Creative Quarterly. In 2012, The Blaring House, a book of Seringhaus' pen and graphite drawings, was published by Canadian publisher Conundrum Press. Seringhaus earned a B.A. hons. in Fine Art History from Trinity College at the University of Toronto, and an MFA in Public Art & New Artistic Strategies from the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. She also works as a professional translator and editor.