Claudia Bitran


Claudia Bitran works primarily in painting and video and is currently an artist-in-residence at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, where she lives. She has exhibited individually at Walter Storms Galerie in Munich (2020–21), Spring Break Art Show in NYC (2020), Muhlenberg College Gallery (2018–19) and Practice Gallery in Pennsylvania (2018), the Brooklyn Bridge Park in New York (2018), Roswell Museum and Art Center in New Mexico (2017) and Museo de Artes Visuales in Santiago, Chile (2016). Bitran has participated in group exhibitions and screenings at Cristin Tierney Gallery (2020), Postmasters Gallery (2020), Essex Flowers (2020), Cindy Rucker Gallery in New York (2019), Echo Park Film Center in Los Angeles (2019), Tribeca Film Center in NYC (2018), Saha Hadid IMAX Theater New York (2017), Taipei Contemporary Art Center in Taiwan (2017), The Parlour Bushwick in Brooklyn (2016), Project 722 in Brooklyn (2015), Museum of Contemporary Arts Quinta Normal Santiago (2011) and Matucana 100 Art Space in Santiago (2011), among others.

She has held residencies at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2014), Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (2014), Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program (2016), Smack Mellon Studio Program (2017), Outpost Projects (2018) and Pioneer Works (2020–21). Grants and awards include the New York Trust Van Lier Fellowship, Hammersley Grant, Emergency Grant for Artists Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Jerome Foundation Grant for Emerging Filmmakers, first prize Britney Spears Dance Challenge, first prize UFO McDonald’s Painting Competition and first honorable mention at Bienal de Artes Mediales, Museo de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile.

In addition to teaching in RISD’s Painting department, Bitran teaches at Pratt Institute and is a guest critic at NYC Crit Club and at SIA in Beijing. She holds an MFA in Painting from RISD (2013) and a BFA from the Universidad Catolica de Chile (2009).