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Claudia Bitran

Claudia Bitran is a multidisciplinary artist who works primarily in painting and video. She was born in Boston, spent most of her life in Santiago, Chile and currently lives in Brooklyn. She holds an MFA in Painting from RISD and a BFA from the Universidad Catolica de Chile.

Bitran has exhibited individually at Muhlenberg College (2018–19), Practice Gallery in Philadelphia (2018), the Brooklyn Bridge Park in NY (2018), Roswell Museum and Art Center in New Mexico (2017) and Museo de Artes Visuales in Santiago, Chile (2016). She has participated in group exhibitions and screenings at Smack Mellon Gallery in NY (2019), Cindy Rucker Gallery in NY (2019), Echo Park Film Center LA (2019), Experimental Video Art Film Festival at Tribeca Film Center in NY (2018), Galería Nemesio Antunez Chile (2018), LeRoy Neiman Gallery at Columbia University (2018), Anytime Dept Ohio (2017), Saha Hadid IMAX Theater New York (2017), Taipei Contemporary Art Center Taiwan (2017), The Parlour Bushwick Brooklyn (2016), Project 722 Brooklyn (2015), Museum of Contemporary Arts Quinta Normal Santiago (2011) and Matucana 100 Art Space Santiago (2011), among others.

She has held residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine (2014), the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Nebraska (2014), the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program in New Mexico (2016), Smack Mellon Studio Program in New York (2017) and Outpost Projects in New York (2018). 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 at RISD, Bitran teaches in the Painting department at Pratt Institute and is an instructor at New York City Crit Club.

Fall 2019 Courses

  • PAINT-8900-05 ISP Major
  • PAINT-4507-02 Painting Workshop

Wintersession 2020 Courses

  • PAINT-3407-01 Painting From Observation Marathon

Spring 2020 Courses

  • PAINT-4598-04 Painting Degree Project