To Pass Through Two Doors at Once is a sculpture created by Claire Fall Blanchette over the summer and fall of 2023 and funded by the Marcia Grand Centennial Sculpture Prize at the University of Arizona.
Claire Fall Blanchette (b. 1994, Bath, Maine) is an artist working across multiple disciplines including sculpture, printmaking, and drawing. Claire’s work investigates the permeable boundaries that humans have established between the built world and the environment. Humans have dissected the land into parts– designating some for preservation, and most to be exploited for economic gain. Claire creates work that examines how these separations influence our experience and knowledge of the natural world.
Claire is a graduate of Massachusetts College of Art and Design where she received a BFA in Printmaking and History of Art in 2016. She is the 2023 recipient of the Marcia Grand Centennial Sculpture Prize. She was the 2017 recipient of the Reba Stewart – Genevieve McMillan Travel Fellowship to fund her residency at Konstepidemin Arts Center in Gothenburg, Sweden. Claire has exhibited work nationally and internationally, most recently at the West Valley Art Museum in Peoria, Arizona, Lionel Rombach Gallery in Tucson, Arizona, Evelyn Peeler Peacock Gallery in Corning, New York, 440 Gallery in Brooklyn, New York, Ejecta Projects in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, SPACE Gallery in Portland, Maine, and Konstepidemin Arts Center in Gothenburg, Sweden. She is currently a MFA candidate in Studio Art at the University of Arizona in Tucson.