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ABOUT

PERRIN CLORE DUNCAN

Biography

Perrin Clore Duncan is a young american artist, traveler, fitness enthusiast, foodie, and academic. She was born and raised in Edmond, Oklahoma, U.S.A. and grew up alongside her two siblings, James and Emma Duncan. Her parents, Walt and Ann-Clore Duncan continue to live in Edmond.

In May of 2017, Perrin graduated Cum Laude from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Studio Art (Majors) and Spanish (Minor). During her time at DePauw, she focused her artwork in abstract painting. She believes in the value of education, cross-cultural appreciation, and love. Throughout her four years at DePauw, she studied abroad in El Salvador, Ecuador, India, and Spain. On campus, she served as the Program Specialist of the First-Year mentor program, an Admissions Ambassador, a Presidential Ambassador, and the Vice President of Academic Life for Student Government. Perrin is a member of four honor societies: Order of Omega, Kappa Pi, Sigma Delta Pi, and Omicron Delta Epsilon. She now serves as a graduate member of DePauw's Board of Trustees.

Perrin currently resides across the Atlantic ocean in County Clare, Ireland as she pursues a Master of Fine Arts at Burren College of Art. She has exhibited in Greencastle, Indiana, Denver, Colorado, Galway and Ballyvaughan, Ireland. Her work has been published in various international online and print publications. She spends her free time reading, doing yoga, baking, blogging, hiking, cycling, running, and connecting with friends and family. 

Artist Statement

My work represents personal emotional, social, and physical interactions through an abstract visual language. I long for sincerity in relationships within our increasingly technological and isolated world. As an abstract painter, I use color and form to evoke curiosity and contemplative thought surrounding human connection between each other and within our environment.

I develop intricacy and depth through the layering of paint and other materials. This process mimics the complexity of lived experience. Often my projects begin without anticipation of a determined outcome to allow for spontaneity and surprise in managing issues of complexity. My work seeks to provide opportunities for reflection and critique of life’s encounters.

Influence and inspiration for my paintings come from ideas based in psychology and connections found within our environments. Exposure to disorienting or unfamiliar environments has given me clarity of thought in times of change, and I aspire to model and emulate the nature of those moments within my work.