Claire Colette was born in France and came to California as a child. She is currently living and working in Los Angeles. She recently completed her MFA at Mills College. She has been an artist-in-residence at School of Visual Arts, New York and Root Division. Colette’s work has been exhibited in Charleston, Los Angeles, New York City, and San Francisco, including Stephen Wirtz Gallery, Southern Exposure, Guerrero Gallery, and Root Division. She is the 2013 winner of the Jay DeFeo MFA Prize at Mills College. Her work is in the collection of the De Young Museum in San Francisco.