Claire Bartleman is an interdisciplinary artist working primarily in textiles. Her practice involves collecting abandoned textile-based crafts projects and recontextualizing them within the contemporary art world. Finishing the cast-offcrafts started as a means to uncover, display and celebrate the many abandonedprojects that sit in crafter’s closets, such as the knitted sock that never gotits partner, the baby hat that wasn’t made in time, thesweater that didn’t get sewn together. Clare was raised in Montreal, Quebec where she graduated with distinction from Concordia University with a BFA in Art History (2007) and followed with a BFA in Drawing and Painting at the OCAD University. Currently she is an MFA student at Western University.