Claire Bartleman is a Toronto, Ontario based artist and educator. Her textile and sculptural-based practice focuses on sentimentality and the personal objects that we hold onto regardless of their utility. She has previously worked with unfinished and abandoned craft projects and is currently creating soft sculptures from worn wedding dresses. Her work has been shown in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and London, Ontario, with exhibitions at XPACE, MKG 127, and Truck Contemporary. Claire is a sessional instructor in the Faculty of Drawing & Painting at OCAD University and teaches adults at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Bartleman holds a MFA in studio art and is currently a MA candidate in art history at Western University. Claire also runs Lilliput Gallery, an exhibition space in an Anne of Green Gables replica dollhouse.