Born in Philadelphia in 1987, Claire Fleming Staples has been living and working in the Bay Area since 2011. She is a politically engaged, active participant in underground DIY music and art communities, where her social practice includes managing the QTPOC-centered studio and sometimes gallery space, SLURP, in West Oakland since 2016. Her work includes oil paintings, ceramic and plaster sculptures, video, and performance art. She plays in the electronic music duo 404 Not Found, and throughout the years has curated a myriad of music and art events, most notably the year long collaborative project UNEARTHED, that had its final showing at Counterpulse in San Francisco in February, 2019. Her practice is informed by her work doing Reiki therapy, a profound love for the earth and its inhabitants, and a joyful mischievousness kept alive and well by a healthy participation in underground counterculture.
She is available for exhibitions, performances, collaborations, private commissions, and public projects.