Claire Cronin is an interdisciplinary artist from Los Angeles who currently lives in Athens, GA.
She is the author of A Spirit is a Mood Without a Body, winner of the 2018 Dead Lake Chapbook contest. She also won the 2014 Fairy Tale Review Poetry Award, judged by Ilya Kaminsky. Cronin's work can be found in Bennington Review, Sixth Finch, Vinyl Poetry, BOAAT, Cloud Rodeo, Yalobusha Review, The Volta, and other places. As a musician, Cronin has released two records on an independent label and toured nationally. As an artist, she has performed in solo and collaborative pieces at The Hammer Museum, Redcat, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, and Machine Project, and held residencies at Elsewhere Artist Collaborative and Monte Vista Projects. She has an MFA from the University of California, Irvine and is pursuing a PhD in English at the University of Georgia, where she is also a Lamar Dodd Interdisciplinary Fellow for 2018 - 2019. Cronin's research areas include twentieth-century and contemporary American poetry, horror, the occult, and death and spectrality in visual media. Her dissertation is a hybrid manuscript that deals with her obsession with the horror genre.
This website archives many of Claire's visual and performance art works, most made between 2007 - 2012 in Los Angeles.