Claire Cowie is a highly accomplished visual arts teacher at Northwest, and a lecturer at the University of Washington in the Interdisciplinary Visual Arts Program. She received a BFA in Printmaking from Washington University in St. Louis in 1997 and an MFA in Printmaking from the University of Washington, Seattle in 1999. She is represented by the James Harris Gallery, Seattle and the Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland.Her awards include a Pollock-Krasner Grant and fellowships from Washington State Arts Commission, Artist Trust, Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and the Behnke Foundation. Collections include Twitter, Facebook, Allen Institute for Brain Science, Microsoft, Amgen Corporation, 4Culture, Tacoma Art Museum, Henry Art Gallery, Swedish Cancer Institute. Reviews of Claire's work have appeared in Art in America, Artforum, Artweek, and Los Angeles Times.