Claire K. Stringer was born in Charleston, South Carolina. She studied fine art at The Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia and received her BFA from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. Claire concentrated in painting, drawing, and photography, and has been cultivating her personal layered and intricate style of ink wash painting since those early years. After completing her schooling in Boston, she relocated to New York City, and continued her studio practice and figure painting studies at The Art Students League.
Claire moved from the right to left coast eventually, and added burlesque performance and her part in the band Condo on the Death Strip to her repertoire of creative mediums. After residing in the hot pink, turquoise, and palm tree studded world of Los Angeles for a few years, her paintings and drawings transitioned from mostly grayscale or monochrome into vibrant color. Claire has had solo shows in New York City, California, South Carolina and Wisconsin, and participated in group and juried shows nationally.