Claire Cottrell
is an award-winning
director
&
photographer.




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Her work spans traditional advertising, editorial and publishing. Her work is included in the archives of the Film Department at The Museum of Modern Art in New York and has been shown at Palais de Tokyo in Paris and Galerie für Moderne Fotografie in Berlin. Her work has been featured in Vogue, Purple, VICE and T: The New York Times Style Magazine. She was awarded a Cyber Film Lion at the Cannes International Festival for Creativity, and her contributions to Everything I Want to Eat: Sqirl and the New California Cooking were nominated for a James Beard Award.
Extracurricular.˚ In 2010, as a design editor-at-large, Claire contributed stories on the subjects of architecture and design to The Atlantic and their media partners.
In 2012, she founded BOOK STAND, a curatorial project supporting self-publishing with exhibitions and events for the Los Angeles Art Book Fair, the Hammer Museum’s Arts ReSTORE LA, the Vault Gallery @ iKO iKO and the Santa Monica Mountains. Last year, she completed a month-long residency at Villa Lena in Palaia, Italy. She photographed bioplastic, religion and pasticcerias. Today, she is an associate editor of Many of Them, a contemporary culture magazine focused on art, cinema and fashion.
Education.˚ Claire holds two degrees in architecture. Her B.Arch. is from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her M.L.Arch. is from the University of Southern California. In studio, she explored cinema and landscape, the design of reading spaces, and the color choreography of flowers to remediate Superfund and brownfield sites. Claire lives between Los Angeles and New York City.

For commercial projects contact Ellen, Annique or Kira at Merman.

︎ claire@clairecottrell.com