Claire Seidl is both a photographer and a painter. She received a BFA from Syracuse University, an MFA from Hunter College and studied at the International Center for Photography. She has exhibited her work widely in the US, Europe and Asia in solo and group exhibitions with reviews in publications such as Art in America, Art News, the New York Times, the New York Observer, Brooklyn Rail, the New Criterion and the Portland Herald Press. Collections and venues include: The Aldrich Museum in CT, The Noyes Museum in NJ, McNay Art Museum in TX, Novosibirsk State Art Museum, Moscow Museum of Modern Art and the Russian Museum of Photography in Novgorod, Russia, and in Maine at the Portland Museum of Art, the Center for Maine Contemporary Art and the Ogunquit Museum of American Art.
Seidl lives and works in New York City and in Rangeley, Maine where she shoots extensively at night.