Born and raised in Chicago, Claire Beckett earned a BA in Anthropology at Kenyon College. She then worked as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Benin, West Africa, before earning an MFA in Photography at Mass College of Art. Her photographs have been featured in solo exhibitions at Carroll and Sons, Bernard Toale Gallery, the University of Rhode Island, and the Wadsworth Atheneum and in group shows at Mass MoCA, the Haggerty Museum, the Photographic Resource Center, Silver Eye Center for Photography, the DeCordova Museum, the Noorderlicht Festival, Fotodok in Utrecht, and the Inside Out Museum in Beijing. She is a recipient of an Artadia Award, a Blanche Coleman Award, and a Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant. Her work has been reviewed by Art Forum, The Boston Globe, and NRC Next, and featured by Public Culture, and Cool Hunting. Claire Beckett resides in Boston, where she is a faculty member at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Claire Beckett is represented by Carroll and Sons Gallery in Boston.