Claire Jauregui was born in Chico, California and has called Seattle home since 2004. Claire grew up in a restaurant family and is of Mexican, Polish, and German ancestry. She graduated with a degree in art, creative writing and gender studies from Carnegie Mellon University in 2002 and earned an individual artist grant from the city of Chico, California the next year.
In 2007 Jauregui was named a PONCHO Artist-in-Residence at Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle. During her residency, she explored print techniques and used these explorations to create loose, spontaneous screen and monoprints.
She started a line of eco-friendly screenprinted goods called Orange Twist in 2008 as a way to foster connections between people while injecting humor and handcrafted design into everyday life.
In 2017 Claire began organizing Screenprinting Work Parties to foster creativity and political engagement. She served on the board of Seattle Print Arts from 2018-2021.
Image credit: Paul Gordon