Clare E. Rojas

B. 1976, Columbus, OH
Lives and works in San Francisco

 

Education

2002 M.F.A. School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1998 B.F.A., Printmaking, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, USA

 

Solo Exhibitions

2016 The inexhaustible middle, Alice Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
   
2015 New Work, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, USA
   
2014 Caerulea, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, USA
  Everyone Has Those Spaces, Kavi Gupta CHICAGO | Elizabeth St., Chicago, USA
   
2013 Clare Rojas, Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld, New York, USA
  Clare Rojas, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
   
2012 Spaces In Between, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, USA
  Pith, Prism, Los Angeles, USA
 

Piecemeal, Gallery Paulie Anglim, San Francisco USA

   
2010 We They, We They, IKON Gallery, Birmingham, UK
  Through the Woods, Pinnacle Gallery, Savannah, USA
  We They, We They, Museum of Craft and Folk Art, San Francisco, USA
   
2009 Believe Me, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, USA
   
2008 Barry McGee & Clare Rojas, Riverside Art Museum, California, USA
   
2007 Forget Me Not, Museum Het Domein, Sittard, The Netherlands
 

Sympathetic Magic, Laboratorio 987, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Leon, Spain

  Kitty Buck, Lizabeth Oliveiria Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
  P.S. Hurray!, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, USA
  Sympathetic Magic, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London, UK
  Clare Rojas: Hope Springs Eternal, The Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, USA
   
2006 Moody Loner, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, USA
  Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, USA
  Clare Rojas, Nicolai Wallner Galeri, Copenhagen, Denmark
   
2005 Hah! Ha, ha, ha!, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, USA
 

Clare Rojas, Modern Art, London, UK

  Sub-Urban: Clare Rojas, Knoxville Museum of Art, USA
   
2004 Table Turner, Deitch Projects, New York, USA
   
2002 Doing My Day, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA
  Maybelle Crick, Lizabeth Oliveria, San Francisco, USA
  Walk Like Man, New Image Art, Los Angeles, USA

 

Group Exhibitions (selected)

2017 Clare Rojas & Barry McGee at Watari museum, Watari Musem, Tokyo, Japan
   
2016 McArthur Binion, Jose Lerma, Angel Otero, Clare Rojas, Jessica Stockholder, Tony Tasset, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, USA
   
2015 Paule Anglim - Retrospective, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, USA
  For the Love of Paper - Limited Edition Prints, Tayloe Piggott Gallery, Jackson, USA
   
2014 Initial Public Offering: New works from SJMA's Permanent Collection, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, USA
  Folklore, Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, Lancaster, USA
  Art Alliance: The Provocateurs, curated by Shepard Fairey, Block Thirty Seven, Chicago, USA
   
2012 10 Revolutions Around the Sun, Headlands Art Center, Sausalito, USA
   
2010 Orde di segnatori, Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy
  Paper!Awesome, Baer Ridgway Exhibitions, San Francisco, USA
  2TheWall, New Image Art Gallery, West Hollywood, USA
   
2009 Constellations: Paintings from the MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, USA
  Instruments, SolwayJones, Los Angeles, USA
 

American Realities, New Image Art Gallery, West Hollywood, USA

   
2008 Prospect.1 New Orleans, Prospect New Orleans, New Orleans, USA
 

Anniversary Exhibition, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

The Wizard of Oz, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco, USA

 

Journey to the End of the Night, Green on Red Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

 

Eureka!, ICA San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, USA

  Harry Smith Anthology Remixed, Center for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, Scotland
 

Untitled (Waves), Primo Marella Gallery Beijing, Beijing, China

 

The Big Sad: Barry McGee & Clare Rojas, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, USA

 

Size Matters: XS, Recent Small-Scale Paintings, Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, USA

   
2007 Existencias, Musac-Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon, Leon, Spain
 

Some kind of Portrait, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, USA

 

Size Matters: XS, Recent Small-Scale Paintings, HVCCA Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, USA

 

Joy Feasley & Clare Rojas: Pow-Wows or The Long Lost Friend, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, USA

 

Silly Adults, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

Very Abstract and Hyper Figurative, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, UK

 

Panic Room. Works from The Dakis Joannou Collection, Deste Foundation, Centre for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece

 

In The Fullness of Time: The Luggage Store 20 Year Anniversary Exhibition, San Francisco, USA

   
2006

Jen Liu + Bjorn Melhus + Clare Rojas, Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

 

Drawing is a Fine Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, Tallahassee, USA

 

Girl on Guy, Columbia College of Chicago, Chicago, USA

 

Men, I-20, New York, USA

   
2005

Life and Limb, Feigen Contemporary, New York, USA

 

In Search of a Continuous Present, International Biennale of Contemporary Art, National Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

 

Eureka Fellowship Award Exhibition, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, USA

 

Art Part II: Dazzle Dogs, Clare Rojas, Erin Rosenthal and Andrew Jeffrey Wright, Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

 

Beautiful Losers, Orange County Museum of Art, Orange County, USA

   
2004

Beautiful Losers, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, USA

 

Beautiful Losers, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, USA

 

Change of Address, Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

 

Your Heart is No Match For My Love, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, USA

 

It's a Wonderful Life, Spaces Gallery, Cleveland, USA

 

Altoids Collection 2003, Travelling collection

 

East of the Sun and West of the Moon, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, USA

   
2003 Pocket Atlas, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, USA
 

Outerspace Hillbilly, Luggage Store, San Francisco, USA

   
2002

Scratch Off the Serial, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, USA

   
2001

Widely Unknown, Deitch Projects Wooster Street Space, New York, USA

 

East Meets West, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, USA

 

Selected Film Festivals

2003 New York Underground Film Festival, New York, USA
   
2000 New York Underground Film Festival, New York, USA
  Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Harbor, USA
  Sarah Lawrence Experimental Film and Video Festival, Sarah Lawrence, USA
  Hi Mom Film Festival, Chapel Hill, USA
  Cleveland International Film Festival, Cleveland, USA
  Big Muddy Film Festival, Carbondale, USA
  Central Florida Film Festival, Orlando, USA
 

Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicago, USA

  New York Expo Film Festival, New York, USA

 

Awards

2007 Eureka Fellowship Award, San Jose, USA
   
2006 Eureka Fellowship Award, San Jose, USA
   
2005 Eureka Fellowship Award, San Jose, USA
   
2003 Tournesol Award, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, USA
  Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant, New York, USA
   
2000 Isabella Liddell Art Award at the Ann Arbor Film Festival
 

0-5 minute category, 2nd Prize at the Sarah Lawrence Experimental Film and Video Festival

  Audience Choice, 3rd Prize at the Hi Mom Film Festival
  Best Animation at the New York Underground Film Festival

 

Residencies

2003 Tournesol Award, 1 year residency, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, USA
  Project Space Residency, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, USA

 

Selected Performances

2003 Noise Pop, San Francisco, USA
   
2002 In the Street Festival, San Francisco, USA
   
2001 Institute of Contemporary Art, East Meets West (Opening night), Philadelphia, USA
  Material Clothing Company (Debut party), Tokyo, Japan

 

Selected articles/reviews

2013 On View, "Claire Rojas Gets in Touch With Her Abstract Side", Times, November, New York, USA
   
2012 “Clare Rojas, Pith”, Andrew Berardini, Art Review, November 29, London, UK
  “Clare E. Rojas: Spaces in Between”, Art+Auction, December Issue, New York, USA
 

“Inside the Artists’ Studio: Clare Rojas, The Bard”, Lauren Goodman, 7X7SF, November 20, San Francisco, USA

 

“14 Must See Painting Shows”, Steven Zevitas, The Huffington Post, October 16, New York, USA

 

“Clare Rojas: Kavi Gupta Gallery”, Robin Dluzen, Visual Art Source, October 2, Woodland Hills, USA

 

“Artist Spotlight: Clare Rojas”, Dolan Geiman, Daily Dolan Geiman, September 24, Chicago, USA

  “Clare Rojas explores abstract ‘Spaces in Between,’ through her paintings, and through her musical persona, Peggy Honeywell”, Joe DeCeault, WBEZ, Radio Interview, September 19, Chicago, USA
 

“Interview with Clare Rojas”, Chris Lux

 

“Clare Rojas”, Cherie Louis Turner, Art Ltd. Magazine, March Issue, Woodland Hills, USA

   
2009 “Clare E. Rojas, Believe Me”, Karsten Lund, Flavorpill, July 14, New York, USA
  “Clare E. Rojas”, Lori Waxman, ArtForum, October Issue, New York, USA
 

“Clare E. Rojas”, Ruth Lopez, Artnews, October Issue, New York, USA

 

“Clare E. Rojas”, Susan Snodgrass, Art in America, October Issue, New York, USA

   
2005 “Female Fairy Tales”, Margaret Hawkins, Chicago Sun-Times, November 4, Chicago, USA
 

“Call Them Dazzle Dogs”, Art Nelson, L.A. Weekly, March 18-24, Los Angeles, USA, p. 34

   
2004

“Art in Review: Clare Rojas at Deitch Projects”, Roberta Smith, The New York Times, December 10, New York, USA

  “Arts and Craft: Clarity”, Eric Nakamura, Giant Robot Magazine, Issue 32, The Beholders, Los Angeles, USA, pp. 32-35
   
2003 “One From the Heart: Welcome to the World of Clare E. Rojas”, Kimberly Chun, SF Bay Guardian, Sept. 17, San Francisco, USA p. 56
   
2002 “Review of “Maybelle Crick”, Laura Richard Janku, Contemporary Magazine, December Issue, p. 79
  “Widely Unknown”, Brendan Fowler, Mass Appeal Magazine, Issue 14, Brooklyn, USA, pp. 30-31
   
2001 “Widely Unknown”, Roberta Smith, The New York Times, December 14, New York, USA

 

Publications

2010 Pidgy, Clare Rojas, IKON and Museum of Craft and Folk Art, Birmingham, UK
   
2007 Clare Rojas Hope Springs Eternal (exhibition catalogue), Rose Museum of Art, Waltham, USA
 

Blue Deer and Red Fox, Clare Rojas, Museum Het Domein, Sittard, The Netherlands

   
2005 SubUrban: Clare Rojas (exhibition catalogue), Dana Slef, Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, USA
  Art Part II: Dazzle Dogs (exhibition catalogue), Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
   
2004 Table Turner (exhibition catalogue), Deitch Projects, New York, USA
   
2003

Outerspace Hillbilly, Leig Goldberg, Barry McGee, Clare Rojas & Andrew Jeffrey Wright, Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, USA

 

Albums

2005 Faint Hums, Peggy Honeywell, self-produced
   
2002 Super Unreleased, Peggy Honeywell, self produced
   
2001 Honey For Dinner, Peggy Honeywell, Galaxia Records
   
2000 Walk Like Man, Peggy Honeywell, self-produced
  Peggy Honeywell and the Dew Loves You Too, Peggy Honeywell, self produced