CLARE E. ROJAS

Born 1976 in Columbus, Ohio, USA
Lives and works in San Francisco, USA

 

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

2019 Shifted Horizons, SOCO Gallery, Charlotte, USA
2018 Clare Rojas, Kavi Gupta, Chicago, USA
“Somewhere there will be music” – Jane, Anglim Gilbert Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Faultline, Toby’s Art Gallery, Point Reyes, USA
2016 Orphaned Wells, SOCO Gallery, Charlotte, USA
New Geometries, Fleisher/Ollman, Philadelphia, USA
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)

2019 FAULTline 2.0, Timbuk2, San Francisco, USA
2018 Way Bay, University of California, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, USA
DNA of Painting, Anglim Gilbert Gallery, Minnesota Street Projects, San Francisco, USA
2017 Independent New York, Fleisher Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, USA
Big Sky Little Moon, Watari-Um Museum, Watari Musem, Tokyo, Japan
2016 McArthur Binion, Jose Lerma, Angel Otero, Clare Rojas, Jessica Stockholder, Tony Tasset, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, USA
New Geometries, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, 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

2017 “Clare Rojas’ Religion of Shape”, Katy Donoghue, Whitewall, June 1, 2017
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

2016 Plain Black: Abstract Paintings, Kavi Gypta, Chicago, USA
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