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CLARE E. ROJAS

b. 1976, Columbus, OH
Lives and works in San Francisco, CA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2014
Caerulea, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco CA

2013
Clare Rojas, Vladmir Restoin Roitfeld, New York, NY
Clare Rojas, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark

2012
Spaces In Between, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL
Pith, Prism, Los Angeles, CA

2010
We They, We They, IKON Gallery, Birmingham, UK
Through the Woods, Pinnacle Gallery, Savannah College of Art And Design, Savannah, GA
We They, We They, Museum of Craft and Folk Art, San Francisco, CA

2009
Believe Me, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL

2008
Barry McGee & Clare Rojas, Riverside Art Museum, CA

2007
Forget Me Not, Museum Het Domein, The Netherlands
Sympathetic Magic, Laboratorio 987, in the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Spain
Kitty Buck, Lizabeth Oliveiria Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
P.S. Hurray!, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA
Sympathetic Magic, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London, England
Clare Rojas: Hope Springs Eternal, The Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

2006
Moody Loner, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA
Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
Clare Rojas, Nicolai Wallner Galeri, Copenhagen, Denmark

2005
Hah! Ha, ha, ha!, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL
Clare Rojas, Modern Art, London
Sub-Urban: Clare Rojas, Knoxville Museum of Art, TN

2004
Table Turner, Deitch Projects, New York, NY

2002
Doing My Day, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Maybelle Crick, Lizabeth Oliveria, San Francisco, CA
Walk Like Man, New Image Art, Los Angeles, CA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2014
Art Alliance: The Provocateurs, curated by Shepard Fairey, Block Thirty Seven, Chicago, IL
Initial Public Offering: New Works from SJMA’s Permanent Collection, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
Folklore, Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, Lancaster, PA


2012
10 Revolutions Around the Sun, Headlands Art Center, Sausalito, CA

2010
Orde di segnatori, Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea, Milan
Paper!Awesome, Baer Ridgway Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA
2TheWall, New Image Art Gallery, West Hollywood, CA

2009
Constellations: Paintings from the MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA), Chicago, IL
Instruments, SolwayJones, Los Angeles, CA
American Realities, New Image Art Gallery, West Hollywood, CA

2008
Prospect.1 New Orleans, Prospect New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
Anniversary Exhibition, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen
The Wizard of Oz, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA
Journey to the End of the Night, Green On Red Gallery, Dublin
Eureka!, ICA, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
Harry Smith Anthology Remixed, Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA), Glasgow (Scotland)
Untitled(Waves), Primo Marella Gallery Beijing, Beijing
The Big Sad: Barry McGee & Clare Rojas, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA
Size Matters: XS, Recent Small-Scale Painting, Knoxville Museum of Art (KMA), Knoxville, TN

2007
Existencias, Musac-Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Léon
Some kind of Portrait, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
Size Matters: XS, Recent Small-Scale Paintings, HVCCA - Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY
Joy Feasley & Clare Rojas: Pow-Wows or The Long Lost Frien, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Silly Adults, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen
Very Abstract and Hyper Figurative, Thomas Dane Gallery, London
Panic Room: Works from The Dakis Joannou Collection, Deste Foundation, Centre for Contemporary Art, Athens
In The Fullness of Time: The Luggage Store 20 Year Anniversary Exhibition, San Francisco, CA

2006
Jen Liu + Bjørn Melhus + Clare Rojas, Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Drawing is a Fine Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Girl on Guy, Columbia College of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Men, curated by Ellen Altfest, I-20, New York, NY
Jen Liu, Bjorn Melhus and Clare Rojas, Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2005
Life and Limb, curated by David Humphrey, Feigen Contemporary, New York, NY
In Search of a Continuous Present, International Biennale of Contemporary Art, National Gallery in Prague, curated by Lynne Warren
Eureka Fellowship Award Exhibition, Berkley Art Museum, CA
Art Part II: Dazzle Dogs, Clare Rojas, Erin Rosenthal and Andrew Jeffrey Wright, Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, Los Angeles
Beautiful Losers, Orange County Museum of Art, Orange County, curated by Christian Strike and Aaron Rose, CA

2004
Beautiful Losers, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, curated by Aaron Rose and Christian Strike, San Francisco, CA
Beautiful Losers, Contemporary Arts Center, curated by Aaron Rose and Christian Strike, Cincinnati, OH
Change of Address, Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Your Heart is No Match For My Love, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN
It’s a Wonderful Life, Spaces Gallery, Cleveland, OH
Altoids Collection 2003, traveling exhibition
East of the Sun and West of the Moon, White Columns, NY

2003
Pocket Atlas, Yerba Buena Center For the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Outerspace Hillbilly, Luggage Store, San Francisco, CA May-June

2002
Scratch Off the Serial, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

2001
Widely Unknown, Deitch Projects Wooster Street Space, New York, NY
East Meets West, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

SELECTED FILM FESTIVALS
2003
New York Underground Film Festival, New York, NY (The manipulators #2)

2000
New York Underground Film Festival, New York, NY
Award: Best Animation
Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Harbor, Michigan
Award: Isabella Liddell Art Award, Included on tour
Sarah Lawrence Experimental Film and Video Festival, Sarah Lawrence, NY
Award: 2nd Prize:0-5 Min.
Hi Mom Film Festival, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Award: Audience Choice, 3rd Prize
Cleveland International Film Festival, Cleveland, OH
Big Muddy Film Festival, Carbondale, IL
Central Florida Film Festival, Orlando, FL
Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicago, IL
New York Expo Film Festival, New York, NY

AWARDS
2005-2007
Eureka Fellowship Award

2003
Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant

2003
Tournesol Award, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA

RESIDENCIES
2003-04 Tournesol Award, 1 year residency, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA

2003
Project Space Residency, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA

SELECTED PERFORMANCES
2003
Noise Pop, San Francisco, CA

2002
In the Street Festival, San Francisco, CA

2001
Institute of Contemporary Art, East Meets West, Philadelphia, PA, opening night
Material Clothing Company, Debut Party, Tokyo, Japan

SELECTED COLLECTIONS
Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
San Francisco International Airport, Permanent Installation
MoMA, New York, NY
Dakis Jannou Collection, Athens, Greece
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León
Progressive Collection, Ohio
Numerous private collections


BIBLIOGRAPHY
“Art Alliance: The Provocateurs Opens Today at Block 37 in Chicago.” Obey Giant, July 31, 2014
“Introducing Art Provocateurs Week on Complex, With Artists Curated by Shepard Fairey.” Cedar Passori, Complex, July 28, 2014
“Art Alliance: The Provocateurs, July 31 - August 4, 2014.” Juxtapoz, July 18, 2014
“Maychack’s objects on the verge, and a vanishing modernism.” Kenneth Baker, San Francisco Chronicle, May 24, 2014
“Warfield Building Gets Schooled.” Andrea Valencia, Mission Local, May 21, 2014
“Clare Rojas @ Paule Anglim.” David Roth, Square Cylinder, May 06, 2014
“SFAQ Pick: “Caerulea” solo exhibition by Clare Rojas at Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco. Opening Thursday, May 1.” SFAQ, April 23, 2014
“3 don’t miss Bay Area art shows, April 3-6” Kenneth Baker, San Francisco Chronicle, April 02, 2014
“Lancaster City Morning Buzz: Thursday, 27 March” Jeanne Eckmann, The Examiner, March 27, 2014
“Artist Clare Rojas Talks Abstraction, Art Market Gossip And Louie C.K.” Priscilla Frank, Huffington Post, November 15, 2013
“CLARE REOJAS X VLADMIR RESTOIN ROITFELD.” Allyson Shiffman, Interview Magazine, November Issue 2013
“New Work by Clare Rojas.” Deeksha Mehta, Trendland, November 12, 2013
“Vladmir Restoin Roitfeld Hosts the Clare Rojas Opening Exhibition.” Fashion Week Daily, November 11, 2013
“Previews: Calre Rojas @ Vladmir Restoin Roitfeld.” sleepboy, Arrested Movement, November 09, 2013
“Clare Rojas’ Folk Art Inspired Tableaus Shift into Abstract.” Ilya Fyars, Artlyst, November 09, 2013
“Weekend Inspiration: Clare Rojas Takes on Geometric Abstraction.” Surf Collective NYC, November 08, 2013
“On View: Clare Rojas Gets in Touch with Her Abstract Side.” Erica Bellman, New York Times Style Magazine, November 07, 2013
“On View: Clare Rojas at Galleri Nicolai Wallner,” Nastia Voynovskaya, Hi-Fructose, April 08, 2013
“Clare E. Rojas: Spaces in Between,” Art+Auction, December, 2012
“Clare Rojas: Pith,” Andrew Berardini, Art Review, November 29, 2012
“Inside the Artists’ Studio: Clare Rojas, The Bard,” Lauren Goodman, 7X7SF, November 20, 2012
“14 Must See Painting Shows,” Steven Zevitas, Huffington Post, October 16, 2012
“Clare Rojas: Kavi Gupta Gallery,” Robin Dluzen, Visual Art Source, October 2, 2012
“Artist Spotlight: Clare Rojas,” Dolan Geiman, Daily Dolan Geiman, September 24, 2012
“Clare Rojas explores abstract ‘Spaces in Between,’ through her paintings, and through her musical persona, Peggy Honeywell,” Joe DeCeault, WBEZ, September 19, 2012
“Interview with Clare Rojas,” Chris Lux, 2012
“Clare Rojas,” Cherie Louis Turner, Art Ltd., March 2012
“Pidgy”, written and illustrated by Clare E. Rojas, IKON and Museum of Craft and Folk Art, 2010
“Clare E. Rojas, Believe Me,” Karsten Lund, Flavorpill, July 14, 2009
“Clare E. Rojas,” Lori Waxman, ArtForum, October 2009
“Clare E. Rojas,” Ruth Lopez, Artnews, October 2009
“Clare E. Rojas,” Susuan Snodgrass, Art in America, October 2009
Clare Rojas Hope Springs Eternal, exhibition catalog, Rose Museum of Art, Waltham, MA, 2007
“Blue Deer and Red Fox”, written and illustrated by Clare E. Rojas, Museum Het Domein, 2007
“Female Fairy Tales,” Margaret Hawkins, Chicago Sun-Times, November 4, 2005
SubUrban: Clare Rojas, exhibition catalogue, Dana Slef, Knoxville Museum of Art, TN 2005
Art Part II: Dazzle Dogs, exhibition catalogue, Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, Los Angeles, 2005
Table Turner, exhibition catalogue, Deitch Projects, New York, 2004
“Call Them Dazzle Dogs”, Art Nelson, L.A. Weekly, March 18-24, 2005, pg. 34
“Art in Review: Clare Rojas at Deitch Projects”, Roberta Smith, The New York Times, December 10, 2004
“Arts and Craft: Clarity”, Eric Nakamura, Giant Robot Magazine, Issue 32, The Beholders, 2004, pp. 32-35
“One From the Heart: Welcome to the World of Clare E. Rojas”, Kimberly Chun, SF Bay Guardian, Sept. 17, 2003, pg.56
Outerspace Hillbilly, catalogue with Leif Goldberg, Barry McGee, Clare Rojas and Andrew Jeffrey Wright, Luggage Store Gallery, 2003
Review of “Maybelle Crick”, Contemporary Magazine, Laura Richard Janku, December 2002 pg.79
“Widely Unknown”, Mass Appeal Magazine, Brendan Fowler, Issue 14, pgs. 30-31
“Widely Unknown”, review, The New York Times, Roberta Smith, December 14, 2001

ALBUMS
2005
Faint Hums, Peggy Honeywell, self-produced

2002
Super Unreleased, Peggy Honeywell, self produced

2001
Honey For Dinner, Peggy Honeywell, Galaxia Records

2000
Peggy Honeywell and the Dew Loves You Too, Peggy Honeywell, self produced
Walk Like Man, Peggy Honeywell, self produced

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

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