Clare Rojas

Clare Rojas
Untitled (CR1821)
Acrylic on chipboard and paper
Painting: 54 1/2 x 42 1/2 in. Sculpture: 20 1/4 x 20 1/4 x 14 1/2 in. Installation Dimensions Variable


1976, Columbus, OH


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


2019 Shifted Horizsons, SOCO Gallery, Charlotte, NC

2018 “Somehow there will be music,” –Jane, Anglim Gilbert Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2018 Egret, Kavi Gupta, Elizabeth St. Chicago, IL

2016 Orphaned Wells, Soco Gallery, Charlotte, NC


2015 New Work, Anglim Gilbert Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2014 Everyone Has Those Spaces, Kavi Gupta, | Chicago, IL

2014 Caerulea, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA

2013 Clare Rojas, Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld, New York, NY

Clare Rojas, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark

2012 Spaces in Between, Kavi Gupta, Chicago, IL

Pith, Prism, Los Angeles, CA

Clare Rojas: Piecemeal, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA

2011 Clare Rojas: Inside Bleak, Prism LA, Los Angeles, CA

2010 We They, We They, IKON Gallery, Birmingham, England

Traveled to: Museum of Craft and Folk Art, San Francisco, CA

Through the Woods, Pinnacle Gallery, Savannah College of Art and Design, 

Savannah, GA

2007 P.S. Hurray!, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA

Forget Me Not, Museum Het Domein, Sittard, Netherlands

Sympathetic Magic, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, León, Spain

Kitty Buck, Lizabeth Oliveiria Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2006 Clare Rojas: Hope Springs Eternal, The Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, 

  Waltham, MA

Moody Loner, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA

Clare Rojas, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark

Ulrich Project Series – Clare Rojas, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS

2005 Miss Lead and Miss Guide, Modern Art, London, England

SubUrban: Clare Rojas, Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN

Clare Rojas, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL

2004 Table Turner, Deitch Projects, New York, NY

Tournesol Award Exhibition, McBean Project Space, SFAI, San Francisco, CA

Will Poor Will, Belkin Satellite, Vancouver, B.C.

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


2015 “Retrospective”, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA

2014 Clare Rojas | Barry McGee, Galleria Alessandra Bonomo, Rome, Italy

2008 The Big Sad: Barry McGee & Clare Rojas, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA

2007 Joy Feasley & Clare Rojas: Pow-Wows or The Long Lost Friend, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA


2018 EXPO Chicago, Presented by Anglim Gilbert Gallery, Chicago, IL

FAULTline, Toby’s Art Gallery, Point Reyes Station, CA 

WAY BAY, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA 

DNA of Painting, Anglim Gilbert Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2017 Independent New York-2017, Fleisher/Ollman, Philadelphia, PA

Jump, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark

2016 New Geometries, Fleisher/ Ollman, Philadelphia, PA

2015 Donde esta la Playa? The Summer Show, Gallery Nicolai Wallner. 

2014 Art Alliance: The Provacateurs, curated by Shepard Fairey, Block Thirty Seven, Chicago, 


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

2013 The Illuminated Library, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA 

Unruly, University of California, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA

Painting Beween the Lines, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA

2012 10 Revolutions Around the Sun, Headland Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA

Domesticated Souls, Alice Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

Summer Group Hang, Frey Norris Contemporary & Modern, San Francisco, CA

Flection, Hedge Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Paule Anglim Contemporary Arts Centre, San Francisco, CA

2011 In the Moment: Artists, The Luggage Store, San Francisco, CA

Painting Between the Lines, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA

2010 Leave It Alone & Together At Last, Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, CA

40, Texas Gallery, Houston, TX

Orde di segnatori, Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporeanea, Milan, Italy

Paper! Awesome, Baer Ridgeway Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA

2TheWall, New Image Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2009 Constellations: Paintings from the MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art 

Chicago (MCA), Chicago, IL

Instruments, Solway Jones, Los Angeles, CA

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

2008 Prospect1. New Orleans, Prospect 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, Ireland

Eureka!, 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, China

Size Matters: XS- Recent Small-Scale Painting, Knoxville Museum of Art (KMA), Knoxville, TN

2007 Existencias, MUSAC Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon, Leon

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

Size Matters:  XS Recent Small-Scale Paintings, Husdon Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY

Silly Adults, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen

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 

SITEings, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC

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

Luggage Store, San Francisco, CA

2006 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 + Bjørn Melhus + 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, Prague, Czech Republic

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

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

Art Part II: Dazzle Dogs, Clare Rojas, Erin Rosenthal and Andrew Jeffrey Wright,

Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Beautiful Losers, Orange County Museum of Art, curated by Christian Strike, Newport 

Beach, CA

2004 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

East of the Sun and West of the Moon, White Columns, NY

Beautiful Losers: Contemporary Art, Skateboarding and Street Culture, Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH (traveling to YBCA, SF & OCMA, Newport Beach)

6th Annual Altoids Curiously Strong Collection, New Museum, New York, NY

2003 Pocket Atlas, Yerba Buena Center For the Arts, San Francisco, CA (July-Oct.)

Outerspace Hillbilly, Luggage Store, San Francisco, CA (May-June)

2002 Goop, New Image Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

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

2001 Widely Unknown, Deitch Projects Wooster Street Space, New York, NY (11/01)

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

2000 Fresh Blood, Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

Biennial Exhibition, Animation “the Manipulators,” Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE

It’s a Pleasure to Serve You, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA


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

2000 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


Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant, 2003

Headlands center for the arts, project space, 4/10/03-5/19/03

Tournesol Award, headlands center for the arts 7/03-7/04

Eureka Fellowship Award, 2004

Artadia Award, 2005

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

2000 Hi Mom Film Festival, Chapel Hill, NC

Fort Thunder, Providence, RI


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


2010 Pidgy, IKON Gallery, Birmingham, UK and The Museum of Craft and Folk Art, 

San Francisco, CA

2007 Blue Deer and Red Fox, Museum Het Domein, Sittard, The Netherlands

Public Collections:

Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA

Dakis Jannou Collection, Athens, Greece

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Spain

Progressive Art Collection, Cleveland, OH

San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, CA 

Smart Museum, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA


Art Part II: Dazzle Dogs, exhibition catalogue, Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, Los Angeles, 2005

Baker, Kenneth “3 don’t miss Bay Area art shows, April 3-6”, San Francisco Chronicle, April 02, 


Bellman, Erica “On View: Clare Rojas Gets in Touch with Her Abstract Side” New York Times, Style Magazine, November 07, 2013

Berardini, Andrew “Clare Rojas: Pith,” Art Review, November 29, 2012

Chun, Kimberly “Clare Rojas shifts to abstract at Anglim Gilbert Gallery”, SF Gate, Sept. 15, 2015

Chun, Kimberly “One From the Heart: Welcome to the World of Clare E. Rojas”, SF Bay 

Guardian, Sept. 17, 2003, pg.56

Clare Rojas Hope Springs Eternal, exhibition catalog, Rose Museum of Art, Waltham, MA, 2007

 “Clare E. Rojas: Spaces in Between,” Art+Auction, December, 2012

DeCeault, Joe “Clare Rojas explores abstract ‘Spaces in Between,’ through her paintings, and 

through her musical persona, Peggy Honeywell,” WBEZ, September 19, 2012

Dluzen, Robin “Clare Rojas: Kavi Gupta Gallery,” Visual Art Source, October 2, 2012

Eckmann, Jeanne “Lancaster City Morning Buzz: Thursday, 27 March”, The Examiner, March 

27, 2014

Fowler, Brendan “Widely Unknown”, Mass Appeal Magazine, Issue 14, pgs. 30-31

Frank, Priscilla, “Artist Clare Rojas Talks Abstration, Art Market gossip and Louie C.K.”, 

Huffington Post, November 15, 2013

Fyars, Ilya “Clare Rojas’ Folk Art Inspired Tableaus Shift into Abstract” Artlyst, November 09, 2013

Geiman, Dolan “Artist Spotlight: Clare Rojas,” Daily Dolan Geiman, September 24, 2012

Goldberg, Lef; Mcgee, Barry; Rojas, Clare; Wright, Andrew Jeffrey “Outerspace Hillbilly”, 

catalogue, Luggage Store Gallery, 2003

Goodman, Lauren “Inside the Artists’ Studio: Clare Rojas, The Bard,” 7X7SF, November 20, 2012

Goodyear, Dana “A Ghost In The Family”, The New Yorker, Aug. 10th, 2015

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

Janku, Laura Richard, Review of “Maybelle Crick”, Contemporary Magazine, December 2002

Lopez, Ruth “Clare E. Rojas,” Artnews, October 2009

Lund, Karsten “Clare E. Rojas, Believe Me,” Flavorpill, July 14, 200

Lux, Chris “Interview with Clare Rojas,” 2012

Mehta, Deeksha “New Work by Clare Rojas.” Trendland, November 12, 2013

Nakamura, Eric “Arts and Craft: Clarity”, Giant Robot Magazine, Issue 32, The Beholders, 2004, 

pp. 32-35

Nelson, Art “Call Them Dazzle Dogs”, L.A. Weekly, March 18-24, 2005, pg. 34

Rojas, Clare E. “Blue Deer and Red Fox”, written and illustrated, Museum Het Domein, 2007

Rojas, Clare E. “Pidgy”, written and illustrated, IKON and Museum of Craft and Folk Art, 2010

Self, Dana “SubUrban: Clare Rojas”, exhibition catalogue, Knoxville Museum of Art, TN 2005

Shiffman, Allyson “Clare Rojas at Vladmir Restoin Roitfeld”, Interview Magazine, November, 


Sleepboy, “Previews: Clare Rojas @ Vladmir Restoin Roitfeld.” Arrested Movement, November 

09, 2013

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

10, 2004

Smith, Roberta “Widely Unknown”, review, The New York Times, December 14, 2001

Snodgrass, Susuan “Clare E. Rojas,” Art in America, October 2009

Table Turner, exhibition catalogue, Deitch Projects, New York, 2004

Turner, Cherie Louis “Clare Rojas,” Art Ltd., March 2012

 “Vladmir Restoin Roitfeld Hosts the Clare Rojas Opening Exhibition.” Fashion Week Daily, November 11, 2013

 Voynovskaya, Nastia “On View: Clare Rojas at Galleri Nicolai Wallner,” Hi-Fructose, April 08, 2013

Waxman, Lori “Clare E. Rojas,” ArtForum, October 2009

 “Weekend Inspiration: Clare Rojas Takes on Geometric Abstraction.” Surf Collective NYC, November 08, 2013

Zevitas, Steven, “14 Must See Painting Shows”, Huffington Post, October 16, 2012