Clare Rojas

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Born 1976, Columbus, Ohio
MFA, Painting, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2002
BFA, Printmaking, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, 1998
Lives and works in San Francisco, CA

 

Solo Exhibitions

2020
Not yet titled, Jessica Silverman, San Francisco, CA (forthcoming)

2019
Claire Rojas: Shifted Horizons, Soco Gallery, Charlotte, NC

2018
Egret, Kavi Gupta, Chicago, IL

2017
Orphaned Wells, SOCO Gallery, Charlotte, NC

2016
Clare Rojas: Orphaned Wells, Soco Gallery, Charlotte, NC
The Inexhaustible Middle, ALICE Gallery, Brussels

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

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

 

Selected Two Person Shows

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

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018
The House Imaginary, San Jose Museum of Art
Way Bay, University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacfic Film Archive, Berkeley, CA
DNA of Painting, Anglim Gilbert Gallery, Minnesota Street Projects, San Francisco, CA

2017
Independent New York – 2017, Fleisher/Ollman, Philadelphia, PA
Jump, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark

2016
House or Home: Architectural Form in the Print, Paulson Fontaine Press, Berkeley, CA
New Geometries, Fleisher/Ollman, Philadelphia

2015
Donde Esta La Playa? The Summer Show, Galleri Nicolai Wallner

2014
Art Alliance: The Provacateurs, 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

2013
The Illuminated Library, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
Unruly, University of California, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
Painting Between 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, Hudson 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
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
Outerspace Hillbilly, Luggage Store, San Francisco, CA

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
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

 

Residencies and Awards

Artadia Award
Eureka Fellowship Award
Tournesol Award, Headlands Center for the Arts
Headlands Center for the Arts, project space
Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant

 

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

 

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 Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, CA
Smart Museum, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA