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Clara Lieu

Art Prof & Partner
Visual Artist, Adjunct Professor at RISD

Artist Statement
“Since 2007, I have taught as an
 Adjunct Professor at the Rhode Island School of Design, teaching in various departments, including Illustration, Printmaking, Foundation Studies, and Painting. I teach at RISD Project Open Door, a free college access program for urban teens in RI in the department of Teaching + Learning in Art + Design and in the RISD Pre-College Program. In the past I have taught at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, at Wellesley College, and at the Lesley University College of Art and Design.

I wrote Ask the Art Prof, an advice column for visual artists in the Huffington Post. I have also written for Education Week, and my artwork has been published in the British Journal of Psychiatry and in The Figure: Contemporary Perspectives. I was the Director of the Jewett Gallery for three years.”

Exploring the extremities of human emotion, I use the human figure as a vehicle for expression in multiple techniques in drawing, printmaking, and sculpture. My artwork has been exhibited at the International Print Center New York, Bromfield Gallery, the Danforth Museum of Art, Mark Miller Gallery, the Currier Museum of Art, Childs Gallery, and the Davis Museum. I have received artist grants from the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation and the Puffin Foundation, and I have been profiled in Art New England, Two Coats of Paint, and Artscope Magazine. My prints are in the collection of the Hood Museum of Art and the Barbara and David Stahl collection.”

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