Claire Rau

clairejanerau@gmail.com
www.clairejanerau.com

Education                                     

2004   M.F.A.  University of North Carolina
Scholar for Tomorrow Fellow, Chapel Hill, NC

2001     B.A.  University of Maine
Studio Art, Art History, Medieval Renaissance Studies Minor, Orono, ME

Professional Experience                                   

2012-present       Senior Instructor
                            University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO
2008-2012           Instructor
                            University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO
2008                    Visiting Lecturer
                            University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO

2007                    Adjunct Professor
                            University of North Carolina, Pembroke, NC

2006                    Hot Iron Press Assistant
                             New Orleans, LA
2005-2006          Printmaking and Book Arts Fellow
                             Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy
2004-2005           Visiting Assistant Professor
                             Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada
2004                    Welding Instructor
                             New England Craft Council, Williamsburg, MA
2002-2004           Teaching Fellow
                             Instructor of Record, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
2003                    Welding Instructor
                             New England Craft Council, Williamsburg, MA
2002-2004           Gallery Educator
                             Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC
2002-2003           Teaching Assistant
                             University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
2002                     Welder
                             Armor Chassis, Ridgeland, SC

 Honors and Awards

2016   NOCCA Visiting Artist, New Orleans, LA
           Student/Faculty Research Grant, Letters, Arts, and Sciences, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO
2012   Mentor of LAS Independent Scholar Pat Bohnen, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO
2009  Honorable Mention, Beyond Printmaking, Texas Tech School of Art, Lubbock, TX
2007  Artist-in-Residence, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
          
Self-Directed Creative Residency, The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, CA
          
Women Studio Workshop Book Production Residency, Rosendale, NY
2005  Scuola Internazionale di Grafica Printmaking and Book Arts Fellowship, Venice, Italy
2004  Vermont Studio Center Partial Fellowship, Johnson, VT
2002  Scholar for Tomorrow Fellowship, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
          
Penland School of Crafts Studio Assistantship, Penland, NC
2001   Haystack School of Crafts Studio Assistantship, Deer Isle, ME

Solo and Two-person Exhibitions

2017                  Heirloom
                          Solo exhibition, Anderson Gallery, Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, CA

                          Heirloom
                          Solo exhibition, Living Arts, Tulsa, OK
2016                  Buffet

                          Solo exhibition, The Front, New Orleans, LA
2014                  Heirloom
                          Solo exhibition, The Front, New Orleans, LA
2013                  Bonfire
                          Solo exhibition, The Front, New Orleans, LA
2012                  Permission
                          Solo exhibition, The Front, New Orleans, LA
2011                   Man up
                          Solo exhibition, The Front, New Orleans, LA
2009                  Booby Traps
                          Solo exhibition, Haas Gallery, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA
                         
No-Man’s-Land
                          Solo exhibition, Project Space, Loudoun House, Lexington, KY
                         
The Safest Place on Earth
                          Solo exhibition, Charles Harris Library Gallery, Wise, VA
                          
Slowly, with a worshipful heart
                          Solo exhibition, Room 4, The Front, New Orleans (Another Prospect), LA
2008                  Booby traps
                          Solo exhibition, Charno Gallery, Kansas City Artists Coalition, Kansas City, MO
                          
(un)civil defense
                          Two-person exhibition, Ford Gallery, University of Eastern Michigan, Ypsilanti, MI
                         
Booby Trap
                          Solo exhibition, Paul Whitney Larson Gallery, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
2007                  Home (in)security
                          Two-person exhibit, Other Gallery, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Alberta, Canada
                          Book:Book
                          Solo exhibition, Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn, NY
2006                 Hand-to-Hand
                          Solo exhibition, Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy
2004                 Trappings of Conquest
                          Solo exhibition, Alcott Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC

Selected Exhibition Record

2016
New Horizon, Group exhibition, GOCA 121, Colorado Springs, CO
NOCCA Visiting Artists, Group exhibition, Kirschmann Art Space, New Orleans, LA
Carry On, Group exhibition, Breve Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico

Shiftchange, Group exhibition (Photonola), The Front, New Orleans, LA

2015                 
Means, Motive, Opportunity
, Group exhibition, The Front, New Orleans, LA
Straight Shot, Group exhibition, MASS Gallery, Austin, TX

2014
Back to The Front, Group exhibition, The Front, New Orleans, LA
The Front @ Tokyo Art Lab, Group exhibition, Tokyo Art Lab, Tokyo, Japan
18 and Life, Group exhibition, The Front, New Orleans, LA

2013
Are We One?, Group exhibition, Biggin Gallery, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
Gods & Monsters, Group exhibition, GOCA 121, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO
Union, Justice, Confidence, Group exhibition, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA

2012
New Lease, Group exhibition, The Front, New Orleans, LA
The Front, Group exhibition, Visual Arts Gallery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL

2011
Love, The Front, Group show, The Front, New Orleans, LA
Drop City, Collaborative installation, Lump Gallery, Raleigh, NC
Rupture, Installation with Jenny Leblanc and Kyle Bravo, GOCA 1420, Colorado Springs, CO

2010
Black Gold, Group show, The Front, New Orleans, LA
Hand, Voice and Vision: Artists' Books from Women's Studio Workshop, Group exhibition, Grolier Club, New York City.  Traveling to University of Southern Maine, Smith College, Vassar College, and Scripps College over next three years
Editions at Dawn: Prospect 1.5 Print Exhibit, Group show, Louisiana Art Works, New Orleans, LA
Moan: pleasure and pain, Faculty and student exhibition, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Colorado Springs, CO
Sedition, Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI

2009
Snowball, Installation with Jenny LeBlanc and Kyle Bravo, Open Studio, Toronto, Canada
Teach Me. Show Me., Faculty exhibition, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Colorado Springs, CO
Beyond Printmaking, Juror: Holly Morrison, Group exhibition, Texas Tech School of Art, Lubbock, TX
Things Fall Apart, Curator: Joy Garnett, Group exhibition, Winkleman Gallery, New York, NY

2008
Annual Member Exhibition of the Southeast College Art Association, Jurors: Richard Gruber and David Houston, Group exhibition, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA
Veronika Decides to Die, Group exhibition, Darkroom Theatre Projects, Walmer Centre Theatre, Toronto, CA
Culture of Conflict, Three-person show, 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL

2007
Babylon Lexicon, New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA Riverfront), New Orleans, LA
Paths to the Press, Sculpture installation at Dicere Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
Artists’ Books from the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Group exhibition, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
The Boston Printmakers North American Print Biennial, 808 Gallery, Boston University, MA

2006
Babylon Lexicon, Barristers Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Virus, The Green Room Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Clones, Southern Graphics Council Portfolio, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Bunker than Thou, Curator: Justin Crosby, Bemis Underground, Omaha, NE
Fuori Luogo, 7th International Artist Book Exhibition, Biblioteca Casanatense, Rome, Italy.  Traveling to Center for Contemporary Art of Prato, Morandi Museum of Bologna, Biblioteca Civica Bertoliana of Vicenza, and the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rovereto (MART), Italy

 2005
Projet Mobilivre, Annual touring exhibition of books, Philadelphia, PA
Busted!, Chapel Hill, NC, New Orleans, LA, Omaha, NE
Kentucky National, Eagle Gallery, Murray State University, KY
Fast, Faculty Exhibition, Sir Wilfred Grenfell Gallery, Newfoundland

2004
Babylon Lexicon, Contemporary Art Center Warehouse, New Orleans, LA
What the Book?, Flux Factory Inc., Brooklyn, NY
Projet Mobilivre, Annual touring exhibition of books, Philadelphia, PA
New Currents in Contemporary Art: Master of Fine Arts, Thesis Exhibition, Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC
17th Annual Works on Paper, McNeese University National Exhibition, Lake Charles, LA
Art on Paper: 27th Annual Juried Exhibition, Maryland Federation of Art, Baltimore, MD
Busted!, Hanes Art Center, Chapel Hill, NC
The 31st Annual Juried Competition, Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA

2003
Deux, International Portfolio, E’stampe de Trois Rivierés, Canada
La Petite IX, Alder Gallery, Coburg, OR
Babylon Lexicon, Contemporary Art Center Warehouse, New Orleans, LA
Juried UNC Sculpture Exhibition, Hendersonville, NC
Engaged, MFA Candidate Show, Alcott Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC

Collections                

2008                 Women’s Studio Workshop Repositories: Indiana University at Bloomington, Rochester Institute of       
                          Technology, University of Delaware, Vassar College, Virginia Commonwealth University, Yale University,
                           Brown University

2007                  Women’s Studio Workshop Archive, Rosendale, NY
2006                  Rare Book Collection, Willis Library, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
                           Scuola Internazionale di Grafica Artist Book Collection, Venice, Italy
2005                  Sea Rose Collection, Husky Oil Corporation, St. John’s, Newfoundland
                           Louisiana State University Teaching Collection, Baton Rouge, LA
2004                  Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
                           Teaching Collection, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Newfoundland
                           Printshop Archive, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
2001                   Graphic Chemical and Ink Purchase Prize
                           Printshop Archive, University of Maine, Orono, ME
Private Collections: North Carolina, Maine, and New York

Portfolios

2006                  Clones, organized by Rebekah Tolley for the 2006 Southern Graphics Print Conference
2005                  Fortuitous, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Corner Brook, Newfoundland
2003                  Deux, organized by Atelier Presse Paper, Quebec
                          10 Cubed, University of North Carolina Print Exchange

Bibliography                 

Bookhardt, Eric.  “Review: New work on St. Claude Avenue.” Blog of New Orleans. Gambit, 24 June 2013.  Web. 8 Oct. 2013.

Newhall, Edith.  “Galleries: Sculptures, paintings, and installation.” Philadelphia Inquirer [Philadelphia, PA] Print. 16 June 2013.

Mackie, Amy.  “Future Perfect: Artist-Run Spaces in New Orleans.”  Art Papers.  January/February 2013: 52-54.  Web. 1 February 2013.

Bookhardt, Eric.  “Review: group show of women artists at The Front.” Blog of New Orleans. Gambit, 13 June 2012.  Web. 15 June 2012.

Bookhardt, Eric.  “Spaces: Antenna, The Front and Good Children Gallery.”  Art Papers.  May 2012: 28-29.  Web. 1 February 2013.

Stokes, Wesley. “Last Call: Headphones at The Front.” pelicanbomb.com. Pelican Bomb, 2 Mar. 2012. Web. 15 June 2012.

White, Amy.  “Raleigh’s Team Lump and New Orleans: The Front creates an homage to Drop City.” Independent Weekly [Raleigh, NC] Web. 22 June 2011.

Bookhardt, Eric. “Birds of a Feather.” The Gambit [New Orleans, LA] 31 Oct. 2010: 48. Print.

Adelstein, Edie. “Review: Moan: Pleasure and Pain.” scindy.com. Colorado Springs Independent, n.d. Web. 6 Mar. 2010.

Bookhardt, Eric. “Simon Says.” The Gambit [New Orleans, LA] 26 Sept. 2009: 46. Print.

Dault, Gar Michaels. “Memorials to a Landscape Under Assault.” theglobeandmail.com. The Globe and Mail, n.d. Web. Mar. 2009.

Eppley, Emily. “Ford Gallery showcases dual war-torn exhibits.” The Echo [Ypsilanti, Michigan] 10 Sept. 2008: 6. Print.

Dolcetti, Matilde. “Artists’ Book at the Scuola Internationale di Grafica, Venice, Italy.” bookarts.uwe.ac.uk. The University of the West of England School of Creative Arts.  Web.  July 2007.

Crosby, Jerstin. “Bunker Than Thou.” nyartsmagazine.com. NY Arts Magazine, n.d. Web. May 2006.

Constantino, Nicola. “Claire Rau, La Guerra Secondo L’altra America.” artfaq.it, Art FAQ. Web. 20 April 2006.

“Gimme Shelter: Bunker Than Thou Opens Bemis Underground’s 2006 Season.” omahacityweekly.com. Omaha City Weekly. n.d. Web. 1 Feb. 2006.

Alder, Monica and Claire Rau. CBC Morning Show. By Dorothy King. Corner Brook, Newfoundland, 9 Mar. 2005. Broadcast.

Boland, Connie. “FAST exhibition more than a show of work.” Humber Log [Corner Brook, Newfoundland] 9 Jan. 2005.

Shrier, Sonya. “What the Book?” brooklynrail.org. Brooklyn Rail. n.d. Web. November 2004.

Farrington, Susan. “Cutting –edge artworks on view at Ackland.” The Sanford Herald, Mar. 2003. Print.

“Center for Craft, Creativity and Design Select Works for Sculpture Exhibit.” Carolina Arts, [Bonneau, South Carolina] March 2003. Print.

Hart, David. “A Mix of Fine Arts.” Chapel Hill News [North Carolina] 8 Jan. 2003. Print.

 Publications

The Front: round 4, New Orleans, Louisiana: Blurb, 2013 (catalog)
The Front: round 3, New Orleans, Louisiana: Blurb, 2013 (catalog)
The Front: round 2, New Orleans, Louisiana: Blurb, 2011 (catalog)
The Front: our first fifteen months, New Orleans, Louisiana: Blurb, 2010 (catalog)
Press Enterprise, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, 9/24/09 (Region front page, photographs)
Limelight, Tallahassee Democrat, Florida, 1/4/08(photograph)
Hot Iron Press, Summer Catalog, New Orleans, Louisiana: Hot Iron Press, Summer 2005(cover)
Annie Stromquist, Simple Screenprinting, Asheville, North Carolina: Lark Books, 2004    (photograph)

Artist Lectures                                   

2017                   Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, CA
2016                   Gallery of Contemporary Art 121, Colorado Springs, CO
2013                   Gallery of Contemporary Art 121, Colorado Springs, CO
2009                  Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA
2008                  Kansas City Artists Coalition, Kansas City, MO
2007                  Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
                           Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Canada

                           Women Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY
                           Brooklyn Public Library, NY
2006                  Galleria Sotoportego, Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy
                           Bemis Underground Exhibition, Omaha, NE
2005                  Sir Wilfred Grenfell Gallery, Corner Brook, Newfoundland
2004                  Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Corner Brook, Newfoundland
                           MFA Thesis Exhibition, Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC
2003                  University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Service

2017                  Shop Technician Position, Search Committee Member, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO
                         Curator/Facilitator, Juicy, Group Exhibition, The Front, New Orleans, LA
2016                 Curator/Facilitator, Compulsion: Stephanie Marcus, Sean Starwars, Rosa Byun, The Front, New Orleans,                          LA
                          NOCCA Visiting Artist, New Orleans, LA
2015                  Half Instructor Position, Search Committee Member, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO                                           Curator/Facilitator, My Secret Love: Corey Drieth, The Front, New Orleans, LA
2014                  Faculty Representative, Undergraduate Research Forum, Colorado Springs, CO

2013                  Faculty Representative, Undergraduate Research Forum, Colorado Springs, CO
                          Curator/Facilitator, wild | life: John Hathaway; Beauty: Carol Dass, The Front, New Orleans, LA
2012                  Curator/Facilitator, All That Glitters: Yumi Janairo Roth; Headphones: Listen Up!: Curated by Valerie Brodar,
                          The Front, New Orleans, LA

2011                   Curator, Rain: Barb Hunt, The Front, New Orleans, LA
                         
Faculty Representative, Undergraduate Research Forum, Colorado Springs, CO
2010                  Curator, Book of Rocks, Flowers, and Birds: Yoonmi Nam, Counter Cartographies:
                         Jeremy Drummond & Hoang Pham, The Front, New Orleans, LA
                         Faculty Representative, Undergraduate Research Forum, Colorado Springs, CO
2009                 Curator, Americana, The Front, New Orleans, LA
2008                 Volunteer (fabrication), Gallery of Contemporary Art, Colorado Springs, CO
                          Faculty Representative, Undergraduate Research Forum, Colorado Springs, CO
2007                 Co-curator, Babylon Lexicon, New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, New Orleans, LA
                          New Orleans Book Fair Volunteer, New Orleans, LA
2006                 Co-curator, Babylon Lexicon, Barrister’s, New Orleans, LA
                          New Orleans Book Fair Volunteer, New Orleans, LA
2005                 Juror of Student Art Exhibition, Mostra Finale, Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy
                         Juror of Student Art Exhibition, Intersection, Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada
                         Art Donation, Western Newfoundland Animal Shelter Art Auction, Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada
2002                Art Donation, Women’s Crisis Center Art Auction, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

 

Gallery Affiliation

The Front, New Orleans, LA