American, b. 1976, Columbus, Ohio, based in San Francisco, California
Referencing West Coast modernism, Quaker art, Native American textiles, Byzantine mosaics, and Outsider art, Clare Rojas tells stories through painting, installations, and video. Often her narratives concern relationships between the sexes and among humans and animals, in their struggle to find harmony and balance. Recently, Rojas has focused her attention on the abstract shapes formed by architecture and shadow that dominate interior spaces, producing colorful, precise, abstract compositions on stretched linen. Rojas was interviewed on the rooftop of The Luggage Store Gallery in San Francisco on May 25, 2005.