Clare Rojas

Clare Rojas’ paintings open a door to another dimension. Having studied both printmaking and painting, she achieves a personal surrealism by synthesizing her associations and experiences of colors, forms and sounds. The magic of Rojas’ storytelling manifests new realms and safe refuges for the viewer.


Clare Rojas was born in 1976 in Columbus, Ohio. She received a BFA in printmaking from Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA in painting from School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

She has been awarded grants and residencies from: Artadia, Eureka Fellowship, Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation and the Headlands Center for the Arts.

Solo exhibitions of her work have taken place at: the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; IKON Gallery in Birmingham, England; the Museum Het Domein in the Netherlands; the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University in Massachusetts; Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia; the Ulrich Museum of Art in Wichita, Kansas; the Knoxville Museum of Art in Tennessee; Belkin Satellite, in Vancouver; and the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art in San Francisco. 

Her work is in the permanent collections of: MoMA in New York; SFMOMA in California; the Dakis Jannou Collection in Athens, Greece; the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León in Spain; the Progressive Art Collection in Cleveland; the San Jose Museum of Art in California; the Berkeley Art Museum in California; and the Smart Museum at the University of Chicago.

Rojas lives and works in San Francisco, CA.


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