Come see my latest installation at the Wassaic Project Summer Festival in Wassaic, NY in a show "Ode Hotel" curated by Ryan Frank and Risa Shoup.

The Wassaic Project Summer Festival is a FREE, annual, multi-disciplinary celebration of art, music, and community in the hamlet of Wassaic, NY. 2010 will feature over 100 artists, 25 bands, poetry readings, dance performances, film screenings, and much more. August 5th-7th, 2011. Art Reception in Maxon Mills, Saturday 5pm-7pm.

For more information go to: |http://|The Wassaic Project|


For the month of May, Monty and I will be headed up to Wassaic NY for a month long residency!

Follow this link to my book, which was recently published on my thesis project Restoration & Ruin

I'm also beginning a very exciting new three-part project! Please check back for updates as I will be posting the individual pieces and showing them in group shows before the project is completed in its totality.

Recent Write-Up On My Collaborator and Myself:The Hollywood Sentinel

Hyperlocal Identities: The San Diego effect

October 21, 2010 - February 4, 2011
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday
The Dean’s Office, Division of Arts and Humanities
Literature Building, rooms 410 & 310
When you visit, please check in with the front desk on each floor before viewing works.

An exhibition of selected works by MFA graduate students and graduated artists from SDSU and UCSD.

Participating artists: Shane Anderson, Dia Bassett, Crystal Campbell, Jim Cavolt, Emily Halpern, Chelsea Herman, Andrew Hunter, Rizzhel Mae Javier, Ross Karre, Anna Chiaretta Lavatelli, Adam John Manley, Clare Parry, Iana Quesnell, Marisa Scheinfeld, Kelly Schnorr, Wendy Shapiro, Jeannette Ibarra Shindell, Aren Skalman, Rayyane Tabet, Silvia Valentino, Jude Weirmeir, Steve Willard, Joe Yorty, and Claire Zitzow.

Curated by Tatiana Sizonenko, Ph.D Candidate, Visual Arts Department, UCSD

San Diego’s artworld has long been home to a vibrant mix of artists with local roots, and artists living here for only a short time. A microcosm of this artistic community is the MFA programs of UCSD & SDSU. Hyperlocal Identities: The San Diego Effect provides a look at how students and recent graduates from both programs find themselves affected by local cultures, languages, content, contexts, landscapes, forms, borders, and identities, and how MFA students in turn change San Diego—its artistic circles, the life of the university, and the city’s overall cultural mix. It also examines how our MFA students respond to or engage with the practices, discourses and concerns of our department’s academic community. Hyperlocal Identities: The San Diego Effect explores this dynamic, while celebrating the unique artistic identities of both UCSD & SDSU MFA cultures and their contributions to the city and its cultures.

Hyperlocal Identities: The San Diego Effect brings together a small selection of graduate student work from the two thriving artistic and academic communities. Because the MFA program in Visual Arts at UCSD from its inception has been closely affiliated with UCSD’s Music and Literature departments, the exhibition features graduate student work from these departments. Hyperlocal Identities: The San Diego Effect provides a look at some of the traditions and the community formed in this dialogue and explores the formation of local artistic identities.

Hyperlocal Identities: The San Diego Effect is free and open to the public.

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You Knew This Was Coming

Sept 17 through Oct 18, 2010
...Opening Reception: Friday Sept 17, 2010. 7pm to 10pm

Group Show at Park Life Gallery, Curated by Louis Schmidt

220 Clement St
San Francisco, CA 94118-2408
(415) 386-7275

The Artists:

Sahar Al-Sawaf
Sadie Barnette
Rich Bott
Mike Calway-Fagen
Thomas Helman
Vincent Manganello
Clare Parry
Louis M Schmidt

This show brings together a group of artists based in Southern California whose works employ various styles of visual language and media that intersect across themes of culture, humanity and social critique.

These artists take-on an intimidating array of concerns and employ a wide variety of formal and conceptual strategies in order to do so. Through meticulously rendered collages, drawings, paintings, prints, found materials and photography, each of the works in this exhibition, whether beautiful, grotesque, enigmatic, absurd, crude or polished- push, pull and tease-out biting critiques and welcomed social assessments. The artist’s works strive to strengthen our capacity for critical reflexivity and help us to see what gets lost in humanity’s patterns. See More
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I've been meaning to post this for awhile! Here's a nice write-up on my collaboration with Julia Westerbeke at the Children's Museum:The Wonder Parlor

The Deluge 12/02/09-1/3/10
A collaboration between Clare Parry and Julia Westerbeke at the de Young Museum

Clare Parry and Julia Westerbeke delve into fantastical and decorative imagery in collages, paintings and sculptures, creating an ecosystem of their own making. In this new realm, science fiction meets Victorian design and antique decorative motifs live side-by-side with alien tendrils of Dr.-Seussian flora. Visual symbols of the future and the past co-exist here, creating a Darwinian environment where one design seems to encroach upon or sprout from another.

Clare and Julia met while attending the MFA program at the University of California, San Diego. While their individual practices are visually different, these artists immediately noticed that they share similar source material and inspiration: themes of ornamentation, detail, intimacy, fantasy and the feminine. “The Deluge,” their second major collaboration, will explore how two artists can use the same point of inspiration to create diverse yet deeply intertwined imagery. Each site of activity is an experiment in symbiosis and encroachment.

de Young Museum Residency

Coming up this December, Julia Westerbeke and I will be completing a month long Artist-in-Residency program with the de Young Museum in San Francisco. More news on this new collaboration with Julia Westerbeke to come!!

To see pictures of our last collaboration at the New Children's Museum of San Diego, "The Wonder Parlor", look under work from 2008.

UCSD Summer Graduate Teaching Fellows Program

This past week, I found out that I was nominated by our department to be this year's MFA to be partake in the UCSD Summer Graduate Teaching Fellows Program. For the fist half of Summer Session, I might be hired as an Associate Professor to teach a course that I have now TA'd for twice. I would be teaching VIS 1: Intro to 2-D Media.

I would love to have any of my previous students who have still have to take VIS 1, to come along with me once again. Hope to see some familiar warm bodies opposite me!

Supersonic is on!!

Supersonic will be held January 21, 2009. Supersonic is an annual exhibition showcasing the artwork of Southern California's graduating MFA classes. The show will be at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Supersonic is to coincide with Los Angeles Art Show which will also be held in the convention center down the hall in a separate but adjacent space. This will all be taking place during Los Angeles Arts Month, which will be a month-long festival of activities and will include the College Arts Association's (CAA) annual conference that will take place during February 25-28, 2009.

Please come check out Supersonic if you are in town for CAA! It would be amazing to see some familiar faces!

I was recently chosen to be UCSD's class representative to put together supersonic with other representatives from the nine participating schools. I am going to be working very hard to put this together with everyone else, so I can truly promise a fantastic show!

Upcoming Artist-in-Residence at the Children's Museum of San Diego, "The Wonder Parlor"

December 2, 2008-January 3, 2009

Julia Westerbeke (a fellow MFA student at UCSD) and I will be installing our installation, "The Wonder Parlor" at the new Children's Museum of San Diego, located in downtown San Diego on Front St. Together we will be doing a 6-week residency as collaborators.

Come visit us in the space and add to our installation!