Through folk art-inspired, large-scale installations and gouache paintings, Clare E. Rojas sets the stage for an examination of female iconography and contemporary cultural concerns. Rojas was born in Ohio in 1976, and has had solo exhibitions in a number of galleries, such as the Galleri Nicolai Wallner (Copenhagen, Denmark) and Stuart Shave/ Modern Art (London), and museums, including the Ulrich Museum of Art in Wichita (Kansas, USA – 2006), the Art Rose Museum (San Francisco, 2006), and Deitch Projects (New York, USA, 2004), as well as taking part in collective exhibitions, among them the touring exhibition Beautiful Losers: Contemporary Art, Skateboarding and Street Culture which started at the Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.
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