I am a visual artist and professor. I teach in the Division of Foundation Studies at the Rhode Island School of Design. In the past I have taught at Wellesley College, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, and in the Illustration Department and Printmaking Department at RISD. For four years I was the Director of the Jewett Gallery at Wellesley College.
Visit my website at www.claralieu.com, follow me on my Facebook page, purchase my artwork on my Etsy shop, follow me on Tumblr, on Pinterest, or on my Flickr page. View my new series of videos on my Youtube channel. My work can also be seen on Saatchi online, RISD Portfolios, the Drawing Center Viewing Program, the Irving Sandler Artists File, and on Deviant Art.
My studio practice explores themes of social isolation and mental illness with an interdisciplinary approach which involves drawing, printmaking, and sculpture. I have exhibited work at the International Print Center New York, the Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts , the Currier Museum of Art, the RISD Museum of Art, the Chazan Gallery, the Danforth Museum of Art, Bromfield Gallery, the Davis Museum and Cultural Center, and the Boston Printmakers North American Print Biennial.
This blog documents the creative process in my fine arts work as a visual artist. I’ll discuss the conceptual themes I’m exploring in my work, in conjunction with the multiple techniques I use in my interdisciplinary approach which includes drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture. Additionally, I’ll talk about other aspects of being a visual artist today; attending openings and exhibitions, my academic responsibilities as a college professor, as well as artistic influences in my work.
Please feel free to contact me at clara(at)claralieu.com. I enjoy getting comments and feedback and would love to hear from you!