Clara Lieu


Clara Lieu, Partner

Clara Lieu is a visual artist and an adjunct professor in the Illlustration department and the Painting department at the Rhode Island School of Design where she has taught for 10 years. In the past, Lieu has taught at RISD Foundation Studies, RISD Printmaking, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, at Wellesley College, and at the Lesley University College of Art and Design. For three years, she wrote Ask the Art Prof, an advice column for visual artists in the Huffington Post.  Lieu’s blog Art Prof began in 2006, and now receives about 16,000 unique visitors each month. Lieu was the Director of the Jewett Gallery for three years.

Her studio practice explores isolation and mental illness through drawing, printmaking, and sculpture. Exhibitions have been at the International Print Center New YorkBromfield Gallery, the Danforth Museum of Art, the Currier Museum of Art, and the Davis Museum. Lieu has received artist grants from the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation and the Puffin Foundation.


ART PROF is a free, online educational platform for visual arts which provides equal access to art education for people of all ages and means.

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ART PROF is a personal undertaking by Clara Lieu and Thomas Lerra that is not supported, sponsored, or endorsed by the Rhode Island School of Design or WGBH.