Clara Lieu

I am a visual artist and an adjunct professor at the Rhode Island School of Design where I have taught for over a decade. I created Art Prof: Visual Art Essentials, a free, online educational platform for visual arts for people of all ages and means.  In the past, I have taught at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, at Wellesley College, and at the Lesley University College of Art and Design.  For three years, I wrote Ask the Art Prof, an advice column for visual artists in the Huffington Post. I was the Director of the Jewett Gallery for three years.

My studio practice explores isolation and mental illness through drawing, printmaking, and sculpture. Currently, I am working on a series of graphite drawings called Scars that Speak. 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. I have received artist grants from the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation and the Puffin Foundation. My work is in the collection of the Hood Art Museum and the David and Barbara Stahl Collection.

I have been featured in Two Coats of Paint, Art New England, Artscope Magazine, and 89.3 KPCC, and I have written for Education Week.