CLARA LARATTA:  Curriculum Vitae

Hamilton, Ontario                                                   Email:  info@claralaratta.com

Canada                                                                       Instagram:  @claralaratta

 

EDUCATION

2023              Master of Fine Arts, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON (in process)

2023              Graduate Certificate in University Teaching, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON  (in process)

2021              Fundamentals of University Teaching, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON

2018             Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts (with distinction), McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

2015             The Royal Conservatory Artist- Educator Foundations Certificate, Toronto, ON

2010-14        Bachelor of Education in Adult Education Program (2 credits required), Brock University, St. Catharines, ON

2008              Certificate in Adult Learning (Honours), Mohawk College, Hamilton, ON

 

SOLO EXHIBITION HISTORY

2019         Relational Affects, Rotunda Gallery, Kitchener, ON, (curated by Karoline Varin), Solo exhibition

                  Unleashed, Gallery 4, Hamilton, ON, (curated by Nancy McPhee), Solo exhibition

                  Liminality, O Gallery, Kitchener, ON, Solo exhibition

2018          Personal Effects, DVSA Gallery, Dundas, ON, (curated by John Wilkinson), Solo exhibition

                  Interconnections, Fitzhenry Atrium Gallery, Hamilton, ON, (with Jordan Barker MSc.), Duo exhibition

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022          Breath. Heart. Spirit. NOVAH Gallery,  North Bay, Ontario, (curator Dermot Wilson), (catalogue)

2021          Breath. Heart. Spirit. Glenhyrst Gallery, Brantford, Ontario, (curator Matthew Ryan Smith), (catalogue)  

                   Nord ArtKunstwerk Carlshütte, Büdelsdorf, Germany, (chief curator Wolfgang Gramm), (catalogue)

2020          Members Exhibition of Selected Works 2020, Ontario Society of Artists, Toronto, ON, (catalogue), (exhibition moved online)

                  Dying.2020, Artscape Youngplace, Toronto, ON (co-curated by Michelle Beck and Dana Snow)

2019         Transformation, Beaver Hall Gallery, Toronto, ON (curated by Monica Bordirsky)

                  A Book About Death: The Last Waltz (not juried), Islip Art Museum, East Islip, New York  (curated by LuAnn Palazzo)

                  Manthan: Exhibition of Prints, Kala Srot Art Gallery, Aliganj, Lucknow (curated by Rajan Fulari)

                 Stranger Than Fiction, Millepiani Gallery, Millepiani, Rome (co-curated by Antonio Muratore and Silvia Colombo), (catalogue)

                  MANTHAN, Festival Hall, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, Denton, TX (curated by Briana Palmer)

                  The Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition (BIMPE X), SNAP Gallery, Edmonton, AB, (catalogue)

2018         The Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition (BIMPE X), FINA Gallery University of British Columbia, Okanagan

                  Campus, Kelowna, BC, SNAP Gallery, Dundarave Gallery, Grandville Island, Vancouver, BC, Federation Gallery, Grandville Island,     

                  Vancouver, BC (travelling exhibition), (catalogue)

                  Fresh from The Studio, Fieldcote Museum, Hamilton, ON

                  FLUX, The McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, ON (curated by Paul Cvetich), (catalogue)

                  Coalesce, The Spice Factory, Hamilton, ON 

                  In the Studio: Art by MoMA's online learning community, The Museum of Modern Art, NY, NY

2017​          REALMS, Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton, ON (curated by Caitlin Sutherland), (with multi-media artists Emily Hamel and Dina 

                   Hamed)

                  Alternatives, President's Corridor, Hamilton, ON

                  Birth and Its Meanings, Milk Glass Gallery, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON (curated by Nadya Burton) (catalogue)

                  Hamilton:  A View from Here, President’s Corridor, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

2016         SWARM, Hamilton Artists Inc. Hamilton, ON

                  Fantasy Art Proposal Exhibition, President’s Corridor,  Hamilton, ON

2016         Fight or Flight, New Space Gallery, Hamilton, ON (curated by Whyishnave Suthagar)

                  SHIFT: Environmentally Responsible Print Practice Student Exhibition (Sculptures), Flex Studio, Hamilton, ON (curated by Judy 

                  Major-Girardin)

                  Sculpture Exhibition, President’s Corridor, Hamilton, ON

 

RESIDENCIES, ARTIST TALKS AND COLLABORATIONS 

2021          Artist Talk, Artscape, Gibraltar Point, Toronto Island, Ontario, October 22

                   Ayatana Artists’ Research Program Residency

                   Artist Talk, Ayatana Artists' Research Program, Chelsea, QC, May 27

                  Mentorship with Janieta Eyre in conjunction with Doris McCarth Artist in Residence Program

2018         Dundas Valley School of Art, Advanced Studio Residency, with mentor John Wilkinson, N.D.D., R.A.S (Dist.)  

                  Interview with E. Robert Ross for the Building Cultural Legacies Project, Hamilton, ON

                   Artist Talk, McMaster Museum of Art, April 11

                   Artist Talk for 1st year Studio Art Students - ART 1SI3 - Studio Investigations, McMaster University, March 8 (Invited by Sally 

                   McKay, PhD)                              

                   Artist Talk for 2nd year Studio Art Students - ART 2IS3 - Independent Studio Methods, McMaster University, March 12, (Invited by 

                   Donna Akrey, MFA)

                   MANTHAN A Collaboration Across Cultures and Aesthetic in Printmaking, Print Exchange with Lucknow University India, 

                   Hamilton, ON

                   Interconnections An interdisciplinary Collaboration across Art and Science, Clara Laratta and Jordan Barker MSc.

2016.         Artscape Gibraltar Point, Awakening Residency

 

SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

2022        Ontario Graduate Scholarship

                 President's Graduate Scholarship 

                 Keith and Win Shantz International Research Scholarship

2020        Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance Grant

2019        Canada Council for the Arts, Explore and Create Grant

2018        Fieldcote Museum, Juror’s Choice Award

                 McMaster Museum of Art, People's Choice Award,

                 Bank of Montreal First Art Competition! Nominee

2017        The Lorna and David Somers Community Contribution Award

2016         University Senate Scholarship Award,

                 Golden Key Honours Society Inductee,

2014        Readers’ Choice Award - Local Artist Category

 

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESS

2022        Breath. Heart. Spirit. Ed. Janet Read, Pat Dumas Hudecki, and Diana Harding-Tucker

2020        Existere - Journal of Arts and Literature, Issue 39.2, p. iv, p.  80, October

                ART Habens Art Review, Special Edition, May 29, pp. 56-79.

2019        Must-see exhibits on Long Island and in New York City, Mary Gregory, Newsday, September 4

2018        Dozens of Local Artists Shine in Fieldcote Museum's Juried Show, Regina Haggo, The Hamilton Spectator, December 8

                Budding Hamilton artists featured at Fieldcote's Fresh from the Studio exhibit, Mark Pearson, Hamilton News, October 18

                City Matters Interview, Cable 14, April 12

                Student artists gather to make a presence in Hamilton, Silhouette, March 22

                The Art of Science, Daily News, March 14

                Missive, Incite Magazine, Again, Volume 20 Issue 2, p. 49, January

2017        McMaster University Faculty of Humanities Christmas Card, December

                Expansion, Incite Magazine, Next, Volume 19 Issue 4, p. 27, April

                Endure, Incite Magazine, More, Volume 19 Issue 3, p. 78, February 

2016        Untitled, Incite Magazine, Imperfection, Volume 19 Issue 2, p. 55, December

                Spatiality and Sentience Book, McMaster University

                Untitled, Incite Magazine, The Sonder Issue, Volume 19 Issue 1, p. 38, September

2014        Crazy casts, sexy careers and cool effects, Lisa Grace Marr, The Hamilton Spectator, Aug. 13

                Behind the Profile:  Meet Clara Laratta-Gerrard Lifecast Artist, Jenny Gladish, Cobalt Connects,  January 23

 

RELATED VOLUNTEER/FACILITATOR EXPERIENCE

2022        Special Lecturer, FINE 150 - Appreciation and Expression, University of Waterloo, Hamilton, ON

2022        Community Contribution Awards Committee, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

2021        Teaching Assistant for Paul Dignan, FINE 100 - Studio Fundamentals, University of Waterloo, Hamilton, ON

2018-20   Volunteer Docent, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON

2017-18   Teaching Assistant for Judy Major-Girardin, ART 2ER3 - Environmentally Responsible Art , McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

                  Teaching Assistant for Donna Akrey, ART 2IS3 - Independent Studio Methods, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

2004-12   Program Coordinator/Department Head/Lecturer/Facilitator/Student Liaison/Committee Chair, CIDH, Hamilton, ON

 

PROFESSIONAL ART ASSOCIATION AFFILIATIONS

2020-22     Ontario Society of Artists (invited), Toronto, ON

2018-22     CARFAC Ontario, (member) Toronto, ON

2018-22     CARFAC Canada, (member) Ottawa, ON

2014-22     Hamilton Arts Council, (member) Hamilton, ON

2014-18     Hamilton Artists Inc. (member) Hamilton, ON

                           

COLLECTIONS

ARTPOOL, Budapest, Hungary

Lucknow University, Lucknow, India

McMaster University, Ontario, Canada

Museum fur Kommunikation, Berlin, Germany

Museum fur Kommunikation, Bern, Switzerland

Museum Schloss Mayland, Bedburg-Hau, Germany

The Alternative Traditions in Contemporary Arts Archive of the University of Iowa, Iowa, USA

The Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, USA

The B. Davis Schwartz Library, Long Island University Post, New York, USA

The Book Art Museum, Lodz, Poland

The Fluxus West Archive, St. Louis, MO

The Islip Art Museum, East Islip, New York, USA

The Karuizawa New Art Museum, Japan

The Moscow Museum, Russia

The MoMA NYC, New York, USA

The Mumok, Vienna, Austria

The Musee de la Poste in Paris, France

The Waskomium, Burlington, VT, USA

Various private collections