CLARA LARATTA:  Curriculum Vitae

Hamilton, Ontario                                                   Email:

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2014–18     Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts (with distinction), McMaster University

2015           The Royal Conservatory Artist- Educator Foundations Certificate, Brock University

2010-14      BAEd. Program, Brock University

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


Solo, Two and Three Person Exhibitions

2019          "Relational Affects", Rotunda Gallery, Kitchener, ON

2019          Unleashed, Gallery 4, Hamilton, ON

2019          Liminality, O Gallery, Kitchener, ON

2018          Personal Effects, DVSA Gallery,  Dundas, ON

2018          Interconnections, Fitzhenry Atrium Gallery, Hamilton, ON

2017          REALMS, Hamilton Artists Inc., three person exhibition, Hamilton, ON


Selected Group Exhibitions

2020           2020 Members’ Exhibition of Selected Works (Online) 

2020          Dying.  Artscape Youngplace, Toronto, ON 

2019          A Book About Death:  The Last Waltz, Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY

2019          Transformation,  Beaver Hall Gallery, Toronto, ON

2019          Manthan: Exhibition of Prints ,  Kala Srot Art Gallery, Lucknow, India 

2019          Stranger Than FictionMillepiani Gallery, Millepiani, Rome

2019          MANTHAN, Festival Hall, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, Denton, TX

2019          The Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition (BIMPE X), SNAP Gallery, Edmonton, AB,

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

2018          Fresh From The Studio, Fieldcote Museum, Hamilton, ON

2018          FLUX, The McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, ON

2018          Coalesce, The Spice Factory, Hamilton, ON 

2018          Interconnections, Fitzhenry Atrium Gallery, two person exhibition, Hamilton, ON

2018          In the Studio: Art by MoMA's online learning community, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

2017​          Alternatives, President's Corridor, Hamilton, ON

2017          Birth and Its Meanings, Milk Glass Gallery, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON

2017          Hamilton:  A View from Here, President’s Corridor, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

2016          SWARM, Hamilton Artists Inc. Hamilton, ON

2016          Fantasy Art Proposal Exhibition, President’s Corridor,  Hamilton, ON

2016          Fight or Flight, New Space Gallery, Hamilton, ON

2016         SHIFT: Environmentally Responsible Print Practice Student Exhibition (Sculptures), Flex Studio, Hamilton, ON

2016         Sculpture Exhibition, President’s Corridor, Hamilton, ON

2015         Cardboard Sculpture Exhibition, President’s Corridor, Hamilton, ON


Residencies and Invited Artist Talks

2019      Ayatana Artist's Research Program, Chelsea, QC, May - June

2019      Artist Talk, Ayatana, Chelsea, QC, May 27, 2019

2018      Dundas Valley School of Art, Dundas, ON, Sept. - Dec.

2018      Artist Talk, McMaster Museum of Art, April 11, 2018

2018      Artist Talk, 1st year Studio Art Students - ART 1SI3 - Studio Investigations,  McMaster University, March 8, 2018

2018      Artist Talk, 2nd year Studio Art Students - ART 2IS3 - Independent Studio Methods​,  McMaster University, March 12, 2018

2016      Awakening Residency, Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto, ON, August 2016


Publications and Press

2020     Existere - Journal of Arts and Literature, Issue 39.2, October 2020

2020     ART Habens Art Review, Special Edition, May 29, 2020

2019     Must see Exhibits in Long Island and in New York City, Marie Gregory, Newsday, September 4, 2019

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

2018     Budding Hamilton artists featured at Fieldcote's Fresh From the Studio exhibit, Mark Pearson, Hamilton News, October 18, 2018

2018     City Matters Interview, Cable 14, April 12, 2018

2018     FLUX, McMaster Museum of Art Catalogue, April 2018

2018     Student artists gather to make a presence in Hamilton, Silhouette, March 22, 2018

2018     The art of science, Daily News, March 14, 2018 

2018     Missive, Incite Magazine, Again, Volume 20 Issue 2, p. 49, January 2018

2017     McMaster University Faculty of Humanities Christmas Card, December 2017

2017     Birth and Its Meanings Catalogue, June 2017

2017     Expansion, Incite Magazine, Next, Volume 19 Issue 4, p. 27, April 2017

2017     Endure, Incite Magazine, More, Volume 19 Issue 3, p. 78, February 2017

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

2016     Spatiality and Sentience Book, McMaster University, 2016

2016      Untitled, Incite Magazine, The Sonder Issue, Volume 19 Issue 1, p. 38, September 2016

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

2014      Behind the Profile:  Meet Clara Laratta-Gerrard Lifecast Artist, Jenny Gladish, Cobalt Connects, January 23, 2014



2019-20  Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto, ON

2019        Explore and Create Grant, Canada Council for the Arts, Ottawa, ON 

2018        Juror's Choice Award, Fieldcote Museum, Hamilton, Ontario

2018        People's Choice Award, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Ontario

2018        BMO 1st Art! 2018 Nominee, McMaster University School Of The Arts, Hamilton, Ontario

2017        The Lorna and David Somers Community Contribution Award (Arts)

2016        University Senate Scholarship Award

2016        Golden Key Inductee

2014        Readers’ Choice Award, Hamilton, ON


Professional Art Association Affiliations

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

2018-20     CARFAC Ontario, Toronto, ON

2018-20     CARFAC Canada, Ottawa, ON

2014-20     Hamilton Arts Council, Hamilton, ON

2014-18     Hamilton Artists Inc. Hamilton, ON


Related Experience

2018          “MANTHAN” A Collaboration Across Cultures and Aesthetic in Printmaking, Print Exchange with Lucknow University India,                                          Hamilton, ON

2018           Interconnections An interdisciplinary Collaboration across Art and Science, Clara Laratta and Jordan Barker

2017-18     Teaching Assistant, School of the Arts, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON


Permanent Collections and Commissions

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