HEIRLOOM- CLAIRE RAU

Date: 
Friday, February 3, 2017 (All day) to Thursday, February 23, 2017 (All day)
Myers Gallery Spoken Word Performance
New Dance New Music & Drumming PechaKucha

HEIRLOOM EXHIBITION STATEMENT
These home accessories are inspired by the recent move of my grandmother, who
was entrenched within a tomb of family artifacts. Many of these objects, furniture and
tchotchkes, have descended to her nearest and dearest. Translation: into another
storage unit. Heirloom speaks to this burden of stuff, physical and emotional,
between generations of people to whom acquisition meant wealth.

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY
Claire Rau was born in Sandusky, Ohio and raised in northeast Tennessee. She completed
her graduate work at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (2004) with the installation
Body Plunder. She has taught printmaking and sculpture at several institutions and presently
teaches sculpture at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. She is the recipient of
several awards and residencies, including the Book Arts & Printmaking Fellowship at the
Scuola Internazionale di Grafica (Venice, Italy) in 2005. Claire has exhibited in the US and
internationally including MASS Gallery (Austin, TX), Breve Gallery (Mexico City, Mexico),
Biggin Gallery (Auburn University, AL), Lump Gallery (Raleigh, NC), and Open Studio
(Toronto, Canada). She is a founding member of an artist run collective in New Orleans, The
Front.