Farther Along 1
mixed media on paper
5" x 7"
2016




Farther Along 2
mixed media on paper
5" x 7"
2016




Farther Along 3
mixed media on paper
5" x 7"
2016




Farther Along 4
mixed media on paper
5" x 7"
2016




Farther Along 5
mixed media on paper
5" x 7"
2016




Farther Along 6
mixed media on paper
5" x 7"
2016




Farther Along 7
mixed media on paper
5" x 7"
2016




Farther Along 8
mixed media on paper
5" x 7"
2016




Farther Along 9
mixed media on paper
5" x 7"
2016




Farther Along 10
mixed media on paper
5" x 7"
2016




Farther Along 11
mixed media on paper
5" x 7"
2016




Farther Along 12
mixed media on paper
5" x 7"
2016




Farther Along 13
mixed media on paper
5" x 7"
2016




Farther Along 14
mixed media on paper
5" x 7"
2016




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mixed media on paper
5" x 7"
2016




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mixed media on paper
5" x 7"
2016




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mixed media on paper
5" x 7"
2016




Farther Along 18
mixed media on paper
5" x 7"
2016




Farther Along 19
mixed media on paper
5" x 7"
2016




Farther Along 20
mixed media on paper
5" x 7"
2016




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mixed media on paper
5" x 7"
2016




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mixed media on paper
5" x 7"
2016




Farther Along 23
mixed media on paper
5" x 7"
2016




Farther Along 24
mixed media on paper
5" x 7"
2016




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mixed media on paper
5" x 7"
2016




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mixed media on paper
5" x 7"
2016




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mixed media on paper
5" x 7"
2016




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mixed media on paper
5" x 7"
2016




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mixed media on paper
5" x 7"
2016




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mixed media on paper
5" x 7"
2016




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mixed media on paper
5" x 7"
2016




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mixed media on paper
5" x 7"
2016




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mixed media on paper
5" x 7"
2016




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mixed media on paper
5" x 7"
2016




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mixed media on paper
5" x 7"
2016




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mixed media on paper
5" x 7"
2016




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mixed media on paper
5" x 7"
2016




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mixed media on paper
5" x 7"
2016




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mixed media on paper
5" x 7"
2016




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mixed media on paper
5" x 7"
2016




Farther Along 41
mixed media on paper
5" x 7"
2016




Farther Along 42
mixed media on paper
5" x 7"
2016




The Garden 1
charcoal pencil on paper
8" x 11"
2015




The Garden 2
charcoal pencil on paper
8" x 11"
2015




The Garden 3
charcoal pencil on paper
8" x 11"
2015




The Garden 4
charcoal pencil on paper
8" x 11"
2015




The Garden 5
charcoal pencil on paper
8" x 11"
2015




The Garden 6
charcoal pencil on paper
8" x 11"
2015




The Garden 7
charcoal pencil on paper
8" x 11"
2015




The Garden 8
charcoal pencil on paper
8" x 11"
2015




The Garden 9
charcoal pencil on paper
8" x 11"
2015




The Garden 10
charcoal pencil on paper
8" x 11"
2015




Ordinary Weird 2
Charcoal, gesso, acrylic paint, photo printed on acetate, and vellum on paper
90" x 85"
2015




Ordinary Weird 2
detail




Ordinary Weird 2
detail




Ordinary Weird 1
Charcoal, gesso, acrylic paint, ink, photo printed on acetate, and vellum on paper
90" x 85"
2015




Ordinary Weird 1
detail




Ordinary Weird 3
Charcoal, gesso, acrylic paint, photo printed on acetate, and vellum on paper
90" x 85"
2015




Ordinary Weird 3
detail




Ground
Mixed Media on paper
7" x 10"
2015




Garden
Mixed Media on paper
7" x 10"
2015




Sky
Mixed Media on paper
7" x 10"
2015




Study (Up & Through)
Charcoal on paper
90" x 85'
2014




Study (Near & Far)
Charcoal on paper
90" x 85'
2014














Study (500 Leaves)
Leaves, acrylic, newsprint
25' X 7.5'
2013




Study (Shadow on Water)
charcoal pencil and graphite on paper
5" x 9"
2013












Study (Dark Tree)
charcoal pencil on paper
9" x 11"
2013


From the banks of the Kamo River

Mountains to the north in the evening

Evening on the Kamo River

Mountains to the north

Pine tree near swooping hawks

Afternoon by the Kamo River

Stepping stones, facing west

Standing on stepping stones, facing north

Stepping stones, facing east

Heron sitting very still

Heron

Business on the Kamo River

Bridge over the Kamo River

Kamo River

Houses near Kiyomizudera

Maruyama Park

Maruyama Park

Looking west into Gion from Yasaka Shrine

Dragon boat in Shinsen-in Garden

Aqueduct by Nanzen-in

Nanzen-in

Things at Toji Market

Daisen-in

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Daisen-in

Ryoan-ji

Ryoan-ji

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Kohrin-in at Daitokuji

Travel Sketches from May 2013 in Kyoto
marker on paper



How Far I've Come
1142 inches of string, newsprint, acrylic
2013



How Far I've Come, detail


How Far I've Come, detail


How Far I've Come, detail





North, Noon
charcoal on paper, painted MDF
2013
facing north at noon, east at 3, south at 6, west at 9


Studio 1919 coverage here.


Tree Near My House 2


Tree Near My House 3


Tree Near My House 4

Tree Near My House 1

charcoal on paper, 20" x 40" each
2011


Look Out Rock
photograph and eleven observational drawings, charcoal and whiteout on paper
2010


Where is Clifton?
ink, paper, wood, house paint, charcoal
2011

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Where is Clifton?, detail


Where is Clifton?, process


Where is Clifton?, performance at The Lab in San Francisco
For "Hypothesis: An Art/Science Fair" I presented the investigative process behind the piece "Where is Clifton?" in terms of the traditional scientific method.


I treasure the week that I spent in the rural town of Clifton, Jamaica when I was 16. Searching for the town on GoogleMaps, it seems that it does not exist. After momentarily second-guessing my own memory, I sought other ways to prove I went to Clifton. This piece was an experiment in using the body to support memory for a place. While in Jamaica, one arm was badly sunburned and, to this day, I have more freckles on one shoulder than the other. Here, I printed the freckles on each of my shoulders onto small paper squares and arranged them to concentrate the squares with the hightest density of marks. Comparing the two sets of bodily data, I can prove the physical change I experienced in Clifton.

Remembered Location of Clifton, Jamaica: here.
GoogleMap of Location of Clifton, Jamaica: here.





Enchanted Rock: the first time I cried about a boy
digital collages of drawings
2011


Four Years in Lexington
digital
Overlay of the four maps from my four years living in Lexington, Virginia to see the shape of my overall experience.


Four Years in Lexington
ink on paper
2010
An annotated map drawn from memory documenting my first year living in Lexington, Virginia.


Four Years in Lexington
step etchings
2011


Four Years in Lexington, detail
step etchings
2011

This piece was an experiment in documenting memory of a place. The top half of this piece is a step-etching of the overlayed memory maps. The bottom half are small etchings of all of the pictures I took on my cellphone of Lexington. After I etched the plates, I noticed that nearly all of them were concerned with the weather, or nature, so I arranged the plates according to season. I took the most pictures of Fall and Winter, the second and third groups of small squares in the print, perhaps because, as a native Texan, I had little previous experience with those seasons. The cellphone holding the majority of the images was no longer functional, and there was no way to digitally extract the pictures from the phone. This is now their only record.



In the Corner
drawings from memory, ink on paper
2009


In the Corner, detail


In the Corner, detail


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Education
University of Michigan
Master of Science in Information, Human Computer Interaction
Master of Fine Arts
Dual Degree Program

2012-2016

Washington & Lee University
Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience, Minor in Studio Art
2010

Exhibitions
2016, Farther Along, Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, MI, solo show
2016, Farther Along, Slusser Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI, solo show
2015, 93rd Annual All Media Exhibition, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI
2015, Giverny, Connections Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI, solo show
2015, STAMPS First Year Show, 1919 Green Road, Ann Arbor, MI
2014, Bottom-Feeders and the Distant Self, Slusser Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI
2014, Crossing Paths, Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti, MI
2014, Members Only, Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti, MI
2014, Quiet Accumulations, The Carr Center, Detroit, MI
2014, Re-Search, Buckham Gallery, Flint, MI
2013, Describing Space: Materials from a Creative Research Trip in Kyoto, Stephen S. Clark Library, Ann Arbor, MI
2013, A&D 13, 1919 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI
2012, I know you're there, but who am I? Work Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI
2011, Hypothesis: An Art/Science Fair, The Lab, San Francisco, CA
2011, City of Davis Juried Show, Regency Square, Davis, CA
2011, Reconstructed: Laura Kelly/Clara McClenon, Delta of Venus, Davis, CA
2010, Community Hang-Up, Pence Gallery, Davis, CA
2010, Washington and Lee University Student Art Show, awarded Best in Show
2010, Dress Rehearsal, Washington & Lee University, Lexington, VA
2009, Washington and Lee University Student Art Show, awarded Best Drawing

Honors/Awards
2016 Smucker-Wagstaff Project Scholarship
2015 Penland School of Craft, Work Study Award 2015 DRAWInternational Residency, Caylus, France
2015 Smucker-Wagstaff Project Scholarship
2014 Rackham International Travel Scholarship
2013 Penny W. Stamps International Travel Grant
2013 Eyeo Student Volunteer
2012 University of Michigan School of Art & Design Graduate Fellowship and Assistantship
2012 University of Michigan School of Information Merit Scholarship
2010 Phi Beta Kappa, Inducted Member
2009 Levy Endowment for Neuroscience Summer Research Fellow
2008 R.E. Lee Summer Research Scholar
2008 Virginia Federation of Independent Colleges, Summer Research Grant



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Clara McClenon’s drawings present a lyrical examination of the splendor and fallibility of our visual experience. Her practice is motivated by questions of how we find, use, and, ultimately, create meaning out of information. Using imagery from ordinary landscapes, McClenon brings attention to the wonder of sight.

Following her graduation from Washington and Lee University with a Bachelors of Science in Neuroscience, McClenon worked at University of California, Davis’ Center for Mind & Brain. McClenon recently completed a dual-degree program at the University of Michigan in which she earned a Master of Fine Arts in Art & Design and Master of Science in Information. In 2013, she was awarded an international travel award to study map-making practices in Japan. In 2015, she was in residence at DRAWinternational, a research center in Caylus, France.

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