CLARA LARATTA:  Curriculum Vitae

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2023             Master of Fine Arts Degree, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON 

2023             Graduate Certificate in University Teaching, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON 

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

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

2015             The Royal Conservatory Artist- Educator Foundations Certificate, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON

2010-14        Bachelor of Education in Adult Education Program, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON

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



2023         In Transition, Cambridge Centre for the Arts, Cambridge, ON, (curated by Sophie McCann) 

                  In Search of Wholeness, UWAG, Waterloo, ON (curated by Ivan Jurakic)

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

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

                  Liminality, O Gallery, Kitchener, ON, (curated by Erin Borch)

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

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



2024         Echoes from this land: visioning - revisiting Truth and Reconciliation, Lyons Family Studio, L.R. Wilson Hall, Hamilton, Ontario

                  Echoes from this land: visioning - revisiting Truth and Reconciliation, Grimsby Art Gallery, Grimsby, Ontario

2023         Small-File Media Festival, The Cinematheque, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia 

                  The Body Electric, International Conference on Residency Education, Halifax, Nova Scotia

                  Ontario Biennial Juried Exhibition 2023,Thames Art Gallery, Chatham, Ontario (curated by Phil Vanderwall)

                  Disembody, Homer Watson Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario (co-curated by abisola oni and Sarah Martin)   

2022         150 Show, The Lieutenant Governor’s Suite, Queens Park, Toronto, Ontario (catalogue)

                   Processing..., The Artery, Waterloo, Ontario

                   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 (exhibited 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 


                  Sculpture Exhibition, President’s Corridor, Hamilton, ON



2023/24   Echoes from this land: visioning - revisiting Truth and Reconciliation Print Project Participant, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON 

2022         MFA Residency II, Walkerton, ON

                  Internship with Liz Ingram, Edmonton AB (Keith and Win Shantz Scholarship)

2021        MFA Residency I, Artscape Gibraltar Point ,Toronto, ON

                  Artist Talk, Artscape, Gibraltar Point, Toronto Island, ON, October 22

                  Ayatana Artists’ Research Program Residency, Chelsea, QC,

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

                  Mentorship with Janieta Eyre, Toronto, ON (in conjunction with Doris McCarthy Artist in Residence Program)

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

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

                  Artist Talk, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, ON, April 11

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

                  Artist Talk for 2nd year Studio Art Students - ART 2IS3 - Independent Studio Methods, McMaster University, Hamlton, ON, 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., McMaster.                                     University, Hamilton, ON

2016          Artscape Gibraltar Point, Awakening Residency, Toronto, ON



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



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



2023-24  Instructor, Visual Studies 2D/3D and Time Based Studies I and Visual Studies 2D/3D and Time Based Studies II in

                 the Three Year Diploma in Fine Art and Theory Program, Dundas Valley School of Art, Dundas, ON  

2022       Teaching Assistant for Doug Kirkton, FINE 472 - Fine Arts Honours Thesis 1,  University of Waterloo, Waterloo,  ON 

                Teaching Assistant for Doug Kirkton, FINE 474 - Honours Studio Practicum 1, University of Waterloo, Waterloo,  ON 

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

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



2024       The Universities Art Association of Canada (UAAC) Conference , Chair, Ethos of materiality: balance, bodies, branches and.                                  beinghood, in collaboration with Stephanie Florence, Western University, London, ON, upccoming October

                The Universities Art Association of Canada (UAAC) Conference, Contributor Deep Listening of Place in collaboration with                                    Stephanie. Florence in Stephanie Springgay's Gathering otherwise alongside: A field school in place" session, Western University,                      London, ON, upcoming October

                FEMeeting: Women in Art, Science and Technology Conference, Speaker, The Rotten Truth: Blooming in the Scummy Mess of.                            Colonial-Capitalist Legacies, in collaboration with Stephanie Florence, University of Windsor, Windsor, ON, 

2023/24  Volunteer Art Sector Review Panelist, City of Hamilton Arts Awards, Hamilton, ON

2023.       University of Waterloo 14th Annual Teaching and Learning Conference, Speaker, Kind, Caring, and Supportive Online                                           Communities, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON

2022-24  Community Contribution Awards Committee Volunteer, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON      

2022-23  New Members Committee Volunteer, Ontario Society of Artists, Toronto, ON

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



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 Mumok, Vienna, Austria

The Musee de la Poste in Paris, France

The Waskomium, Burlington, VT, USA

Various private collections