Clara Jeanne Reed is an artist and historian from Twin Falls, Idaho who is based in New York City.  As an artist, her work centers around creating a narrative that is specific to the female experience, one that showcases ideal beauty in all its forms of glory and consequence, by exploiting the violence within the gaze.  Much of her research pertains to performativity, explorations of gender, queer theory, and body politics among contemporary female artists.  As a queer, female artist, it is important to her to be at the forefront of these endeavors and to investigate ways education can be reformed to be more interrogative, intersectional, and inclusive.

She is currently pursuing her masters at the Institute of Fine Arts in Manhattan.  She graduated from New York University Tisch School of the Arts in 2021 with a double major in Photography and Art History and a minor in Hellenic Studies.  She has been an editor for mulitple magazines including She x Magazine, and Ink & Image.  Her series "Metamorphoses" was in the 2021 issue of ISO Magazine, and she is a Thomas Drysdale Fund grant recipient.  Her academic thesis was give high honors in 2021 and she was accepted into the SUNY Art History Symposium to speak on it.  In her free time, you will most likely find Clara on the stage, having performed in multiple off broadway shows, or on the street running. 

Available for work (editorial, fashion, portraiture, wedding, music, commission). For more information and pricing contact by email.  

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