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.  


Tapestries of Memory at Ornithology Jazz Club January 2023

- Clara Jeanne Reed, Crisis in Permanence, polaroid emulsion lifts on wood, 2022.

Perspectives at East Village Art Collection October 2022

- Clara Jeanne Reed, Terrains of My Body: In Various States of Anonymity,  multi-media, 2021-2022.

Liminal Frames: Body Agency at Carrie Able Gallery April 2022

- Inquiry of the Body Part II 2021, Prothesis 2022, In the Meadows of Asphodel, photography, 2022.

Rebond with Tanthem Live Art Collective 2021

- Clara Jeanne Reed, Metamorphoses, digital photography, 2019-2021

NYU Tisch Department of Photography and Imaging Senior Thesis Show 2021 at 721 Broadway, NewYork, NY 10003

- Clara Jeanne Reed, Metamorphoses, digital photography, 2019-2021 


Reed, Clara Jeanne. “Amazon Warriors in Classical Greek Art: Exploring PatriarchalFoundations in Ancient Greece.” The Coalition of Master’s Scholars on Material Culture,June 3, 2022.

Reed, Clara Jeanne. “Metamorphoses.” ISO Magazine Issue 19: SOLACE, NYU TischSchool of the Arts, May 2021. 


Barbara and Ben Aliza Award 2021 

New York University Founders Day Award 2021 

Shelby White and Leon Levy Travel Grant Recipient 2022

Antonina S. Ranieri International Scholars Fund 2022 Recipient

Thomas Drysdale Fund Grant Recipient 2019

High Honors in NYU Dept. Art History’s Honors Thesis Program 2020-21 

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