Artworks:
  • Artist Bio

     

  • Solo Exhibitions

    2011       Resonance and Reverberation  William Siegal Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

    2007      Carola Clift: Before Words  Santa Fe Music Conservatory, Santa Fe, NM

    2007      Carola Clift: Excursion  STUDIO SITE Santa Fe 07 Installation

    2006       Carola Clift: Inter Views With Paint and Silver  R.B. Stevenson Gallery, San Diego, CA

    2005       Inter Views:  Pictures in Paint and Silver PhotoEye Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

    2004       Carola Clift, 2 & Two PhotoEye Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

    2001       Carola Clift: A Wild Bird, Photographs from The Nathaniel and Margaret Owings House

                   PhotoEye Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

     

  • Group Exhibitions

    2014     Road to Nowhere: Southwestern Sojourns, The Marion Center for Photography, Santa Fe

                  The Armory Show, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe

    2013     Autophotographs, an Invitational Exhibit, Axle Contemporary Gallery, Santa Fe

    2009   Levels of Inquiry Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

    2008    West of the Hudson and North of Forty, an Invitational Exhibit, Fisher Press Gallery,  Santa Fe

    2007    TPS 16: Transitions  Texas Photographic Society.  Travelling exhibit.  Venues in San Antonio,

                  FotoFest Houston, Austin, New York City, San Francisco.

    2007    Art Feast, Rush Creek Gallery, Santa Fe NM

    2006    PhotoLA, PhotoEye Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

    2005    Paper Forests,  PhotoEye Gallery, Santa Fe NM

                  PhotoNY,  Represented by PhotoEye Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

                  Studies in Meditation,  Candace Dwan Gallery, New York, NY

                  Exhibit of Gallery Artists, PhotoEye Gallery, Santa Fe NM

    2004    PhotoLA,  Represented by PhotoEye Gallery Santa Fe, NM

    2003    Pleasures  Owings-Dewey Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

                 Exhibit of Gallery Artists, PhotoEye Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

                 AIPAD Photography Show, 2003  With Candace Dwan Gallery, New York, NY

                 PhotoLA, Represented by PhotoEye Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

    2002    Winter Solstice,  Owings-Dewey Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

                 Holiday Exhibit, 2002  PhotoEye Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

    2002   Glimpses of Europe  Photoeye Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

                 Photo San Francisco, Represented by PhotoEye Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

    2001   A Winter Gathering, Owings-Dewey Fine Art, Santa Fe NM

                 Water and Snow PhotoEye Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

    2001    Earth: An Invitational Contemporary Exhibition, Owings-Dewey, Santa Fe NM

    2000    Treasure, Owings-Dewey Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

    1999     A Father-Daughter Exhibit, Photographs by William Clift & Paintings by Carola Clift

                  The Bank of Santa Fe Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

     

  • Awards, Grants, and Commissions

    2015     Commissioned to photograph the David Wright House (the house Frank Lloyd Wright designed

                 for his son in Phoenix) as it's being restored, and the center for the arts that is being built around

                 it.  My father, William Clift, and I have been commissioned to photograph this ongoing project

                 side by side, producing two fine art portfolios and several books.

    2012     Commissioned piece 'The Sound of a Place'   Commissioned by A. Thomas Torres, A.I.A

    2007     Nominated, finalist, The Eliot Porter Award, NM Council on Photography

    2005     Nominated, finalist, The Santa Fe Prize, Santa Fe Center for Photography

    2003    The Willard Van Dyke Award in Photography

                The Robert MacNamara Foundation Fellowship, Westport Island, Maine

    1999    ‘Wild Bird’ The Nathaniel and Margaret Owings House, Grimes Point, Big Sur, California.

                A portfolio of 32 black-and-white photographs. Commissioned by Nathaniel and Page Owings

     

  • Articles, Reviews, Limited Edition Portfolios, and Other Publications

     

    Articles and Reviews

     

    (for links to selected articles, see 'Press' )

     

    2011       21 Questions with Carola Clift, The Nervous Breakdown dot com. October 2011

                  www.thenervousbreakdown.com/cclift/2011/10/21-questions-with-carola-clift/

                  Carola Clift: Resonance and Reverberation by Iris McLister, THE Magazine, July 2011

    2010      All In the Family: the Clifts, Comin’ Down in Three Part Harmony by Devon Jackson,

                  Santa Fean Magazine, October/November 2010

    2009      Visions of the West  by John O’Hern, Western Art Collector, May 2009

                  Art in Review: Levelsof Inquiry  by Douglas Fairfield, Pasatiempo, The New Mexican’s Weekly

                  Magazine of Arts & Entertainment, February 6 2009

                  Culture Clock: Time Isn’t on Everyone’s Side by  Zane Fisher, Santa Fe Reporter, January 28, 2009

    2006      Clift’s Paint and Silver Combinations Provoke   La Jolla Village News, April 5, 2006

    2005      Carola Clift:  Interviews:  Pictures in Paint and Silver, THE Magazine, June 2005, Volume XII, No. X

                  Double Life: Artist Works as both Photographer and Painter  Venue North, the Albuquerque Journal,

                  April 22, 2005

                  Inter Views:  Pictures in Paint and Silver, Pasatiempo, The Santa Fe New Mexican, April 22, 2005

    2004      Carola Clift, A Fusion of Creative Energy, Camera Arts Magazine, February/March, 2004

    2002      New Mexico: Photographer’s Eden, The Collector’s Guide, 2002

                  Visual Arts: Language Lessons, Santa Fe Reporter: Weekly News and Culture, May 15-21, 2002

                  A Quiet Look at Europe, Venue North, the Albuquerque Journal, May 3, 2002

                  Glimpses of Europe by Americans Abroad,  Photo-eye E-News, May 10, 2002, Volume 2, No. 17

    2001      PhotoEye Books, Gallery a Perfect Starting Point, Venue North, the Albuquerque Journal, July 6, 2001

                  Sphere of Influence, Venue North, the Albuquerque Journal, July 6, 2001

                  Earth As We Know It, Pasatiempo, Santa Fe New Mexican, July 20-26, 2001

    1999      Harmony Reigns in Father-Daughter Exhibit: William Clift and Carola Clift

                  Pasatiempo, Santa Fe New Mexican, January 22-28, 1999

     

    Limited Edition Portfolios

     

    2005     Inter Views:  Pictures in Paint and Silver (A Limited Edition portfolio by Carola Clift)

    2000      Wild Bird 2000: A Portrait  (A Limited Edition portfolio by Carola Clift of the Nathaniel and

                  Margaret Owings House, Big Sur, CA

     

    Other Publications

     

    2015      (Upcoming) Book: The David Wright House, the house Frank Lloyd Wright designed for his son

    2013      Shiprock and Mont St. Michel: Similar Differences, An Interview with William Clift by Katherine Ware

                  (Image Credit) El Palacio Magazine, Summer 2013, Vol. 118, No. 2

    2006      Tricycle: The Buddhist Review Magazine, (Image credit) Summer 2006, p.83, Vol XV, No.4

    2004      Path, Crooked Path, (Image credit) by John Balaban, Copper Canyon Press

    2003      Locusts at the Edge of Summer, (Image credit)  by John Balaban, Copper Canyon Press

     

     

  • Education

     

    1995-2005      Tutored in darkroom techniques by William Clift and Paul Caponigro

             1998      School of Law, University of California, Los Angeles

    1993-1997      University of California, San Diego, B.S. Political Science, with an emphasis in both political

                           philosophy and empirical analysis;  also, two minors in Music and Science

                           Graduated with High Honors: Magna cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Golden Key Honors Society

    1979-1994      Studied Classical Piano with Jan Pytel-zak, a Polish concert pianist and founder of the

                           Santa Fe Music Conservatory