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