Clara Grace Hoag makes work that that integrates architecture and human anatomy in sculptures, drawings, and photo- graphs, and works primarily in clay because it speaks to the idea of “building” or being “built”—literally, metaphorically, and philosophically. The visual language in her work demonstrates the unique struggles and strengths of being human; like the landscape, the human condition appears fragile, but it holds.


Hoag has two BFAs from the University of Illinois and an MFA in Ceramics from the University of Georgia. She has been a resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation and the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft; she received grants from the Puffin Foundation, the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, and the Houston Arts Alliance. She currently teaches Sculpture and 3D Design at Houston Community College.