I was born in Marfa, Texas in 1950. My father was a cattle agent for the ranch headquartered in Osage County, Oklahoma, where I grew up and attended the reservation school. Everybody was straddling different cultures. I had three pairs of shoes: Converse All-Stars, cowboy boots, and leather moccasins.
One of my grandmothers was a quilter. After decades of a studio practice grounded in painting, in 2008 I started sewing. I attempt to bring intellectual rigor to cloth. If there is a consistent theme, it is anything that would irritate my quilting grandmother. Treadle to the Metal, 2015, is an ongoing traditional quilt top, writ large.
Recent exhibitions include The Portland Pataphysical Society (Pata PDX), San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles curated by Roderick Kiracofe, the inaugural show of The Textile Arts Center curated by Joetta Maue, Brooklyn, New York, The Schneider Museum of Art in Ashland, Oregon, and The Arts Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
Upcoming solo exhibitions:
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene, Oregon, curated by Danielle Knapp, scheduled for February 2017
The Arts Center, Corvallis, Oregon, curated by Hester Coucke, scheduled for fall 2017
Log Cabin Roll 11-second YouTube video
Treadle to Medal one-minute YouTube video
Shack Wrap one-minute YouTube video
Fall Guy 16-second YouTube video
Clay Lohmann interviewed in the last five minutes of The Big World on Vimeo
A World of Art Henry Sayre. Prentice Hall, 8th edition