I was born in Marfa, Texas in 1950. 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 solo exhibitions include the Artworks CEI, Corvallis, Oregon, The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene, Oregon, curated by Danielle Knapp, 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.

I am 2014 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant Recipient.

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TAC Cabin, The Arts Center, Corvallis, Oregon, video credit Julie Green
Lohmann Camo Cubes Installation 2017  Mike Bragg, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
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 editionA World of Art