Dimensions Variable (DV) presents a solo project by artist Clara Varas.
Clara Varas (b. 1972 Havana, Cuba) lives and works in Miami, Florida. Varas holds a BFA in painting from the School of Visual Arts, New York, New York. The artist’s practice explores the field of expanded painting and investigates identity, gender, migration and the concept of home. Recent exhibitions include “Day IN- Day Out” (2021) Spinello Projects in Miami, Florida. “Florida Prize in Contemporary Art” (2021) at the Orlando Museum of Art in Orlando, Florida. “Cut: Abstraction in the United States from the 1970s to the Present” (2019) Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum in Miami, Florida. “Materiality” (2018) Scope Special Projects, Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, New York. Varas was a (2021) nominee for the Joan Mitchell Fellowship (former painters and sculptors grant) an Ellies Creator Award winner, (2020) from Oolite Arts, and a 2015 finalist for the Cintas Foundation fellowship in visual arts. Clara Varas’ work has been published in The New York Times, The Miami Herald, Miami New Times and Hyperallergic amongst many others. Varas’ work is part of numerous private collections and the permanent collection of the Perez Art Museum Miami.