Andrea Clary’s work is about self-acceptance and body positivity. She is learning to love and accept her own body and channel this personal growth into her ceramics.
Andrea Clary grew up in Seattle, Washington, and later moved to Los Angeles, California to receive her Bachelor of Art and Master of Art at California State University Northridge. Andrea is currently getting her Master’s in Fine Art at California State University San Bernardino.
She has shown in her Graduate Exhibition at Cal State University Northridge and recently her 2nd year MFA group show, I Am… at Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art in San Bernardino. Currently Andrea is an associated Professor of Art at Cal State University San Bernardino. Andrea is an Asian American artist, and a body positivity activist.
My work is about self-acceptance and body positivity. I am learning to love and accept my own body and channel this personal growth into my ceramics.
Reacting to media images of celebrity culture and the movement of fabric in
Couture runway fashion shows, I am deeply impacted by contemporary American beauty ideals. Utilizing Hip-hop’s cultural messages of defiance and historical platform for presenting underrepresented voices, song titles and slang become titles for my work, in order to be assertive.
My sculptures mimic parts of my body, through folds and undulations. Stains and under-glazes allow me to bring in my fashion inspired print and fabric surfaces. Gold luster is used to symbolically reference high self-confidence as well as the great monetary value society places on wealth and status, especially as seen through Hip-Hop’s cultural underpinnings.