Claudia Hollister creates distinctive, stylized encaustic still life paintings.

Blurring the lines between scultpure and painting, contemporary and traditional, Hollister’s work is elegant and carries with it a sense of being just as it should be.
— Andrea Schwartz-Feit

Claudia, as a professional sculptor, ceramicist, and designer draws from decades of accomplishments working in 3D. Her current still life paintings focus on the vessel as a voluptuous sculptural form.Asian, Classical and Modern design influence the compositions.Hollisters work utilizes encaustic, mixed media, altered papers and cyanotype prints.These various grounds of "wallpapers develop a dialect of pattern that frames and influences the style of the dimensional vessel.

Since 2016 Claudia has collaborated with other painters to continue pushing the boundaries of the creative process.Connecting the painters who use encaustic and or multi media  in strikingly different ways. The works are unified through strong form, implied texture, color, pattern and a sense of place.

Hollister began teaching encaustic at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in the fall of 2012 and has been instrumental in developing the encaustic guest artist workshop series at the college. 

She facilitated workshops alongside guest artists Timothy McDowell, Lisa Pressman, Mark Rediske, Nicholas Wilton and Andrea Schwartz-Feit.

Previously, she designed for Reed & Barton Silversmiths, Orrefors Crystal, Cartier Jewelers and Godiva Chocolates. Soon thereafter, she started her own porcelain studio and her work has been featured in galleries around the country. Claudia has also developed large-scale site-specific installations for several children’s hospitals, corporations and hotels. 

A third-generation Oregonian, Hollister paints full-time in her Portland, Oregon studio. She holds a B.F.A from The University of Oregon.