Curriculum Vitae


Claudia Hollister, (b. 1951, Oregon, USA)
Painting Studio, Portland, Oregon |


University of Oregon, BFA, Eugene, OR 1973

Professional Experience | Encaustic

2008-2014 — Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)
2011-2014 — Instructor Encaustic Class
2011-2014 — Developed and facilitated Guest Artist Workshop Series, featuring Timothy McDowell, Lisa Pressman, Mark Rediske, Nicholas Wilton, and Andrea Schwartz-Feit
2008-2011 — TA, encaustic class | Jeff Gunn, Instructor

Selected Group Exhibitions | Encaustics
2019 — “Object[ive]” Brookline Arts Center, Brookline MA
2019 — “Survey of Contemporary Encaustic”, Chaffey Museum of Art, Ontario, CA
2018 — “Flower Power”, Linus Gallery, LA, CA
2018 — ADC Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
2018 — Cascade Aids Project Auction “Silent Auction, Portland, OR
2018 — “Love Show”, Ford Gallery, Portland, OR
2017 — EAI Members Juried Encaustic Show/Art of Wax, Museum of Encaustic Art, Santa Fe, NM
2017 — "6th Annual" encaustic exhibition, 2017, Morpho Gallery, Chicago, IL
2017 — “Material Witness:” Wax-Paper-Stone, Claudia Hollister, Erika James, R.T. Leverich, Koch Gallery, Vashon Center for the Arts, Vashon Island, WA
2017 — “Flora & Fauna” Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2017 — Cascade Aids Project Auction “Silent Auction, Portland, OR
2016 — “The Art of the Feast “, Invitational, Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River, OR
2016 — “Flora Fiber Wax : Connections” Claudia Hollister & Katherine Mead, In Bocca al Lupo Fine Art, Oregon City, OR
2016 — Cascade Aids Project Auction “Silent Auction”, Portland, OR
2015 — “Contemporary Encaustics 2015”, Invitational, Royal Contemporary, Florence, CO
2015 — “We Don’t Walk Alone”, In Bocca al Lupo Fine Art, Oregon City, OR
2014 — “Second Annual Encaustic Exhibit, PNCA, Portland, OR
2014 — “Embedded” Atelier 6000, Bend, OR
2013 — “Members Show” IEA, Received “Best in show”, Santa Fe, NM
2012 — “Exquisite Wax” Newport Visual Arts Center, Newport, OR
2012 — “Radiance” Art on Broadway, Beaverton, OR

Professional Experience | Silver | Porcelain | Sculpting

Corporate, Site Specific Hand Built Porcelain Wall Installations    

Marriott Hotel, Comer’s Children’s Hospital, and more
Hand Build Porcelain Vessels “Studio Artist”

Sculpture and Lost Wax Model /Casting

Reed & Barton Silver Smiths
Orrefors Crystal
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Godiva Chocolates
Cartier Jewelers

Permanent Collections, 1996 – 2007

The White House, Washington D.C.
Air Pax, Indianapolis, IN
Anderson Consulting, Houston, TX
Beth’ El Zedick, Synagogue, Indianapolis, IN
Boston Children’s Hospital, Waltham MA
Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ
Comer Children’s Hospital, Chicago, IL
Fineman & Associates Public Relations, San Francisco, CA
General Instrument, Horsham, PA
Hewlett Packard, Fort Collins, CO
Humana Medical, Cincinnati, OH
Kelsey Seybold Clinic, Houston TX
Longmont United Hospital, Longmont, CO
Loudon Medical Center, Leesburg, Va
Lucent Technologies, Littleton, CO
Marriott Denver Tech Center, Denver, CO
Moonstruck Chocolatier, PDX International Airport , 6th and Alder, Portland, OR
Nike, Inc., Beaverton, OR
Spa at Reynolds Plantation Ritz Carlton, Greensboro, GA
Sunrise Woman & Children’s Hospital, Las Vegas NV
University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital, Chicago, IL  Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, Bel Air, MD
Wildwood Restaurant, Portland, OR
Private Residences - United States, Mexico, & Europe 


ART for the Wall Furniture & Accessories, Featured Cover Artist, The Guild
The Crafts Report
Details Magazine
Oregon Home Magazine
HGTV- Modern Masters Series

Solo Exhibitions

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, CT
Sun Valley Center for the Arts and Humanities, Sun Valley, ID
Barney’s New York, NY 

Selected Exhibitions

American Craft Museum, NYC, NY
COCA Museum of Fine Art, St. Louis, MO
Crafts’ 23/Zoller Gallery, The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Museum, Washington, D.C.

Featured Artist | Gallery Shows

Del Mano Gallery, Pasadena, CA
Banaker Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO
The Farrell Collection, Washington, D.C.
Vesperman Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Lee Sclar, Morristown, NJ
Craftsmans Gallery, Scarsdale, NY
Virginia Breier, San Francisco, CA
Telluride Gallery of Fine Art, Telluride, CO