Curriculum Vitae


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


University of Oregon, BFA, Eugene, OR 1973

Professional Experience | Encaustic

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA), 2008 -2014
Instructor, Encaustic Class: 2011- 2014
Developed and Facilitated: Guest Artist Workshop Series, 2011- 2014
     Featuring: Timothy McDowell, Lisa Pressman, Mark Rediske, Nicholas Wilton, Andrea Schwartz-Feit
TA, Encaustic Class: Jef Gunn, Instructor & Mentor, 2008-2011

Selected Group Exhibitions | Encaustics                                                                                                                                                     
EAI Members Juried  Encaustic Show/Art of Wax, Museum of Encaustic Art, Santa Fe, NM, 2017, 
"6th Annual" encaustic exhibition, 2017, Morpho Gallery, Chicago Ill.                                                                                              
"Material Witness: Wax - Paper - Stone", Collaborative show Hollister -  James, Koch Gallery,  Vashon Center for the Arts, Vashon Island WA                                                                                                                                                                                                         
"Flora Fauna", Arc Gallery, 2017 , San Francisco CA                                                                                                                               
Cascade Aids Project Auction 2017," Silent Auction, sold full price, Portland OR                                                                                  
"The Art of the Feast",Invitational, Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River, OR
“Flora + Fiber + Wax : connections,”Collaborative Hollister - Mead2016, In Bocca al Lupo Fine Art, Oregon City OR
“Cascade Aids Project Auction 2016,” Silent Auction, sold full price, Portland OR
“Contemporary Encaustics 2015” Royal Contemporary, Florence, CO
“We Don’t Walk Alone” In Bocca al Lupo Fine Art, Oregon City, OR
“Second Annual Encaustic Exhibit” PNCA, Portland, OR
“Embedded” Atelier 6000, Bend, OR
“Members Show” IEA, Received “Best in show”, Santa Fe, NM
“Exquisite Wax” Newport Visual Arts Center, Newport, OR
“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