(she/her) is a painter and aspiring author from rural Pennsylvania. She holds an MFA in Painting from Pennsylvania Western University (Edinboro) and a BFA in Studio Art from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She has been featured on the Create Magazine podcast, in issue 13 of Create Magazine, volume 38 of Studio Visit Magazine, and various other publications. She has shown work regionally and internationally, including virtual exhibitions with PxP Contemporary and the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, the longest standing arts organization in the USA. She has completed residencies at SparkBox Studio in Picton, Ontario, Canada and the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT, USA. Originally from just outside of Punxsutawney, PA, Claira holds a deep love and respect for the rural, wild Pennsylvania hills, and can tell you a good ghost story or two, Lord willin’ and the creek don’t rise.

Recent work by Claira Barilar