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Oakland University
Art and Art History

310 Wilson Hall
Rochester , MI 48309
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phone: (248) 370-3375
fax: (248) 370-3377

Oakland University
Art and Art History

310 Wilson Hall
Rochester , MI 48309
(location map)
phone: (248) 370-3375
fax: (248) 370-3377

JenClare Gawaran

Special Lecturer in Art
[email protected]
314 Wilson Hall
(248) 370-3603


MFA - Studio Art, Printmaking, Wayne State University 

BFA - Art Education, Michigan State University

Areas of Interest

Printmaking, Drawing, Design and Curating

Courses Taught

Beginning Drawing

Drawing for Non-Majors


Portraits of Japanese Feminism, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

In The Office, The Kresge Foundation, Troy, MI

Synergy: From Manila to Acapulco, Zhou B. Art Center, Chicago, IL

Hatchback 13, Hatch Art, Hamtramck, MI

People Stories, Grosse Pointe Art Center, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI

The Printer’s Devil, The Scarab Club, Detroit, MI

The Essential Self: Meditations on the Politics of Identity, Detroit Artist Market, Detroit, MI

Heads & Tails, Spread Art @ detroit contemporary, Detroit, MI

Layers of Identity, Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA & Jerusalem Print Workshop, Jerusalem

Transient ID: DET<->NYC, Brooklyn, New York

JenClare B. Gawaran: New Work, Detroit Artist Market, Detroit, MI

Actual Size Biennial, detroit contemporary, Detroit, MI

Constructed Realities, Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester Hills, MI

Clandestine, Work: Detroit, Detroit, MI

Inspired Detroit, Detroit Creative Corridor Center, A. Alfred Taubman Center, Detroit, MI

EYE TEETH: A Satire on the American Way of Life, Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester, MI, 

Transcribed Identities: JenClare Gawaran & Nelson Smith, The Art Gallery at the Macomb Center for Performing Arts, Clinton Township, MI

Stone Soup, Work: Detroit, Detroit, MI

Do You Want To Ford The River?, Downtown Initiative for the Arts, Eugene, OR

Prints: Now in 3D, Minnesota Center for Book Art, Minneapolis, MN

Category: Printmaking, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

Open Competition, Alfred Berkowitz Gallery, University of Michigan-Dearborn, Dearborn, MI

The Print, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI

All Media Exhibition, Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, MI

(S)edition: Prints as Activism, The Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI

Los Angeles Printmaking Society 20th National Exhibition, Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Qijiang International Prints Exhibitions, Qijiang Printmaking Institute, Chongqing, China

It’s Not Perfect… But We Try., Work: Detroit, Detroit, MI

Graphica Creativa, Jyvaskyla Art Museum, Jyvaskyla, Finland

Automotive Recycled Technology, Behr America Inc., Troy, MI

The FEAST, Pittsburgh State University, Pittsburgh, PA

Kentucky National, Eagle Gallery, Murray, KY

Salt City Dozen, Coyne Gallery, Syracuse, NY

Pacific States Biennial, University of Hawai’i at Hilo, Hilo, HI

Social Discourse: An Arts Experience, Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing, MI

Printing Image II, Alice C. Sabatini Gallery, Topeka, KS

Texas National, The Art Center, Nacogdoches, TX

Exquisite Corpse, Russell Industrial Center, Detroit, MI

WAS 2007 Calendar Collective Print Portfolio, Park Trades Center, Kalamazoo, MI

Avant Garde, Grosse Pointe Art Center, Grosse Pointe, MI

Lumens, Detroit Artists Marker, Detroit, MI

Shrinking Cities [?]: Wayne State University Responds, Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, Detroit, MI

The Laboratory, The Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, MI

Unification Project Presents: Can Your Hear Me?, 555 Gallery, Detroit, MI

Feast Your Eyes, (SCENE) Metrospace, East Lansing, MI


Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangdong, China

Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI

Wayne State University Art Collection, Detroit, MI

Conferences and Oral Presentations

Los Angeles Printmaking Society Panel - Mid-America College Art Association Conference, Detroit, MI

Artist Presentation, Old Dominion University


Board of Trustees, Anton Art Center

Board of Directors, Whitdel Arts