Caroline Clerc

Associate Professor of Teaching, Art

Caroline Clerc

Caroline Clerc is a Los Angeles-based artist working in photography. Her work responds to natural environments in the production of a large-format photograph and sculpture. Her work is first performed though an immersion in the natural environment in long walks. Images are then digitally composited into a single photograph. Problematizing the act of looking and disrupting the idea that it is possible to fully understand one’s relationship to the environment or to nature, her anxious images evoke imminent collapse. They reflect a precarious relationship with environments under perpetual threat by the effects of climate change. Her MFA is from University of California, Santa Barbara and her work has been exhibited in galleries in Los Angeles, nationally, and internationally. Artist residencies include Obracadobra, Oaxaca, Mexico; Millay Colony for the Arts, New York; Nordic Artists’ Centre Dale, Norway; ‘Nature, Art and Habitat’ Taleggio Valley, Italy; Taft-Nicholson Center for Environmental Studies, Montana; Caetani Cultural Centre, Canada; and the NAIRS Foundation, Switzerland.

Email clerc@usc.edu
Caroline Clerc, "From things that came before," 2018, archival inkjet prints, display cabinets
Caroline Clerc, "From things that came before," 2018, archival inkjet prints, display cabinets, drywall, mirrors
Caroline Clerc, "From things that came before", detail, 2018, archival inkjet print
Caroline Clerc, "From things that came before," 2018, archival inkjet prints, display cabinets
Caroline Clerc, "A brief suspension," 2019, Archival pigment print, 43 x 38 inches