BFA, Studio Art, UT Austin 1989
Public Commission - Thundercloud Subs @Burnet and Rutland
Barton Springs 360 degree view, 48 in X 288 in, Acrylic on cotton canvas
Mechanical design since 1997
West Austin Studio Tour since 2013
Dimension XLIV, Art Center Corpus Christi, Texas, First Prize, Works on Paper
Sam Anderson-Ramos, "Cliona Gunter, Vulnerable Maker," The Austin Chronicle, May 20, 2016
Sam Anderson-Ramos, "Top Ten Takeaways from Austin's Gallery Scene in 2016," The Austin Chronicle, Dec 30, 2016
Dimension XLV, Art Center Corpus Christi, Texas, Honorable Mention, Works on Paper.
Robert Faires, "Critics Table Tops at 25" The Austin Chronicle, May 22, 2017
Biennial- third coast NATIONAL, kspace Contemporary, Corpus Christi, Texas;
Juror: Suzanne Weaver, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at San Antonio Museum of Art
Dimension XLVII, Art Center Corpus Christi, Texas;
Juror: Lyle Williams, Curator of Prints and Drawings, McNay Art Museum
Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Texas Art 2019, Houston, Texas;
Juror: Jennie Goldstein, Assistant Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art
Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Texas Art 2020, Houston, Texas;
Juror: Cara Manes, Associate Curator, Museum of Modern Art
This years' offerings are raw drawings with stubby Ebony pencils, something you might see in a grade schoolers' notebook margin; recent shapes are bags, breasts, purses, loops, x marks, and gumball machines.
Colors are soft muted grays, taupes, yellow, pink, flat white and dark gray; prior work and underpainting peeks through opaque and transparent color.
It's an intuitive daily process of showing up, feeling, drawing, painting, editing, sitting with a piece until it works, painting over when it doesn't. Happy when it works but that feeling is fleeting and there is still today to address. What did you make today?
But like everything right now it's a challenge to just be, be present, feel, not scream or break things. Plus there is still dinner to make and remember you are one of the lucky ones because you get to do this, no one is shooting at you, and Austin isn't flooding or on fire.
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