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Clarissa Kear 



Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 2017-2022  

New York Academy of Art Summer Residency 2019 & 2022 


Scholarships and Grants

-The Philadelphia Mayors Award 2022

Lance Roy Lauffer Memorial Prize 2022 

-Historic Yellow Springs Landscape Prize 2022

-Fine Arts Venture Fund Award 2022

The Richard C. Von Hess Memorial Travel Scholarship Award 2021

-The Lance Roy Lauffer Memorial Prize 2021

-The Fine Arts Venture Fund Award 2021

-Full tuition scholarship BFA (Frances M. and James J. Maguire) to the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

-Scholarship to the New York Academy of Art Summer Undergraduate Residency Program in 2019 and 2020 



2022 PAFAS 121st Annual Student exhibition, Anne Bryan Gallery

         Manifold Global Group exhibition "Heroes and Heroines" Virtual Gallery

         PAFA student curated exhibition, "Yellow" PAFA west lobby 

2021 PAFAS 120th Annual Student Exhibition, Historic Landmark Museum 

         Group Exhibition “Pet Dreams” PAFA West Lobby


2020 Group Exhibition “Art-making in Pandemic Times” Anne Bryan Gallery 

         Bacchanal Auction Art Sale and Fundraising Event

         Arch Enemy Arts Gallery “Spotlight Showcase” Juried Group Exhibition 


2019 New York Academy of Art summer undergraduate residency group showcase

         Rittenhouse square fine arts show exhibitor (both May and September showings) 

        “Scattered Brains Modern Minds” Group Exhibition at Sprouts Collective 

Curatorial Positions 


-Connectivity a selection of PAFA student works exhibited at Axalta Corporate Headquarters in the Philadelphia Naval Yard, 2022-23.

-Portals a curated exhibition at Axalta offices in Glen Mills, PA. 2022-23


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