Claire van der Plas - Chair
Associate Professor Claire van der Plas graduated MFA from University of Auckland, New Zealand in 2004. She also has a BFA from Auckland and a BA in political science from Canterbury University, NZ.
While primarily a painter, Claire thinks pigeon-holes are for mail and also works in other media including installation, performance and collaborative art when the opportunity arises.
Claire has previously taught at Western Carolina University, The University of Auckland, NZ and LaSalle-SIA College of the Arts, Singapore. She has exhibited in New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia and the United States. She currently teaches both foundation studio courses, printmaking, professional seminar, and art criticism.