Clara Adolphs

Clara Adolphs


b. 1985 Sydney, Australia
Lives and works in the Southern Highlands of NSW

Referencing abandoned photographs, Clara Adolphs’ artworks explore the notion of time and memory. She is fascinated by the question of what remains after a moment has passed. 

Adolphs completed her Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts at the University of New South Wales in 2008. In 2017 Adolphs was the recipient of the Eva Breuer Traveling Scholarship, travelling to Paris for a residency at the Cite International des Arts  and she was also the winner of the  Mosman Art Prize Young Emerging Artist Award.. She has been a multiple time finalist in the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes at the Art Gallery of New South Wales as well as a finalist in the Mosman Art Prize and the Brett Whiteley Travelling Scholarship. In 2019 she presented a major solo exhibition at Goulburn Regional gallery.

In 2022 Adolphs presented a solo exhibition at Art SG fair in Singapore with CHALK HORSE. Recently her work has been selected for the cover of the New York Review of Books and this year she was chosen to be on the cover of the 63rd issue of Artist Profile.

Adolphs lives and works on the lands of the Gundunggurra Nation.