Klara Glosova is a Czech-born visual artist based in Seattle. She is a multidisciplinary artist working primarily in drawing, painting, and printmaking. Her work is autobiographical, drawing inspiration from her dreams as well as daily life. She has been teaching at Gage for the last six to seven years. Since 2016 she has led the Studio Arts Intensive Program, which focuses on drawing, studio practice/individual projects, and printmaking. Over the past year, she has also been teaching printmaking to the general public, along with an Advanced Seminar with fellow Gage instructors Kimberly Trowbridge and Mike Magrath.
Klara is also a founder of NEPO House and is always interested to see what happens when you place the inside out, invite the outside in and generally do things backwards. She received Seattle Magazine's Spotlight Award in 2013. Seattle Art Museum's Kayla Skinner Special Recognition Award, the New Foundation Fellowship and nomination for James W. Ray Distinguished Artist Award in 2014. In 2015 she was nominated for the Stranger Genius Award, she was Betty Bowen Award finalist in 2017 and received 4Culture Artist Grant in 2018. Klara is represented by Linda Hodges Gallery.
Gage Academy of Art acknowledges the Coast Salish Peoples as the original inhabitants of this area and connecting waterways. We understand the land that Gage occupies is unceded territory and that today many Indigenous peoples live here and without their stewardship, we would not have access to this space. We honor the Coast Salish Peoples’ sovereignty, rights to self-determination, culture and ways of life. Since time immemorial, Indigenous peoples have called this territory their sacred land. We commit to learning, educating others and repairing the legacy of historically harmful relationships between non-Native and Native peoples in King County. In doing so, we will be honest, and recognize the experiences of Native peoples to include genocide, forced relocation, forced assimilation, and land theft. We also acknowledge Native peoples are survivors, present in today’s world, thriving. We encourage everyone here today to ask themselves: what can I do to support Indigenous communities?
In an effort to be transparent, Gage is contemplating this call to action and re-working how to best support Indigenous communities.