We are delighted to announce Klari Reis’ completed commissioned for the Clemson University, Life Sciences building. The artwork titled “The Clemson Genus Project” is composed of 600 unique, vividly colored, circular petri dish paintings. The paintings span three floors of the Life Sciences building and Reis allowed the students to name each of the 600 individual paintings. Atelier InSite, the Creative Inquiry group tasked with bringing public artwork to Clemson University, received more than 200 applications from artists, but they chose Reis because of her stunning, eye-catching work and her proposal related most to the goals of the project, which requested an interactive element.
Atelier InSite, a Creative Inquiry group tasked with bringing public artwork to Clemson University, selected artwork by San Francisco-based artist Klari Reis to be featured in the Life Sciences building. […] Atelier InSite received more than 200 applications from artists, but they chose Reis because of her attention to detail and ability to fulfil the goals of the project.
“Klari’s proposal was the most stunning, most eye-catching and related most to the goals of the project,” said Brittany Lamont, a senior preprofessional health studies major and member of the Atelier InSite team. “Even from her initial application, among the 218, her attention to detail pulled our attention. She always found ways to intrigue us, conspicuously and inconspicuously.” Read more