Ali Clift

Represented by Pucker Gallery since 1977

BORN: 1949 in Nova Scotia
RESIDES: Chelsea, Massachusetts

Ali Clift’s unique and mysterious cloth paintings are delicately crafted using fabric. As a graduate of Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Clift's first cloth paintings were inspired, technically, by a picture composed of small cloth pieces on display at the MFA . Throughout her artistic career, Clift has been fascinated by the challenge of creating an authentic sense of space through the illusion of fabric. As she continues to expand her creative process, each new body of work introduces distinct subjects and a notable change in an exploration of cloth as a medium for painting. Some of the most recent works depict the beauty of nature in a surreal, narrative manner. An ardent and engaged traveler, she shares—literally and figuratively—fragments of her experiences in new environments. Clift's earlier works inspired by Mexico are featured in the book Paintings of the Last Decade: Still Life, which is the second publication featuring the artist. The first, entitled Beyond the Big Top: The Cloth Paintings and Graphic Works, explores her successful circus-themed works. Clift's work is included in public collections in New England, New York, Canada, Israel, Vietnam, and Bali. She resides in Chelsea, Massachusetts and Naples, Florida.

 

Past Exhibitions:

   Ali Clift  La Foto De Mi Abuelo (The Photo of my Grandfather)  Cloth painting and drawing 70 x 63.5” AC174

Ali Clift
La Foto De Mi Abuelo (The Photo of my Grandfather)
Cloth painting and drawing
70 x 63.5”
AC174

   Ali Clift  The Traveler  Cloth painting and drawing linen: 40 x 40” AC376

Ali Clift
The Traveler
Cloth painting and drawing
linen: 40 x 40”
AC376

   Ali Clift  Juguete (Toy)  Monotype 20 x 16.75” AM109

Ali Clift
Juguete (Toy)
Monotype
20 x 16.75”
AM109

   Ali Clift  A Special Place  Cloth painting and drawing 57 x 57” AC224

Ali Clift
A Special Place
Cloth painting and drawing
57 x 57”
AC224

   Ali Clift  Amaryllis II  Cloth painting and drawing 29 x 21'' AC370

Ali Clift
Amaryllis II
Cloth painting and drawing
29 x 21''
AC370