Clare Verstegen is a visual artist and educator from Tempe, AZ where she is Professor Emerita of Art/ Fibers in the Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in art from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI where her study of camouflage propelled her innovative layering of printed pattern and photographic textures on cloth. The threshold between opposing conditions and the effort to maintain balance is a reoccurring theme in the development of her work. Images related to nature, meteorology, measurement, time and chance provide the visual and metaphorical language embedded in the strata of her screen-printed felts, fabrics and mixed media collages.
Clare Verstegen has presented her work in solo and group exhibitions, both juried and by invitation nationally and internationally in Australia, Japan, Korea and Mexico. Articles and reviews featuring her art work have appeared in major publications such as American Craft, Surface Design Journal, Fiberarts, Fiber Art Now as well as numerous exhibition catalogs.