Kate Weare Company : Artists

Clifford Ross, Set Designer and Fabric Imagery

Clifford Ross is a multimedia artist who began his career as a painter and sculptor after graduating from Yale University. In the mid-1990s, Ross became interested in photography, pioneering breakthrough techniques. In 2002, Ross invented and patented the revolutionary R1 camera, which allowed him to produce some of the highest resolution, large-scale landscape photographs in the world. His work has been the subject of international museum exhibitions and can be found in numerous public collections, including MoMA, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the J. Paul Getty Museum, Musée d’Art Moderne and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Past collaborations include his animated landscape video “Harmonium Mountain I,” featuring an original score by Philip Glass, and more recently a video installation with violinist Julian Rachlin at the 92nd Street Y. A public art collaboration with Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects and stained glass atelier Franz Mayer of Munich received a U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Honor Award for Ross's “Austin Wall,” a 28 x 28 foot stained glass wall commissioned for the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Austin, Texas. Landscape Seen & Imagined, a major survey of Ross's work, was recently on view at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts.

Current Dancers

  • Douglas Gillespie, Guest Artist
  • Julian De Leon, Dancer and Rehearsal Director
  • Nicole Vaughan-Diaz, Dancer
  • Ryan Rouland Smith, Dancer
  • Kayla Farrish, Dancer
  • Thryn Saxon, Dancer
  • Current Collaborators

  • Sarah Cubbage, Costume Designer
  • Mike Faba, Lighting Designer
  • Curtis Robert Macdonald, Composer
  • Clifford Ross, Set Designer and Fabric Imagery
  • Kurt Perschke, Set Designer
  • Past Collaborators

  • Michael Hearst of One Ring Zero, Composer
  • The Crooked Jades, Composer
  • Michel Galante of Argento Chamber Ensemble, Composer
  • Christopher Lancaster, Composer
  • Brian Jones, Lighting Designer
  • Past Dancers

  • Leslie Kraus, Dancer
  • T.J. Spaur, Dancer
  • Adrian Clark, Founding Dancer
  • Luke Murphy, Dancer Emeritus
  • Jacquelyn Elder, Dancer Emeritus
  • Marlena Penney Oden, Dancer Emeritus
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