(Canadian, b. 1953) is an interdisciplinary artist working in painting, photography, text, artist books, video and performance. Her work addresses the constructed social, cultural and political limitations women face in public spaces, arts institutions and the art historical canon. Rejecting the patriarchal, Eurocentric, capitalist conception of modernism prevalent in her early training as a painter, Clay engages intersectional feminist theory and semiotic theory. Her work employs repetition and mimicry to highlight stereotypical gender dynamics, authorial male director and underrepresented woman artist, and the ongoing lack of diversity in gallery and museum collections. In the late 1980s she became associated with a group of artists and curators including Lorna Brown, Marian Penner Bancroft, Judith Mastai, Kathy Slade, Jin-me Yoon and Anne Ramsden who actively developed the discourse around feminist artistic practice in Vancouver by organizing reading groups, workshops and seminars. Clay received a BFA from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax in 1980 and an MFA from the University of British Columbia in 1985. A major solo exhibition of her work traveled to the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria; the Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina; the Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff; and Mount Saint Vincent Art Gallery, Halifax from 2002 to 2004. Group exhibitions including her work have been held at Katzman Contemporary, Toronto; Vancouver Art Gallery; Taipei Fine Arts Museum; and Yokohama Citizen’s Gallery. Clay’s work is held in the collections of the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery; Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Vancouver Art Gallery; Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax; City of Perugia; and a permanent installation at the Maison Patrimoniale de Barthète, France.