Clay Jensen has lived and worked in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 30 years. During this time his work has referenced the urban industrial environment while in a parallel contrast with the vast spaces of Utah, where he was born and raised.
Jensem considers his work to be introspective and humanistic. As the environment of the Bay area has changed, and the urban industrial era has waned, his work also has changed; the vessel and landscape have become the main focus in his new pieces.
Although he has an extensive mixed-media background, steel fabrication, bronze casting, and painting have been his primary mediums.
Jensen has exhibited his work in galleries and museums throughout the United States. He also has had numerous works in international public and private collections.
He has taught sculpture at the University of California at Berkeley, San Jose State University, University of Montana, and the University of Utah. He received a National Endowments for the Arts Apprenticeship Grant and a SECA Art Award from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
His work has been published and reviewed extensively in major periodicals and publications.
Jensen has been teaching sculpture at California College of the Arts for more than 20 years.