CLAY RODERY is an award-winning freelance illustrator living and working in Brooklyn. He is a classically trained figurative artist, having studied at the Ringling College of Art, and holds degrees from both the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the School of Visual Arts, New York.  His work can be seen in numerous national and international publications, and has contributed work to film, television, theatre, and virtual reality.  He currently teaches illustration at Montclair State University.

Partial client list:

  • The New York Times

  • Oculus Story Studio

  • The Atlantic

  • HBO

  • HarperCollins

  • Netflix

  • Variety

  • The Baffler

  • The Intercept

  • Politico Europe

  • Ermenegildo Zegna

  • History Channel

  • California Sunday Magazine

  • National Geographic


  • Pop-Up Magazine

  • NBC Universal

  • Punchdrunk International

"Spotlight: Clay Rodery" 360i, July 2015
"Clay Rodery", Daughters of the SoHo Riots, March 2014


2019 AESTAS Group Show, Dacia Gallery, New York, NY
2019 American Illustration 38, New York, NY
2018 Illustrators 60, Society of Illustrators, New York, NY
2017 American Illustration 36, New York, NY
2016 American Illustration 35, New York, NY
2016 Illustrators 58, Society of Illustrators, New York, NY
2015 American Illustration 34, New York, NY
2015 New Visions, Society of Illustrators, New York, NY
2015 Illustrators 5, Society of Illustrators, New York, NY
2014 Le GIF Party, Kiblind, Paris, France
2013 American Illustration 32, New York, NY
2012 American Illustration 31, New York, NY
2011 False Memory, Workspace 5, Long Island City, NY
2011 Illustrators 53, Society of Illustrators, New York, NY

Silver Medal, Society of Illustrators Illustrators 53
American Illustration
Creative Quarterly



Photography by Tammy Tam