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Sonya Clark
American
(March 23 1967 – )

Sonya Clark is an Afro-Caribbean mixed-media artist from Washington, DC. She earned a BA from Amherst College. MA; a BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago; and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI. Clark's work has been widely exhibited globally at institutions in the Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe, and Australia. She is the recipient of a United States Artists Fellowship; Pollock-Krasner Award; 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art; Art Prize Grand Jurors Award; Anonymous Was A Woman Award; a Red Gate Gallery Residency (Beijing, China) in Italy; BAU Institute Arts Residency hosted by the Camargo Foundation, Cassis, France; Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Residency, Lake Como, Italy; Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship, Washington, DC; Knight Foundation Residency at the McColl Center for Art + Innovation, Charlotte, NC; Civitella Ranieri Foundation Residency, Umbria, Italy; Yaddo Residency, Sarasota Springs, NY; and a Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts Affiliate Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome. Clark’s work is in the collections of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN; Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN; and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, among other institutions. Clark is widely known for her use of fiber, human hair, and other materials to address issues of race, culture, class, and history. —From Brandywine Workshop and Archives records


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