Never Done Artist Talk with Sonya Clark

A photograph of a young black woman with tight braids facing away from the camera towards another black woman in front of a red background.
Sonya Clark, Hair Craft Project with Chaunda, 2014, pigment print on archival paper, 29 x 29 inches, courtesy of Goya Contemporary Gallery, Baltimore

Join us Friday, October 16, at noon, for a conversation with exhibiting artist Sonya Clark and Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond co-curators Rachel Seligman, Malloy Curator, Tang Museum, and Minita Sanghvi, Assistant Professor of Management and Business, Skidmore College. The conversation will be accessible via Zoom.

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About the Artist

Sonya Clark is a textile and social practice artist who is known for using hair, combs, beads, and other everyday materials to explore history, race, culture, and class. She was born in Washington DC, and lives and works in Amherst, Massachusetts, where she is professor of art at Amherst College. Previously, she was a Distinguished Research Fellow in the School of the Arts and Commonwealth Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, where she served as chair of the Craft/Material Studies Department from 2006 until 2017. In 2016, she was awarded a university-wide VCU Distinguished Scholars Award. She earned an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and was honored with their Distinguished Alumni Award in 2011. She has a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her first college degree is a BA from Amherst College where she received an honorary doctorate in 2015. Her work has been exhibited in over 350 museum and galleries in the Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe, and Australia. She is the recipient of a United States Artists Fellowship, a Pollock Krasner award, an 1858 Prize, an Art Prize Grand Jurors Award, and an Anonymous Was a Woman Award. 

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