Animatopoeia Artist Kate Clark Lecture

ClarkLectureSaturday, Feb 23, 11am
The Galleries at Cleveland State University (map)

Kate Clark lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Her sculptures synthesize the human face and the body of wild animals – leaping, running, crouching. She utilizes animal hides in her work while shaving the skin to create human-looking skin and features. In Clark’s view, the lifestyle of modern humans does not allow for much physical interaction with wild animals, yet we continue to be fascinated by characteristics we no longer see in ourselves, including fierceness, instinctiveness and purity.

“When encountering my sculptures, the viewer is faced with a lifelike fusion of human and animal that investigates which characteristics separate us within the animal kingdom, and more importantly, which unite us,” Clark explains. “The sculptures visually, emotionally and intellectually explore this overlap.”
In addition to exhibits throughout the United States, her work is collected internationally and is in public collections such as the David Roberts Art Foundation in London and the C-Collection in Switzerland. Clark attended Cornell University for her BFA and Cranbrook Academy of Art for her MFA. She has been awarded fellowships from the Jentel Artists Residency in Wyoming, The Fine Arts Work Center Residency in Provincetown, Mass. and the Marie Walsh Sharpe Studio Program in New York.

Her sculptures have been featured in the New York Times, New York Magazine, Art21:Blog, The Village Voice, PAPERmag, The Atlantic, NYArts, Arte Mondadori, Hi Fructose, the BBC World News Brazil, Hey! magazine and other publications.

For more information, visit The Galleries at CSU’s website.


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