James O. Clark

TypeMale
Artist
Associated person(s)
URLsArtist's page
Review Los Angeles Times
Document Press release: Lesley Heller Gallery; Chicken Cam: Poultry in Motion


Awards
Award2008Sidney Simon Sculpture Award, 183rd Annual ExhibitionNational Academy of MuseumNew York (US)
Award1998AwardAmerican Academy of Arts and LettersNew York (US)
Award1995Pollock-Krasner Foundation GrantNew York (US)
Award1983National Endowment for the Arts, GraphicsWashington (US)
Award1982National Endowment for the Arts, SculptureWashington (US)
Award1978Creative Artists Public Service, Sculpture


Exhibitions
Group exhibition2011American Abstract Artists International, 75th Anniversary 1986-2011Deutscher KünstlerbundBerlin (DE)
Solo exhibition2009Lesley Heller GalleryNew York City, New York (US)
Group exhibition2008THE 183RD ANNUAL: AN INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION OF CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN ARTNational Academy MuseumNew York City, New York (US)
Group exhibition2003Kingston Sculpture BiennialArts Society for KingstonKingston, New York (US)
Solo exhibition1998 - 1999Tulips, Hysteria, CoordinatingNicholas Davies GalleryNew York City, New York (US)
Solo exhibition1997James O. ClarkOhio University Art GalleryAthens, Ohio (US)
Solo exhibition1990James O. ClarkSeibu Gallery of Contemporary ArtTokyo (JP)
Solo exhibition1989SculptureMax Protetch GalleryNew York City, New York (US)
Group exhibition1986Stalking the LightNoyes MuseumOceanville, New Jersey (US)
Group exhibition1979Dimensions VariableThe New MuseumNew York City, New York (US)


2002 - 2005
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Research and teaching

Storrs, Connecticut, USA
Professor of Fine Arts, University Connecticut

2002 - 2005
- 1995
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Awards

New York, USA
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant

- 1995
- 1994
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Education

Kutztown, Pennsylvania, USA
Bachelor of Science in Art Education, Kutztown University

- 1994
- 1983
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Awards

Washington, USA
National Endowment for the Arts, Graphics

- 1983
- 1982
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Awards

Washington, USA
National Endowment for the Arts, Sculpture

- 1982
- 1978
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Awards

Creative Artists Public Service, Sculpture

- 1978
- 1948
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Born

Coatesville, Pennsylvania, USA

- 1948

"In essence, I am a sculptor of light. In my creative quest, I am captivated by the magical dialogue between light and form. Light is ephemeral, always changing. Its illumination composes in space, as it defines, reflects, refracts, bends, and teases the volume and mass of static forms. It’s this symbiotic relationship that I’m interested in exploring through my work. "

Artist statement, http://www.jamesoclark.com (25.04.2019)

"What happened to James Clark`s oddball otherworldly constructions? Why does it feel like the polite pharmacist has replaced the mad scientist? Clark`s been around for a long time, showing since the 70`s. He`s also about as decorated as they come, with an American Academy of Arts and Letters award, a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, a Guggenheim, a couple of National Endowments for the Arts awards, and more honorariums than Senator Beauregard Claghorn had Dixie cups.For the past three decades Clark has been concocting bizarre, experimental sculptures that pushed the limits of the medium with his particular use of “discarded" or “non-art" materials, employing everything from urinals and lace pillows to fiber-optic cables and water. He refused to buy into the chic appraisals and theories of his peers working with similar objects, like the tired critique of consumer culture. He stood alone in his uncanny laboratory of wonders and we loved him for it."

https://www.mutualart.com/Article/Thornton-Willis-and-James-O--Clark/948BBC762C9BC368 (25.04.2019)

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The Luminiferous Aether photo The Luminiferous Aether 2011 James O. Clark 
Wunnerful Wunnerful photo Wunnerful Wunnerful 2012 James O. Clark