Works in the Collection
Sonya Clark was born in 1967 in Washington, DC. Clark holds an M.F.A. (Cranbrook Academy of Art), a B.F.A. (Art Institute of Chicago), and a B.A. in psychology (Amherst College) and a high school diploma from the Sidwell Friends School in DC. Clark is a recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Award, a Rockefeller Foundation Residency in Italy, a Red Gate Residency in China, a Wisconsin Arts Board Fellowship, a Virginia Commission for the Arts Fellowship, a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship, a Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Award, a Civitella Ranieri Fellowship in Italy, and most recently as a United States Artist Fellow. Clark was a Baldwin-Bascom Professor of Creative Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She currently works as chair of the Department of Craft/Material Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. Her work has been exhibited in over 250 galleries and museums in Europe, Africa, Asia, South America, Australia, and throughout the USA.