Untitled BBG-14, from My Garden Pets
2013 Featured Visiting Artist
Each year the Skidmore Summer Studio Art Program brings renowned visiting artists
from diverse disciplines to lecture on their work, engage with students in the studio,
and meet in informal gatherings. Past visiting artists have included Chuck Close,
Philip Pearlstein, Joan Synder, Nancy Spero, Toshiko Takaezu, and Terry Winters. More
recently, artists like Arlene Schechet, Rochelle Feinstein, Polly Apfelbaum, and Jessica
Stockholder have infused the studios with their creative energies and shared their
work with faculty and students. Among the artists last year were Terry Adkins, Jane
Fine, John Torreano, and Kyle deCamp.
This year the program is pleased to welcome Emilie Clark as our featured visiting artist.
Emilie Clark was born in San Francisco in 1969. She received her BFA from Cornell University in 1991, and moved to New York City from the Bay Area in 1998. She received her MFA from Bard College in 2002. Clark has exhibited widely in the United States and Europe, including a solo show at the MUSARC in Ferrara, Italy (2000), and a three person show at the Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin, Ireland (2003). Clark was the artist in residence at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden in 2010. She exhibited twelve years of her Weekly Painting project at Morgan Lehman, New York, in October 2007, and more recently Maxwell’s Lair, 2009. She has been included in several group exhibitions in New York, including Rare Specimen at the Arsenal, Pondering the Marvelous at Wave Hill, and Poetry Plastique at Marianne Boesky gallery. She was selected for the Weatherspoon Museum’s Art on Paper in 2010. In New York City she is represented by Morgan Lehman Gallery and on the West Coast, by Elizabeth Leech Gallery in Portland, Oregon.
In addition to her solo projects, Clark has published a number of collaborative works with author Lyn Hejinian, and most recently a folio project from the Hui Press, Over Cook, with poet (and husband) Lytle Shaw. Her medical drawings have appeared on numerous medical journal and textbook covers, including Journal of Experimental Medicine and the History of Endocrine Surgery.
Clark was awarded a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio residency in 2001 as well as a Pollock Krasner Foundation grant in 2002-2003. Clark is currently an assistant Professor at Ohio Wesleyan’s New York Arts Program. Her studio is in Brooklyn and she lives in New York City with her two boys, Cosmo and Luca, and husband, Lytle Shaw.
Please click on the links below to visit their websites for images of Emilie Clark’s work and biographical information:
Other Visiting Artists and faculty this year will be:
Phoebe Adams - Will be doing a Patina workshop for the Bronze Casting Course
RJ Calabrese * James Esber * Jane Fine * David Gyscek