February 8, 2020
The 12th annual Booker-Lowe Lecture, presented by Sonya Clark, is cosponsored by the Glassell School of Art and Houston Center for Contemporary Craft.
The art of Sonya Clark traces connections between hair and textiles, communities and commodities, and racialized identities. In “A thread, a hair, a lineage,” she presents a series of artwork and projects invoking ancestral ties, evoking historical legacies, and addressing contemporary relationships through crafted materials, found objects, and collaborative actions.
About the Speaker
Sonya Clark (born 1967) is a professor of art at Amherst College in Massachusetts, and her previous posts include Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She holds an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a BA in psychology from Amherst College, where she was awarded an honorary doctorate. Clark has exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide, and her work belongs to many permanent collections. Among her numerous awards are a Pollock-Krasner grant, the Grand Juror’s Award at ArtPrize for The Hair Craft Project, and a Smithsonian artist research fellowship.
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