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Sonya Clark

Sonya Clark is Chair of the Craft/Material Studies Department at Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Richmond. Formerly she was a Baldwin-Bascom Professor of Creative Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the recipient of the Pollock Krasner grant, a Lillian Elliott Award, a Wisconsin Arts Board and Virginia Commission for the Arts Fellowships. Her work has been exhibited and collected in over 200 institutions such as the Museu de Arte de Brasilia in Brazil, Natal Society for Art in South Africa, the Montreal Museum of Decorative Art, Goetlicher Gallery in Austria, the Maxwell Gallery in Australia, the Musees d'Angers in France, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Newark Museum of Art, UCLA Fowler Museum, Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African Art, and the Museum of Art and Design in NYC.

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Install3

Installation image of Penny Loafers and Flat Twist on an Idyllic Remnant

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