Eugene Clark


Eugene Clark
Lecturer of Art
Location: 314 Wilson Hall
Ph:248-370-3375
Email: clark237@oakland.edu
Website: eugclark.wix.com/art

Education


MFA, Wayne State University, Detroit, 1994, Drawing and Painting
BFA, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, 1988, Drawing, Painting, Printmaking
Post Graduate Study
Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, 1989-90, Printmaking

Major Fields

Anatomy, Figure Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Installation, Performance, Illustration

Selected Exhibitions / Commissions

2013
Biology & Art in Creative Minds, University of Michigan, Rackham Graduate
School, Ann Arbor, MI
Lakeside Gallery, St. Clair Shores, MI
Artis Anatomica,Landless Collection Commission, Washington Township, MI
Anatomy Of An Idea, Dow Museum of Art, Midland, MI
2012
HHB Murals, Oakland University, Rochester Hills, MI (commission)
OU Faculty Exhibition, Anton Art Center, Mt. Clemens, MI
2011
Russell Keeter:A Teachers Legacy, Northville Art House,MI
Braunschweig Art Academy, Braunschweig, Germany
Ron Show/Artist Remembered, Edwin Gallery, Hamtramck,MI
2010
Watercolor/Charcoal Portraits, Bayview Yacht Club, Detroit, MI (commission)
Faculty Exhibition, Center Galleries, College For Creative Studies, Detroit, MI
2009
Caged, Madonna University Art Gallery, Livonia, MI
Drawings, Greenwich Village Center Gallery, New York City, NY

Bibliography

2013
Eugene Clark Figure Drawings & Paintings, Book published by Blurb.com
Eugene Clark Wings, Book published by Blurb.com
2012
Johnston, Brian, “Body of Art”, The Oakland Post, p.20,10/17/12
Pulliam, Curtis, “Oxford Artist Creates Murals for new OU building”,Oxford Leader, p.3,7/25/12
Paul, Colin, “Eugene Clark Real Art”, Video Documentary, 8/1/12
2011
Cadgogh, Michelanardo, “Eugene Clark Real Art”, 80 pg. Art Book, Published by Blurb, 11/1/11

Lectures

2013 
Arts First Conference, Oakland Schools, Waterford, MI
2012
Anatomy Lecture, Arts First Conference, Oakland Schools Bldg., Waterford, MI
Slide Lecture and Drawing Demo, Lakeside Palette Club, St. Clair Shores, MI
2011
Slide Lecture and Drawing Demo, Farmington Artists Guild, Farmington, MI

Awards / Grants / Fellowships

2013   Artist Grant, Michigan Humanities Council, Lansing, MI
2011 Artist Grant, Michigan Humanities Council, Lansing, MI
2009 Artist Grant, Michigan Humanities Council, Lansing, MI
2007 Artist/Performer Award, Wayne County Arts Commission, Dearborn, MI
1998 Artist Grant, Cleveland Performance Art Festival, Cleveland, Ohio
1987 Fellowship, Matilda Wilson Dodge Foundation, Detroit, MI

BIO
Eugene Clark received his BFA in drawing and painting from the Center for Creative Studies in 1988. He did post-graduate study in 1989-90 at Cranbrook Academy of Art in the MFA Printmaking program. In 1994 he received his MFA in drawing/Installation/performance from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. After traveling extensively throughout Europe and Greece, Clark moved to New York City from 1996 - 1997 where he became the assistant to the director of the 303 Gallery in Chelsea. While in New York he teamed up with artist Don Puglisi to form Artists on Pavement, a performance and visual art duo. They became very active in the Manhattan art scene performing in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum in Soho, and the Greenwich Village Center Theater, as part of the Downtown Arts Festival. Exhibitions of Clark’s work include: Braunschweig Art Academy, Germany, Pat Hearn Gallery,New York, NY, CB’s 313 Gallery, New York, NY, and the Cleveland Performance Art Festival, Cleveland, OH. Clark’s work was selected by X Files creator Chris Carter, to be included in the book “Art of the X Files”, published by Harper Collins. He was selected by the Jim Henson Foundation to perform at the Eugene O’Neil Theater Center. Clark exhibited an installation / performance at the Center Galleries, Detroit, titled “eat right & think clean”. This work included documented imagery from his travels in Kenya, Tanzania, and Jamaica. He was invited to present a lecture of his work at Cranbrook Academy of Art, in conjunction with this exhibition. Clark currently teaches drawing, painting, and anatomy, at Oakland University.

Courses Taught

SA392 Special Topics in Studio Art: Anatomy
SA302 Life Drawing I