MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art
MFA, Wayne State University
BFA, College For Creative Studies
Creating large-scale public art.
Irish-American artist Eugene Clark developed an interest in art as a boy growing up in Northwest Detroit, Mi. With relatives on both sides, immigrating from County Mayo, in Western Ireland, Clark found himself celebrating his rich Irish heritage through painting and drawing. As a young Detroiter, he soon learned of the long legacy of Irish immigrants settling in the city’s “Corktown” district. Clark joins this tradition of Irish-American citizens, as a visual artist, interested in developing a dialogue, investigating his identity within the urban landscape of a big city metropolis.
The first time he recalls a career in art as being a real possibility, was when his father entered a terra cotta sculpture he created, into the Youth Arts Competition at the Michigan State Fair. He walked away with a first place ribbon. At twelve years old, his work was exhibited at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Student Art Exhibition.
Significant Publications, Presentations and Exhibitions
-Commission, Large-scale mural, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
– ArtPrize 10, Exhibiting Artist, large-scale sculpture, Grand Rapids, MI
– Art Prize 9, Exhibiting Artist, large-scale sculpture, Grand Rapids, MI
– Commission, 3 Large-scale murals, Oakland University, Rochester Hills, MI
– University of Michigan, Rackham Graduate School, Exhibiting Artist, “Biology and Art in Creative Minds”, Ann Arbor, MI
– Dow Art Museum, Exhibiting Artist, “Anatomy of an Idea”, Midland, MI
– Published by Harper Prism, “Art of the X-Files”, by Chris Carter
– Pat Hearn Gallery, Exhibiting Artist, New York City, NY
– Metropolitan Museum of Art, Performance Art, “Artist’s on Pavement”, New York City, NY
– Guggenheim Museum Soho, Performance Artist, “I Live Here”, New York City, NY
– Cranbrook Art Museum, Visiting Artist Lecture, Bloomfield Hills, MI
-Braunschweig Academy of Art, Exhibiting Artist, Germany
– Lead Artist, Sculpture Initiative, Dearborn Art Fund, Dearborn, MI