Craft/Material Studies Chair, School of the Arts
Virginia Commonwealth University
Sonya Clark, Chair of the Department of Craft/Material Studies, was previously a Baldwin-Bascom Professor of Creative Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She holds a Master’s of Fine Art from Cranbrook Academy of Art, a Bachelor of Fine Art from the Art Institute of Chicago, and a Bachelor of Art in Psychology from Amherst College. She is the recipient of the Lillian Elliott Award, a Wisconsin Arts Board Fellowship, and H. I Romnes Fellowship for her work that celebrates the hand and head as subject matter within a cross cultural context. She has exhibited in numerous solo exhibitions and over 100 group exhibitions. Internationally, her work has been exhibited and collected by institutions such as the Museu de Arte de Brasilia in Brazil, Natal Society for Art in South Africa, the Montreal Museum of Decorative Art in Canada, Goetlicher Gallery in Austria, the Maxwell Gallery in Australia, and the Musees d’Angers in France. Nationally her work has been viewed in over thirty states at venues including the Newark Museum of Art (NJ), UCLA Fowler Museum (CA), Boise Art Museum (ID), Bellevue Art Museum (WA), Philbrook Museum (OK), Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African Art (DC), and Museum of Art and Design (NY).