LEE CLARKE

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BIOGRAPHY

1972

Born London, Ontario. Canada
Lives and works on Los Angeles, California

EDUCATION

2003
2001
1999

Masters of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, California
Pont Aven School of Art, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), France

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2013

Trust in Me: Top Ten, Field Projects, New York, NY
Zero Down, Inglewood, CA
Clare Foundation Auction, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

2012

South Bay Focus, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
IOS Group Show, Inglewood, CA
Artist in Focus, UGallery, San Francisco, CA
Clare Foundation Auction, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

2011

The Abstraction Attraction, Still Point Art Gallery, ME
Try2 Benefit Art Show, Jen Bekman Gallery, NY
Clare Foundation Auction, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA
Thirteen by Thirteen, Downtown Art Center Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
re:FORM, Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Sketchbook Project, Art House Co-op, Brooklyn Art Library, NY

2010

South Bay Focus, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
Selections From 2010 Exhibitions, Still Point Art Gallery, ME
Pimenton, Sylvia White Gallery, Ventura, CA
Gum Tree, Hermosa Beach, CA
Try Benefit Art Show, Jen Bekman Gallery, NY
Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL
Departures, Ben Shahn Galleries of William Paterson University, NJ
Mills Pond House Gallery, St. James, NY
30th Anniversary Group Show, Sylvia White Gallery, Ventura, CA
George Segal Gallery, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ

2009

Silvia White Gallery, Ventura, CA
Axis Gallery, Sacramento, CA
Pleiades Gallery, New York, NY
Karpeles Museum, Santa Barbara, CA

2008

Recent Work, JK Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2007

Young Hollywood Home, Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood, CA
CelEBration on the Pier, Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA

2005

American Gothic: Talent for the Dark Ages, Gallery C, Hermosa Beach, CA

2004

The Grocery List (Benefit Auction), art 2102: Mountain Bar Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA

2003

Lowe Gallery Invitational, Lowe Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Choosing the Figure, Gwenda Jay/Addington Gallery, Chicago, IL
Special Sneak Preview, Helen Lindhurst Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
30 Blocks South, Carrier Center LA, Los Angeles, CA
MFA Thesis Exhibition, F-Space, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (SOLO)

2002

London is Balling, The Bart Wells Institute, 3 Silesia Buildings, London, U.K.
Distorted Histories, F-Space, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (SOLO)
Skin, practice space, Los Angeles, CA (SOLO)

2000

Confronting Facade, Santa Monica, CA
Rose + Croix: Apt. C 2000, Burbank, CA

1999

Impressions of Brittany, French Library and Cultural Center, Boston, MA

TEACHING POSITIONS

2007- 08
2001- 03

Professor, Fine Art Department, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
Teaching Assistant, Undergraduate Fine Arts Painting and Theory, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Shearer, Karen. “Fine Art of Lee Clarke.” Chic Tip, Feb 1, 2013, http://www.chictip.com/wall-decor/fine-art-of-lee-clarke
Yalcin, Kurt. “Artist in Focus.” UGallery Blog, July 29, 2012, http://blog.ugallery.com/post/28149744105/artist-in-focus-lee-clarke
Episode 23: ”Santa Monica Beat”, Santa Monica Mirror. June 11, 2012.
Cote, Christine Brooks. “Pimentón.” Still Point Art Quarterly. Issue 1. April 2011: 24-31.
Cote, Christine Brooks. “Subtle Flare.” Selections from 2010 Exhibitions. December 2010: 30-31.
Moe, Liv. “Fourth National Juried Exhibition.” Midtown Monthly. August 2009.
Dalkey, Victoria. “Axis: The little gallery that could ... go national.” The Sacramento Bee. 7 August 2009.
Brown, Betty A. “The Condensation of Sensations.” June 2009.
Woodward, Josef. “Art Review: Tripping around the World.” The Santa Barbara News Press. 29 May 2009.
Hixson, Michael. “Making His Mark at the Pacific Design Center.” The Beach Reporter. 01 Nov. 2007: 65+.
“Artist Lee Clarke Paints Outside the Box.” EXTRA. By Mike Miller. Time Tele-pictures. NBC4 Los Angeles, CA. 24 June 2005.
Gallery C. Advertisement. Art News. December 2004.
Wyszpolski, Bondo. “Review: American Gothic: Talent for the Dark Ages.” Easy Reader. 16 December 2004.
“Decay and Decrepitude.” Robotsinlove.blogspot.com. 9 December 2004. American Gothic.
Miles, Christopher. “Lee Clarke.” USC School of Fine Arts MFA 2003 Catalog. 8-9.

SELECTED COLLECTORS

John Canova, Boulder, Colorado
Will and Sara Davis, Montague, New Jersey
Darin and Tricia St. Ivany, Manhattan Beach, California
Erica Davis, Mahomet, Illinois
Marc and Amy Cohen, Sherman Oaks, California
Robert and Kathleen Dohrmann, Venice, California
Joely Fisher, Beverly Hills, California
Graham and Jennifer Freeman, Vancouver, Canada
Clive Hoffman Associates, Inc. Beverly Hills, California
Gary Hori, Redondo Beach, California
Jason and Desi Houghton, Danville, California
Karen Jackovich, Beverly Hills, California
Simon and Treena Johnson, Vancouver, Canada
Walter and Traci Jones, Redondo Beach, California
P.J. and Dan Kircher, Hermosa Beach, California
Lynne Lester, Redondo Beach, California
Simone Lueck, Los Angeles, California
Angela Melton, Winter Park, Florida
Robert Melton, Orlando, Florida
Timothy and Melissa Morgan, Nanaimo, Canada
Perry and Aimee Peeples, Naples, Florida
Michael and Gabrielle Rabinovitch, San Francisco, California
Rob and Margaret Smith, Burbank, California
Eric and Michelle Waraftig, Los Angeles, California
Adam and Jennifer Weissler, Los Angeles, California
Luke and Jenny Whitlatch, Los Feliz, California
Eugene and Kelly Young, La Canada, California
Theo and Nicole Papadopoulos, Los Angeles, California
Kelly and Stephanie Younger, Los Angeles, California
Brooklyn Art Library, New York
Kenny Speirs and SanSan Kwan, Berkley, California
Craig and Allison Bennett, Wainwright, Alberta
Brianne Attewell, Victoria, Canada
Joseph Saba, New York, New York
Jason Houghton, Berkeley, California
Faris McReynolds, Los Angeles, California

AWARDS

2010
2000
1999

Elmhurst Artists’ Guild’s National Art Exhibition
Gambling painting gift at Otis College of Art and Design
Study Grant from Pont Aven School of Art in association with Rhode Island School of Design

FIELD PROJECTS IN NY

Field Projects in NY is co-run by an old friend of mine from college, Jacob Rhodes. Please check out the link for an unconventional landscape of mine and a look at their gallery.

http://www.fieldprojectsgallery.com/Index/show_14_Top10.html?utm_source=Field+Projects+E-mail+List&utm_campaign=e4f266ef63-SHOW_8_Reminder10_3_2012&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c8ebcce676-e4f266ef63-5772173

ART FOR CLARE
ZERO DOWN

Art for Clare happens Sunday June 2, 2013 in Santa Monica. Please come out and enjoy great art and food and support the Clare Foundation Saving Lives Through Recovery. More info here. http://www.clarefoundation.org/arteventpresent.html

Please join myself and over 40 artists at Zero Down a multi-disciplinary evening of art at 1019 West Manchester Blvd., Inglewood, CA. They'll be food, drinks, a DJ and live performances by 8 artists as part of 5760 projects and Mark Moore Gallery.

Check us out on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/585418948150144/ or
http://1019west.com/home.

UGALLERY PINK ART FOR OCTOBER
SAATCHI ONLINE DRAWING SHOWDOWN

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and on Ugallery all Pink Art sales from this collection will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. I will match the donation of the gallery should my painting Forced Light be sold.
http://www.ugallery.com/pink-art-for-october

As well if you feel so inclined please vote for my work at:
http://www.saatchionline.com/showdown/match/showdown/8/artist/259434. A click on the link will take you to a page that explains the Drawing Showdown and you can vote for my piece. The work selected for the competition is a graphite and ink drawing from my series about cancer.

TRY2 BENEFIT AUCTION

Due to Hurricane the Try2 Benefit Auction was postponed until Tuesday evening. The night was a huge success, with a great turn out raising over $4000 for Leukemia research!!! To see all of the artists and artwork enter click on the link below:

http://trybenefitartshow.blogspot.com/

CLARE FOUNDATION AUCTION

On June 12th My painting was up for auction at the Clare Foundation Auction. I annually donate work to the auction which raises funds to save lives through recovery and art. Check out the links below for more info:

Santa Monica Mirror:

Pre-event article: http://www.smmirror.com/#mode=single&view=32338
Post-event article with video: http://www.smmirror.com/?ajax#mode=single&view=32356

THIRTEEN BY THIRTEEN

DAC Gallery is proud to announce the opening of:

THIRTEEN BY THIRTEEN
Group Exhibition

THIRTEEN BY THIRTEEN features the works of thirteen innovative artists from California and across the country. Each of these artists are self directed in their genres and present a unique point of view in the emerging art landscape.

Themes explored in this exhibition include: social satire, contemporary subcultures, folklore, youth and technology, all of which are approached with an element of fantasy and a pop undercurrent.

We invite you to join us for the opening reception May 12th, 2011 from 7pm-9pm.


Exhibiting Artists:

Donna Abbate Ching Ching Cheng, Lee Clarke, Liz Comay, Shannon Drake, Julie Easton, Jackie Friedberg, Kimberly Hennessy, Daniel Lozano, Kathleen Melian, Dennis Peterson and Greg Bach, Kaitlynn Redell, Michael Sharber

Curated by Virginia Arce & Nat George

DAC Gallery
828 S. Main St
Los Angeles, CA 90014
t. 213-627-7374

Regular (non-opening reception) gallery hours: Monday - Friday 8am - 3:30pm

THE SKETCHBOOK PROJECT

My Sketchbook for the Sketchbook project is done. To preview my handiwork and thousands of other cool artists before the exhibition actually travels to a city near you follow the link and go to browse participating artists and enjoy!!!
http://arthousecoop.com/projects/sketchbookproject/

LEE CLARKE


CONTACT INFO

1019 W. Manchester Blvd.
Inglewood, CA 90301

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