Daniel Clark

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Recent Works

Artist's Biography

Daniel Clark is an artist living and working in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He received his BFA in Painting from the Tyler School of Art and Architecture in 2017. Upon graduating, Clark began working professionally in art and architectural conservation, specializing in the treatment of historic furniture objects. His studio practice encompasses the collection and repair of antiques, reinterpretation of decorative objects, oil painting, sculpture, and design. He recently took a sizable break from art making while restoring a South Philadelphia rowhouse which now serves as his home and studio. While the design and construction of this personal space allowed for creative thought and output of its own and strongly relates to the fictional spaces created in his paintings, Clark is thrilled to rededicate himself to his studio and begin building new bodies of work.

Artist's Statement

My work is a collection of objects, moments, spaces and memories. I search for the ephemeral in my environment and capture it in highly material creations. Ideas of emptiness, solitude and self reflection are presented with dramatic beauty in highly fanciful compositions that create great contrasts of perception and content. My work is a form of portraiture for the artist who has no interest in the human form, sharing feelings, secrets, and emotion for the subject not present.

Selected Exhibitions

Group
2019
Art of the Conservator, The Firehouse, Philadelphia, PA

2017
Straight Grain, Stella Elkins Tyler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Tiny Biennale, Temple Rome Gallery, Rome, Italy

Conversations, Philadelphia Sculptors, Legends Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Unity, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA

2016
Dall' Angelica alla Temple, Temple Rome Gallery/Biblioteca Angelica, Rome, Italy

Artship Olympia, Philadelphia Sculptors, Independence Seaport Museum, Philadelphia, PA

É Sempre Stato / Sempre Sarà, San Paolo Dentro le Mura, Rome, Italy

Tiny Biennale, Temple Rome Gallery, Rome, Italy

2015
Di Mano in Mano, Casa delle Letterature, Rome, Italy

Two Painters, Temple Rome Gallery, Rome, Italy

This Side of Main Street, Stella Elkins Tyler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Body Mass, New Boon(e) Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2014
Merge, Surge Gallery, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Moments, Temple Honors Lounge Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Professional Experience

2017 - Present
Materials Conservation Co., Philadelphia, PA
Conservation Specialist

2015 - 2016
American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy
Studio Assistant

Awards & Honors

2021
InLiquid, Philadelphia, PA
Wind Fellowship, Recipient

2017
Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Senior Painting Award, Recipient

2016
Livingstone Undergraduate Research Award, Recipient

2015
Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Diamond Research Scholar, Recipient

Education

2017
Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
BFA, Painting and Drawing