About Me

My Background

I'm a painter born in Manhattan, New York City, and have a BFA in Painting from Syracuse University. Lately, because the times seem to get more vicious every week, I've been working primarily on environmental and political subjects.

My Experience

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I grew up in a Greenwich Village art studio, looking at art books, drawing and painting. After college I studied for several years in Europe, and eventually landed in Charlotte, North Carolina. I was represented for 14 years at Center of the Earth Gallery, and was included in New American Paintings no.22 (Open Studios Press) in 1999. In 2000 I was a resident at the McColl Center for Visual Art, and was included in Greensboro's Green Hill Center for N.C. Art's 'Painters Series 1' . My work was published in Great World Writers Vol.1 (Marshall Cavendish, 2004). In 2016 I was included in the North Carolina Artist's Exhibition in Raleigh, N.C. I was selected for Durham's  Pleiades Gallery's 2017's 'Truth to Power 5', 2018's 'Truth to Power 6', and 2019's 'Truth to Power 7'. In 2019 I was included in the Open 30 International Juried Exhibition at Laredo College in Laredo, TX.

My Vision

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I've worked for years on narrative symbolic paintings sometimes described as 'Magic Realism'. Several years ago I realized I have a perfect language to express how I feel about the state of our union. Not many painters even attempt this sort of thing, but today I would feel like an impotent coward not to shoot off a painter's pop gun. This is no time to be matching the couch.

Painting Ideas & Intentions

Contact Me

Please feel free to drop me a line with ?'s or comment! Prices happily provided upon request!

Alex Clark:Tendentious Painting

704 532 9875

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