Clark Fox

Clark Fox (aka Michael V. Clark) is a Native American from Texas. Clark worked with Washington Color School painter's Gene Davis and Thomas Downing in the 60’s. He became an advocate of street art in the mid ‘70’s and collaborated in DC with iconic artists such as Ron English, Shepard Fairey, Daniel Johnston, Big Al Carter, and more. Clark studied at Pratt Institute and Corcoran School of art, but is largely self-taught. His iconic imagery combines to convey a rich take on reality, the state of the world, our country, and his own unusual psychic identity and nature.  His works belong to more than 35 museum collections including the Corcoran Gallery, National Gallery of Art, Metropolitan, Katzen, Phillips Collection, Vogel Collection, Philadelphia Museum, and Smithsonian American Art Museum. His signature portraits of George Washington now appear in a book published by the Smithsonian Press called Handmade Holiday Cards from 20th Century Artists.

Education

  • 1968  BFA, Corcoran College of Art + Design
  • 1966  Fine Art, Pratt Institute
  • 1965  Educational residency with Japanese art master Unichi Hiratsuka (1895-1997) at the Japan-American Society of Washington, DC

Select Exhibitions            

  • 2013  MUMBO Sauce, Contemporary Wing, Washington, DC                       
  • 2012  Constant Artist, Katzen Museum American University, Washington, DC                     
  • 2011  One More Beat, curated by Monica Claire Antonie,  New School Poetry Paintings, NY (solo)             
  • Herbert & Dorothy Vogel Collection, Atlanta High Museum, Atlanta, GA                      
  • Sancho Salon Gallery, curated Victor Balogh, Hollywood, CA                       
  • 2010  Imaging the Apple, with Yoko Ono, AC Institute, New York, NY                      
  • Casa de Tunal, Annanberg Foundation, Tiajuana, Mexico                             
  • Herbert & Dorothy Vogel Collection, Delaware Museum of Art, Wilmington, De                
  • South Park Exhibition, Opera Gallery, New York, NY                        
  • Olga Hirshhorn Collection, Sarasota Art Museum, Sarasota, FL and The Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT
  • 2009  Clark Fox, CUE Foundation, curated by the Mary Heilmann, New York, NY (solo)    
  • Ghetto Gloss Gallery, Los Angeles, CA                                   
  • "Top Secret_Family-Tradition," curated by Ron English, La Barracuda Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Manila                               
  • 21st Century Pop Art, Clark Fox, Pass Gallery, Washington, DC (solo)                        
  • 2006  Ron English and Clark Fox, Rodger La Pelle Galleries, Philadelphia, PA                          
  • 2004  The Clark Brothers, Head to Head, MOCA DC, Washington, DC                       
  • 2003  Age of Unreason, MOCA DC, Washington, DC                        
  • 2003  Got the Blues - Chris Earnshaw and Clark, MOCA DC, Washington, DC                         
  • 2002  Graffiti, Connecticut Avenue Walls, Washington, DC                           
  • 2001  The Presidential Art Show 1789-2001, MOCA DC, Washington, DC                 
  • “Popaganda: Eclectic and Off The Beaten Path” Ron English, Ausgang, Daniel Johnston and Clark Fox      
  • 2000  Burgler, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York, NY                                                                           
  • “Post-Pop, Post-Punk #2,” MOCA DC, Washington DC                   
  • 1999  POPAGANDA, MOCA DC, Washington, DC                               
  • Exit 99, Artist Museum, Washington, DC                               
  • 1998  45th Biennial Exhibition: The Corcoran Collects, curated Jack Cowart, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC                        
  • 110 NAFTA Oranges, MOCA DC, Washington, DC                                                              
  • 1997  DC Invasion, Deceptive Presence, Gallery Stendhal, New York, NY                               
  • 1996  DC/AC  Painted set for the play "UBU Cuckololed," Washington, DC             
  • Best of the West, Zero One Gallery, Hollywood, CA                        
  • DC Erotic Art, MOCA DC, Washington, DC
  • 1993  The Love Show, Clark & Co. Canal Square, Washington, DC                               
  • Shrines & Works on Paper, Clark & Co Canal Square, Washington, DC (solo)                         
  • Structural Suites, Clark with F.L. Wall, Rock Creek CafĂ© and Gallery, curator  Joan Root, Washington, DC 
  • WALA Complete Collection of Limited Edition Prints and Other Works, Franklin Square, with Gene Davis, Sam Gilliam, Kevin MacDonald, Bill Christenberry, curator Francoise Yohalem, Washington, DC                        
  • 1992  Postcard - Then and Now, Brody's Gallery, Washington, DC                             
  • Hidden Roots in America  1492 - 1992 Native American Art, Fonda Del Sol, Washington, DC                           
  • Pop on Paper Arte, Javits Center curator Michael McKenzie, New York, NY
  • The Modern Spirit: 20th Centruy Figurative Art, From the Watkins Collection, curator Ron Haynie, St. Johns Collection Annapolis, Maryland                     
  • Seventh Annual Dog Days Dog Show, Kathleen Ewing Gallery, Washington, DC                  
  • 1991  Selected Works from Major Private Collections, Rockville Arts Place Incorporated, Rockville, MD   
  • True Love and Other Stories, Gallery Stendhal, New York, NY                     
  • Los Angles and the World, Zero One Gallery, Hollywood, CA (solo)                          
  • 1990  Art for a the Edge, Limelight, New  York, NY (solo)                                
  • Works on Paper, Raleigh Studios, Hollywood, CA (solo)                 
  • Cityscapes, Sumner School Museum and Archives, Washington, DC                        
  • 1989  Los Angeles International Art, RH Love Galleries, Los Angeles, CA                 
  • The Future is Now, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL            
  • 1988  11 American Artists, Saatchi & Saatchi, New York, NY                          
  • Recent Constructions, Murray Guy Gallery, New York, NY (solo)               
  • Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH
  • American Masters: Works on Paper, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
  • American Pop Culture Today, La Foret Harajuku Museum, Tokyo                                             
  • New Used and Inproved, Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA                         
  • 1985  Architectural Prints: Clark, Haas, Graves & Isozaki, Adamson Gallery, Washington, DC
  • 100th Anniversity Celebration of the Washington Monument, George Washington University, Washington, DC
  • Michael Clark: Paintings & Sculptures, John Nichols Gallery, New York, NY                            
  • Compositional Drawing, curated by Ruth Fine, National Gallery of Art, Washington,                         
  • 1984  Inaugural Exhibition of the Art Bank Program, United States Department of State, Washington, DC 
  • Generations of the Washington Color School, George Washington University, Washington, DC
  • Abstract Paintings and Sculptures, Gallery K with Gene Davis, Tom Green, Yuriko Yamaguchi and Ken Young, Washington, DC
  • 1983  Sculptural Exhibition, San Francisco National Airport                            
  • The Rutgers Archives for Printmaking Studios, The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, NJ              
  • Michael Clark:  Picture Windows, Prints, Paintings, Drawings, Adamson Gallery, Washington,  DC
  • Twentieth Century Images of George Washington, Frances Tavern Museum with Alex Katz, Robert Ameson and George Deem, New York, NY                     
  • 1981  American Drawing in Black and White, The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY            
  • 1977  Corcoran Biennial, 35th Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC                               
  • 1974  Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York (solo)                            
  • Washington Porfolio '74' The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC                               
  • 1972  Dibujos, Washington: 1972, Insituto Guatemaltero Americano, Guatemala City , Guatemala
  • 1971  Anti Vietnam War Exhibition, The Corcoran Gallery of Art,  curated by Walter Hopps                            
  • 1970  New York Drawing Society National Exhibition, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA          
  • Washington Art: Twenty Years, The Baltimore Museum, Baltimore, MD
  • Ten Washington Artists 1950-1970, The Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Canada
  • 1968  The Art of Organic Forms,  Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC                            
  • Washington Painters, Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL
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