Sean Gerard Clark is a native of Chattanooga, Tennessee who has lived and worked in New Orleans for the past ten years. Before coming to New Orleans, Sean graduated from Morehouse College with a Bachelors of Science in Biology with a concentration in Public Health and African-American Studies. Sean has always found art as a tool for navigating life throughout his work and academic career. He began his artistic practice as a landscape painter and over the years has transitioned into a variety of subjects that investigate the human condition. Sean is a self-taught artist who utilizes oil and acrylic paints, and collage materials. Sean’s mixed media piece, “Unresolved Grief” was featured in Harvard’s Advanced Leadership Initiative as a part of the organization's efforts to increase emotional awareness of mental health issues. In 2019 Sean was accepted into the Louisiana Contemporary at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. In 2020, Sean completed a 5 month residency at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans. In 2021 Sean completed residency at Stoveworks in Chattanooga, TN. Coupled with his time as a health educator, he has led art classes that focus on helping students find their own creative voice through journal and mask making. Sean has created works to reflect identity and history, while sparking ideas in the minds of viewers. Sean is the recipient of the 2021 Emerging Artist Residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute.
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