Artist Krista Clark to Speak at UA Feb. 23

Krista Clark.

Artist Krista Clark will present a public lecture on her art on Thursday, February 23, 2023, at 5:30 p.m. in Garland Hall 203 on UA campus.

Clark writes that her works “are inquiries into the commodification of space and the standardization of building aesthetics. I incorporate new and repurposed materials to construct familiar forms in new spatial arrangements; displaced from their accustomed sites and settings. Formal gestures: overlapping, layering, stacking and cutting reflect the complicated and often compromised relationship we have with our built environment. However, while celebrating the formal characteristics of these materials and structures, the works attempt to question the presumption of a universal standard of aesthetic and spatial measurement.”

Vermont native Krista Clark lives and works in Atlanta. She holds a BFA from Atlanta College of Art, an MA from New York University and an MFA from Georgia State University. Clark’s work is in the permanent collections of the High Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA). Her work has been featured at the Studio Museum in Harlem; RedLine Contemporary Art Center, Denver; the U.S. Embassy in Bratislava, Slovakia; Atlanta Contemporary; High Museum of Art; and she was included in the 2021 Triennial: Soft Water Hard Stone, New Museum, New York, N.Y. She is a recipient of the Artadia Award and the Working Artist Project Award with MOCA GA. Clark is an assistant professor at Morehouse College in Atlanta.

Krista Clark’s lecture is part of the Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series, sponsored by the UA Department of Art and Art History and the College of Arts and Sciences Diversity Committee. To see our past and future visiting artists and scholars, go here:  

To find out more about The University of Alabama’s programs in studio art and art history, visit our Degree Programs page.