international painting annual 1 exhibition-in-print
online resource

Rachel Clark
Athens, Ohio

Ohio University, Adjunct Professor

pages 60-61


One Hundred Paintings is a project that examines divergent modes of production in the field of painting. I consider the contemporary artist a deejay, mixing eclectic signs of culture and art. Using this analogy, I have created a painting index that blends personal and cultural icons to construct a range of associations or readings. I see the field of painting as a graph of two variables: (the X-axis) the hierarchical history of painting and (the Y-axis) the pluralism of contemporary painting practices. In terms of the imagined graph, each formal or conceptual development could exist as coordinates with potential trajectories in the continually shifting meaning of art and its relationship to the world. Within the context of one hundred paintings, I aim to explore different coordinates in that graph by immersing myself in the tradition of a "painting a day," (but not limited to that time frame) ending with a stack of paintings to then evaluate.



born: 1978, Fairfax, California


University of Tennessee, MFA, 2010
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, BFA, 2004

selected awards/honors

Best of Show, 62nd Juried Student Exhibition, Knoxville, TN, 2010
Special Mention, Drawing in the Expanded Field, Hatton Gallery, CO, 2010
2nd Place Art (Raw) '09 -International Competition, Ifontis Inc., Columbus, OH 2009
Burnnette Faculty Scholarship, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, 2009

selected publications

Phoenix Magazine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

selected solo or two-person exhibits

Rachel Clark & Robmat Butler, Hertz Gallerie, Louisville, KY, 2010
Rachel Clark: One Hundred Paintings, Ewing Gallery, Knoxville, TN, 2010
Rachel Clark: Recollections, Fluorescent Gallery, Knoxville, TN, 2009
Solo Exhibition, Twist Gallery, Nashville, TN, 2008

selected group shows

Drawing in the Expanded Field, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, 2010 National Art Exhibition, Visual Arts Center, Punta Gorda, FL, 2010
Imagining Desire-Graduate Student Biennial, Hite Gallery, Louisville, TN, 2009
Emerging Artist Exhibition, Association of Visual Arts, Chattanooga, TN, 2008

Copyright © 2006-2012 Manifest Press