Sonya Clark

Hair Craft Project 2014

Hair Craft Project 2014

Jamilah Williams (left)
Kamala Bhagat (right)
pickney

pickney

1997
cloth, wood, and thread
madam cj walker

madam cj walker

2008
combs
Albers #1

Albers #1

2013
combs, thread
afro abe ii (peacock)

afro abe ii (peacock)

2010
paper and thread
adrienne's roots

adrienne's roots

2008
hair
black hair flag (detail)

black hair flag (detail)

2010
cloth and thread
onigi 13

onigi 13

1997
cloth and thread
hook head

hook head

2003
wool felt and beads
handy ii

handy ii

2005
beads and wood
iterations

iterations

2008
combs
mom's wisdom

mom's wisdom

2011
hair

Current Exhibitions

Crafting Civil (War) Conversations

February 2-May 30

McKissick Museum, Columbia, South Carolina

Fusion Art of the 21st Century

through July 26, 2015

VMFA, Richmond, Virginia

Material Fix as part of “Toward Textiles”

February 1-October 18

Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

ArtPrize News! Sonya Clark named Juried Grand Prize co-winner and recipient of the Juried award for Best Two-Dimensional work for “The Hair Craft Project.”

 

Society 1858 of the Gibbes Museum of Art- Charleston awards Sonya The 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art

 

Richmond Magazine honors Sonya with a Pollack Award Prize for Excellence in Visual Arts

 

Center for Craft Creativity and Design awards Sonya a 2013 Craft Research Grant for the Hair Craft Project

“No matter her materials, Clark “braids” and “twists” associations, creating works with a distinctly emotional tensile strength.”

—Leah Ollman
Art Critic, L.A. Times