Artist Statement

I don’t want my art to just be seen, I want it to be experienced. My focus is not to make the most visually aesthetic work, but to successfully convey a message or feeling. I speak from my personal life experiences in my work from my perspective as a young black male in America. I try to touch on social issues, culture, and history of the black community throughout the diaspora. My style is more graphic than realistic. I believe this makes the work easier for younger audiences to digest. I’m very big on portraiture, profiles to be specific. Often in my work I like to add tribal paint to my figures as an ode to our warrior spirit. I primarily work with acrylic paint, ink, marker, and mixed media to bring my unique pieces to life.

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS

12/01 - 01/26

MUCE Arts & Culture Festival: Ode To Hip Hop

MUCE Campus - Miami, FL

Event Details

12/01 - 01/26

MUCE Arts & Culture Festival: Ode To Hip Hop

MUCE Campus - Miami, FL

11/2019 TBA

Sweater Weather

MIZE Gallery - St. Petersburg, FL

Event Details

11/2019 TBA

Sweater Weather

60 artists have been selected to create art on identical sweater cutout canvases.


www.chadmize.com

MIZE Gallery - St. Petersburg, FL

10/23 - 11/30

First Come First Serve

Fort Works Art - Fort Worth, TX

Event Details

10/23 - 11/30

First Come First Serve

2nd Annual group exhibition.


www.fortworksart.com

Fort Works Art - Fort Worth, TX

9/21 - TBA

Inaugural Exhibition

Mahogany Gallery by Scott Terry - Kenosha, WI

Event Details

9/21 - TBA

Inaugural Exhibition

The Mahogany Gallery by Scott Terry Inaugural Exhibition is a showing of visual art featuring African American artists from across the United States.


www.mahoganygallery.com

Mahogany Gallery by Scott Terry - Kenosha, WI

9/19 - 1/20/20

Through Our Eyes

Ritz Theater - Jacksonville, FL

Event Details

9/19 - 1/20/20

Through Our Eyes

"The REVOLUTION will be DOCUMENTED by the ARTISTS" opening reception is held on September 19th.


www.ritzjacksonville.com

Ritz Theater - Jacksonville, FL

CV

Christopher Clark (.b 1987, US)

Exhibitions

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020

2020 PINNACLE National Juried Art Competition, Florida A&M University Foster-Tanner Art Fine Arts Gallery, Tallahassee, FL


2019

Mint Condition: Everything Red + White, Mergeculture Gallery, Tampa, FL

Nguzo Saba: Reaffirmation Exhibition, Mahogany Gallery by Scott Terry, Kenosha, WIArt Beat Miami Art Exhibition, Caribbean Marketplace, Miami, FL

Sweater Weather, Mize Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL

First Come First Serve, Fort Works Art, Fort Worth, TXInaugural Exhibition, Mahogany Gallery by Scott Terry, Kenosha, WI

Real People 2019, Old Court House Arts Center, Woodstock, IL

Through Our Eyes: Journey To South Africa, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Museum, Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Through Our Eyes: The Revolution Will Be Documented By The Artists, Ritz Theatre and Museum, Jacksonville, FL

SMILE, Mize Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL

Enroute, Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center and Visual Arts Gallery, Daytona Beach, FL

Breaching The Margins, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI

Featured Artist, Mandela 100th Luncheon, The Mayflower Hotel, Washington, DC

A Vision For Art, St. Marks Episcopal Day School, Jacksonville, FL

On The Fringe: Blurred Lines Of Florida Folk, Jax Makerspace Gallery, Jacksonville, FL

Black History Art Exhibit, Southern Exposure Gallery, Tallahassee, FL


2018

Art Beat Miami Art Exhibition, Caribbean Marketplace, Miami, FL

M.U.C.E Arts and Culture Festival “Ode to Hip Hop,” Little Haiti Cultural Complex, Miami, FL

Black Opal: The Art Experience, WJCT, Jacksonville, FL

Corks and Canvas Art Exhibition, XO Lounge, Jacksonville, FL

Juneteenth Art Expo, Bohemian Lounge, Jacksonville, FL

Ancient Roots, Mergeculture Gallery, Tampa, FL

The Black Renaissance Art Show, Studio Zsa Zsa Lapree, Jacksonville, FL

Through Our Eyes: Journey To South Africa, Ritz Theatre and Museum, Jacksonville, FL

First Things First, Karpelis Manuscript Library Museum, Jacksonville, FL

  

2017

Small Matters, Yellow House Gallery, Jacksonville, FL

Black Opal: The Art Experience, The 5 and Dime A Theatre Company, Jacksonville, FL

Resistance Pop Up Art Show, Union Street Studios, Jacksonville, FL

Black Chrysanthemum Art Show, Studio Zsa Zsa Lapree, Jacksonville, FL

Black Magic Live Art Museum, Delo Studio, Jacksonville, FL

Exhibition Of Excellence, Downtown Cigar Lounge, Jacksonville, FL

Solo Exhibtion

2018

Solo Exhibition, Burrito Gallery, Jacksonville, FL


2016

Cooli Ras Art Solo Show, Downtown Cigar Lounge, Jacksonville, FL


Other

2019

Visiting Artist, James Weldon Johnson Middle School, Jacksonville, FL

Artist @ Work Panel Discussion, Jax Makerspace, Jacksonville, FL 


2018                                                             

Art Republic Global mural, Jacksonville, FL

District of Soul Mural, Northwest Jacksonville CDC, Jacksonville, FL

Mural, The Posh Factory Performing Arts Center, Jacksonville, FL

TEDx Jacksonville, Live Painter, Florida Theater, Jacksonville, FL

We Rise “Pro Peace,” Arts, and Music Festival, Jacksonville, FL

Visiting Artist, Fort Caroline Middle School, Jacksonville, FL

Art Battle One, Art Battle two, Art Battle Finals, Hotel Palms, Jacksonville, FL

Writing On The Walls, Banksy Exhibit, Jax Makerspace, Jacksonville, FL

Natural Hair & Health Expo, Featured Artist, Tallahassee, FL

 Color Me Kona “The World’s Largest Coloring Book Party” 2, Kona Skate Park, Jacksonville, FL

GIANTS TV Series, Season 2, Episodes 202 and 203


2017

Carib Freak Fest (Art Basel Miami), The Alley Wynwood, Miami, FL

Color Me Kona “The World’s Largest Coloring Book Party,” Kona Skate Park, Jacksonville, FL

Pancakes & Booze, Georgia Freight Center, Atlanta, GA

Collections

Works held in private collections in Canada, the United States, and UK.


Awards and Grants

Individual Artist Grant, Community First Credit Union of Florida in the amount of $1,000.

Community Foundation Art Ventures Grant in the amount of $3,500.

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