EDUCATION:

2019                 MA Arts Administration, University of Kentucky. (18 hours completed)

2010                 MFA Painting, Savannah College of Art and Design.

2005                 BA Studio Art, University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE:

2019- Present                  Visual Arts Teacher, Visual Arts Beginning to Advanced, Advanced Placement: 2D Design and Drawing,

                                                               Advanced Placement: Art History, Invest Collegiate Imagine, Asheville, NC.

2017- 2019                      Adjunct Professor, Intro to Drawing, Figure Drawing, UNC-Pembroke, Pembroke, NC.

2012- 2018                      Visual Arts Teacher, Visual Arts Beginning to Advanced, Advanced Placement: 2D Design and Drawing,

                                                               Advanced Placement: Art History, Lumberton Senior High. Lumberton, NC.

2011- 2012                      Visual Arts Teacher, Grades 4-8, Fairgrove Middle School, Fairmont, NC.

2009                                Teaching Assistant, Drawing I, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA.

 

AREAS of STUDIO EXPERTISE:

       Painting, Drawing, Native American Traditional Arts

 

SOLO, TWO- and THREE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS:

2018                 Postmodern Natives, Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville, NC

                         Tradition, Family & Popculture, Native American Studies Center, University of South Carolina- Lancaster, Lancaster, SC 2017                 A Southeastern View, Trickster Art Gallery, Schaumburg, IL

2016                 Jessica Clark: Lumbee Artist, Black Creek Arts Council, Hartsville, SC

2015                 Viewpoint, The Museum of the Southeast American Indian, Pembroke, NC

2012                 Reflections, Carolina Civic Center, Lumberton, NC

2011                 Native Contemplation, Guilford Native American Art Gallery and Gift Shop, Greensboro Cultural Center, Greensboro, NC

                         A Native Perspective, The Museum of the Southeast American Indian, Pembroke, NC

2010                 Lumbee: Postmodern Natives, Savannah, GA (Thesis Exhibition)

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2019                 We Never Left, Museum of Arts & Sciences, Daytona Beach, FL

2018                 Contemporary Art Forms by America’s First People II, The Arts Council Fayetteville/Cumberland County, Fayetteville, NC                                   Artists & Mentors, The Painting Center, New York, NY

2017                 Lumbee Days. National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, D.C.

                         ROOTS Week 2017- Back to the Basics, Down to the Roots. Arden, NC

                         ArtFields 2017, Lake City, SC

2016                 One Night Art Event, Entrepreneurship Incubator, UNC-Pembroke, Pembroke, NC

                         Contemporary Art Forms by America’s First People, The Arts Council, Fayetteville, NC

2015                 Heal Our Land, Southeastern Family Violence Center, Lumberton, NC

                         ArtFields 2015, Lake City SC

2014                 Summer Art Show and Sale, , The Museum of the Southeast American Indian, Pembroke, NC

                         Painting North Carolina 2014, Germanton Art Gallery and Winery, Germanton, NC

                         The Art of Living Well, Southeastern Health Park, Ambulatory Surgery Center, Lumberton, NC

                         Beyond Art, Carolina Civic Center, Lumberton, NC

2013                 20th Annual Southeast Invitational Miniature Art Show, Germanton Art Gallery and Winery, Germanton, NC

                         Beyond Art, Carolina Civic Center, Lumberton, NC

2012                 Four Directions: A Journey Through Native American Art, Student Union Gallery, UNC-Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

                         Public Schools of Robeson County Faculty Art Show, Carolina Civic Center, Lumberton, NC

                         19th Annual Southeast Invitational Miniature Art Show, Germanton Art Gallery and Winery, Germanton, NC

2011                 Many Journeys, Charlotte Museum of History, Charlotte, NC

                         21st Annual NC American Indian Juried Art Exhibit, Guilford Native American Art Gallery and Gift Shop, Greensboro

                                     Cultural Center, Greensboro, NC

                         An Artistic Quest, River People Music and Culture Festival, Pembroke, NC

2010                 A Celebration of Lumbee Pioneers, 1St Annual Art Auction & Dinner, Pembroke, NC

                         High Point Furniture Market, High Point, NC

2009                 Low Country Babylon, Savannah, GA

                         Perspectives, Lacoste, France

                         Open Studio Night, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

                         Vernissage, Lacoste, France

2008                 Open Studio Night, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

2007                 Open Studio Night, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

AWARDS, GRANTS and RESIDENCIES:

2018                 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont

                         Artistic Assistance Project Development Grant, Alternate ROOTS, Atlanta, GA

2016                 GOLDEN Educator Residency, New Berlin, NY

2015                 Artistic Assistance Project Development Grant, Alternate ROOTS, Atlanta, GA

                         Joan Mitchell Visual Arts Scholar, Alternate ROOTS, Atlanta, GA

2014                 ‘Woman to Watch,’ Conference of American Indian Women of Proud Nations, Pembroke, NC

INVITED TALKS AND INTERVIEWS:

2016                 Special Guest Speaker. Art.Write.Now.DC 2016-17, Department of Education, Washington, DC

                         Professional Art Practices, Professor Carla Rokes, UNC-Pembroke, Pembroke, NC

2015                 Professional Art Practices, Professor Carla Rokes, UNC-Pembroke, Pembroke, NC

2014                 Artist Interview, ‘Voices of the Lumbee.’ (Documentary Film)

 

PROFESSIONAL, or ACADEMIC CONFERENCE, WORKSHOPS AND PRESENTATIONS:

2018                 National Art Education Association National Convention, Seattle, WA

2017                 Southeastern Rivercane Basket Weaving Workshop, Museum of the Southeast American Indian, UNC-Pembroke,

                                            Pembroke, NC

2016                 Artistic Assistance Project Development Panel. Alternate ROOTS, Atlanta GA

                         Presenter. With These Hands: a Lumbee artist and a Lumbee Anthropologist in Conversation, “Twelfth Annual Southeast

                         Indian Studies Conference,” UNC-Pembroke, Pembroke, NC

                         Native Artist Panel, 2015-16 Native American Speaker Series, UNC-Pembroke, Pembroke, NC

2015                 Presenter. ROOTS Week Annual Meeting and Artist Retreat, Arden, NC

                         National Art Education Association national Convention, New Orleans, LA      

2012                 Presenter. Southeastern Native Peoples Living in a Postmodern World, “Fourth Annual meeting of the Native American

                                            and Indigenous Studies Association,” Uncasville, CT         

2011                 Southeastern Entrepreneurship in the Arts Conference, Greensboro, NC

                         Plein Aire Painting Workshop with Heiner Hertling, Germanton, NC

                         Presenter. 2011 Southeast Indian Studies Conference, UNC-Pembroke, Pembroke, NC

 

AFFILIATIONS/ MEMBERSHIPS:

2019- Present                  College Arts Association, New York, NY

2015- Present                  Alternate ROOTS, Atlanta, GA

2014- Present                  National Art Education Association, Alexandria, VA

2011- 2014                      Chair. River Roots Arts Guild, Pembroke, NC

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

2018                 Jessica Clark, “Lumbee: Postmodern Natives,” Postmodern Native: Contemporary Lumbee Art, Exhibition Catalogue,

                                             Greenville Museum of Art: 7- 15.

2017                 Dr. Nancy Puchner, “The Community of Contemporary Lumbee Art,” First American Art Magazine, No. 16 (Fall 2017):

                                             35- 39.

2015                 America Meredith, “Faithfully Rendered: Naturalism in Contemporary Native American Portrait Painting,” First American

                                             Art Magazine, No. 9 (Winter 2015/16): 40- 47.

2014                 Nancy Strickland Fields, “Artist Profile: Jessica Clark, Lumbee,” First American Art Magazine, No. 5 (Winter 2014): 16- 21.

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