Laurie Beth Clark
Since 1985, teaches classes in Non-Static Forms, which includes Video, Performance, and Installation. Offers graduate seminars on changing topics in contemporary critical theory and orchestrates interdisciplinary critiques. Committed to the integration of theory and practice, studio classes include required readings and seminars have a production component. Works to make the classroom an active and collaborative learning environment where diverse cultural contexts are considered.
In her artwork, Clark uses video and performance as well as sculptural components to construct topical installations. Her work is large scale and site specific and often incorporates the participation of community members. Project sites have included New York, Chicago, Cleveland, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, and Madison.
Clark grew up in New York City and received degrees from Hampshire College, the University of New Mexico and Rutgers University. Her work has been generously supported by the McKnight Foundation through Intermedia Arts, Jerome Foundation and the National Endowment for the arts through Film in the Cities, Arts Midwest, Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission, Art Matters, Inc., Wisconsin Arts Board, Madison CitiArts, and the University of Wisconsin.
1983, MFA Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
1981, MA University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
1976, BA Hampshire College, Amherst, NJ