As a multidisciplinary artist, Clark melds the practical functionality of graphic design—especially shape and form—with Fine Art. The resulting permeability between disciplines pushes Clark to explore the physical boundaries of her chosen mediums with innovations in modern processes, and constant experimentation with materials. Clark grew up among the mountains in a small Idaho town and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a specialization in Graphic Design. Her award-winning works are owned by collectors around the world and have been featured in international publications and media. A large installation has also been exhibited in The Smithsonian.


Fine Art

M. Clark creates dynamic conversations between constancy and chaos by manipulating heat and pressure to adhere metallic foil to varied surfaces. Her pieces reflect light in diffuse patterns producing a shifting luminosity that is unique to her work.

Clark’s creative process includes constant experimentation with materials. Each piece is created over many weeks using a specialized technique that Clark developed. She explores the physical boundaries of her chosen medium with innovations in modern process. She finds the resulting “Art” a commentary on life: “The goal is always to find balance amid the upheaval. But it’s the juxtaposition of the two in a composition that keeps things interesting.”

Clark's artwork has roots in the way she processes symbols. As a dyslexic, the multidimensional shape and arc of letters are more powerful than stringed characters forming words. She sees a linear structure broken by entropy and movement. The relationships between form, depth, and space emerge in the non-representational nature of her work.

Current Exhibitions:

Arte Collective - The Hamptons, NY, June 1 - Aug 31
1stdibs Design Center Gallery  - Chelsea, NYC, June 1 - 30


Graphic Design + Art Direction

Clark became committed to Graphic Design during her first typography class. She now specializes in luxury branding, packaging, and art direction. Her expertise allows her to implement a brand idea in all of its elements and processes. Across her years in New York City, Clark has worked with both regional and international brands and her designs have won several awards. She looks to artists like Paula Sher and Saul Bass who brilliantly blend Fine Art and Graphic Design.

Clark approaches graphic design as a powerful form of exchange. She communicates emotion, ideas, and motivation through strategic visual arrangement. Clark likes negotiating the constraints and logic in graphic design and art direction. She finds that having a style and “rulebook”–working with limitations–demands a different set of skills than those she wields in her fine art. Graphic design forces her to deliver creative material for a specific audience, in response to expressed expectations, and on a fixed schedule.

Clark works on her fine art every day. She attributes this discipline to the rigor of her process as a graphic designer.


Select Clients

West Elm | West Elm Contract | West Elm Work
Tory Burch
La Prairie
Michael Kors
Mark
Estee Lauder
Bath & Body Works
Marni
Coach

Donna Karan New York | DKNY
Mozy
Phoenix House
Pinhole Press
Steelcase
The Lasker Foundation
Avon
Tommy Hilfiger
Ermenegildo Zegna


Select Exhibitions

Arte Collective - The Hamptons, NY, 2019
1stdibs Design Center Gallery  - Chelsea, NYC, 2019
Prolific Minds - East Village,  New York, 2019
The Other Art Fair - Los Angeles , Spring 2019
The Other Art Fair - New York, Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017
Illuminate - Art Basel Week - Ret Dot Miami, Miami, Florida, 2018
The New Yorkers Show - Tokyo, Japan, 2018
Galleria Ca’ d’Oro - Chelsea, New York, 2017-2018
The Gold Experience - Galleria Ca’ d’Oro,  Chelsea, New York, 2017-2018
Art Santa Fe- Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2018
Art and Soul - Full Moon Gallery, Idaho, 2018 

Aqua Art- Art Basel , Miami , 2017
In/Finite Earth - The Smithsonian Institution, Volkswagen & The Kennedy Center, Nation tour - Washington D.C., Kentucky, Colorado, Virginia, Tennessee, 2013-2015
Every Polished Grace - B.F. Larsen Gallery, Utah, 2015
The Advantage – EdRev, San Francisco, 2015
Adobe Design Achievement Awards – Adobe, 2013
The Dyslexic Advantage – B.F. Larsen Gallery, Utah, 2013
100 Show – AIGA, 2013
DVA Exhibition - Utah, 2013 & 2012
CSI Annual Exhibition - Herret Center, Idaho, 2008