Collaboration with Desiigner and Kanye West:  Desiigner’s video of PANDA

I was thrilled and honored to be contacted by the Executive Producer on Kanye’s team to sculpt a mask that would look like my sculpture work and transform Desiigner into a ‘half man/half panda’ for the final scene of video. The video was released on Youtube and already has over 200 million views.

PANDA VIDEO

Published on May 17, 2016

Desiigner “Panda” Official Music Video
Creative by Kanye West and Paul Geusebroek
Directed by Paul Geusebroek
Produced by Iconoclast, Grant Curatola
Executive Produced by Kathleen Heffernan
Director of Photography by Daniel Bouquet, Stuart Winecoff
Panda Mask Sculpture by Kate Clark

The Creators Project / VICE

Beckett Muffson

Great story about the positive collaboration between me and Kanye West and Desiigner’s team. I was asked to sculpt a mask in the style of my work to transform Desiigner into a panda for the culminating scene of his video PANDA

Desiigner’s Panda Mask was made by a Taxidermy Artist

Kate Clark : Mysterious Presence

Traveling to the:

Hilliard Art Museum

University of Louisiana
Solo Museum Exhibition

May 28 – August 27, 2016

Previously exhibited at the:

Newcomb Art Museum

Tulane University

Jan 20- April 10, 2016

VOLTA New York 2016

Something I Can Feel: Debut Curatorial section, curated by Derrick Adams

SOLO EXHIBITION within curated section

March 2-6, 2016

ARTNET: Must-See Booths at VOLTA 2016

VOLTA 2016 Features a Wide Range Of Talent

Sculpture Review
Kate Clark: Animal Impulses

Kim Carpenter

Winter 2015 – Issue 349

Dead Animals, or the curious occurence of taxidermy in contemporary art

David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University
January 23- March 27, 2016

curated by Jo-Ann Conklin

At a time when natural history museums are moving away from taxidermy, a resurgence of interest has been manifest in popular culture- in internet blogs and image collections, in fashion and commercial advertising- and in the visual arts. Dead Animals surveys current artists use of taxidermy through the work of approximately fifteen artists including Annette Messager, Maurizio Cattelan, Kate Clark, Mark Dion, Thomas Grunfeld, Damian Hirst, Polly Morgan, Deborah Sengl, Snaebjornsdottir/Wilson, David Shirgley, and Angela Singer.

Hyperallergic

Dreamscapes for the 21st Century at VOLTA art fair

Plunge into dreams at VOLTA NY 2016

The Bholdr

Kate Clark: Hybrids

Video Interview

Reverence and Reverie

The Lodge Gallery

New York, NY
November 6- Dec 13, 2015

Artists: Matt Hansel, Christian Rex van Minnen, Elizabeth Livingston, Kent Henricksen, Jansson Stegner, Peter Daverington, Allison Sommers, and Kate Clark.

“An Evening With Kate Clark”

Cranbrook Academy of Art

2015 Fall Edition Lecture Series
November 10, 2015 6:00pm
Kate Clark : Sculptor

Irish Examiner

Feature and interview in daily newspaper in Ireland

Irish Examiner

Calcalist

Feature and interview in daily financial newspaper in Isreal

Calcalist

Colby-Sawyer College

‘Working Women: 36 Contemporary Women Artists’
Sawyer Fine Art Center
Marian Graves Mugar Art Gallery
Sept. 17 -Nov. 3, 2015

Blog Features


After the National Geographic documentary posted, my work was listed as “viral” and was featured in 40-50 blogs ranging from Inked magazine blog to Activist blogs to design blogs to simply viral blogs.

National Geographic Documentary

 

An Artists Twist on Taxidermy Blurs the Boundaries of Humanity

Filmmaker Kathryn Carlson filmed in my studio over a 2 month period and edited her film into this documentary that beautifully tells the story of the making of one of my sculptures.

National Geographic

PROOF: National Geographic

Creator’s Project/Vice


Meet the Artist Putting Human Faces on Taxidermied Animals

VICE

Hybridity: The New Frontier

21C Museum Hotels, Louisville

“Science, as well as imagination, inspires Goicolea, as well as Patricia Piccinini, Laura Ball, Thomas Grünfeld, Sarah Garzoni, Kate Clark, Joshua Haycraft, and others. Cloning, mutations, and other forms of genetic engineering and technical innovation create new life forms here—a fleshy, wide-eyed, long-haired being resting atop an electronic speaker, a parade of animal species close to extinction whose bodies are morphing together, a bird’s head atop a goat’s body, a chicken “wearing” a rabbit, a gazelle with distinctly human facial features, a tiny bird sporting an mechanized beak at home in a Plexiglas habitat.”

– Alice Gray Stites, Museum Director

21cmuseumhotels.com

Kunst und Kirche

Dealing with art and religion, the magazine Kunst und Kirche appears throughout Germany, Austria an Switzerland.

kunstundkirche

Artist Talk at The Lodge Gallery

Thursday, May 21  7 pm- 9 pm

131 Chrystie Street

Featuring: George Boorujy, Kate Clark, Peter Daverington,  Lori Nix, Ryan Scully and Doug Young

in conjunction with the current exhibition: POST HUMAN UTOPIA

on view through May 31, 2015

thelodgegallery

(photo credit: Dena Hysell)

Sculptures displayed on stage

NYFA Hall of Fame Benefit

April, 2015

Honoring:

Judith K. Brodsky, Anthony Hegarty, Shirin Neshat, Eric Overmeyer

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)

2014 Artists’ Fellowship Award

Crafts/Sculpture

art ltd.

November/December 2014

Cover image for an article about the exhibition ‘Late Harvest’ at the Nevada Museum of Art.

Installation

Leisure Life NYC

with artist: Red Ukachukwu

Styling: Leisure Life NYC, Charnier Corey

Performance: Red sat with the sculpture that he modeled for and held his precise model’s pose from day into evening.

L’Art des Monstres

Eloi Rosseau, Johann Protais

Editions Palette

editionspalette

The Wall Street Journal

Mixing Taxidermy and Art

‘Urban Gardner’, December 2014

by Ralph Gardner

thewallstreetjournal

Galerie LJ, Paris

Kate Clark,  Quentin Garel,  AJ Fosik

October 23- November 29, 2015

12 rue Commines, FR-75003 Paris

Galerie LJ

Tale

purchased by the
JP Morgan Chase Art Collection

on permanent display

JP Morgan Chase

Private Banking Offices, Chicago, IL

Islip Art Museum

Faux Sho’

October 5 – December 28, 2014
Reception: Sunday, Nov. 9, from 1-4pm
Curated by Beth Giacummo

Artists:

Avital Burg, Kate Clark, Hannah Cole, Tim Conlon, A.J Fries, Daniel Greene, Do Ho Suh, Robert C. Jackson, Brett Kern, Ben Owens, Naomi Safran-Hon, Mary Sweeny, Courtney Young, Dean West and Nathan Sawaya

Provincetown Art Association and Museum

Contemporary Invitational at PAAM – Our Centennial Year

Nov 7, 2014 – January 18, 2015
Reception: Friday Nov 7, 2014
Curated by Joe Fiorello

Featured Artists:

Jarrod Beck
Kate Clark
Lauren Ewing
Mark Parsons
Warren Muller

(photo credit: James Zimmerman)

Vice

Women Are Dominating the Rogue Taxidermy Scene

By Claire Voon

Vice.com

Nevada Museum of Art

Late Harvest
Sept. 27, 2014 – January 18, 2015
Opening Reception, Thursday, Oct 9th
Curated by JoAnne Northrup.

Late Harvest juxtaposes contemporary art made with taxidermy with historically significant wildlife paintings, resulting in intriguing parallels and startling aesthetic contrasts. The exhibition seeks to simultaneously confirm—through historically-significant wildlife paintings—and subvert—through contemporary art and photography—viewers’ preconceptions of the place of animals in culture. An Illustrated catalogue accompanies the exhibition.

Berlinde De Bruychere, Petah Coyne, Kate Clark, Wim Delvoye, Mark Dion, Elmgreen & Dragset, Carlee Fernandez, Damien Hirst, Idiots, Polly Morgan, John Newsom, Tim Noble and Sue Webster, Yinka Shonibare MBE, Amy Stein, and others.

Gallery 220

Curated by Dexter Wimberly

In Sheep’s Clothing: Animals as Symbols in Contemporary Art
Sept 4 – Sept 29, 2014.
Reception: Thursday, Sept 11, 6:00 – 9:00

111 Front Street # 220
(DUMBO) Brooklyn, NY
Also open during the DUMBO ARTS FESTIVAL, Sept. 27, 28, 29th

Artists:

Ruby Onyinyechi, Amanze, Kate Clark, Hugh Hayden, Yashua Klos, Irvin Morazan, Kenny Rivero, Lucy Wilner, Martin Wittfooth, Saya Woolfak

Taxidermy Art:

A Rogue’s Guide to the Work, the Culture, and How to Do It Yourself
Robert Marbury

Author Robert Marbury makes for a friendly (and often funny) guide, addressing the three big questions people have about taxidermy art: What is it all about? Can I see some examples? and How can I make my own? He takes readers through a brief history of taxidermy (and what sets artistic taxidermy apart) and presents stunning pieces from the most influential artists in the field.

Citizen

An American Lyric
Claudia Rankine

Available Oct 7, 2014
Grey Wolf Press
A provocative meditation on race, Claudia Rankine’s long-awaited follow up to her groundbreaking book Don’t Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric

Commissioned Sculpture
for an image featured in the book

Boulin Art Info

Press During the inaugural exhibition

The Lodge Gallery

131 Chrystie Street, New York, NY 10002

 Die Wunderkammer, Objects of Virtue

March 21- April 28th.

Artists:

Paul Brainard, Kate Clark, Lori Field, Aaron Johnson, Melora Kuhn, Hayley McCulloch, Dennis McNett, Pop Mortem, Lucia Pedi, Mac Premo, Graham Preston, Christy Rupp, Julia Samuels, Tom Sanford, Sigrid Sarda, Madeline Von Foerster

Miami Project

Muriel Guepin Gallery

December 2013

Wallpaper Magazine

Stylist’s eye: Michael Reynold’s photo diary of Design Miami and Art Basel Miami Beach

December 2013

Cool Hunting

Miami Art Week 2013: Beast and Birds

December 2013

Cool Hunting

THEY ARE US: Animal Identity and the Anthropomorphic Urge

September 19 – November 2, 2013

Rick Wester Fine Art, New York, NY

Artists:

Christian Vogt, Kate Clark, Kumie Tsuda, Martin Wittfooth, Meghan Boody, Tanja Verlak

Body As Landscape

May, 2013

Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art

Artists:

Anonda Bell, Katrina Bello, Judith Braun, Kate Clark, Jennifer Cohen, LoCurto/ Outcault, Maria Driscoll McMahon and Armando Marino.

 

Halle Saint Pierre Museum

Paris, France

Hey! Modern Art and Pop Culture / part ll

January 25- August 8, 2013

61 international artists

Image used for banner and posters throughout Paris

Parisian Press

during the exhibition:

Hey! Modern Art and Pop Culture / part ll

including:

ID magazine, the Huffington Post, Time Out, Arts Magazine and others.

Cabinets of Wonder

Christine Davenne, (Author) Christine Fleurent (Photographer)

Publisher: Abrams, October, 2012