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Cathleen Clarke

Chicago, Illinois

Artist Statement

My work explores themes of memory, mortality, and the passing of time. Gathering inspiration from old family photos, childhood recollections and found images, I paint not what’s in front of me but what I recall from a distant memory. With the passing of time, an ugliness emerges yet there is beauty that coexists within. The figures in my paintings appear to dissolve into the background, evoking a constant struggle of clarity and uncertainty, life and death.

Artist Biography

Cathleen Clarke was born in Chicago, IL in 1988 where she currently lives and works. She received her Bachelor’s in Fine Art degree with an emphasis in Painting and Drawing from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA. She has exhibited her work in numerous group shows in the US and internationally, as well as two solo shows in San Francisco, CA.



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