B.1987.Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies
Lives and works in New York

 
Education: 

2014
Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MD
Master of Fine Arts, Mount Royal School of Art, Interdisciplinary

2011
New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ Bachelor in Fine Arts in photography (Cum Laude)

2008
Lorenzo De Medici University, Florence, Italy. Studies abroad in photography/ ne arts
 
Solo/Two Person Exhibitions: 

2019

Relative Semblance, WDR+G, Brooklyn, NY (November 2019)

2016
When I Feel the Need to Be, I Can Not Regard the Pain of Others, Ballroom Gallery, Baltimore, MD |Sindikit| Projects Presents: Joyce Scott + Allana Clarke, |Sindikit| Projects, Baltimore, MD
 
Group Exhibitions: 

2019

Do-Over, Unrequited Leisure, Nashville, TN (curated by Didier Morelli)

2018
Indoor Outposts, FRAC des Pays de la Loire, Nantes, France (Curated by Joe Scanlan)

2017
That Around Which the Universe Revolves, SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin, DE Spiral/Recoil, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE
Let Me Look At You, Arlington Art Center, Arlington, VA
No Agenda, Williamstown Town Hall, Williamstown, MA (Curated by Alexander Jen)

2016
A Seed Don’t Make a Tree, ACRE Gallery, Chicago, IL
The Others, 56 Bogart Gallery, NY (Curated by Baseera Khan)
A (Mis) Perceived Physique, Target Gallery @ Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA Love2016, Columbia University Neiman Gallery, NY, NY (Curated by Rachel Stern)

2014
Desired, Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL
Surfaced, D Center, Baltimore, MD
Femme, Goucher College, Baltimore, MD
SlamUp!, Gallery CA, Baltimore, MD
Paths That Cross, 313 Gallery, Jersey City, NJ
Metanoia: Practices of Exhaustion, Grace Exhibition space (Volta NYC), Brooklyn, NY Untitled, TenMarc Gallery, Jersey City, NJ

2013
3x3x3, Leidy & Riggs Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD Texture of the Drift, Gallery CA, Baltimore, MD
Transmorgrify, Emmanuel Church, Baltimore, MD
 
2012
Mount Royal Fall Show, Leidy & Riggs Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD 2011
In Her Strength, The Brennan Gallery, Jersey City, NJ

2010
Process Impact: A National Exhibition of Activist Art, Murray State University, Murray, KY Nouns, 32 Jones Gallery, Jersey City, NJ

2009
Breaking Boundaries II: International Photography festival, Pingyao, China
 
Performances:
 
2018

A Recollection of Memories Associated with My Being & How I Forgot Them, Women Between the Arts Performance Series, New School Glassbox Studio, NY, NY

2016
Notes on Belonging to Boundaries, Five Myles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Archeology of a Silence: A Duet, Invisible Exports Gallery (In Conjunction with Hard & Fast: Clifford Owens, a Solo Exhibition), NY, NY ShowDown: Archeology of a Silence: A Duet, Gibney Dance, NY, NY

2015
Bearden Migrations Symposium, Columbia University, NYC (Performance collaboration with Clifford Owens) In Situ, School of Visual Arts, NYC, (Performance Collaboration with Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong & Clifford Owens)
 
Screenings: 

2017

Dance/Performance in Interdisciplinary Perspective symposium, ‘62 Center for Theatre & Dance, Williams College, Williamstown, MA

2016
Are You Loathsome?, Video Revival, Brooklyn, NY
Thomasson Theature Presents: ThatInItself, 426 West Franklin, Baltimore, MD

2015
The Divine Feminine, Black House Cinema, Chicago, IL
 
Awards / Fellowships:

2019

Puffin Foundation Grant 

2015
Franklin Furnace Fund Grant

2014
Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship
MICA Skowhegan Matching Fellowship Vermont Studio Center Civil Society Fellowship

2013
Peter W. Brooke Endowed Fellowship for the Mt. Royal School of Art Maryland Institute College of Art Graduate Scholarship, Baltimore, MD

2012
Maryland Institute College of Art Graduate Scholarship, Baltimore, MD
 
Residencies: 

2020

Women’s Studio Workshop, Kingston, NY

2019
Pearl Arts Diving Residency, Pittsburgh, PA
Yaddo
2015
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT Lighthouse Works, Fishers Island, NY ACRE Residency, Steuben, WI

2014
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME Ordinary Project, Chicago, IL

Press:

2017

ALLANA CLARKE ON CONCEPTUAL ART, CRITICAL INQUIRY, AND THE DYNAMICS OF THE ART WORLD
2016
'14 Emering Women Artists to Watch in 2017'

'Sharing The Void: Boundlessness In Allana Clarke’s ‘Notes On Belonging To Boundaries'

'The Studio Visit: Sindikit'

'Three women artists use the female body as a means to explore equity, power, politics, and memory in new Target Gallery show'

'How Artists Interpret Love'

'Torpedo Factory’s latest exhibit explores body politics, equity and power'
2013
ARC magazine, ‘Allana Clarke Defining Blackness Within Blackness’, November, 2013 Issue 8
MICA News Peter W. Brooke Fellow 2014

 
Visiting Artist Lectures/Panels:

2018

Panelist: Women Artists: Reshaping the Conversation, Longhouse Reserve, East
Hampton, NY
University of Chicago Open Practice Committee Lecture Series
 
2017
Mount Royal School of Art MICA

2014
SUNY New Paltz