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JESSE CLARK

PHOTOGRAPHER

Jesse Clark is Haitian-American photographer based in Florida. Clark recently received his B.F.A. in Photography and Imaging from Ringling College of Art + Design in 2023. Clark’s work can be described as vibrant and poetic, with its soft visualizations of Black identity and beauty. Clark is interested in combating outdated perceptions and misrepresentations of Blackness within the media through his portraiture.

EXHIBITIONS

  • Teaching and Learning, Patricia Thompson Alumni and Skylight Galleries, Sarasota FL.
  • Misconceptions, Selby Gallery, Sarasota FL.
  • Best of Ringling,  Ringling College of Art + Design, Sarasota, FL, 2023 
  • Ligature XIII, Lois and David Stulberg Gallery, Sarasota FL. 2023
  • Visions in Black 2023, Arts and Cultural Alliance, 2023
  • CHIMERAS, Debra M. Cooley Photography Center, Sarasota, FL, 2023
  • In Pursuit of Purpose, Debra M. Cooley Photography Center, Sarasota, FL, 2023
  • Warriors of Sarasota, Mara Studio + Gallery, Sarasota, FL, 2022
  • EVERGLOW, Art Center Sarasota, FL, 2022
  • Best of Ringling, Ringling College of Art + Design, Sarasota, FL, 2022
  • Visions in Black, Art Center Sarasota, FL, 2022
  • My Beautiful, SPAACES Gallery, Sarasota FL. 2022
  • Favorite Photo Exhibition, Lenscratch.com, 2022
  • Through the Lens, Mara Studio + Gallery, Sarasota, FL, 2021
  • Best of Ringling, Ringling College of Art + Design, Sarasota, FL, 2021
  • Black Muse, Suncoast Black Arts Collaborative, FL, 2021
  • Art to the World, Miguel Angel Ramirez Foundation, Panchimalco, San Salvador, 2021
  • Anywhere But Here, Debra M. Cooley Photography Center, Sarasota, FL, 2020
  • Who Lit A Match? Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland FL, 2019

AWARDS

  • Photography Category Winner, Global Design Graduate Show, 2023
  • President’s Award, Best of Ringling, Ringling College of Art + Design, Sarasota, FL, 2023
  • Bronze Award, Best of Ringling, Ringling College of Art + Design, Sarasota, FL, 2023
  • Trustee Scholar, Photography and Imaging, Ringling College of Art + Design, Sarasota, 2022
  • Trustee Scholar Nominee, Student Life, Ringling College of Art + Design, Sarasota, 2022
  • President’s Award, Best of Ringling, Ringling College of Art + Design, Sarasota, FL, May 2021
  • 2nd Place, Black Muse Exhibition, Suncoast Black Arts Collaborative, Sarasota, FL, Feb. 2021
  • Presidential Scholarship, Ringling College of Art + Design, Sarasota, FL
  • Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America. Troop 713, Lakeland, FL, Jan. 2019
  • Silver Garland Award, Art Category, The Ledger, Lakeland, FL, May 2019
  • 1st Place, Florida State Fair Portfolio Exhibition, Tampa Fairgrounds, FL, Feb. 2019
  • Award of Distinction, Blooming Arts Festival, Bartow FL, Mar. 2018