JESSE CLARK

PHOTOGRAPHER

Jesse Clark is Haitian-American fine art photographer based in Sarasota, Florida. Clark is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Ringling College of Art and Design with a concentration in Photography and Imaging. Often described as vibrant and poetic, his work primarily explores consciousness and identity as it relates to cultural issues. Clark’s photography has been exhibited in SPAACES Gallery, Art Center Sarasota and Mara Studio + Gallery in Sarasota, Florida. In 2021, his work was featured in Sarasota Magazine and Stories To Change The World–International Activist Collection. Clark hopes to inspire other creatives to use their artistic voice and move the world forward through positive change.

EXHIBITIONS

  • 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

  • Trustee Scholar Nomination, Photography and Imaging, Ringling College of Art + Design, Sarasota, 2022
  • Trustee Scholar Nomination, 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
  • Art Category Winner of the Silver Garland Award, 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
Headshot by ©Mikenna Bowers Photography