Joshua R. Clark

Artist Statement

Like a pop song you cannot seem to get out of your head, I am interested in the things that capture our attention for surface reason, but which continue to haunt us for reasons we cannot quite put our finger on. In my practice the subject matter has always come from my daily experiences. A collection of associative experiences that I feel has the potential to communicate something telling about our collective human psychology, specifically as it relates to our desire for aesthetics experiences. There is a gap between how the world is presented to us, and how we then perceive it. A reality that can only be approached, but never fully grasped, and while no concrete meaning is possible, one can orbit close enough to the work of art to come away with something meaningful. This is how I wish my works to be engaged.

-- Joshua R. Clark


Joshua R. Clark is a ceramic artist who lives and works in Las Cruces New Mexico where he is an assistant professor of art at New Mexico State University. He received his B.F.A. from The Ohio State University and his M.F.A. from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2015. He has exhibited nationally and internationally with no-table exhibitions at the Yingge Ceramic Art museum in Taiwan, The Museum of Ceramics in Fiorano Italy, The Museum of International Design and Ceramics in Lav-eno Mombello Italy, The Xi’an City Wall Art Museum in Xian China, The Arizona State Museum of Art in Tempe Arizona, The Zanesville Museum of Art in Zanesville Ohio, and the Cranbrook Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills Michigan. Clark is included in the 2019 Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale, and received the Gold Prize in the 2016 Taiwan Ceramic Biennale.