Novel Ideas exhibiting artist Ann Clarke Clarke speaks about the meaningful and unexpected connections between her artistic practice and her work outside of the art world.
For years, she has worked with movement therapy and veterans to explore how art can have tangible impact on the communities we inhabit and the lives of people we love and care for.
Originally from Rochester, NY, Ann Clarke is a fiber artist who received an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting and printmaking from the University of Michigan. Clarke has spent the majority of her professional career in academia as a higher education administrator and faculty member at Syracuse University. In 1998, she joined SU as a faculty member in Fiber Arts/Material Studies. In 2008, she was named the Dean of Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts, and returned to the faculty in 2016.