Marsia Alexander-Clarke

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Marsia Alexander-Clark
Born 1939
Valparaíso, Chile[1]
Education Claremont Graduate University
Art Students League of New York
Park College[1]
Known for Video installation
Website Official website

Marsia Alexander-Clarke is an American video installation artist.

Personal life and education[edit]

Marsia Alexander-Clarke was born in Valparaiso, Chile in 1939 and moved to the United States to attend high school in 1952,[2] eventually becoming a United States citizen. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts at Park College, and studied at the Art Students League of New York under Ethel Schwabacher from 1962 to 1968. She finalized her education by getting her Master of Fine Arts from Claremont Graduate School in 1974.[1] She lives and works in Riverside, California.[2]

Artistic career[edit]

Still shot of High Flyin' Bird by Alexander-Clarke, 2002, single-channel video.

Alexander-Clarke started her artistic career as a sculptor in the 1970s and 80s. Her primary sculptures of this time were called "Nomadic". She would install these sculptures in nature, documenting them and then exhibiting them in galleries calling their gallery placement "dormant." These "nomadic" pieces were made of brown wrapping paper and tape, and eventually out of wood and canvas. Through these works, Alexander-Clarke explored ideas of process art, anthropology, and packaging. In the early 1990s Alexander-Clarke became involved in video art. She was active in Studio X, a production company based in California. In 1997 she had her first video exhibition, S-T-R-E-T-C-H-I-N-G, at El Camino College and the California Museum of Photography.[3] Her work is held in public and private collections, including International Paper.[1]

Notable exhibitions[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Marsia Alexander-Clarke (2003). "Resume". Retrieved 24 Aug 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Marsia Alexander-Clarke (2003). "Marsia Alexander-Clarke, Video Artist". Retrieved 24 Aug 2011. 
  3. ^ "Participant Biographies". International Sympoisum 2006. University of California, Riverside. 2006. Retrieved 24 Aug 2011. 
  4. ^ "Marsia Alexander-Clarke and Barbara Berk". Visual Arts. University of California, Riverside. 2007. Retrieved 24 Aug 2011.