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NAOMI CLARK

NAOMI CLARK 

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Naomi Clark Artist and Co-Founder of Fort Makers

Naomi Clark is a painter and textile artist who currently resides in Santa Rosa, California. Born in Denver, Colorado, Clark moved to Brooklyn to study painting at Pratt Institute in 2006 and from here she received her MFA. Her initial collaboration with Fort Makers, The Blanket Project, was a natural progression from the work she did for her Pratt thesis show. At Pratt, Naomi painted found objects, and she related her approach to that of Marcel Duchamp’s. For The Blanket Project, Naomi continues this approach by painting on found, old, wool blankets. In her exploration of breaking free from the canvas, Naomi has painted Fort Makers’ ties, blankets, scarves, dresses, lamp shades and pillows, as well as stage backdrops for MoMA PS1’s Warm Up series. Naomi’s major influences include Louise Bourgeois, Marcel Duchamp, Joan Mitchell and Willem De Kooning. She continues to paint canvases, and her paintings can be seen at naomi-clark.com