MY EXPERIENCE

 

Every single line means something.

                  ~ Jean-Michel Basquiat

 

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

 

“If it was perfect, it would not be considered art. I look at my experience with breast cancer as God's way of making me appreciate the blessings that I have. So I can only feel sorry for those who will never have the same opportunity. My survival is my inspiration.”

 

 

 

Keiona Clark Art

Gallery Showroom

 

 

 

artist bio

 

Keiona Clark is an artist entrepreneur and a curator based in Washington, DC metro area. Clark serves as Gallery Manager for 39th Street Gallery located in Brentwood, Maryland. She is also Curator for the Gateway Community Development Corporation which is the catalyst for arts-centered economic revitalization of the US Route 1 corridor and the surrounding Prince George's County communities within the Gateway Arts District, including Mount Rainier, Brentwood and North Brentwood, Maryland. 

 

Clark is Founder and CEO of the DMV League of Artists; her passion is to align with similar minds and network to build a force in the creative community through fostering relationships and creating fellowship with an extraordinary league of creative souls. Keiona has not only proven herself to be a force in the “Art” of business; she is also an Artist/ Creative inspired by her love for art: an Abstract Impressionist inspired by her love for all things involving creativity. 

 

Keiona is a (stage 3B) breast cancer survivor who was inspired to create shortly after her chemo infusions. Surviving cancer helped her decide that her life would be centered on her passion. As a young child, Clark had a natural talent and took to art as soon as she was able to hold a crayon. With no formal training, her inspiration is experience, emotional expression and inner energy, and sometimes contemplation. Non-traditional application of paints and technique make her art original, inspirational, and unique.

Exhibition work

 

ART BASEL 2020, SPECTRUM GALLERY

Curation

December 2019

 

Ward 7

Mural

3950 Minnesota Ave NE, DC 20019

October 2019 

 

PEPCO EDISON GALLERY

702 8th St NW, DC 20068

January 2019

 

BUSBOY’S & POETS

1025 5th St. NW, DC 20001

October 2018 - Present

 

450 K St NW, DC

March – October 2018

 

39th STREET GALLERY

Solo Exhibit – Like a Girl, Like a Boss

3901 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood, MD 20722

September- December 2018

 

 

 

 

 

HARLEM FINE ARTS SHOW

101 Constitution Ave, NW, DC

June 2018

 

WSSC Water GALLERY

14501 Sweitzer Ln, Laurel, MD 20707

•  February 2017

•  May 2016

•  February 2016

•  June 2015

 

TAKOMA PARK FESTIVAL

Carroll Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912

October 2016

 

ART O MATIC 2017

1800 S Bell St, Arlington, VA 22202

March 24 – May 6, 2017

 

ART O MATIC 2015

8100 Corporate Drive, Hyattsville MD

October 30 – December 12, 2015

 

STORAGE VILLAGE

Mural

4950 Nicholson Court, North Bethesda, MD 20895

April 2013 – Present

 

 

experience

 

Abstract Impressionist, Artist - 2014 - present

Founder, DMV League of Artists – 2019 - present

Event Coordination, Project Management, Art Curator and Artist Liaison, Gateway CDC

Art Curator and Manager, 39th Street Gallery - January 2019 - Present

 

Curation

 

Gateway Open Studio Tours - Mt. Rainier, MD (30 Artists) - Spring 2018 & 2019

Harlem Fine Arts Show (DMV League of Artists) - Washington, DC (7 Artists) - 2018

Harlem Fine Arts Show (DMV League of Artists Pop Up) – Harlem, NY (20 artists and vendors)

39th Street Gallery - September 2018, February 2019 & 2020

The Gift 420 (60 artists)

Art Basel, Spectrum Gallery, The Fearless Artist Pop up - Miami, FL (13 artists) - December 2019

 

Bibliography & Media

 

Alcove Books American Art Collectors- Juried Competition of New Work 2015 - I Surrender

Alcove Books American Art Collectors- Juried Competition of New Work 2016 - Jeramiah 29:11

Alcove Books American Art Collectors- Juried Competition of New Work 2017 – Madam Butterfly

 

Women Who Inspire Excellence at WSSC- March 22, 2016

NBC 4 News- Breast Cancer Survival

WJLA Let’s Talk Live (Live interview/ framing Demo) - June 13, 2018

Radio One, News Talk Live - September 2018

 

Awards

 

Honoree Gateway CDC Art Awards Gala -December 2018 (Contributions to Gateway Arts District)

Artists Illuminate Mural Contest (Placed top 3 out of 8) - N. Bethesda April 2013

 

Partnerships

 

DMV League of Artists, Gateway CDC, LW Arts & Design, WHUR, Mount Rainier PD, Harlem Fine Arts Show

PG Parks & Rec, PG Arts and Humanities, Black Art Today, Thurgood Marshall Center