Cathleen Clarke was born in Chicago, IL and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She received her bachelor’s degree with an emphasis on painting and drawing from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA in 2014. Clarke has exhibited her work in numerous group shows in the US and internationally, as well as two solo shows in San Francisco, CA. In 2018, Clarke was chosen as a finalist for the Hopper Prize Award and also earned 3rd Place Honorable Mention Award for the Midwest Open show at Woman Made Gallery. She was recently a Season 1 artist in residence at the NARS Foundation in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, 2019.