Maria Clark is a Anglo-French visual artist and performer. She lives and works in Paris.
Her current research is based on the question of life process and borders on the themes of insularity, human scale, territories and body limits (human-animal, male-female, inside-outside,…).
She uses her own body as her main medium. Her media are multiple: video, film, photo, objets, drawing, painting, writing … Action Art and installations are also a large part of her practice.
She exhibits and performs in France and abroad since 2003 (Germany, Spain, Israel, United Arab Emirates, Italy, New Caledonia, Czech Republic) and obtains in 2013 the Art and Culture price (« Premio per la Cultura – Pentagramma d’Oro ») by the Fondazione Premio Galileo 2000 in Florence (Italy).
Working also as a life model, she founds the Coordination of the Art Models association and publishes the essay À bras-le-corps (plâtrière éd ., 2012), a perambulation between her posing sessions and her performative works. She also develops a research on the questions of the model, the skin-envelope, presence and imprint.
Some publications of articles and audiovisual realizations.
She currently works on various SETS. Each element of the Set can be removed (or pass from a set to an other), and new elements can be added. The shape of the sets is thus variable in space and in time, allowing the work not to be definitive and to be constantly in process. 5 current sets: ANIMALITY, EPIDERMIK, EROS, ARCHIPELAGO, MEMORY.