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About Jennifer Clarke

Born in Bexley, Kent, England in 1943. After doing her BA at Goldsmith’s College School of Art in London in sculpture and printmaking, tutored by Ivor Roberts Jones in sculpture and Paul Drury in intaglio printmaking, she did an additional year resulting in a Goldsmith’s Diploma in printmaking.
She then moved to Denmark in 1967, later becoming a Danish citizen. In 1969, she was employed by the National Museum in Copenhagen and worked there for thirteen years at the Decorative Arts Conservation Department. Here she was also given further education in decorative techniques, gilding, wood and marble imitation at the Copenhagen Conservator School.
In the early 1980’s, she moved to the country to the Danish island of Langeland. This was a home base for the rest of her professional life working as a freelance restorer and conservator.
In the mid 1990’s, she returned part-time to her love of printmaking, establishing her own print studio at her workshop on Langeland.
Discovering that there had been advancements in less-toxic print making methods, she attended courses at Wimbledon School of Art in London and at the Grafisk Eksperimentarium in Copenhagen. Since then she continued to develop her printmaking skills using several of the new intaglio techniques. However, in 2009, she started working with mezzotint and since then it has become a prime focus, absorbing her in this labor-intensive printmaking technique.
In 2006, she began to divide her time by living half the year at her island home in Denmark and the other half living in the Sonoran Desert in southern Arizona in the United States. While in Arizona she has volunteered at The Drawing Studio, Tucson, Arizona, introducing non-toxic printmaking techniques to their studio practice.
In 2016, she moved to Arizona where she has established her own print studio. Since then, she has become an American citizen and continues to introduce fellow printmakers to the intricacies of mezzotint and printmaking.
Freelance Conservator and Restorer

1982 - 2010 Freelance Conservator and Restorer
1999 Participated in workshop in Non-Toxic Printmaking at Wimbledon School of Art, London, England
1999 Participated in workshop in Non-Toxic Printmaking at Grafisk Ekperimentarium, Copenhagen, Denmark
2004-2006 Taught courses in Printmaking at own studio in Denmark
2008 Volunteer at The Drawing Studio, Tucson, AZ, USA, introducing non- toxic printmaking into their studio practice.
2009 Started working with Mezzotint
2016 Became a permanent resident and moved to the US.
2017 - 2018 Teaching classes in Mezzotint at The Drawing Studio, Tucson, AZ
Texas National, Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX
2024 Juried Exhibitions
Under Pressure 2024 National Printmaking Exhibition, The Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, CO GALAX 57
National Competition and Exhibition, Galesburg Community Art Center,
Galesburg, IL
Impressed 2024: National Printmaking Exhibition, Art Gym Gallery, Denver, CO
Works on Paper, Make your Mark, Core Art Space, Lakewood, CO
44th National Print Exhibition, Artlink Contemporary Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN
37th Annual McNeese National Works on Paper, McNeese State University, Lake Charles,LA

Awards 2023
64ARTS, Harlow & Lila Blum Works on Paper Award
48th International Art Show, Brownsville Museum of Fine Art, 2nd Prize Works on Pape National Juried Exhibition Galex 56, Community Arts Center, Galesburg, IL 61401
Call of the Wild, SCORE’s Annual Juried Online Exhibition, CA
75 Boston Printmakers, 2023 Juried North American Print Biennial, Boston MA
Atlanta Printmakers Studio, Juried Atlanta Print Biennial, Hapeville, GA 303554
Solo Exhibition, Artists and Makers, Oro Valley, Tucson,AZ

2023 Beauty of Being Here click here to see the poster
Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum, Baldwin Gallery, Tucson, Arizona - this is a solo Exhibition
2022-23 Wonder, national juried exhibition, Gallery Pour-d, Rockford, MI 
2022 Brand 50 Annual National Juried Exhibition Works on Paper, Brand Library & Art Center, Glendale CA 91201, USA
2022  64 Arts National Juried Exhibition, Buchanan Center for the Arts, Monmouth, IL 61462, USA
2022 Extrem Pressure Biennial of American Prints, College ofCentral Florida, Ocala FL 34474, USA
2022  Axis Gallery 17th National Juried Exhibition, Sacramento CA 95811, USA
2022  Forunderlig Skulptur- Natur 2022, Dronninglund Kunstcenter, 9330 Dronninglund, Denmark
2022 35th Annual McNeese Juried National Works on Paper Exhibition McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA USA
McNeese Works on Paper Purchase Award.
2022 Juried Exhibition The Contemporary Print
Print Austin, Austin TX USA 2022
2022 Printmakers of The Drawing Studio Exhibit
St. Philip’s, Tucson AZ USA
2021 National Juried 64 Arts, Buchanan Center for the ArtsMonmouth IL USA
2021 Brand Library Art Center, 49th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper, Glendale CA USA
2021 National Juried Exhibition Artworks Featuring Nature Homage, D’Art Center, Norfolk VA USA
Awarded 3rd Place for Best in Show.
2021 National Juried Under Pressure, Webster Arts, Webster Grove MO USA
2021 Members Juried Exhibition, Tubac Center of the Arts, Tubac AZ USA
2021 International Juried Print Exhibition, New Grounds Remarque Print Workshop, Albuquerque NM USA
2021 Tubac Heritage Alliance, Following the Stars, Tubac Presidio AZ, USA
2021 Dallas Metro Arts Contemporary, Animal, Mineral or Vegetable Overlooked Art National, Anna TX, USA. Printmaking/Drawing Award
2021 27th Parkside National Print Exhibition, Kenosha WI, USA
2021 GALEX 55 National Competition & Exhibition, Galesburg IL, USA
Blick Purchase Award for Galesburg Civic Center Permanent collection,
2021 Best in Show, Impressions Art of Print Invitation, Tubac Arts Center,Tubac, AZ, USA
2020 Open Studio, Tubac Arts Center, Tubac AZ, USA
2020 Lincoln Center’s Under Pressure Exhibition, Fort Collins CO, USA
2020 National Juried Printmaking Plus D’art Gallery, Denver CO, USA
2019 International Mezzotint Festival V, Yekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts,
Yekaterinburg, Russia
2019 Works on Paper Award, 64 Arts National Juried Exhibition, Buchanan Center for the Arts,Monmouth IL, USA
2019 Remarque Print Workshop 7th Annual
International Juried Print Exhibition, Albuquerque NM, USA
2019 Members Juried Exhibit Tubac Arts Center of the Arts, Tubac AZ, USA
2019 Atlanta Print Biennial, Atlanta, GA, USA
2019 26th Parkside National Print Exhibition, Kenosha, WI, USA
2019 Group Show, Honen Temple, Kyoto, Japan
2018 First Place Award, Pressing Matters, Whiteaker Printmakers National Biennial, Eugene, OR, USA    
2018 Drawing on Nature, Botanical Gardens,
Tucson, AZ, USA
2018 Healing Nature, National, Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA, USA
2018 Nature Within, Solo Show, The Drawing Studio, Tucson AZ, USA
2017 Puma: Past and Present, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Art Institute,
 Tucson. AZ, USA
2017 The Printmakers of The Drawing Studio, Rancho Linda Vista Barn Gallery,Oracle, AZ, USA
2017 International Mezzotint Festival IV, Yekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts,
Yekaterinburg, Russia
2017 The Drawing Studio Faculty Show, Mesch Clark & Rothschild, Tucson, AZ
2017 Tucson Legal Aid Society, Tucson, AZ, USA
2016 Danish Printmakers, Art Center Silkeborg Bad, Silkeborg, Denmark
2015 International Mezzotint Festival III, Yekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts,
Yekaterinburg, Russia
2015 Bagenkop Kunsthallen, Bagenkop Havn, 5935 Bagenkop, Denmark
2015 Skovsgaard Gods MadMarket, 5900 Rudkøbing, Denmark
2014 Sydhavørens Efterårsudstilling, Nykøbing Falster, Denmark
2013 Impressions, The Drawing Studio,Tucson, AZ, USA
2013 Kunstnernes Sommerudstilling 13, Janus Bygningen, Tistrup, Denmark
2012 Bagenkop Kunsthal, Bagenkop Havn, 5935 Bagenkop, Denmark
2011 Solo Exhibit, Natural Selections a Printmakers Journey, Visual Arts Gallery,   Central Arizona College, Coolidge, AZ, USA
2010-12 DVD about migration in Arizona at the US/ Mexico border for the exhibition
Destination X, Museum of World Culture, Gothenburg, Sweden
2003 Fynske Piger I Maj, Svendborg, Denmark
1991 Toppen, Copenhagen, Denmark
1975 Allerød Kunstforening, Allerød, Denmark
1975 Albertslund Center, Albertslund, Denmark
1967 Painter Etchers National Exhibition, London, England
 A mention in the Arts Review
Member of DG Danske Grafikere
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