Installation view of Roots Unbound from SonyaClark: Heavenly Bound , deCordovaSculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA, 2021.

"Constellation of a New American Canon: Sonya Clark Here and Abroad"



  • “Constellation of a New American Canon: African American Artists Abroad,” Nka, Journal of Contemporary African Art, Duke University Press, (forthcoming)


  • “John Biggers’ Quilting Party: Will the Circle Be Unbroken?,” International Review of African American Art, Hampton University Press, October 2019
  • “The After-Glow of Alexis Nutini’s Relief Printmaking,” catalog essay for exhibition Dos Tres Press: Color-Coded, Brandywine Printmaking Workshop and Archives, Philadelphia, June 21– October 5, 2019


  • My letterpress print Colorful Boy featured in Tinker Street art journal, first publication, Hudson, NY
  • “Richard Hricko’s Homage to Decay and Recovery,” catalog essay for artist’s exhibition Growth and Survival, Art at Wharepuke, Kerikeri, New Zealand and exhibition at C.R. Ettinger Studio Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  • “Tara Sabharwal: Embracing the Lightness of Being,” catalog essay for an exhibition at Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi, India


  • “Scherezade Garcia,” catalog essay for solo exhibition at the Gallery of the College of Staten Island, NYC


  • Dissertation: Spirited Pattern and Decoration in Contemporary Black Atlantic Art, Proquest
  • Primordial Ink:  Alexis Nutini’s Synthesized Worlds, Napoleon Gallery exhibition catalog, Philadelphia


  • Faces of Africa and its Diaspora, Stella Elkins Gallery, Tyler School of Art: exhibition catalog, published by Tyler School of Art, Temple University


  • Review of Contemporary African Art Since 1980 by African Arts (2010), James S. Coleman African Studies Center, University of California, Los Angeles.


  • From Taboo to Icon, Africanist Turnabout, catalog from 35-artist exhibition exploring concepts of taboo and icon in the African Diaspora. Co-curated with Shervone Neckles for Ice Box Project Space, Crane Arts Building, Philadelphia, PA, (January 10, 2008 – February 12, 2008)
  • Afro-American National Biography Project: “Biography of John Biggers,” Oxford University Press and Harvard University's W. E. B. Du Bois Institute
  • Parnassus, The University of Louisville Graduate Art History Journal, “Seduction/Subversion: African Art and Commodification,” (Spring 2008) 
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