Clarissa Sligh is a visual artist, lecturer, and essayist. Her photo-text images, artists’ books and installations have been exhibited in places such as The Museum of Modern Art and the Jewish Museum, New York, NY, Walker Art Center and the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN, Corcoran Gallery of Art and the National African American Museum Project, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.
For over 25 years, Sligh has woven together the cultural, historical, personal and political to explore themes of memory, transmutation, and perceptions of boundaries and identity. Sligh’s most recent award was a 2013 grant from the Shlenker Block Fund of the Houston Jewish Community Foundation. Other awards include an International Center of Photography Annual Infinity Award (1995) and fellowships from Anonymous Was a Woman (2001), the National Endowment for the Arts (1988), the New York Foundation for the Arts in artist’s books (2005) and in photography (1988 and 2000).
Women Bring the People
Color offset lithograph. Edition of 60.