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Kristopher Rutherford

Ty CLark

Waco, United States

Painting, Sculpture • Born in Sacramento, United States • Studied at Azusa Pacific University, Brehm Center/United States and Shaanxi Normal/China

Published  15/12/2023

Ty Nathan Clark: Abstract Expressionist

Ty Clark has been creating in multiple genres since he was 4 years old. Ty grew up in a family imbued by culture. His uncle was Conway “Jiggs” Pierson, the world renowned Sculptor and Raku artist, who impacted his drive and passion for the arts at an early age. He has been exhibiting nationally for over 15 years and in 2010 was named one of America’s Brightest Young Influencers by Catalyst.

In search of “The Thin...

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Ty Clark has been creating in multiple genres since he was 4 years old. Ty grew up in a family imbued by culture. His uncle was Conway “Jiggs” Pierson, the world renowned Sculptor and Raku artist, who impacted his drive and passion for the arts at an early age. He has been exhibiting nationally for over 15 years and in 2010 was named one of America’s Brightest Young Influencers by Catalyst.

In search of “The Thin Places”, places on earth where the “Divine Presence” is so strong that they serve as portals from this world to the next, Ty has traveled the globe. He has traveled to 5 continents while spending time living, serving, creating and learning in over 20 countries, and cultures around the world. Ty was named one of ten contemporary artists in Austin to watch in 2017 and 2019 by Culture Trip. An artist, writer, designer, activist, and filmmaker, Ty has shown his work in 15 states across the United States and is currently in an artist cohort through The Brehm Center in Pasadena, CA led by his mentor, renown abstract artist Makoto Fujimura. In 2019, his Award Winning film Jump Shot (Producer) was an official selection for SXSW Film Festival, Dallas International Film Festival, Hill Country Film Festival (Audience Award), Detroit Free Press Film Festival and Dead Center Film Festival (Grand Jury Award for Best Feature Documentary 2019). Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry is the Executive Producer of the film.

In addition to the influence of his uncle “Jiggs” he studied under American sculptor William Catling while attending Azusa Pacific University’s School of Fine Arts. Ty is a founding member of the Veritas Artist Collective, 5D Artists Group and The Unknowns artist group. He has spearheaded collaborations with other artists, organizations, and communities around the world for the past two decades, advancing support and dialogue around issues regarding arts, culture, community building and culture care.

His work is a representation of his memories, thoughts, prayers and dreams that he has compiled on his journeys, through his friends stories and his own writings. Ty is a student of art history, music, literature and film. His passion for the history of cultural movements drives his love to create and share on canvas, written and spoken word, through a lens and on screen. Over the years Ty has mentored a large number of artists and entrepreneurs, volunteered within the arts and local/international community programs, and is committed to sharing his experience, knowledge and gifts with others.

Ty CLark

Foundation 1&2.

50x40" acrylic, pastel, oils stick, graphite, gold leaf, vintage book pages, thread, canvas pieces on canvas. 2019

The World Hadn’t Arrived, Yet & Running Free without a Care in the World: artist Ty Nathan Clark

“The World Hadn’t Arrived, Yet” & “Running Free without a Care in the World” 63x43” 2018. Acrylic, graphite, pastel pencil, canvas pieces, and thread on canvas. From my latest series “Lessons in Remembering.” What are your fondest memories from childhood?

Thesaurizas and Memoriae

This is a short video of me creating: "Thesaurizas. A Place to Gather Up Treasure” and "Memoriae. Defining the Faculty for Storing and Remembering” :

Both of these pieces are from my current body of work titled “Lessons in Remembering”.

Selected pieces from this series will be featured in my first solo exhibition in Feb 2019.

The materials used in this body of work include: acrylics, spray paint, graphite, charcoal, oil stick and oil pastel, pastel pencil, cloth, canvas pieces, thread, yarn and embroidery thread, all on raw canvas.

Video Art Piece: "A Texas voice memo 5/19/15"

I found an old voice memo from a trip I took out to California with my art in 2015, so I had to create a short piece along side it with my latest painting in the background that has a Texas landscape feel to it.

I was passing Toby the Davis Mountains on my way to Balmorhea State Park.

(Music : Mission: Boxcat Games)


94X98” Acrylic, Oil Sticks, Modeling Paste and Graphite on Canvas

From my series "The Prophet" 2016

Painting in Studio: Pieces 7-10

Here are pieces 7-10 from my series “These are My Shapes. A Conversation with Someone?”

Each of these pieces are 77x52” with Acrylic, Crayon, Oil Stick, Oil Pastel, Pastel, Thread, Burlap, Cloth, Graphite and Pastel Pencil on Canvas.

#7 “You Can Not See the Other Side, You Should Wait Though. It’s Good to be Patient.” ..........

#8 ”There Were a lot of Rough Spots Along the Way. (Some of them I don’t want to mention, he said under his breath.)” ..........

#9 “If You Add Up All the Parts, it will Eventually Equal Whole. (He said laughing, a little)” ..........

#10 “No, Seriously. Add up All the Parts.”

These 4 post-neo-expressionist pieces were created over a 8 month period from October 2017 - May 2018.

“How did You, well.....Become You? The You Now."

Short video of my last piece,
“How did You, well.....Become You? The You Now. In This Moment. Today. (He truly is curious, because your story matters.) 96x134” .

The piece was done on an old studio drop canvas with acrylic, graphite, pastel, crayon and modeling paste.

These are My Shapes: A Conversation with Someone? | Artist Ty Nathan Clark in the studio.

A short video from the the first 1/3 of my new series, "These are my Shapes: A Conversation with Someone?"

It is currently showing for one more weekend at the EAST Side Studio Tour in Austin, Texas #428 on the map.

Music by Portishead.

Inside the Wonder.

A short poetic film about an artists mind.

Inside the artist mind, I climb,

I reach, isolated,


yet.. together, whole.

The work flashes around,

amidst.. rewind and replay.

Between & afar,

it moves and I bend,

inside they appear,

as if they are talking, discussing,

color, shape, texture, movement,

silent and submissive,

in scale,

I can feel them, smell them, hear the whispers,

full bloom, waters running wild and downstream,

searching, seeking,

answers all questioning surrounding and sounds of gone by,

there are chapters ending and chapters beginning,

this is the way it works,

this is the way it sings,

this is the moment that arises out of a dead sleep to breath,

to write,

to think upon whats and whys,

to speak about memory and what is to come,

there is beauty here, there is color here,

I feel it chasing after me,

swift and strong,

I join in the ever changing tide.

Music Kai Engel.




Lessons in Remembering. Sozo Gallery. Charlotte, NC. USA

Lessons in Remembering P2. Lost, Recovered and Remaining. Cultivate Gallery. Waco, TX USA



Surface Spectrum. Mash Gallery. Los Angeles, CA. USA


Writing on the Wall. Group Show with Banksy’s “Haight Street Rat”. Cultivate Gallery. Waco, TX. USA

New Texas Talent. Craighead Green Gallery. Dallas, TX. USA

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HMC Budapest. Budapest, Hungary


NAVA Contemporary | https://www.navacontemporary.com

SOZO Gallery | https://www.sozogallery.net


2019. Ten Contemporary Artists to Watch in Austin Texas. Culture List

2019 Grand Jury Award Best Feature Documentary. Dead Center Film Festival. Documentary Film. Jump Shot

2019 Audience Award. Hill Country Film Festival. Documentary Film. Jump Shot

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