Sligh is well known for her personal, political and historical work in a variety of media including text-based installations, photographs and artists’ books. Her artworks explore perception, ambivalence, duality and transformation. Exploring race and gender, Sligh’s work questions and challenges the construction of traditional values. Her work was included in the “Positive ID: Bodies & Subjectivities in Photo” fall exhibition in the Gallery at Woodbridge.
Sligh was born in Washington, D.C., and has an M.F.A. in visual arts from Howard University, a M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.S. in mathematics from Hampton Institute.
Additional work can be seen at http://clarissasligh.com/ and http://arts.gov/art-works/2012/art-talk-clarissa-sligh. The event flyer is available in the Flyers section of this edition.