Clifford Owens’s object- and image-based works are produced most often in the studio-space of performances and in collaboration with audiences or other artists. Owens uses photography, text, video, and audience engagement to explore race, class, gender, sexuality, and art history and is recognized for several ongoing, serial performance pieces that investigate race and identity.
Queens, New York
Born 1971, Baltimore, Maryland
2001 Independent Study Program, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York
2000 MFA Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
1998 BFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
1992 University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland