Clarissa T. Sligh
MFA, HOWARD UNIVERSITY, 1999
MBA, UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, 1973
BFA, HOWARD UNIVERSITY, 1972
BS, HAMPTON INSTITUTE, 19 61
Clarissa T. Sligh (b. 1939) has taken a highly varied and crooked path in becoming an artist, including: being the lead plaintiff for a desegregation case in Virginia, working at NASA and on Wall Street, traveling across Africa with her young daughter, and, in due course, getting her MFA. Consequently, her work represents a highly personal and emotional response involving photographs in series, artists’ books, and installations that weave together image and text patterns to explore ...