A Kingston native, Bernard Clark has been exhibiting his fine art images for over 25 years. His photographic works often revolve around the theme of icons; whether portraiture or cityscsape, his subjects are elevated to a status evoking veneration.
He bought his first 35mm camera in Grade 10 and within a year was processing and printing his own black & white photographs, ultimately graduating in Fine Arts from St. Lawrence College in 1986, with his major study being photography. He has been heavily influenced by the master portrait photographers Richard Avedon, Irving Penn and Annie Leibovitz.
In 2012 Bernard had a 4 month solo exhibition at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre ‘Tattoo Portraits.’ The exhibition was accompanied by a significant catalogue that is available at the AEAC and the Museum of Modern Art.
Several of his most recent series are available at Studio 22, including “Notorious,” which features famous portraits and mugshots meticulously reconstructed through a pixilated grid of individually photographed scrabble tiles and typewriter keys. Likewise a selection of his ongoing pop art series of vintage signs and cameras.