Artist

Karma Clarke Davis

Karma Clarke-Davis was born in 1970 in Trinidad and Tobago, has lived in Jamaica, Saskatchewan, and Montreal. Currently based in Toronto, she draws on her East Indian, African and Scottish heritage to create works which seek to blur boundaries (racial, sexual, cultural, psychological). Trained as a dancer and in drama, art and music, she graduated from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, in Studio Art with a degree that included the study of painting, drawing, video, sculpture, installation and interrelated art. It is this past training that she draws on, as well as preoccupation with urban popular culture, to produce multi-layered mixed media works which explore her personal concerns with a dark, questing humour. She recently participated in Version City, an exhibition of Toronto artists in Buffalo at the University at Buffalo Art Gallery. She is also currently part of Pieces d'identite a program of young emerging artists programmed by V Tape Intern Stefan St-Laurent, that will be exhibited at the 12th Video Art Festival in Herouville, France. Karma Clarke Davis is a founding member and curator with Syndicate artist's collective.

Videography

Auslander

2002, 14:30 minutes, colour/B&W, English

DOOM EAGER Heavy Duty Black

2001, 50:00 minutes, colour/B&W, English

Dark Vader

2001, 01:45 minutes, colour/B&W, English

Bombay the Hard Way

2001, 04:20 minutes, colour/B&W, English

In Space

2001, 14:00 minutes, colour/B&W, English

Karma 2000

2000, 05:40 minutes, colour/B&W, English

Dirty Boots

1998, 03:35 minutes, colour/B&W, English

Corner Buddah

1998, 10:00 minutes, colour/B&W, English

Taken

1998, 06:35 minutes, colour, English

"Super"

1998, 05:00 minutes, colour, Eng;ish

Master F there are people who

1998, 06:00 minutes, colour, English

Amazon Wide Style

1997, 05:40 minutes, colour, English

Critical Writing

In Lieu: Gary Michael Dault on art installed in washrooms
by Gary Michael Dault. C Magazine, Winter 1998, no. 60.
Gritty art show can fill your mind as you drain your body
by Blake Gopnik. The Globe and Mail, July 16, 1998.