Earthen Clay is a non-binary trans artist who’s been living and making work in rural Tennessee for fourteen years.
In their work they use material that gives some kind of feedback to which they respond in an intuitive way. Embracing process-based change, Clay uses collage, painting, drawing, and assemblage to make works that speak to mutable states of being. Mark-making can simultaneously exist as evidence of the present moment while residing in imaginative space. That simultaneity is a very active space that can be a portal or a glimmer of alternative modes of being.
Earthen graduated with a BFA from Watkins in Nashville in 2013. They attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2018 and will be attending Yale University’s painting and printmaking program in fall 2022.