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MARCH 2020
Subject of a symposium paper delivered at the Sounding Race Symposium in Edmonton, Alberta by Dr. Kristin Moriah of Queen’s University – A Rude Sound: Notes on Suck Teeth Compositions (After Rashaad Newsome).

Migration and Meaning in Art reviewed by Angela N. Carroll in BMoreArt, March 4, 2020.

Appointed as an Adjunct Professor at OCAD University.

All That is Left Unsaid screens in the program, “The Pursuit of Vulnerability,” part of the film series “Happy Birthday, Toni! A Celebration of Black Women,” a celebration of Toni Morrison’s life and work at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Suck Teeth Compositions (After Rashaad Newsome) on view in the exhibition, “Migration and Meaning in Art,” at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), curated by Dr. Deborah Willis and running from January 30 to March 15, 2020.

In conversation with Zun Lee, Deanna Bowen, Fred Moten, Stefano Harvey and Dr. Christina Sharpe on December 18th for Ways of Caring, part of a multi-year initiative to activate the Art Gallery of Ontario’s acquisition of Lee’s Fade Resistance collection and to engage a range of publics in Toronto.

Appointed as a Fellow at the University of Toronto’s Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies (SDS). This is an honorary title that acknowledges an individual outside of the University of Toronto in their commitment to sexual diversity and social justice in their teaching, scholarship, community work, and art.

Together with Gaëlle Morel, RIC Exhibitions Curator, leading a joint tour of the exhibition, “The Way She Looks: A History of Female Gazes in African PortraitureNovember 13th at 6:00pm at Ryerson Image Centre.

Premiering a new film, Handmade Mountain, as part of Five@50: An Intimate Look at Contemporary LGBTQ2+ Lives and Identities, with a screening and discussion November 12th at 7:30pm at TIFF Bell Lightbox.

Leading a Sunday Scene tour, with a response to Rashid Johnson’s exhibition “Anxious Audience” at The Power Plant, November 10th at 2:00pm.

Attending the Black Artists Retreat, hosted by Theaster Gates at the Park Avenue Armory in New York.

Visiting artist at the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, with a public lecture on October 24th.

The Animal Seems to Be Moving on view in the exhibition, The Gender Conspiracy, at the Art Gallery of Burlington, curated by Suzanne Carte and running from August 31 to December 31, 2019. Opening reception, Friday September 13th at 6:00pm, and Artist Tour, Saturday September 7th, 1:00-2:00pm.

Suck Teeth Compositions (After Rashaad Newsome) on view at The New Gallery in Calgary, opening September 13, and running until October 27, 2019.

Launched a monthly column in The Toronto Star, as part of my Photo Laureate activities.


Participating in The 2019 Intergenerational LGBT Artist Residency at Artscape Gibraltar Point, along with Valentin Brown, Anna Camilleri, Rah Eleh and James Fowler.

JULY 2019
A Habit of Tenderness: Michèle Pearson Clarke on Vulnerability and Black Visuality, interview by Letticia Cosbert published as a cover story on BlackFlash Magazine.

JUNE 2019
Leading a public art tour of New Monuments for New Cities at The Bentway.

Panelist for “Queer Diversity” conference in Mexico City, as part of Queer Commons, Queer Conflicts, a series of conversations hosted by the Goethe-Instituts in Toronto, New York, Mexico City, and Berlin to mark Stonewall 50.

Queer Artists in Their Own Words: Michèle Pearson Clarke Is Toronto’s Photo Laureate, interview published on

MAY 2019
“Where Does Art Get To Live?”: A Conversation Between Anique Jordan and Michèle Pearson Clarke, published on

Here We Are Here: Black Canadian Contemporary Art
opens at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia on May 31, and runs until October 27.

Awarded Artist Prize Finalist from the Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts

APRIL 2019
Appointed to be Toronto’s second Photo Laureate, and will serve a three-year term from 2019-2022.

Participating on the Jury for the 2019 Images Festival, running from April 11-18.

Interviewed by Letticia Cosbert about football and art for her new Akimbo video series, “Extracurricular.”

MARCH 2019
Through lines reviewed by John Nyman in Border Crossings, Issue 149.

In conversation with Quill Christie Peters, Georgiana Uhlyarik and Indu Vashist, for Artistic Ethics in an Age of Social Consciousness, a panel discussion moderated by Gabrielle Moser and hosted by the Hart House Debates and Dialogue Committee at the University of Toronto.

Subject of a conference paper delivered at the 2019 College Art Association Conference by Dr. Christina Knight of Haverford College – Unspoken, But Seen: Gesture and Beauty in the Work of Michéle Pearson Clarke.

Featured in Us. Here. Now., a group photography exhibit in the West Wing of Union Station that features original photography by SoTeeOhGillian Mapp, and Brianna Roye, showcasing notable Black Torontonians from different neighborhoods throughout the GTA.

My 2018 TEDxPortofSpain talk is now available for online viewing.

Parade of Champions on view in the exhibition, Are You My Mother?, at the Dunlop Art Gallery, curated by Jennifer Matotek and running from January 18 to March 24, 2019.