Uriel Clark is a Massachusetts-based graphic designer and illustrator. He earned his BFA in communication design at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, with concentrations in advertising and illustration. He has worked in ID design, layout design and publishing. Uriel has featured in shows both locally and abroad, such as Illustrated Women in History and Phillustration 12: Virtual.

His dream of dreams is to publish a comic.

Outside of work, Uriel enjoys poking around record and thrift stores, drinking copious amounts of black coffee, and greeting every dog he sees.

You may contact Uriel directly at mclark.art@gmail.com

Where are you from? Did you grow up in a creative environment?

I am from Philadelphia, PA. I was immersed in art from a very young age, and could often be found making picture books out of stacks of copy paper. My family was always supportive (I believe they saved just about every one of those little books), and by the time I was in middle school, I was attending extracurricular art classes at the local universities.  

Who or what has compelled and/or encouraged you to create your art?

I have always been inspired by comics and animation. I loved Disney's Fantasia as a kid, and really any sort of narrative work I could consume. I was lucky to have amazing art teachers growing up that would set aside extra time for me to work on personal projects, or to just draw.  

What is the key topic or issue that your work addresses?

My work can be a bit eclectic when it comes to topics and subject material. I adore children's illustration, and at the same time, I also participate in erotic drawing workshops. The most common thread between my creative interests is a visual representation of the LGBT+ community, which is incredibly eclectic in and of itself!  

What is your biggest source of inspiration?

Oh man, there are so many places I could pull from when talking about inspiration, but most of them are narrative. Comics, animation, storybooks, it's all fair game and high up on my list.  

If you weren’t creating art, what would you be doing?

I'm always a little surprised when people say they wouldn't do anything other than art, because there are so many cool things out there! I would either be studying linguistics or working with animals in some capacity.