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Donna Conklin King

Donna Conklin King is a contemporary American artist known for her concrete sculptures. Her public sculptures can be found in the Summit Public Art Program, Wildflower Sculpture Park and the Turtleback Zoo in Essex County, NJ. She is the recipient of a Fellowship in Sculpture from the NJ State Council on the Arts, a 2018 Creative Capital Professional Development Fellowship, a Vermont Studio Residency, and was included in the NJ Arts Annual in 2020, 2021 and 2022. She has exhibited throughout the United States, with solo shows at the Monmouth Museum, Index Art Center in Newark, Johnson and Johnson in New Brunswick and Educational Testing Center in Princeton. Her work can be found in the Museum of Modern Art’s Artist’s Book collection, the Newark Public Library and Skidmore College. Donna credits her childhood spent in the woods building forts from scavenged wood as her first inspiration for making sculpture. As a teen, she took clay and stone carving classes before receiving a B.S. in Studio Art from Skidmore College, an apprenticeship at the Johnson Atelier Fine Art Foundry in and an M.F.A. in Sculpture from Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts. In addition to her studio practice, Donna is an adjunct Professor at Montclair State University and teaches Mosaic Workshops at The Visual Art Center of New Jersey as well as the Center for Contemporary Art. Donna maintains a ground floor studio at Manufactures Village in East Orange, NJ, and lives in Essex County.

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