Born in New York City, Steve Clark attended Trinity College where he studied Art History, won the John Curtis Underwood Prize for Poetry and began painting.
Clark's paintings can be found in several international collections and he has works in the collections of Little House Mayfair, London and Soho House Chicago. Both his The girl is Blue + Refuses to Sing and Black Note exhibitions were editors pick in Modern Painters, and his work has been featured in Art Info, Modern Painters, Personae, Purple Diary, AnOther.com, BlackBook, and BLK DNM close up. In 2014 Clark exhibited work at Kemt, Oslo, followed by a series of new work together with Yulia Vasiltsova in New York.
A Senior Editor for George Plimpton’s The Paris Review (1995 to 2002), Clark published fiction in The Paris Review, poems in various magazines, and translated several books from the Spanish and Catalan.
From the Ashes (Desde las cenizas) his first bilingual book of poems, along with a series of his "Black Note" paintings, was published to critical acclaim by Huerga y Fierro in Spain, March 2010.