Born in New York City, Steve Clark attended Trinity College where he won the John Curtis Underwood Prize for Poetry and began painting. 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. Most recently, Clark translated his mother, Marga Clark's latest book of poems Atisbos, which was presented at the 2021 Madrid Book Fair.
Clark’s paintings can be found in several international collections, and his Little Note painting hangs at the prestigious Little House in Mayfair London. Both his The girl is Blue + Refuses to Sing and Black Notes exhibitions were Editor's Picks in Modern Painters, and his work has been featured in Art Info, Modern Painters, Purple Diary, AnOther.com, BlackBook, and BLK DNM close up.
Also Clark has written, directed and produced three feature films: The Last International Playboy (which premiered at Slamdance in 2008, was released theatrically and purchased by Showtime), Night Has Settled (which was nominated for the Panavision Spirit Award for Independent Cinema at the Santa Barbara Film Festival and won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Showcase Feature Film at the Soho International Film Festival in New York City) and An Actor Prepares (which starred Academy-award winner Jeremy Irons and Jack Huston and was released by Universal in 2018).
Clark lives in New York City.