Professor Clarke received his M.F.A. in Studio Arts with an emphasis in painting and sculpture from Stephen F. Austin State University located in Nacogdoches, Texas. As an enrolled member of the Cahuilla Band of Indians, he served on the Cahuilla Tribal Council as Vice Chairman as well as the Southern California Representative to the California Association of Tribal Governments. His artwork examines issues related to contemporary Native American existence. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States and is included in several prominent museum collections including the Autry Museum of the American West, the Heard Museum and the Eiteljorg Museum. In 2007, He was awarded the Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship. Recently, Professor Clarke produced a series of bronze sculptures while serving as an Artist In Residence at the Institute of American Indian Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico.