Visual artist and scholar Clarissa Sligh was born in Washington, DC. She earned a BS in mathematics and a BFA in visual arts from Hampton University, VA; an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; and an MFA in visual arts from Howard University, Washington, DC. In 1988, she co-founded Coast to Coast: A Women of Color National Artists’ Project, which focused on promoting works by women of color. Sligh lives and works in Asheville, NC.
—From Brandywine Workshop and Archives records, written by TK Smith