Cleve Overton was born in New York. He studied at various N.Y. art schools, working and teaching in a variety of situations with diverse materials. He was a studio partner, an adjunct professor at New York Baruch College and at the Performing and Creative Arts Department of the College of Staten Island.
Cleve has exhibited nationally and internationally in juried shows, and many of his works are in private collections in Europe, Africa, and Asia. He has received numerous awards and grants. Cleve now works in Washington, D.C.
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Owner, Earthworks Studio and Gallery, N.Y.
Co-Owner, Potter's Wheel Studio, N.Y
Art Teacher, Goodhue Community Center, Staten Island, N.Y.
Adjunct Professor, Department of Performing and Creative Arts, College of Staten Island, City College of New York (CCNY)
Adjunct Professor, Creative Arts Department, Baruch College, CCNY
Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia. "In Response" September 4 - November 5, 2002
Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, Massachusetts. "A Nation Mourns and Artists Respond" September 11 - December 29, 2002
Manhattan Arts International Online Show, "I Love Manhattan," Fall 2002
Designing Worlds Online Gallery, "9 -11 Tribute," Fall 2002
Catherine Street Gallery, Staten Island, N.Y. Summer 2000
Wohlfarth Gallery, Washington, DC "Transformations" June 1999
Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, Laurel, Maryland "Laurel Art Guild
28th Annual Juried Art Exhibition" March 4 - 30, 1997.
Colonnade Gallery, George Washington University, Washington, DC "Cityscapes" May 22 - August 8, 1997
Gallerie La Taj, Alexandria, Virginia "Stylized Masks" August-
The National Museum of Dakar, Senegal, West Africa "A La Croisee des Parcours" ("At the Crossroads") January - February 1993
The National Sorano Theatre of Dakar, Senegal "Les Portes du Sénégal" ("Doors of Senegal") November 1992