Vanessa K. (Zavala) Clark was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. She received her BFA from The University of Texas at El Paso in 2007. Studies focused on graphic design and ceramics. For the past 10 years she has explored acrylic painting and ceramics for personal artwork as well as offered professional graphic design and painting murals. Vanessa currently works and lives in El Paso with her husband and two sons.