Jingdezhen Ceramics Institute Residency
While an artist in residence at JCI I utilized the rich resources Jingdezhen has to offer. As the 'porcelain capitol' of China, it is rich in resources! This work includes explorations in mold making, building on factory-produced tiles, and material experimentation with the unique capabilities of Chinese porcelain as a sculptural material.
I was invited to be a visiting artist at the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing for the Spring semester of 2019. During this time I traveled with a group of students to Jingdezhen and worked in a studio in the Sculpture Factory there to make this body of work for a solo show at Taoxichuan International Art Avenue. The work explores themes of nature, the body, desire, and medidation.
This solo exhibition held at the Belfry, a desanctified Catholic Church in Hornell, NY looks at how our human inventions such as technology can be vehicles to understand nature and to trace the threads of the sacred. The language of pixilation, material 'static', and metallic touches bring the material and bodily qualities of the sculpture into the context of a digital age.
The Regular Unnamables (MFA Thesis)
My MFA thesis exhibition from Alfred University's Turner Gallery. The work is a culmination of my research and studio practice during graduate school. Themes of symmetry, gardens, and the use of micro v macro to address the question of perspective permeates the work.