spring 2013 McKnight Artist-in-ResidenceThis spring, Northern Clay Center is pleased to welcome back 2012 McKnight Residency recipient Nick Renshaw (previously awarded a McKnight Residency in 2006), who will be in residence the months of April, May, and June 2013. Renshaw currently lives in and maintains his studio in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Renshaw has recently completed his Doctoral research and is finalizing his dissertation in International Ceramic Art Residencies through the University of Sunderland, Sunderland, UK. His education is quite extensive, as he holds multiple MAs—from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, and Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam—as well as multiple BAs from Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam; Manchester Polytechnic, Manchester, UK; and New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. His predominantly figurative sculptures have been exhibited worldwide, more recently in shows such as New Work, Galerie De Witte Voet, Amsterdam; Rolling Snowball III, Redtory Art + Design Factory, Guangzhou, China; Kith and Kin, National Glass Centre, Sunderland, UK; as well as It Was 20 Years Ago Today, Northern Clay Center. His work has also been featured in publications such as Karemiek, Tableau Fine Arts Magazine, and Ceramic Arts and Perception.
Renshaw’s work draws on historical influences from his upbringing in York, England. His hand-coiled, press-molded or slip-cast sculptures are reminiscent of Roman, Viking, Medieval, and Tudor imagery and archaeological finds, which give context and contrast to current time and place.
Summer 2013 McKnight Artist-in-residenceWe are proud to welcome 2012 McKnight Residency recipient, Haejung Lee, to Northern Clay Center during July, August, and September.
Lee received two MFAs; the most recent degree from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, and the other from Kyung Hee University in Suwon, Korea. Her work has been exhibited internationally in shows such as Route (Rú: t), Baltimore Clay Works, Baltimore, MD; Taking Root, Center for Contemporary Art, Baton Rouge, LA; as well as Taking Root II, Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan.
As a Korean-born immigrant adjusting to American culture, Lee’s work acts as a metaphor for her own life — a tree is not easily moved, yet, when transplanted, it will continue to grow and acclimate to its new environment.
Haejung Lee will give a presentation in Northern Clay Center’s library starting at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, July 9.
The McKnight Ceramic Artist program, sponsored by The McKnight Foundation in Minneapolis, reflects the Foundation’s interest in supporting out-standing individual ceramic artists who have already proven their abilities and are at a career stage that is beyond emerging. Additional information about this program and details about the 2013 round of applications for the grant program can be found here.