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Current Exhibitions

February 2 - July 29, 2018

Opening Reception: February 2, 2018, 6 - 9pm

opening reception for cristina cordova


CRISTINA CÓRDOVA: JUNGLA

JUNGLAThe Alfred Ceramic Art Museum is pleased to host a major new exhibition of sculpture and drawings by Cristina Cordova. Cristina’s figurative work has established her as one of the preeminent ceramic artists of her generation. Her work renders the figure as a mysterious, sensual force of compelling urgency. Her masterful use of the ceramic medium empowers her work with a mesmerizing, at times uncanny presence.

Cordova writes: “At its most basic level Jungla refers to a region of dense, intractable wilderness that sustains an ongoing evolutionary dance governed by uncivilized forces. This tropical landscape of my youth is a beacon to an identity, tying me back to a specific geography and the sediment of generations.”

Cristina Córdova received her BFA degree from the University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez and graduated in 2002 with a Master of Fine Arts degree from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Her work is held in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., the Fuller Craft Museum, MA, the Mint Museum of Craft and Design NC, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Puerto Rico, the Museum of Art of Puerto Rico and the Alfred Ceramic Art Museum in Alfred, NY, as well as numerous prestigious private collections.


Also Opening February 2, 2018

Mysteries of Place: Selected Prints from the Institute for Electronic Arts

New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University

Featuring Elisabeth Pellathy, Lee Somers, and Scott Stephens

Cahaba River

The Alfred Ceramic Art Museum is very pleased announce a collaboration with the Institute for Electronic Media, School of Art and Design, Alfred University, which has resulted in the magnificent exhibition Mysteries of Place:The Cahaba River Project, prints by Elisabeth Pellathy, Lee Somers and Scott Stephens. This collaboration lies at the core of the Museum’s exhibition policy, which acknowledges works in all media.

Mysteries of Placeis an exhibition of large prints curated from the results of a week-long collaborative residency in 2017 at the Institute for Electronic Arts (New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University). Elisabeth Pellathy, Lee Somers and Scott Stephens, came together on a project centered around Alabama’s Cahaba River, a free-flowing river that connects Birmingham to Montevallo and contains some of the greatest biodiversity and historic significance in the South. Each artist pursued individual interests with the Cahaba and then worked together in combining images through printing. The primary themes of interest in the Cahaba River centered around the natural environment, the human history that stretched from the Civil War to the Civil Rights movement and beyond, and its ecological and geological features that fed local economies, such as coal, limestone, and iron ore that were key components to the foundation of the iron industry in the area. Throughout their residency Scott, Lee, and Elisabeth collaborated on laser etched acrylic plates which were used for both relief and intaglio printing. Each produced images from their own research on the Cahaba River and layered their images on top of each other to produce a series of prints. Each print contains multiple layers of the history and environmental features of the watershed and the hand of each artist, with photographic, CAD generated, and images from 3D models contributing to each piece.The prints feature images derived from drawing, photography, 3D scanning of natural objects, and 3D modeling from original maps and diagrams.

 

 


Past Exhibitions

  • 2009 MFA Thesis Exhibitions

    • Mat Karas
      MFA Thesis Exhibition, Ceramics
      Saturday – Tuesday, April 25 – 28, 2009

    • Kala Stein
      Convivium: Palladian Room
      MFA Thesis Exhibition, Ceramics
      Saturday - Tuesday, May 2 – 5, 2009

    • Seth Payne
      MFA Thesis Exhibition, Ceramics
      Friday – Monday, May 8 – 11, 2009

  • From The Permanent Collection
    January 23 – April 17, 2009

  • The Interpreted Figure
    October 17 - December 7, 2007

  • KleinReid
    Porcelain by James Klein and David Reid
    June 6 – September 28, 2007

  • 2007 MFA Thesis Exhibitions

    • Melody Owen
      MFA Thesis Exhibition, Electronic Integrated Arts
      April 21-24, 2007

    • Eric Mirabito
      MFA Thesis Exhibition, Ceramics
      April 28 - May 1, 2007

    • Sarah Britten-Jones
      MFA Thesis Exhibition, Ceramics
      May 4-7, 2007

  • Norm Schulman
    A Life in Clay
    January 24 - March 30, 2007

  • Satoru Hoshino
    Beginning Form - Spiral
    October 18 - December 8, 2006

  • Receptive Volumes
    June 1 - September 29, 2006

  • 2006 MFA Thesis Exhibitions

    • David R. Hicks
      MFA Thesis Exhibition, Ceramics
      May 5 - 8, 2006

    • Tammy Renée Brackett
      MFA Thesis Exhibition, Electronic Integrated Arts
      April 29 - May 2, 2006

    • Dawn
      MFA Thesis Exhibition, Sculpture
      April 22 - 25, 2006

    • Lee Somers
      MFA Thesis Exhibition, Ceramics
      April 15 - 18, 2006

  • Viktor Schreckengost
    National Centennial Exhibition
    March 18 - June 26, 2006

  • Robert Winokur
    January 25 - March 31, 2006

  • Eva Kwong
    Love Between the Atoms
    October 12 - December 16, 2005

  • Conjunction: selections from the Corsaw, Fox and Krevolin Collections
    Curated by Susan Kowalczyk
    June 1 - September 30, 2005

  • 2005 MFA Thesis Exhibitions

    • Alexandra Lakin
      MFA Thesis Exhibition, Electronic Integrated Arts
      April 9-12, 2005

    • Del Harrow
      MFA Thesis Exhibition, Ceramics
      April 16-19, 2005

    • Hisao Ihara
      MFA Thesis Exhibition, Electronic Integrated Arts
      April 23-26, 2005

    • Fei Jun
      MFA Thesis Exhibitions, Electronic Integrated Arts
      April 30 - May 3, 2005

    • Jesse Small
      MFA Thesis Exhibitions, Ceramics
      May 6-14, 2005

  • William Parry (don't forget to) Wonder: ceramic sculpture from the Museum collection
    December 1, 2004 - April 1, 2005

  • Pondered Resource: on loan from the personal collections of Currier, Andrea and John Gill, Wayne Higby, Walter McConnell, and Linda Sikora
    Guest Curated by John Gill
    May 26 - November 12, 2004

  • 2004 MFA Thesis Exhibitions

    • Seong-Whan Park
      MFA Thesis Exhibition, Electronic Integrated Arts
      May 7-15, 2004

    • Chadwick Augustine
      MFA Thesis Exhibition, Ceramic Art
      April 24 - May 2, 2004

    • Evangelos Courpas
      MFA Thesis ExhibitionElectronic Integrated Arts
      April 17-19, 2004

    • Michael D. Hart
      MFA Thesis Exhibition, Glass
      April 9-13, 2004

  • Installation 188
    Common Ground World Project by artist Neil Tetkowski
    January 28 - April 2, 2004

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