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Walter McConnell월터 맥코넬

  • NATIONALITY
    USA, 미국
  • CURRENT JOB/POSITION
    Professor Division of Ceramic Art, Alfred University
  • EDUCATION
    1986 Alfred University, Ceramic Art, MFA
    1978 University of Connecticut, Ceramic Art, BFA
  • EXHIBITION
    2018 Melting Point: Movements in Contemporary Ceramics, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles CA, USA
    2017 Itinerant Edens: A Measure of Disorder, The Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue WA, USA
    2016 Cont{r}act Earth: 1st Central Plains Ceramics Biennial, The Henan Museum, Zhengzhou,, China
    2016 Chinamania, The Freer Sackler Galleries of the Smithsonian, Washington DC, USA
    2015 Itinerant Edens: Of Fable and Facsimile, American University Art Museum, Katzen Center, Washington DC, USA
    2014 Top Forty, Harvard Center for the Arts, Boston MA, USA
    2011 Overthrown: Clay Without Limits, Denver Art Museum, Denver CO, USA
    2010 Interactions in Clay, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia PA, USA
    2008 Eastern Standard: Western Artists in China, MASS MoCA, North Adams MA, USA
  • AWARD
    2014 Grant, Individual Artist Grant in Sculpture & Crafts, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York, USA
    2010 Grant, Individual Artist Grant, The Joan Mitchell Foundation, USA
    2007 Grant, Individual Artists Grant, The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, USA
    2005 Grant, Individual Artist Grant in Sculpture, New York Foundation for the Arts, USA
    2001 Grant, Individual Artist Grant in Crafts, New York Foundation for the Arts, USA
  • RESIDENCY/WORKSHOP
    1999 Residency Grant, European Ceramic Work Center, Den Bosch, Netherlands
    1991 Residency Grant, John Michael Kohler Arts/Industry Program, Kohler WI, USA
    1989 Residency Grant, John Michael Kohler Arts/Industry Program, Kohler WI, USA
    1987 Residency Grant, The Bemis Foundation, Omaha NE, USA

나의 작품은 우리가 몸담고 있는 문화에 의하여 정의되고 조정된 개념으로서의 자연에 대한 명상이다. 대중의 상상 속에 깊이 뿌리 박혀 울려 퍼지는 세속적인 낙원에 대한 신화들과 자연 세계의 이상향적 환영이 <순회하는 낙원>과 현재 작업 중인 축축한 점토를 사용한 설치작품에 원천적인 영감을 주었다.

My work is a meditation on nature as a concept defined and mediated by the culture we inhabit. Mythologies of an earthly paradise and utopian visions of the natural world, deeply rooted and resonant in the popular imagination, are the original inspiration for <Itinerant Edens>, an ongoing series of installations in moist clay.