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Visiting Artist: Kristen Cliffel

September 14, 2017
Richmond Center for Visual Arts
room 2008 at 5:30 p.m.

Ceramicist Kristen Cliffel discusses the evolution of her work, including what she refers to as “domestic mythologies.”

Kristen Cliffel’s work has been featured in solo exhibitions at the Erie Art Museum (PA); the Canton Museum of Art (OH); The Clay Studio (Philadelphia, PA); William Busta Gallery (Cleveland, OH); and The Other Gallery Banff Centre (Alberta, Canada). Cliffel’s work has been featured in numerous group exhibitions at such venues as the Akron Art Museum (OH), San Angelo Museum (TX), Mobilia Gallery (Cambridge, MA), Borelli Edwards Gallery (Pittsburgh, PA), Baltimore Clayworks (MD), Santa Fe Clay Gallery (NM), and Anderson Gallery (Buffalo, NY). Between 2014 and 2016, Cliffel’s work was featured in State of the Art, Discovering American Art Now, a traveling exhibition that originated at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. Cliffel’s work is featured in various public and private collections the Akron Museum of Art, (OH), Crystal Bridges Museum (Bentonville, AR), the Weisman Museum (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN); John Michael Kohler Company (Sheboygan, WI); and the Cleveland Clinic Art Collection (OH); and Cleveland’s Metro Hospital Art Collection (OH). Passionate about teaching, Cliffel has served as a visiting artist at the Cleveland Institute of Art (OH), Kent State University (OH), Savannah College of Art and Design (GA), and Anderson Ranch Arts Center (Snowmass Village, CO), among other places. In 2014, Kristen was a finalist for the annual Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics. She received the prestigious Cleveland Art Prize in 2016 and has also received a Creative Workforce Fellowship and an Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship, in addition to her designation as a Grant Nominee for the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation. She earned her BFA in Ceramics from Cleveland Institute of Art.