PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — The David Winton Bell Gallery presents the 2015 NCECA Biennial, an international juried ceramics exhibition organized by the Bell Gallery and the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts. The exhibition is on view at the Bell Gallery from Saturday, Jan. 24, through Sunday, March 29, 2015. This year’s biennial is mounted in conjunction with Lively Experiments, the 49th Annual NCECA Conference to be held at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence March 25-28, 2015.
Jurors for this year’s exhibition are Linda Christianson, Minnesota studio potter; Jo-Ann Conklin, director of the Bell Gallery; and Anders Ruhwald, head of ceramics at the Cranbrook Academy of Art.
From a slate of 1,147 entries, the jurors selected 51 works from 22 U.S. states, Canada, Hong Kong, Italy, Romania, South Korea, and Sweden. Representing the diversity of contemporary practice, the works range from functional pottery to sculpture to installations with associated video or computer programs.
Artists included in the exhibition are Ivan Albreht, Jeremy Ayers, Vlad Basarab, Zimra Beiner, Jeremy Brooks, Ling Chun, Joshua Clark, Donna Cole, Ned Day, Jessika Edgar, Phillip Finder, Sean Michael Gallagher, Misty Gamble, Nancy Green, Craig Hartenberger, Karin Karinson Nilsson, Lauren Karle, Jin Kim, Young Mi Kim, Eva Kwong, Thomas Lane, Clay Leonard, Janet Macpherson, Andrea Marquis, Amiko Matsuo, Lorna Meaden, Jeffrey Mongrain, Yunwook Mun, Aaron Nelson, Marissa Neuman, Ginnifer O’Keefe, Brooks Oliver, Virginia Pates, Peter Pincus, Paolo Porelli, Matt Repsher, Liza Riddle, Kate Roberts, John Rohfling, Raymond Rorke, Bonnie Seeman, Gertrude Graham Smith, Zac Spates, Katherine Taylor, Ian Thomas, Matthew Towers, John Utgaard, and Christy Wittmer.
NCECA’s annual conference has earned a worldwide reputation as a premiere event for ceramic art and draws thousands of artists each year. Conference programming will investigate, celebrate, and promote discourse through aesthetics, history, criticism, pedagogy, professional practice, technology, and sustainability. There will also be sessions dedicated to K-12 education and student-centered programming, along with opportunities to learn about ceramics study, residency opportunities, services, and products.
The David Winton Bell Gallery is located on the first floor of List Art Center, 64 College St. The Gallery is open Monday through Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and on Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 401-863-2932 or visit www.brown.edu/bellgallery.