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Artist: Jessica Brandl



Jessica Brandl, Michigan
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Bio
Jessica Brandl, a Midwesterner by mannerism, is an American artist, focused in the ceramic material, creating pottery, sculpture, paintings, and drawings. Set in landscapes with looming architecture, turbulent skies, and misplaced
objects, Brandl’s work exposes historical and eccentric places engulfed in psychological scenarios - both sinister and sublime. Surprising spatial arrangements and disjunctive scale shifts support a voyeuristic sense of seeing things from the inside out. Her current work serves as pointed souvenirs of history and the path to American-ness.

Jessica Brandl received her MFA from The Ohio State University and BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute. She is the recipient of awards including the Visiting McKnight Resident Artist, Windgate Scholar and the Rudy Autio inspiration Grant. She Currently resides in Kalamazoo Michigan where she is an Assistant Professor at Western Michigan University.

Statement:
My contributions in clay mark time spent considering the visual elements that represent western culture and American-ness. Through realism in subject, and composition, I engage the tradition of the storied object: observation, critique, satire, and historian. To coalesce these elements, I utilize the vanitas: the art historic method for representation that imbeds the transience of life, underscoring the temporariness of pleasure and the certainty of death. I feel most honest when I reference the brands, popular culture and the architecture of home from my childhood memory. Those previous experiences describe and capture fundamental elements of a deeply personal nature; however, the material signifiers describe American culture more generally. This form of visual story telling allows room for me to ask tough questions to an anonymous audience, and the resistance of clay as a slow and rigorous material gives me the necessary time to process my experience in the world.

 

education

2009 Master of Fine Arts, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

2006 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ceramics and Art History, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

teaching / service

2022  Assistant Professor, Frostic School of Art at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

2023  Board member, Michigan Ceramic Art Association, MI

 

grants : awards : distinctions

2020 Joan Lincoln Fellow, Long-term Artist-in-residence, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT 

2020 Rudy Autio Grant, Equipment, Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, MT

2019 Taunt Fellowship, Long-term Artist-in-residence, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT 

2018 Alberta University of the Arts, Guest Faculty Grant, Calgary, Alberta, Canada 

2017 Zanesville Contemporary Ceramics Prize, First Place Vessel, Zanesville, OH 

2017 NCECA-Emerging Artist, Featured Artist, Portland, OR 

2017 Windgate Scholar, National Council for the Education of the Ceramic Arts, Future Flux, Portland, OR

2015 NCECA International Residency Award, c.r.e.t.a. Rome, Rome and Pompeii, Italy

2015 McKnight Artist Fellowship, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN

2014 Rudy Autio Grant, Funded research trip to Muséum national d'histoire naturell in Paris, France, Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, MT

2014 Windgate Scholar, Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, MT

 

solo exhibitions

2022 Made for US, Featured Artist Exhibition, Morean Art Center, St. Petersburg, FL 

2018 Hazard, Featured Artist Exhibition, Belger Crane Yard Studios, Kansas City, MO 

2017 Emerging Artist, Featured Artist, NCECA, Portland, OR 

2017My Ántonia, LUX Center for the Arts, Lincoln, NE 

2017Vice and Virtue, Bonovits Space, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA 

2015 Excavations, Palazzo Cenci, Rhode Island School of Design- Rome, Rome, Italy, collaboration: Bryan Czibesz 

2015 Wishful Thinking, Artist-In-Residence Exhibition, Gallery 224, Office for the Arts Harvard, Allston, MA 

2015 Jessica Brandl, Featured Artist Exhibition, Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, FL

2014 Jessica Brandl, Featured Artist Exhibition, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL

2014 Jessica Brandl, Bonovitz Space + online, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

2014 Smithsonian Craft Show, National Building Museum, Washington, DC

2013 Jessica Brandl, Resident Artist Exhibition, Red Star Studios, Belger Art Center, Kansas City, MO

2009 Place, Solo Exhibition, ROY G BIV Gallery, Columbus, OH



selected exhibitions

2019 Flex your muscle, Crane Yard Gallery, Belger Art Center, Kansas City, MO 

2017 REDUX, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY 

2017 We the People: Serving Notice, American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA 

2017 Put A Bird on It, NCECA: Future Flux, Portland, OR 

2016 Transference, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA 

2016 McKnight Resident Artist, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN

2016 Ceram-A-Rama, Arizona State University Art Museum Ceramic Research Center, Tempe/ Phoenix, AZ

2016 Unconventional Clay: Engaged in Change, NCECA Invitational, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO

2016 Dino-Might, Box Gallery, NCECA, Kansas City, MO

2016 From There to Here, Box Marietta Chair Building, NCECA, Kansas City, MO

2016 Pixels, Voxels, Lux Center for the Arts, Lincoln, NE

2015 Salad Days Exhibit, NCECA, New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, MA

2014 Ceramics Biennial Exhibition, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH 

2014 Home Team, Gallery 224, Office of the Arts at Harvard, Harvard University, Allston, MA

2014 Ceramic Top 40, Gallery 224, Office of the Arts at Harvard, Harvard University, Allston, MA

2014 The Clay Studio National, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

2013 Ceramic Top 40, Red Star Studios, Belger Art Center, Kansas City, MO, Curated by Leslie Ferrin

2013 Watershed Salad Days Tent Exhibition, Watershed Ceramic Arts Center, Newcastle, ME

 

residencies

2020 Joan Lincoln Fellow, Long-Term Artist in Residence, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT 

2019 Taunt fellow Long-term Artist-in-Residence, Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, MT

2018 Artist-in-Residence - Guest Professor, Alberta University of Art, Calgary, Alberta, Canada 

2017 Artist-in-Residence, Arrowmont, Pentaculum, Gatlinburg, TN 

2016 Artist-in-Residence, Tyler School of Art at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 

2015 NCECA International Residency, c.r.e.t.a. Rome, Rome and Pompeii, Italy

2015 McKnight Artist Fellowship Artist-in-Residence, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN

2014 Artist-in-Residence, Office for the Arts at Harvard, Harvard University, Allston, MA

2014 Windgate Scholar Artist-in-Residence, Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, MT

2013 Artist-in-Residence, Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL

2013 Salad Days Artist-in-Residence, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME

2011 Artist-in-Residence, Red Star Studios, Kansas City, MO

2005 Open Studio Residency, International Ceramics Studio, Kecskémet, Hungary

 

selected collections

2018 Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY

2016 New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA 

2015 Rosenfield Art Foundation of Texas, Dallas, TX

2014 Kamm Teapot Foundation, Philadelphia, PA

2014 The Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts, Helena, MT

2012 Belger Collection, Kansas City, MO


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