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Artist: Marita Manson


 

Marita Manso, BRITISH COLUMBIA
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Most of my inspiration comes from pop-culture. With the increasing ubiquity of social media, I find myself constantly consuming ideas and information. I love it! I gobble up media and trends with joy and irreverence.
My aim in the studio is to ruminate on all the stimulus I take in, and somehow tie it back to my analytical, science based studio practices to create unique objects.
In the end I hope to create items which are products of the world today. I don’t expect these pieces to remain relevant throughout time, but to serve as curious artifacts of life.

 

EDUCATION 

Reykjavik School of Visual Arts Reykjavik, Iceland Studio Ceramics and Casting, Continuing Studies and Self Directed January- April 2018 

Kootenay School of the Arts at Selkirk College Nelson, BC Studio Arts Certificate in Ceramics, with honours Sept 2016- June 2017 

University of Victoria Victoria, BC Art Education and Ceramics, Continuing Studies Sept 2011- April 2012 Bachelors of Science, Major Microbiology, Minor Biology, with Co-op 2004-2010 

RESIDENCIES
Medalta Artist In Residence Sept - Nov 2021

EXPERIENCE 

The Arts Centre at Cedar Hill, Victoria,BC 

Ceramics Studio Technician 2017- Present

Regular Ceramics Instructor 2020- Present 

Kootenay School of the Arts, Nelson, BC 

Student Ceramics Technician 2016-2017 

Hands on Pottery, Victoria, BC 

Regular Ceramics Instructor 2015-2017 

SELECT EXHIBITIONS 

Americano Invitational, Clay Akar, IO, USA 2021

Summer Small Works Show, The Art Gallery of GreaterVictoria, BC, Canada 2021

What the Cup?!, Arc.Hive Gallery, Victoria, BC, Canada 2021

Last Call VI, Companion Gallery Humboldt, TN, USA 2021
Juror: Samantha Momeyer

Geaux Cups III, Clay Center of New Orleans, LA, USA 2020
Juror: Sara Truman

Sooke Fine Arts Show, Sooke, BC, Canada 2020
Jurors: Terry Fenton, Cate Rimmer & Rick Leong

Yunomi Invitational 2020, Clay Akar, IO, USA 2020

Summer Small Works Show, The Art Gallery of GreaterVictoria, BC, Canada 2020

Bloomin’,​ The Fifty Fifty Arts Collective, BC, Canada 2020 

Bizarre Turns,​ Arc.Hive Gallery, Victoria, BC, Canada 2020 

Last Call V,​ Companion Gallery, Humboldt, TN, USA 2020 

Juror: Naomi Clement 

Mug Madness,​ Saltstone Ceramics, Seattle, WA, USA 2020 

Jurors: Adrienne Eliades, Chanakarn Semachai 

International Cup,​ Clay Center of Missoula, MT, USA 2020 

Juror: Sunshine Cobb 

Plenty,​ Make and Do, Online Exhibition 2019 

Juror: Brendan Tang 

Salt Spring Island Ceramics Awards Exhibition, ​BC, Canada 2018 

Jurors: Alwyn O’Brien, Trudy Golley, and Jonathon Bancroft-Snell


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