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KEVIN SNIPES

# 1 $180

# 2 $180

# 3 $180

Cats Porcelain

School Bus Porcelain

Red Cup Porcelain

ARTIST STATEMENT

# 4 $180 Olympian Porcelain

# 5 $165 Swimmers Porcelain

ARTIST BIO Using the language of pottery, ornamented with animated narrative drawings, Kevin Snipes acts as a storyteller. He uses a combination of building techniques to build quizzical porcelain forms that are flat paneled and multisided, with unexpected additions that give each piece a personal stance. In conjunction the artist is constantly drawing. The contemporary look of the figurative drawings is developed through traditional pottery surface techniques, such as mishima and sgraffito. Both processes involve physically incising or carving away part of the surface of the porcelain with sharp instruments. Snipes uses these techniques in multiple layers to create lush personal narratives that speak of the concept of the self in confrontation with otherness.

Kevin was born in Philadelphia, but grew up mostly in Cleveland, Ohio. He holds a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art and did graduate work at the University of Florida, in Gainesville, Florida. From there he participated in several artist residency programs, including the Clay Studio, in Philadelphia and Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, in New Castle, Maine he was also a visiting artist at Louisiana State University, in Baton Rouge and did a two year residency at the Archie Bray Foundation in 2008 through 2010, in Helena, Montana. Kevin currently maintains a studio in Cleveland. Exhibiting both nationally and internationally, Kevin has exhibited as far away as Vallauris, France, Rome, Italy and Jingdezhen, China.

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Static cup ii catalog  

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