Digital Debut at Red Star! May 5, 2013 12:47

Excited to be Red Star Studio's digital debut artist this month!  Check out all of my new work on their website! nicole-aquillano_cream-sugar-set Nicole is influenced by an intense longing to reconnect with her past, which she satisfies by establishing intimate connections through her work. Through the labor-intensive act of making, she establishes a close personal relationship with each piece; a connection which is effortlessly transferred through the functionality of tableware. Architectural imagery drawn from Nicole's photographic collection, coupled with the movement of glaze, bind her past with her work. In addition to the personal connection, Aquillano's work explores the notion of holding onto memories through personal collections; as if a tangible object also allows us to better hold onto our memories. Nicole's experiences are carved onto objects intended to be both used and collected as a way to facilitate new experiences. Nicole Aquillano was raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as Nicole Kowalski. She received a BS in mathematics from Carlow University in 2004 and a BS in civil engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 2005. The following year, she moved to Boston to pursue a career at the Environmental Protection Agency, all the while pursuing her passion in ceramics. In 2010, she followed her passion to Rhode Island School of Design and earned her MFA in ceramics. Nicole now happily lives and works at Midway Studios in the Fort Point Area of Boston. Be sure to check out all the great shows going on at Red Star this month! For full text, check out their current exhibition page!

Akio Takamori: LUST

SONY DSC Red Star Studios, in collaboration with the Belger Arts CenterKansas City Art Institute, and Barry Friedman Ltd., is pleased to present LUST, an exhibition of figurative sculptures by Japanese-American artist, Akio Takamori. Takamori has received international recognition for his diverse body of work, which is informed by his multicultural background, ideas of cultural identity, and by ever-changing global influences. He explores and crosses boundaries physically and mentally between East and West, letters and words, and form and meaning.

Jessica Brandl

Great_Midwest_Pl_4fe47d8b341d0 Red Star Studios is pleased to present an exhibition by resident artist Jessica Brandl that is a culmination of her artistic residency at Red Star Studios. With her new body of work, Brandl has created visual prose through monochromatic narrative scenes painted on functional ceramics.

Cassidy Creek and Ryan Fletcher

cassidy-creek-resident-exit-show-kansas-city ryan-fletcher-resident-exit-show-paper-plates-kansas-city-sm Red Star Studios presents an exhibition of new work by resident artists, Ryan Fletcher and Cassidy Creek. This exhibition is a culmination of their artistic residencies at Red Star Studios. For this exhibition, Cassidy Creek uses hand-building techniques to create ceramic sculptures that highlight her observations of natural and man- made systems. Ryan Fletcher's work ranges from experimental sculpture to functional objects. This exhibition includes sculptural yet functional ceramic designs he's created for food presentation.