Arts and Performance

Michelle Erickson | Visiting Artist Lecture Series

February 27, 2020 at 6:30pm7:30pm

Shaffer Art Building, Shemin Auditorium

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Michelle Erickson has a BFA from the College of William and Mary and is an independent ceramic artist and scholar.  Internationally recognized for her mastery of colonial era ceramic techniques her pieces reinvent ceramic history to create 21st century social political and environmental narratives. Her ceramic art is represented in major museums including the Museum of Art and Design NY, the Seattle Art Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Ms. Erickson’s rediscovery of historical ceramics techniques is widely published and her contemporary art is profiled in numerous national and international publications.  She has lectured widely at institutions that include The Potteries Museums Stoke on Trent, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Milwaukee Art Museum, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. She has designed and produced ceramics for major motion pictures such as The Patriot, and HBO’s series John Adams.

In 2012 Michelle was artist in residence as a World Class Maker at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London where she collaborated with Nike’s 2012 Olympic Track and Field Innovation and created three exciting short videos produced by the V&A and the Chipstone Foundation.

Erickson’s recent solo exhibitions include Conversations In Clay at Virginia MOCA 2015, You &I Are …Earth  at Wilton House Museum, Richmond VA 2016 and  Michelle Erickon Distilled, The Last Drop Project at the NC Pottery Center 2018 profiled in Ceramics in America 2018.

Ms Erickson was a finalist for the 2016 Gibbes Museum of Art 1858 Prize. Michelle’s 21stcentury protest ceramics are included in the historic exhibition Breaking the Chains: Ceramics and the Abolitionist Movement 2019 at The Reeves Collection Washington & Lee University. Her art was recently featured in Reshaped: Ceramics Through Time Christies London May 2019.

This event was published on January 21, 2020.


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