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Phoebe Cummings Lecture

February 5, 2013 - January 5, 2013
Mānoa Campus, Art Building

In Residence Feb. 4 – 24, 2013

Student Lecture Feb. 5, 3pm, Rm. 101
Public Lecture Feb. 24, 3pm, Art Auditorium
Opening of Cella Feb. 24, 3-5pm, Art Gallery

Phoebe Cummings will be developing a site specific installation in the UH Art Gallery, titled Cella, opening on Feb. 24th. Working predominantly from unfired clay, Cummings constructs pieces directly on site as temporary installations or interventions within a place. Both material and process are of particular significance to the artist; her intensive labor of making is heightened by the ephemerality of the work's existence. Often the pieces come to exist only as a photograph or memory.

She graduated from the Royal College of Art with an MA in Ceramics & Glass in 2005. She has done artist residencies in the UK, Greenland and US. In 2008, she spent 3 months as artist-in-residence at the Kohler Co. factory in Wisconsin as part of their Arts/Industry program supported through the John Michael Kohler Arts Center. Other residencies have involved creating site-specific works at Bolwick Hall, Norfolk and I-park, Connecticut. Phoebe was Ceramics Artist-in-Residence at the V&A from June to December 2010. She was selected as the winner of the British Ceramics Biennial Award in 2011, and in 2012, she was included in the Museum of Arts and Design's exhibition Swept Away: Dust, Ashes, and Dirt in Contemporary Art and Design in New York, NY.

She is currently the artist-in-residence at the Camden Arts Center. Her visit is sponsored by the Laila Twigg-Smith Art Fund of the Hawai`i Community Foundation, the SFCA, and the Parc Hotel, Hospitality Sponsor for the Arts.

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Department of Art and Art History, Mānoa Campus

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