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Marina Kuchinski

Biography to Display: 

Born, Latvia

EDUCATION

1992 BFA Ceramics, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, Israel

1995 MFA Ceramics, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania

RESIDENCIES AND APPRENTICESHIPS

2014 Kohler Arts and Industry Residency, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

1994, 2012 Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, Maine

1999-2000 Artist in Residence, Chester Springs Studio, Chester Springs, Pennsylvania

1998 Residency Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

1998 The McKnight Artist Residency for Ceramic Artists Grant, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1994-1995 Teaching Assistant, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania

1995-1998 Assistant Professor of Ceramics and Foundations, St Cloud University, St Cloud, Minnesota

2000 Ceramics Instructor, Millersville University, Millersville, Pennsylvania

2000—Professor of Art, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Illinois

 

Marina Kuchinski uses a variety of material but predominately ceramics and earthenware to hand build and slip cast sculptures that often take the form of animals, frequently in series of one form.

She uses the animals to comment on the issues important to her be they political, social or spiritual. It is not uncommon for her sculptures to exclude found or narrative details. The surfaces are left unglazed and reduced to their essential form. Kuchiniski had several important Residencies including Kohler Art & Industry Residentcy and The McKnight Artist Residency for Ceramic Artists Grant.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, Israel

John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Kohler Company, Kohler, Wisconsin

Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

 

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Big Fat Scary Deal. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University, 2013.

“Beyond the Brickyard.” Helena, MT: Archie Bray Foundation, 2012.

Carpenter II, Stephen. Uncanny Congruences. Palmer Museum of Art, 2013.

Cullum, Jerry. “There’s Room for Many Modern Sensibilities in Creative Arena.” The Atlantic Journal-Constitution, October 8, 1999.

Donohoe, Victoria. “Chester Springs Studio.” The Philadelphia Enquirer, July 16, 2000.

Ecumene: Global Interface in American Ceramics. Santa Fe, MN: Santa Fe Community College of Art and Design, 2012.

Merino, Tony. “Surreal Ruminations on the NCECA Clay National.” Ceramics: Art and Perception (December 2009-February 2010).

McQuaid, Cate. “In a Group Show Artists Embrace a Faux Naïve Style.” The Boston Globe, July 29, 2005.

Schira, Ron. “PSU Graduates Create a Visual-Arts Event.” Reading Eagle, February 17, 2002.

Shames, Germaine. “2009 NCECA Clay National Biennial Exhibition.” Ceramics Monthly (June-August 2009).   

Weir, Elizabeth. “Art Center’s Exhibits Are Playful Angry and Zany.” Lakeside Weekly News, February 12, 1998.

 

Website(s):

www.marinakuchinski.com

 

Typical Marks
Sculpture
Form: Sculpture
Method: Cast
Surface Technique: Glaze
Bright Side
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Cast
Surface Technique: Glaze

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified October 3, 2019. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/kuchinski-0