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Lauren Mabry

Biography to Display: 

EDUCATION

2007 BFA Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri

2012 MFA University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska

RESIDENCIES

2012 Artist in Residence, Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts, Helena, Montana

2012-2015 Artist in Residence, Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2014 Artist in Residence, LH Project, Joseph, Oregon

2015 Artist in Residence, Mission Clay Products, Phoenix, Arizona

2015 Artist in Residence, Jingdezhen International Studio at Taoxichuan, Resident Artist, Jingdezhen, China

2017 Artist in Residence, Gaya Ceramic, Resident Artist, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

2012– Professional Artist

 

Lauren Mabry is known for creating ceramic sculpture. Work is typically focused on the cylinder in various stand-alone and assemblage presentations. Through a painterly approach on three-dimensional forms, Mabry investigates the relationship between sculpture, painting and ceramics. Mabry further draws connections to abstract painting, minimalism, and process art.

Pieces are created using earthenware, and often go through a process of applying white or colored slip in the leather hard stage. Mabry's works are then either left to honor the original cylinder form, or altered in some way. Pieces are sometimes pulled apart in the leather hard stage and re-constructed in a new way, cut and molded to create a wall piece in the finished state, or arranged in multiples.

Glazes and line-work are expressive and intuitive. Mabry fires her work in an electric kiln multiple times. Applying a full color spectrum range of glazes, she focuses on developing glaze drips and spills that flow in and out of the ceramic form in the finished state. About her work, Mabry states that her aim is to create pieces that are scintillating and dramatic.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts, Helena, Montana

Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, Missouri

Kansas City Art Institute, Ken Ferguson Teaching Collection, Kansas City, Missouri

LH Project Collection, Joseph, Oregon

Newman Museum of Contemporary Art, Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, Kansas

Polsinelli Collection, Dallas, Texas

Taoxichuan Ceramic Museum, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi, China

Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Goring, Holly. Low-fire Glazes and Special Projects. Westerville, OH, The American Ceramic Society, 2016.

Green, Joshua, Jae Won Lee. Transformation Nine: Contemporary Works in Ceramics: the Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder's Prize Exhibition: April 25-November 1, 2014. Pittsburgh, Pa: Society for Contemporary Craft, 2014.

Janovy, C.J. “Kansas City Art Institute Grad Reveals Methods – For Self Discovery and Big Cash Awards.” KCUR, March 14, 2016.  http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-art-institute-ceramics-grad-reveals-methods-self-discovery-and-big-cash-awards#stream/0

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Website: http://laurenmabry.com/

 

Typical Marks
2013
ca. 2015
Composition of Closed Cylinders
Date: 2013
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Terracotta
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Courtesy Treadway Toomey Auctions, Candice Groot Collection, lot 198, November 12, 2016
Courtesy Treadway Toomey Auctions, Candice Groot Collection, lot 198, November 12, 2016
All the Glazes in China #1
Date: ca. 2015
Form: Platter
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Photo: TMP
The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
All the Glazes in China #2
Form: Platter
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Photo: TMP
The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
All the Glazes in China #3
Date: ca. 2015
Form: Platter
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Photo: TMP
The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Lavender Fields and Pig's Fat
Date: ca. 2015
Form: Vessel
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Photo: TMP
The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Untitled
Date: ca. 2016
Form: Vessel
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Photo: TMP
The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Citation: Jeffrey Kuratnick. "The Marks Project." Last modified March 20, 2018. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/mabry