March 21 – May 23, 2016
Greenwich House Pottery is pleased to announce that New York artist Margaret Lanzetta will be the next to participate in our Greenwich House Pottery Residency and Fellowship, a program designed to support artists’ projects. Our goal is to open up our facility to raise awareness around the importance of the creative engagement with ceramics. These two new opportunities add to our long history of resident artist and artist-in-residence programming. Ultimately, these efforts introduce more artists to the pleasure of clay and new perspectives that ceramics uniquely provides.
Margaret Lanzetta proposes to create a series of crowns and keys based on historical research of these objects in European, Asian and North African dynasties. Through the use of local and “borrowed” design elements, these objects become testaments to conquest, place and location. “The creative impact of this project will extend beyond the Pottery, as afterwards, I plan to create silkscreens based on patterns from these sculptures, thus reinforcing their original narratives.”
Margaret Lanzetta’s work draws inspiration from Buddhism, nature, textile arts, and sixty’s pop culture. She widely exhibits in New York and abroad; 2016 shows include Spring/Break Art Fair, New York and the WPA Gallery, Washington D.C. 2014 and 2015 NY solo exhibitions include: The Chanteuse and a Loaded Gun, at Kenise Barnes Fine Art, and Blues For Allah at Heskin Contemporary. International exhibitions include Famous Ornament, (solo) at Youkubo Galley, Tokyo; the Stockholm Art Fair: Super Market; and Le Cube Gallery, Morocco. The Museum of Modern Art, NY, The British Museum, The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, The Fogg Museum, Harvard, and the Yale University Art Gallery, have acquired her work for permanent collection.
Lanzetta is the first recipient of the inaugural Senior Fulbright Global Flex Award, for art practice in India, Thailand and Singapore 2016-2019. Earlier awards include a Fulbright Fellowship to India and Syria in 2008, an MTA Public Art Commission in 2007, the British Academy in Rome Award in 2003, and several MacDowell Art Colony Fellowships.