Collyn Ahren

Collyn Ahrens Aubrey (b.1993) is an American artist, raised in Colorado. She received an MFA from Parsons Fine Arts in 2020. She completed a Post-baccalaureate in ceramics from University of Colorado and a BFA in interdisciplinary art from Sierra Nevada University.

Aubrey’s current work develops an embodied practice in which she is queering craft through slip-casting as a form of feminine reproduction. She focuses on clay as a material that has memory of time and place. This allows her to revive the process of mourning as spirited and vital. Through a playfulness with the lineage of sculpture and craft, she can digest the rhythm and labor of living with trauma in contemporary America.

Aubrey has recently shown in the NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition in 2020, the Olympia Project’s virtual exhibition based in Brooklyn 2020, and Logics of Non-Exchange Parsons thesis exhibition featured on Hyperallergic. She has participated in group shows ranging from The Morean Center for Clay, 25 East Gallery, The Holland Project, and the Tahoe Gallery.