Grant Landreth

June 26 to August 4, 2023

Grant Landreth is a New York City-based artist who grew up going to quilting bees and experiencing the dramatic sunsets of the Great Plains. Their work is made from the detritus found on NYC streets: cardboard, trash bags, fashion, and furniture.  They remake these unnatural wonders of capitalistic waste to create new patterns and forms using traditional sewing, weaving, and ceramics techniques.

Landreth earned their MFA in ceramics from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University and their BS in architecture from the University of Nebraska. Landreth has shown their work at Carbondale Clay Center (CO; 2019), The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (Pittsburg, PA; 2018), and Anderson Ranch Arts Center (Snowmass, CA; 2016). They have participated in residences at Painting Space 122 and Cité Internationale des Arts.

During their residency, Landreth will create classic ceramic forms using digitally designed multipart molds made from found cardboard. They will use the potter’s wheel to articulate feet and add lids and explore ways to incorporate other found items, like plastic food containers, into the finished work.

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