November 23 – December 18, 2020
Trevor King is a multimedia artist who lives and works in Queens, New York. King primarily works in sculpture, preferring materials like clay and plaster that convey a sense of tactility and material memory. He is interested in the endurance of the human spirit and memory, and uses the methods of a documentarian to inform his work in sculpture. He often employs digital media in this exploration, sometimes including interviews and personal archives in his work.
King has an MFA from the Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan and a BFA from Slippery Rock University. He has also studied in the Sculpture and Intermedia Departments at the University of Poznan, Poland. He has shown his work at David Klein Gallery (Detroit, MI; 2019), Emmanuel Barbault Gallery (New York, NY; 2018), Craft and Folk Art Museum (Los Angeles, CA; 2018), among others. He has held a number of residencies, including at Mass MoCA (2021, upcoming), Bronx Museum of the Arts (2018), Haystack Mountain School of Crafts (2015), and Ox-Bow School of Art (2014).
During his fellowship, King will create an impressionistic documentary video that tells the story of how Greenwich House Pottery and its community are maintaining the ceramic arts tradition, and pushing it forward. He will shoot video footage of daily life at the studio and conduct interviews with staff, students, and other affiliated artists, combining these two types of documentation to create a romantic video portrait that demonstrates the beauty of the Pottery and its community.
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