Pictured: Natalia Arbelaez, Colonizacion Espanola.

Artist Talk + Studio Visit with Natalia Arbelaez

Saturday, July 8, 2023 • 12 –1 PM • In Person • free w/museum admission

Join us for a talk with Artist in Residence Natalia Arbelaez. Arbelaez will share about her practice, past work, and future directions. After the talk in AMOCA’s galleries, follow Arbelaez on a short tour of her space in the AMOCA Ceramic Studio.

The talk is free with museum admission, which can be purchased at the RSVP link below or at the door; reservations are preferred, and seating is limited. 

Event RSVP

Your Artist Talk + Studio Visit ticket includes museum admission. AMOCA is open 11AM-4PM on Saturday, July 8. RSVP using the form below (it may take a moment to load). If you prefer, you may also purchase your admission at the door or by calling (909) 865-3146.

Natalia Arbelaez

Natalia Arbelaez is a Colombian American artist, born and raised in Miami, Florida to immigrant parents. She received her BFA from Florida International University and her MFA from The Ohio State University, with an Enrichment Fellowship. In 2016-2017 she was a Rittenberg Fellow at Clay Art Center; Port Chester, New York and was awarded the Inaugural Artaxis Fellowship that funded a residency to Watershed in Newcastle, ME. Her work has been exhibited internationally in museums, galleries, and included in various collections, such as the Everson Museum and MAD Museum. She has been recognized by NCECA as a 2018 Emerging Artist and was a 2018-19 resident artist at the Ceramics Program at Harvard University where she researched pre-Columbian art and histories. Natalia was an artist in residence at the Museum of Art and Design in New York City where she researched the work of historical and influential women ceramicists of color. Arbelaez is in residence at AMOCA April–July 2023.

Learn more at Natalia Arbelaez’s website.

AMOCA’s Residency Program

AMOCA’s Artist in Residence Program, established in 2012, is one of the few long-term fellowship opportunities for ceramic artists on the West Coast. This residency provides artists an opportunity to produce or develop a new body of work. The program is funded through generous support from Julianne and David Armstrong, Laguna Clay, and the Windgate Foundation. Since 2022, thanks to enhanced support from the Windgate Foundation, additional short-term residencies are available for artists based in Southern California.

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