Pictured: Nick Vest, Coiled Histories Series (detail), 2021.

Nick Vest: Report from Jingdezhen

Thursday, June 22, 2023 • 5:00 –6:00 PM • Online

Join former AMOCA Artist-in-Residence Nick Vest for a virtual talk about ceramic life in Jingdezhen, China. Vest will share the historic and contemporary importance of Jingdezhen porcelain, created in the Jiangxi Province in southern China where Vest lives. Vest will also discuss his current practice, working as a ceramic artist and running the MenLo Gallery and Studio in Jingdezhen. There will be an opportunity for Q & A following the presentation.

Event RSVP

This event is free for all to attend. The talk will also be recorded. RSVP using the form below (it may take a moment to load). If you prefer, you may also RSVP by emailing communications@amoca.org or by calling (909) 865-3146.

Nick Vest

Nick Vest was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He received his MFA from Kansas State University and his BFA from Alfred University. Vest has been resident artist at Shangyu Celadon Modern International Ceramic Art Center; the Gaya Ceramic Art Center in Bali, Indonesia; and the Quiong Lai Ceramic Center in Sichuan, China. He established a personal studio in Jingdezhen, China, in 2016. In 2018, he opened the MenLo Gallery and Studio in Jingdezhen, which aims to celebrate the risk-taking and innovative work of young Chinese artists, as well as to offer non-traditional ceramic artists from abroad residency and exhibition opportunities. Vest was in residence at AMOCA July 2022–March 2023.

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.

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