Pictured: Nick Vest, An inflection point on an architectural timescale. Porcelain, antique wood guardian figure. 21 x 30 x 5 inches.
On View:March 17–26, 2023
AIR Welcome Talk (recording)September 2022

Artist in Residence Nick Vest’s pop-up exhibition features new work created during his residency in the AMOCA studios. On view in Gallery B March 17–26, 2023.

About the Artist

Nick Vest was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He received his MFA from Kansas State University and his BFA from Alfred University. Vest has been a resident artist at Shangyu Celadon Modern International Ceramic Art Center, in Shangyu, Zhejiang, China; the Gaya Ceramic Art Center in Bali, Indonesia; and the Qionglai Ceramic Center in Chengdu 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 has been in residence at AMOCA September 2022 through March 2023.

Learn more about Vest on his website and follow him on Instagram.

The AMOCA Artist in Residence Program, established in 2012, is one of the few long-term fellowship opportunities for ceramic artists on the West Coast. Located an hour from the desert, mountains, and beaches of Southern California and forty minutes east of Los Angeles, the residency provides artists an opportunity to produce or develop a new body of work. Beginning in 2022, thanks to enhanced support from the Windgate Foundation, additional short term residencies are available for artists based in Southern California.

This AIR program is funded through generous support from Julianne and David Armstrong, Laguna Clay, and the Windgate Foundation.

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