Erin Paradis, a well-loved instructor here at Artistry, is one of three ceramic artists to be awarded the 2019 Jerome Artist Project Grant. The Jerome Foundation “supports emerging professional artists who are the principal creators of new work, who take risks and embrace challenges, whose developing voices reveal significant potential, who are rigorous in their approach to creation and production…”
We couldn’t agree more with their decision… congratulations, Erin!
Erin Paradis is a ceramic sculptor, living and working in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She received her MFA from the University of Minnesota and her BFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. She has been a Visiting Assistant Professor and is currently a Lecturer in Ceramics and Sculpture at the University of Minnesota. She has worked extensively as an artist, resident, and instructor at art centers and academic settings around the country including Odyssey Clayworks, Penland School of Craft, and Colorado State University. She has traveled internationally and has shown work at the Scottish Sculpture Workshop in Lumsden, Scotland. Paradis’ work is inspired by moments of uncertainty she experiences and how she gains clarity through encounters with seemingly ordinary structures, spaces, and objects in her daily life. These moments are abstracted into her ceramic sculpture and composed into her installations.