Lindsay Pichaske, 2011 Taunt Fellow
Lindsay Pichaske received her MFA from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2010, and her BFA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She has taught extensively, including classes at Metropolitan State College of Denver, the University of Colorado, and The Arts Center in Carrboro, North Carolina. Additionally, she has been an artist in residence at Art 342 in Fort Collins, Colorado, Watershed Center for the Ceramics Arts in Newcastle, Maine, and the Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts in Asheville, North Carolina. She is most recently the recipient of the 2011–2012 Taunt Fellowship at the Archie Bray Foundation.
"The desire to create a believable sense of life pulls me forward as a maker. In my recent work, I sculpt animal forms out of inanimate materials that rely on touch to take shape, like clay, string, and hair.
In the traditions of the grotesque and the uncanny, I am interested in the intersections between the familiar and strange, beautiful and repugnant, human and animal, alive and dead. My work investigates the possibility that perhaps in the shared space of these dualities, there can be understanding of and empathy for beings that are not human."
To see more work of Lindsay's visit her website at lindsaypichaske.com.