Gina Voelker Bobrowski

Award(s): 2023 Windgate Scholar
Residency Years: 2023
Posted in: Current Artist, Current Short Term Resident


Gina Voelker Bobrowski creates sculptures and installations where form & surface are created simultaneously and found objects are incorporated as acts of preservation and memory. Functional pots celebrate and enhance daily life through use. Direct wall painting and works on paper and board celebrate materials, processes, and unscripted narratives with endless curiosity and invention. Her community projects embrace a similar sense of play while empowering others to use their innate creativity as a vehicle for positive change. She hopes to create work and facilitate community projects that edify and inspire across generations, like the laughter of children, the touch of a heartbeat, the radiant shift of light as the seasons change. Her process reflects the tenets of craft, and is like those of children, a visionary, or outsider artists.

Gina Voelker Bobrowski is a studio and community artist. A native of New Orleans, her formal education includes Penland School of Crafts, Louisiana State University, University of Georgia Athens and Cortona Italy, and the New Mexico Center for Montessori Education. Awards include two NEA Fellowships, Louisiana Division of the Arts Fellowship, Young American Award, and Museum of Art and Design. She is currently Associate Professor of Ceramics at the University of New Mexico.