Long Term Resident Kelsie Rudolph

Kelsie Rudolph

Award(s): Windgate Scholar, Quigley-Hiltner Fellow, Lillstreet Art Center Fellow
Residency Years: 2020, 2021, 2022
Posted in: Past Artist, Past Long Term Resident, Past Short Term Resident


Kelsie Rudolph uses slab and coil techniques to create sculptural ceramic furniture. Her work is an abstract exercise in relatability, comparing our emotional experiences to the common materials and objects we exist with each day, providing us with a renewed sense of reciprocity and solace to our surroundings. She continuously searches for commonalities across cultural and social systems as exhibited through our relationship to objects within architectural space. The furniture she makes celebrates the moments where we all overlap out of necessity, using the furniture as an opportunity to develop self-awareness and acute sensibilities. Kelsie wants to give these objects personality and purpose through their versatility and mobility. The work can then become an independent element within a system of objects.

Kelsie Rudolph earned her MFA in ceramics from Montana State University in 2018 and her BFA in ceramics from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 2013. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and has completed residencies at Anderson Ranch Art Center in 2019, at Tainan National University of the Arts, Guantain District, Tainan, Taiwan, in 2016, at Red Lodge Clay Center in 2016, and at the China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China, in 2014.