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Uriel Caspi

he/him/his
Haifa, Israel
Award(s): Matsutani Fellow
Residency Years: 2021, 2022
Posted in: Current Artist, Current Long Term Resident, Teacher

Biography

Uriel Caspi’s artworks propose an interplay between the revival of ancient crafts and contemporary art studio practice. Hailing from Haifa, Israel, Uriel is  visually inspired by archeological remnants from the Middle East and the aesthetics of future design. Installations of large-scale ceramic sculptures operate as platforms for artistic interaction between the artist and the viewer. Antiquarian connotations from the artist’s local surroundings as well as objects from the domicile are transformed into clay, in a process of experimental study that occasionally combines both ancient techniques and digital fabrication. 

Uriel H Caspi was born in Haifa, Israel. He received his MFA in ceramic art from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, USA. In 2018, graduated magna cum laude from the ceramics department, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem. Uriel studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and Cranbrook Ceramics, MI. His works and installations have been showcased nationally and abroad. In 2019, Uriel was awarded an emerging artist prize of the Hecht Museum Foundation. Uriel joins The Bray as the 2021 Matsutani Fellow.