May 24 – July 5, 2017 | Geoffrey A. Wolpert Gallery
Triforium, an installation by ceramic artist, Eliza Au, will be on display in the Geoffrey A. Wolpert Gallery from May 24 – July 5, 2017. Her work investigates ornamentation in architecture, and how it engages the idea of creating a sacred space. Au finds elegance, beauty, and balance in mathematical relationships and appreciates the technical challenges of creating her work in clay.
“Ornament within the sacred space of cathedrals and mosques have been an ongoing inspiration in my work. Color, abstraction, repetition and symmetry in ornament facilitate ideas of beauty, the divine and the unknown. I am interested in how a viewer moves through and experiences space, and how this serves as a metaphor for solitude, self-reflection and transformation through time and movement.” – Eliza Au
Originally from Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada, Eliza Au received her BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and her MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. This past year she was a visiting professor of art and ceramics at Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois. She has previously received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and has taught at various institutions in Canada and the United States, including the Emily Carr University of Art and Design, the Alberta College of Art and Design and The University of Iowa. She has previously participated in numerous residencies including The Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass, the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts and the Museum of Contemporary Craft. She will be teaching as a full-time faculty member for the 2017-2018 academic year with the Alfred-Central Academy of Fine Arts ceramics program in Beijing, China.
For more information, visit her website at https://eliza-au.squarespace.com.
Featured Image: Triforium, Eliza Au, Stoneware, 2017, 50″ x 308″