Mari Ogihara uses clay as a medium for its close resemblance to skin. Her ceramic sculptures create tension and unity between raw and ornamented surfaces and illicit feelings of sensuality and serenity. After receiving a BFA in ceramics from U-M in 2003, Ogihara went on to study in Kyoto, Japan to experience ceramics in her native country. Upon her return she attended Temple University of Philadelphia to receive her MFA in 2006. She is the recipient of several grants & awards including the NICHE award in 2011, and has completed ceramic residencies in the US, France and Brazil. She currently maintains a studio practice at the Clay Art Center in Port Chester, New York.
Explore Similar Events
Loading Similar Events...