Artist in Residence Drew Ippoliti
August 18, 2011
Emmanuel College is pleased to once again host the Artists in Residence program during the summer months. This is the second year the College has sponsored the program, which offers four artists the opportunity to create and further develop their artwork while utilizing Emmanuel's Art Department studios and facilities. This year's artists are Drew Ippoliti (sculpture), Darien Johnson (ceramics), Mari LaCure (printmaking) and Francis Schanberger (photography).
At the center of Drew Ippoliti's practice is an interest in the vernacular language of tools and containers, using a traditional, skill-based approach coupled with examinations of history. Drew generates objects and installations rooted in craft, concerned with how the individual relates to the mass.
Drew received a M.F.A. from Cranbrook Academy of Art, (Mich.) in 2009 and a B.F.A. from Mass. College of Art and Design in 2002. In 2009, he was awarded a J. William Fulbright Fellowship to China to study ceramics and architecture along the ancient Silk Road. For the last two years, Drew has remained in China, constructing an international practice of lecturing and creating work at various universities and residencies.
Drew is a former resident of Guldagergaard International Ceramics Research Center, Denmark. His lectures include Victoria & Albert Museum (London, 2010), Fu Le International Ceramic Arts Museum (China, 2010), Pennsylvania State University (2010) and School of the Art Institute (Chicago, 2008).
This summer, Drew is continuing the work he began in China in an effort to continue to better understand the "flavor" of ancient Chinese ceramics and art and how this time period has influenced the U.S.