Artist Statement

My ceramic work centers around the strained relationship between humanity and nature and the changes that humanity exerts upon the earth.  Guided by the parallels between the potter’s use of clay and humanity’s use of resources, clay is molded to my vision. Functional and everyday use bridges societal gaps and invites everyone to be aware of their own actions affecting the Earth.  By the beholder reflecting on their interaction and relationship with my work, I hope they become aware of their role in humanity and how their actions impact nature.

Biography

  Alex Walter is a ceramic artist based out of Northern Colorado creating functional and sculptural work. She is currently attending the University of Northern Colorado in pursuit of a BA with emphasis in Studio Ceramic Design and Graphic Design.  She has been displayed in the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, the Denver Art Museum, the Saratoga Clay Arts Center’s Schacht Gallery and curated a group show with her as a featured artist in the Mariani Galley at UNCo.  Alex completed a summer-long internship at the Clay Center of Northern Colorado and returned for an apprenticeship winter 2019.

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Alex Walter

Education

University of Northern Colorado
BA in Studio Arts with emphasis in Ceramic Design and Graphic Design (Pending)
August 2016 - Expected Graduation May 2020

Roosevelt High School 
High School Graduate
August 2012 - May 2016

Internships and Residencies

Clay Center of Northern Colorado
Apprenticeship under Tim Preston and Abby Einer
December 2019 - January 2020

Univeristy of Northern Colorado
Internship under Jaqueline Villegas at the Office of Equity and Inclusion
August 2019 - December 2019

Clay Center of Northern Colorado 
Internship under Tim Preston and Abby Einer
May 2019 - September 2019

Exhibitions

Juried Exhibition, Saratoga Clay Arts Center’s Schacht Gallery,“Lip Service,” (Schuylerville, NY, Spring 2020)

•Exhibition Curator and Featured Artist, Mariani Gallery,“Growth & Decay,” (Greeley, CO, Spring 2020) 

•Exhibition, Mariani Gallery,“The Working Artist,” (Greeley, CO, Spring 2019) 
•Exhibition, Firehouse Art Center, “The Working Artist” (Longmont, CO, Fall 2019) 
•Art Performance and Collaboration with Sean Goldman, UNCo Campus Commons,“Why Ducks, Why?,”  (Greeley, CO, 2019)
•Exhibition, Campus Commons Gallery, “Annual Student Exhibition” (Greeley, CO, 2019) 
•Crafted Instruments used in percussion performance by Luis Pagan, Zoe’s Cafe & Events, “StART Salon” (Greeley, CO, 2019)
•Exhibition, Zoe’s Cafe & Events, “StART Salon” (Greeley, CO, 2019)
•Exhibition, Zoe’s Cafe & Events, “StART Salon” (Greeley, CO, 2018)
•Solo Exhibition, Brix Brewery and Taphouse, “Alex’s Art” (Greeley, CO, 2018)
•Exhibition, Tointon Gallery, “Greeley Art Picnic” (Greeley, CO, 2018)
•Exhibition, Mariani Gallery, “Annual Student Exhibition” (Greeley, CO, 2017) 
•Exhibition,  “Congressional Art Show” (Castle Rock, CO, 2016) 
•Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art, “Scholastic Art and Writing” (Denver, CO, 2015) 
•Exhibition, Denver Art Museum, “Scholastic Art and Writing” (Denver, CO, 2014) 

Awards

•Award, UNCo,“Southard Art and Design Recipient” (Greeley, CO, Spring 2019) 
•Award, Greeley Art Picnic at Tointon Gallery “Honorable Mention” (Greeley, CO, 2017)
•Award, Northern Regional Art Show “Gold Award and/or Best of Show” (United States, 2016)
•Award, Scholastic Art and  Writing “Gold Key” (United States, 2016)
•Award, Northern Regional Art Show “Gold Award and/or Best of Show” (United States, 2015)
•Award, Scholastic Art and  Writing “Gold Key” (United States, 2015)
•Award, Northern Regional Art Show “Gold Award and/or Best of Show” (United States, 2014)
•Award, Scholastic Art and  Writing “Gold Key” (United States, 2014)

Professional Activities

•President of the UNCo Clay Club (2018-2020)
•Artist Talk,  “Southard Art and Design Semi-Finalist Talk” Univerisity of Northern Colorado (2019)
•Organized UNCo Clay Sale (Fall 2019)
•Organized UNCo Clay Sale (Spring 2019)
•National
Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Member and Volunteer (2019)
• Workshop Assistant, Torbjørn Kvasbø, “Demonstrating Artists,” NCECA 2019
• Workshop Attendee Jessica Forrestal “Mural Instillation” (2019)
• Workshop Assistant, Eric Hoefer, “Faceting and Altering,” NCECA 2019
• Workshop Assistant, Bill Wilkey, “Ceramic Workshop,”  UNCo (2019)
•Organized UNCo Clay Sale (Fall 2018)
•Organized UNCo Clay Sale (Spring 2018)
•National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Member and Volunteer (2018)
• Workshop Attendee Elizabeth Alexander “Hand Cut Porcelain” (2018)
• Workshop Attendee AJ Nazzaro, “Digital Illustration” (2018)
•Organized UNCo Clay Sale (Fall 2017)
• Workshop Assistant, Kenyon Hansen, “Ceramic Workshop,”  UNCo (2017)
•Selected for Artist Workshop, Rose Simpson, “Resident Artist Workshop” Denver Art Museum (2014)