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UNMG Gallery Manager’s Work on View at Ingham Chapman Gallery
GALLUP-- The work of Alex Kraft, interim manager of UNM-Gallup’s Ingham Chapman Gallery and visiting assistant professor of fine arts – ceramics, will be on view Jan. 17 through Feb. 16 at the gallery. A reception for the artist will be held on Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the gallery.
Kraft was an artist in residence in Roswell from 2008-09 where she taught art in the Arts Connect! Program for local public schools and taught community clay classes at the Roswell Museum and Art Center.
A native of Tucson, Kraft has an MFA from the University of Montana, and an undergraduate degree from Northern Arizona University.
She has also been an artist in residence at the following institutions: Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Mt., Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tenn., Clay Studio of Missoula, Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts in Newcastle, Maine, and Red Lodge Clay Studio, Montana. She has also shown in her work in numerous juried shows and given lectures and workshops nationwide.
Kraft, who teaches ceramics and drawing, employs “layered oxidation glaze firings from mid-range temperatures through non-fired surfaces,” according to her artist’s statement. “I have developed a brightly colored, multi-surfaced glaze palette that unifies the formal qualities of my work with its content. Concepts relating to the internal are also evident in my two-dimensional and mixed media works.
“I am interested in using the viscera and bodily systems as a departure point for imagined life forms and their environments,” she also writes.
For more information about the gallery or the ceramics program at UNMG, contact Kraft at 863-7562.