10″ L x 8″ W x 7″ H clay/stoneware $1200
available to view in CHARLOTTE
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BRYCE SPEED BIOGRAPHY
Born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi in 1978, Bryce Speed completed his B.F.A. in painting and drawing from the University of Mississippi in 1999 and continued his studies to eventually receive his M.F.A. in painting from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa in 2005. After finishing his education Speed completed a six-week artist in residency program at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska City, Nebraska. From then on Speed’s work has been included in numerous exhibitions over the past decade.
In 2006 and 2011 his work was selected for publication in New American Paintings Southeastern and Western editions. In 2014, he was part of a three-person exhibition at HERE Art Center in New York, NY, titled Suburbia: Is Anyone There? In 2015-16 he exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibition in Edinburgh, Scotland and at the Visual Art Exchange’s Contemporary South Exhibition in Raleigh, NC. In 2017, he held a solo exhibition at the North Wall Arts Center in Oxford, UK. In 2022 his work was curated into the exhibition A Plot, Hatched by Two at the Warbling Collective in London and his work was curated in to Art of the South 2022 at the Zeitgeist Gallery in Nashville. He is currently represented by The George Gallery, Charleston SC and Charlotte NC, and the Cole Pratt Gallery in New Orleans, LA.
Speed resides in Tuscaloosa, Alabama where he has been an Associate Professor of Art in Painting at the University of Alabama since 2014. The Mississippi native previously taught at University of Nebraska at Omaha and Central Community College in Columbus, Nebraska.
Bryce Speed is a multi-medium painter whose work focuses on speaking the unspoken language of visual art through his abstract images. In a recent statement Speed said, “I create paintings that are simultaneously both abstract and representational. These works are occupied with a larger idea of structure and parts, creating an image of containment and movement. Each piece uses a personal pictogram language that is steeped in the intersectionality of nostalgia, identity, and early twentieth century abstraction. Through this visual language, I seek to classify and organize the memories and experiences that pervade the everyday.”
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NADIA STIEGLITZ BIOGRAPHY
Nadia Stieglitz is a French-born ceramicist based in Charleston, South Carolina, specializing in organic abstract sculpture. With training in painting, photography, and graphic design, she began her self-taught venture into the three-dimensional world of clay in 2019. This journey has allowed her to explore her long-held sensibility for natural textures and anthropomorphic shapes, capturing a host of intricacies at the intersection of art, nature, and the human form. Nadia’s work is rooted in hand building, using slabs and coils to construct her pieces and found objects such as rocks, balloons and custom-made clay forms to guide their construction. Often, her process starts by using a “mother” ceramic on which she molds a shape and integrates it into a new piece. In this way, all of her ceramics share a common DNA. Her spontaneous and intuitive building process combined with the use of simple slip for decoration helps to create an earthy feel to each object that distinguishes her artistic style. By allowing her work to be guided by inspiration as it comes—not knowing what she wants to create upfront—each of her pieces is unique. In 2021, Nadia became a full-time resident at The Studio Union in North Charleston and was invited by The Bibelot Home to show her work in her first public exhibit at the Charleston’s Dewberry Hotel. She also trained with UK-based artists James Oughtibrige and Rebecca Appleby at The Studio Lounge in Holmfirth. In February 2022, her pieces were featured in Art Seen magazine and were displayed at REDUX, a contemporary art center in Charleston. This spring, she will be an Emerging Artist at Artisphere in Greenville, SC and will show her work at Artsfield, an annual art competition in Lake City, SC. Later this year, she will be a 2022 Visiting Artist at the Gibbes Museum of Art, a program that features eight artists annually whose work contributes to a new understanding of art in the American South. She will also be a Summer Resident at the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts in Newcastle, Maine.
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