Audrey An’s work explores conversations about her transcultural upbringing: moving between South Korea and the United States, via objects that speak to ideas of home. Furniture in domestic space shapes identity, serving as a designated space for physical remnants of accumulated memories. Furniture can be used as a means to create a hypothetical space: a space to embrace an emotional state, to reflect on life, and to personify self. By recreating personal objects and historical artifacts through both analog handling of clay and digital fabrication methods such as 3D scanning, 3D printing and CNC-milling, An achieves a varying degree of visual information. Physical collages of organic and mechanized tension reflect her past and cultural oscillation.
Audrey An’s creative research revolves around the notion of applying digital technologies to ceramics from the perspective of ‘convergence,’ whether it be cultural, technological, or interdisciplinary. She earned her BFA and Art History Minor from Alfred University, an MFA from Penn State University, and was a post-baccalaureate student at Colorado State University. Audrey recently participated in artist residency programs at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts (Deer Isle, ME) and the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts (Newcastle, ME), and she was selected as a Ceramics Monthly 2023 Emerging Artist. Currently based in Boston, MA, Audrey is a part of the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard as 2022-24 Artist-In-Residence.
Audrey An is the 2022 recipient for the “Exhibition Award” from the 14th National Annual Juried Exhibition at GoggleWorks.
Reception: Friday, November 3, 2023 from 6-8pm