“The hardest thing I have within my own process is balancing the visual with the ideas.”
Julie York (b. 1972) works in porcelain, glass, and plastic. Through her work, she seeks to make sense of a puzzle in her mind, selecting the appropriate pieces and logically laying them out. Her work is driven by the industrial process; she has toured manufacturing centers in China—documenting first hand the mass production of ceramic objects. That experience has fueled her creative process and reinforced her belief in research through doing, and growth through travel and experience. She hopes to continue this practice through residencies at the Kohler Art and Industry Program in Sheboygan, WI, and at the European Ceramic Center in Holland.
York has received many honors, including grants from the Independence Foundation and Canada Council for the Arts, a Leeway Window of Opportunity Award, and an Evelyn Shapiro Foundation fellowship. York’s solo shows include Swell at Fleisher Challenge and objectsymbolanguage at the Clay Studio, both in Philadelphia. She was a featured artist at “SOFA Chicago.” Her work can be found in the collections of the Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art in Alfred, NY, the Clay Studio, and the Burchfield Penny Art Center in Buffalo, NY.
Bob and Roberta Smith, also known as Patrick Brill, is a British contemporary artist working in text, persona, and public space.
Thom Collins on the Barnes Foundation’s efforts to “unpack” the museum’s collection and history through performance.
Charles Cohen (Pew Fellow, 2011) has been characterized as a “special and singular musician” with a highly developed and refined voice.
Prisons Today: Questions in the Age of Mass Incarceration is an interactive exhibition at Eastern State Penitentiary that sheds light on the current state of incarceration in America.
An experimental choreographer, Bel provokes his audiences with witty, cerebral presentations that pose questions about virtuosity and the nature of dance.
Institute of Contemporary Art Director Amy Sadao on the impact of audience feedback on curatorial and programmatic decision-making.
The work of 22 artists, spanning four generations, was presented in an exhibition that examined clay’s appeal and craft.
British artist Tacita Dean created a 26 1/2-minute work, in 35mm anamorphic film, in homage to the writer J.G. Ballard.
On Monday, June 15, 2015, we announced and honored the 2015 grantees of The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage with a celebration at the Curtis Institute of Music.
Visual artist and Pew Fellow Eileen Neff recalls the early works of art that influenced her practice, her most treasured possession, and more.
Since 2006, Kinshasha Holman Conwill has served as deputy director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Smithsonian Institution’s newest museum, scheduled to open in 2015.
Founded in 1982, the Chemical Heritage Foundation fosters an understanding of chemistry’s impact on society.