Ella Wesly

Ella Wesly is a ceramic artist based in New York City and a member of Clay Space 1205 in Greenpoint in Brooklyn. Within the past year, she completed her Bachelors in Fine Arts with a joint degree in Pre-Professional Health. She focuses on creating installations comprising functional pieces in multiples that are curated within the space. Her work comes from an exploration of various cultures including her personal Dominican and Polish ancestry and international studies in Italy, China, and Poland. This most recent installation came from her time living near South Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains while she attended Clemson University and considered her reality of being a first-generation tri-cultural individual in the conservative southeast of America. She currently is completing an MA in Art Business at Sotheby’s Institute of Art and working at Sapar Contemporary Gallery in Tribeca.

 

Fabricated TeaPot, 2016, cone 10 oxidation fired white stoneware, 6”x8”x8”

Fabricated TeaSet2, 2016, cone 10 oxidation fired white stoneware,12”x8”x8”

HareyTales, 2016, cone 10 oxidation fired white stoneware, 6”x6”x2”

Biography

Education:

2018 MA Sotheby’s Institute of Art (Art Business)

2016 BFA Clemson University (Ceramics)

2016 Pre-professional Health Clemson University

 

Exhibitions:

2016 – Embrace, Exchange, Connect BFA Exhibition

2016 – Chronicle Art Magazine Spring 2016 Edition, Clemson, SC

2016 – Nostalgia: Chronicle Gallery Exhibition, Clemson, SC

2016 – Connections and Conversations, Pendleton, SC

2015 – Catalyst: Clemson Community Supported Art Fall Exhibition

2015 – Chronicle Art Magazine Fall 2015 Edition, Clemson, SC

2015 – Artisphere Art Fair: Clemson University Booth, Greenville, SC

2015 – Reflections: Center for Visual Arts Exhibition, Pendleton Gallery, Pendleton,

South Carolina

2015 – Science As Art Exhibition with Clemson University STEM to STEAM

2015 – Chronicle Art Magazine Spring 2015 Edition, Clemson, SC

2014 – Chronicle Art Magazine Fall 2014 Edition, Clemson, SC

2014 – Celebration: Center for Visual Arts Exhibition, Pendleton Gallery

2013 – Spring Display, Sikes Hall, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

2012 – Sole recipient of Springfield, IL Mayor Award for Artistic Talent

 

Publications:

2017 – CU Art Opportunities & Announcements, February 12, by Greg Shelnutt

2016 – Chronicle Art Magazine Spring 2016 Edition, Clemson, SC

2015 – Science as Art 2015, Poincare Mapping of the Passage of Time

2015 – Chronicle Art Magazine Fall 2015 Edition, Clemson, SC

2015 – Chronicle Art Magazine Spring 2015 Edition, Clemson, SC

2014 – Chronicle Art Magazine Fall 2014 Edition, Clemson, SC

 

Curated Exhibitions:

2016 – Embrace, Exchange, Connect BFA Exhibition

2016 – Nostalgia: Chronicle Gallery Exhibition, Clemson, SC

 

Related Experience:

2017 – SAPAR Contemporary Gallery Intern under Dr. Nina Levent, New York

2016 – Palmetto Curatorial Exchange Intern under Cecelia Stucker, SC

2016 – Rudolph E Lee Gallery Intern under Denise Detrich, Clemson, SC

2016 – Chronicle Literary and Art Magazine Art Submissions Editor, Clemson

2015 – Greenwich House Pottery (GHP) Summer Intern under Adam Knoche

2015 – GHP Children’s Hand-building Assistant Instructor, New York City, NY

2015 – Clemson Community Supported Art Juried Artist

2014-16 – Clemson Community Supported Art Communications Head

2014 – Fine Art Student Association Vice President, Clemson, SC

2013-16 – Glazed Pottery Studio Beginning Hand-building Instructor, Clemson

 

 

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