Work by Jennifer Kaplan
Jennifer Kaplan teaches Beginning/Non-Major Ceramic Sculpture and Beginning/Non-Major Pottery, Intermediate and Advanced Pottery and Ceramic Sculpture, as well as Figure Sculpture/”figuration in space” a graduate and undergraduate level course for the Ceramics Department at the UT School of Art.
Jennifer Kaplan is an art-science-activist whose ceramics nurture the intimately tangled relationships between human and nonhuman living organisms. Their ceramic practice blooms out of a magnetic love of teaching, the variety of processes involved, and finding the edge of what clay is capable of. Jennifer’s recent work takes form as a delicate reflection of collective grief~ frequently thrown, altered, and figurative.
Kaplan recently finished a year-long residency at Armory Art Center where they taught a myriad of courses ranging from Ceramic Chemistry to Wheel Throwing and Altering, Soda-Fire workshops as well as Figure Sculpture in partnership with the Norton Museum of Art. Jennifer earned their MFA from Notre Dame and BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, in between which they were Lead Instructor at Penguin Foot Pottery and taught Urban Gardening at Marwen in Chicago for several years.
They have shown in the Snite Museum of Art, Red Lodge Clay Center, Companion Gallery, Kansas City Clay Guild, Saratoga Arts Center, Women Made Gallery as well as others primarily in the midwest.
MFA, Notre Dame, BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago