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SoVA Welcomes Roxanne Jackson

Roxanne Jackson

SOVA's Clay Club in conjunction with Assistant Professor Ann Tarantino's Curator's Workshop is pleased to announce a visit by artist, activist and nasty woman, Roxanne Jackson. Roxanne will lecture on her own work and demo in the Ceramics area on Monday. Tuesday, she will lecture on "feminist movement and metal music" in the Palmer Museum of Art. The following week Roxanne will be the keynote speaker at the first ever International Nasty Women Conference in the UK. Please join us in welcoming her to Penn State.

Monday, November 6

11:30 AM    Artist Lecture / 210 Patterson
1:00 PM    Underglaze Marbling & Decal Demo / Ceramics Annex  
2:45 PM    Handbuilding Demo

Tuesday, November 7

9:00 AM     Curatorial Lecture / Palmer Museum of Art
                  Nasty Women Movement
                  Heather Metal Parking Lot

Roxanne Jackson is a ceramic artist and mixed-media sculptor living in Brooklyn, NY. Her macabre works are black-humored investigations of the links between transformation, myth, and kitsch. Press for her work has appeared in The Huffington Post, Hyperallergic, The New York Times, Gothamist, Sculpture Center Curators’ Notebook, Beautiful/Decay, ArtSlant, Brooklyn Magazine, Whitehot Magazine, The L Magazine, Eyes Towards the Dove, Ceramics Monthly, Ceramics Ireland, and New Ceramics, among others. She has been an artist in residence at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Socrates Sculpture Park, the Wassaic Project, the Ceramic Center of Berlin, Hunter College, Chashama: chaNorth, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Oregon College of Art and Craft, and the Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen, China, funded by an NCECA International Residency Fellowship. Her work has been exhibited in New York at SPRING/BREAK Art Show, Honey Ramka, Lu Magnus, Denny Gallery, Zürcher Gallery, Orgy Park, Regina Rex, Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, The Lodge Gallery, Outlet, 99 Cent Plus Gallery, the Parlour Bushwick, Brooklyn Academy of Music, English Kills, the Knockdown Center, BRIC, and Airplane Gallery, as well as at the Satellite Art Show in Miami Beach, FL; the Mütter Museum in Philadelphia, PA; the Minneapolis Institute of Art in Minneapolis, MN; the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, ME; the Hunterdon Art Museum in Clinton, NJ; and more. She has shown in China, Portugal, Romania, Canada, and such cities as London, Berlin, Vienna, and Leipzig. Most recently, her work has been included in Salon Zürcher in Paris, France, and shown at Mathilde Hatzenberger Gallery in Brussels, Belgium. Jackson is the co-founder of NASTY WOMEN, a national/international art exhibition, and fundraising project; and Heather Metal Parking Lot, a nocturnal outdoor heavy metal party, held each summer at the Wassaic Project in Wassaic, NY.