Title : Cendre Blue
Year : 2017
Medium : Flashe,
korean watercolor, graphite,
charcoal, white chalk, on paper
Dimension : 58 x 38 inches
Celia Gerard has exhibited her drawings, paintings and sculpture in solo exhibitions at Sears-Peyton Gallery, NYC; Tayloe Piggott Gallery, Jackson, WY and the Mark W. Potter Gallery, Watertown, CT. Group exhibitions include the National Academy Museum; Lori Bookstein Fine Art; Sideshow Gallery; The New York Studio School; Lohin-Geduld Gallery; I-20 Gallery; Gutman Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; Coolidge Center for the Arts, Portsmouth, NH. Publications include ARTnews, CityArts, The Daily Beast, ArtSlant, ARTSY, Parabola and works&conversations. Awards and honors include the S.J. Wallace Truman Fund Award, National Academy Museum; Artist in Residence, New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture; Cathedral of St. John the Divine Sculpture Fellowship; Inaugural Artist in Residence at The Spruceton Inn. Gerard has taught at Bard College, Swarthmore College, Pratt Institute, the New York Studio School and currently teaches at the School of Visual Arts and Columbia University.
Celia Gerard received a BA with Honors in Art and Art History from Colgate University, a MFA in Sculpture from the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture and a EdM from Harvard University. In addition, she studied with Nicolas Carone and Bruce Gagnier at the International School of Art in Umbria, Italy. She lives and works in New York City.
Celia Gerard works intuitively and procedurally, combining improvisational and regimented procedures in works that evolve iteratively over time. Gerard uses a flat grid as an organizational tool to achieve spatial depth, which is vital to the final result. In both her works on paper and ceramic sculpture, Gerard builds forms, breaks them down, and rebuilds them again until new shapes appear - creating a haptic experience. She incorporates recycled forms to help find new forms which give life where both culture and experience coincide as generative powers.
Gerard’s works on paper and sculpture in Anima Mundi range in date from 2010-2017. The works on paper are made with graphite, charcoal, chalk, casein, Flashe paint, Korean watercolors, and walnut ink on handmade paper. The ceramic works are made using porcelain and T1 clay bodies and a variety of glazes.