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The Featured Artist Series is in partnership with Gasher Journal's forthcoming print issue, AFTER: A Collection of Ekphrastic Writing and Art. 


Each month, we will feature an artist here and invite writers to submit creative writing in reaction to the art showcased. Select ekphrastic writings will be featured alongside the art at the gallery showcase at the Ana Mendieta Gallery at The University of Iowa May 6th - May 18th. 

Submit creative responses to the featured artist's work to PRESS @ GASHERJOURNAL . C O M with the Subject line listing the month and genre. For example: MAY_Poetry.


Previous months:

June _ Emily Llamazales


July Artist: Audrey An

Audrey An’s creative research revolves around the notion of applying digital technologies to ceramics from the perspective of ‘convergence’, be it cultural, technological, or interdisciplinary. She earned her BFA and Art History Minor from Alfred University, MFA from Penn State University and was a post-baccalaureate student at Colorado State University. Audrey currently resides in Boston, MA, where she is Artist-in-Residence at the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard. 

About the art:

“My works explore conversations about my transcultural upbringing: moving between South Korea and the United States, via objects that speak to ideas of home. Furniture in domestic space shapes identity, serving as a designated space for physical remnants of accumulated memories. Furniture can be used as a means to create a hypothetical space: a space to embrace an emotional state, to reflect on life, and to personify self. By recreating personal objects and historical artifacts through both analog handling of clay and digital fabrication methods such as 3D scanning, 3D printing and CNC-milling, I achieve varying degrees of visual information. Physical collages of organic and mechanized tension reflect my past and my cultural oscillation.”


Pear Here, Pear There, 2021

27 x 40 x 20 inch

Handbuilt Ceramics, CNC-Milled Plywood, 3D-Printed Rubber, Digital Print on Silk

Wishing Well, 2021

24 x 24 x 35.5 inch

Press-Molded, Handbuilt Ceramics, CNC-milled Plywood & Translucent Digital Print on Acrylic

Naughty Chair, 2021

47 x 23 x 18 inch

Handbuilt Ceramics, CNC-Milled Foam & Plywood

Mobile Thoughts, 2021

42 x 17 x 16 inch 

Press Molded, Handbuilt, 3D-Printed Ceramics & Wood

Barney Bani: Mirror Mirror, 2022

 52 x 40 x 36 inch 

Handbuilt Ceramics, Laser-Cut Folded Chipboard with Tape & CNC-Milled Plywood

Endless Orbit, 2022

66 x 30 x 30 inch 

3D Scanned Clay CNC-Milled in Foam, Plywood, Laser-Cut Plexiglass & Welded Steel

Naughty Chair, 2022

48 x 48 x 24 inch 

Handbuilt Ceramics, CNC-Milled Foam & Plywood

Revolving Moments, 2022


Handbuilt, Press-Molded & Slip-Casted Ceramics, Steel & CNC-Milled Plywood

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