CRISTINA CÓRDOVA

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CRISTINA CÓRDOVA: Del balcón

CRISTINA CÓRDOVA: Del balcón solo exhibition Ferrin Contemporary 1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA July 29–September 16, 2018   Preview: Thursday, July 26, 5-7:00 pm Artist Talk: Thursday August 2, 7:00...

Cristina Córdova: JUNGLA

CRISTINA CÓRDOVA: JUNGLA Alfred Ceramic Art Museum Alfred, NYFebruary 2–July 16, 2018 Opening Reception: February 2, 2018, 6–9 pm     Artist talk: 4:30 pm Click to view more work...

THE WOMEN

THE WOMEN Works on view include recent pieces by women whose primary medium is clay and selected works from private and artist archives by female potters and sculptors. ON VIEW Oct 28, 2017 – Apr 21, 2018 Ferrin Contemporary 1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA Click here for details. Ceramic Art and Figural Sculpture

Ferrin Contemporary at 1315 MASS MoCA Way

FERRIN CONTEMPORARY at 1315 MASS MoCA Way in North Adams, Massachusetts, USA FERRIN CONTEMPORARY Housed in an airy building on MASS MoCA’s 16-acre campus in North Adams, Massachusetts, Ferrin Contemporary’s...

 

Through my work I seek to generate figurative compositions that explore the boundary between the material driven, sensorial experience of an object and the psychological resonance of our involuntary dialogues with the self-referential.

I am driven by the primal act of imbuing an inanimate representation with a sense of presence, transforming it into the inspired repository of our deepest longings and aspirations. My goal is to have these compositions perform both as reflections of our shared humanity as well as question socio-cultural notions of gender, race, beauty and power.

CRISTINA CÓRDOVA: JUNGLA

At its most basic level Jungla refers to a region of dense, intractable wilderness that sustains an ongoing evolutionary dance governed by uncivilized forces. This tropical landscape of my youth is a beacon to an identity, tying me back to a specific geography and the sediment of generations. It’s unrelenting influence speaks of luscious yet ominous constructs that echo the socio-political conditions in the Caribbean. It’s unruly mystery seeps out of its confines to also serve as metaphor for a creative process anchored in that liminal space between chaos and balance. A practice that gathers significance amidst the subconscious forces that underpin reality and the firm directives of the ego. Through image and form, Jungla explores the relationship between these human and geographic connections.

CRISTINA CÓRDOVA

EDUCATION
2002
Master of Fine Arts, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, NY
1999–2000
Special Student, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, NY
1998
Bachelor of Arts, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, Colegio de Agricultura y Artes Mecánicas, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, Magna Cum Laude
1998–2006 Extracurricular studies:
Florence Academy of Art, Florence, Italy 2005
Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC, 2004 – 2006
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME, 1999
Touchstone Center for Crafts, Farmington, PA, 1999
Antonieta Hambleton Studio, Cayey, Puerto Rico, 1998-1999

RESIDENCIES
2002–2005
Resident Artist, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
2016
Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts, Helena, MT

COLLECTIONS
Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C. Colección Acosta, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Museum of Art of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico Museo de Arte de Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico
Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte, NC Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL
Gretchen Keyworth, Society of Arts & Crafts, Boston, MA Joseph-Schein Museum, Alfred, NY

AWARDS
2015
USA Distinguished Fellow, Crafts, United States Artists
2012
40 under 40: Craft Futures, Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian, American Art Museum, Exhibition and Work Acquisition
Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Project Ten Ten Ten, Permanent Collection Commission Recipient
2010
Virginia Groot Foundation Recognition Award
2009
Best Art Exhibit: Cristina Córdova at Hodges Taylor, Creative Loafing, Best of Charlotte A & E Critic’s Picks
University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Visiting Artist Fellow
2008
AICA Award (International Association of Art Critics): Best Ceramic Sculpture Exhibition for Hacia otro mar, Pamil Fine Art, San Juan, Puerto Rico
2007
AICA Award (International Association of Art Critics): Best Ceramic Sculpture Exhibition for Fábulas de la Fascinación II, Pamil Fine Art, San Juan, Puerto Rico
2004–05
NC Arts Council Fellowship Award
2003
American Craft Council Emerging Artist Grant
Liza Plaster Award, Lenoir Sculpture Show, Lenoir, NC

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2015
Penland School of Crafts, Sculpture in Motion, Ceramic Sculpture and Stop- Motion Course taught with Arturo Guillermo Córdova, Penland, NC
Santa Fe Clay, The Printed Figure, Ceramic Arts Workshop, Santa Fe, NM
2014
Women Working with Clay Symposium, Hollins University, Presenter, Roanoke, VA Visiting Artist, Oxbow School of Art, Saugatuck, MI
Firefest, STARworks Ceramics, Star, NC, Large Scale Sculpture Commission and Lecture (Design of 8-foot sculpture, fired on site)
The Printed Figure, Ceramic Workshop taught with Jason Burnett,

Soto-Cordova Studios, Penland, NC
2013
Taller, Ceramic Demonstration and Lecture, Soto-Córdova Studios, Penland, NC
NCECA Biennial Juror (Collaboration with Richard Notkin and Namita Wiggers) 2012
Work Intensive III: Figuration presenter, Ceramic Arts Demonstration and Lecture,
California State University
2011
Ultrafiguración, Figurative Ceramics Arts Course, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo
de Puerto Rico, Santurce, Puerto Rico
TravelArte, founder of travel-arte.com, offering educational experiences within a given art/craft medium while immersing students in the creative culture of a particular geographical setting)
Figure:Form + Content, Anderson Ranch, Snowmass, CO, , Ceramic Arts Workshop Figurative Symposium, Francis Marion University, presenting artist at with Sergei Isupov and Janis Mars Wunderlich
2006–10
Trustee, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
2010
Armory Arts Center, Ceramic Arts Workshop, West Palm Beach, FL
The Figure in Clay, Odyssey Center for Ceramics, Asheville, NC, Ceramic Arts Workshop
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Ceramic Arts Workshop, Deer Isle, ME Penland School of Crafts, Spring Concentration, 8-week Ceramic Arts Course, Penland, NC
University of Nebraska, Visiting Artist, Lincoln, NE
2008
South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts, Visiting Artist
Georgia State University, Visiting Artist
Corporal, Penland School, Penland, NC, Ceramic Arts Workshop
2007
Figurative Workshop, Clague Studio, Bakersville, NC, Ceramic Arts Workshop
Figurative Intuition, Mudfire, Atlanta, GA, Ceramic Arts Workshop
2006
The Figure in Clay, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM, Ceramic Arts Workshop
2005
The Figure: Structure and Surface, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC, (two-
month course including drawing, sculpting and glaze formulation)
2004
The Figure in Clay, Odyssey Center for Ceramics, Asheville, NC, Ceramic Arts Workshop
2002
Cerámica Figurativa, Taller Hambleton, Cayey, Puerto Rico, Ceramic Arts Workshop
NY State College of Ceramics, School of Art and Design, “Drawing Techniques,” Assistant to Professor George Riekin, Alfred University, Alfred, NY
2001
Hand-building Techniques, NY State College of Ceramics, Assistant to Professor Andrea Gill, Alfred University, Alfred, NY
2000
Figure Drawing, instructor, New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, Alfred, NY

LITERATURE
2016
Inspired: Life in Penland’s Resident Artist and Core Fellowship Programs, published by Penland School of Crafts, NC
2016
Cristina Cordóva: Involuntary Dialogs, Ceramics Monthly, February 2016, author Kathleen Whitney
2012
The Body Eloquent, Joyce Lovelace, American Craft
Retablos, joyas, plateria y arte colección acosta de San Juan, Puerto Rico (1695–2010), Acosta, Stolberg, Robert, Editorial Reves
2010
Art Market Insights: Art at the Crossroads, Review by John O’hern, American Art Collector, Issue 39
Cristina Córdova, author Paul Howley, The Laurel of Asheville
2009
Cristina Córdova: Entre Tierra, Isabel P. Sanz De Arellano López, Imágen
Umbral de lo surreal, Mariana García Benítez, Arq.i.tec 3.4
ENTRE TIERRA: Nueva escultura en cerámica por Cristina Córdova (English/Español)
Ivette Fred Rivera y Lilliana Ramos Collado, ARTES (artesrp.com)
2008
Possibilities: Rising Stars of Contemporary Craft in North Carolina, author Kate Dobbs Ariatl, American Craft
2007
Creadora de enigmas, El Nuevo Dia
Cristina Córdova: Magic Realism, author Felicia Feaster, Creative Loafing
2006
From the Inside Out—Two Views on the Creation and Experience of Cristina Cordova’s Clay Sculptures, authors Katey Schultz and Linda Hillman, Ceramics Art in Perception
Reviews: Cristina Córdova, Kate Dobbs Ariail, American Craft
2005
Body Language, Fred Camper, Chicago Reader The Figure in Clay, Suzanne Tourtillot, Lark Books
2004
Dark Horse, Scott Lucas, Creative Loafing
500 Figures in Clay, Editor Verónica Alice Gunther, Lark Books Transformation, Graham Shearing, American Craft
Cristina Córdova: Mito, Memoria y lluvia, Rafael Trelles, El Nuevo Dia
2003
Enamorada de la cerámica, Mario Alegre Barrios, El Nuevo Dia
2002
Celebración Femenina, Manuel Alvarez Lezama, El Nuevo Dia
2001
Cristina Córdova: Mujeres Santas y Renacimientos, Jorge Rodriguez, El Vocero 2000 My Experiences and Impressions, Luo Xiaoping, Sculpture,
2000.3, vol. 23
Cerámica Escultural, Manuel Alvarez Lezama, El Nuevo Día

EXHIBITIONS
2018
“Jungla,” Alfred Ceramic Art Museum, Alfred University, Alfred, NY
2017
“The Women,” Ferrin Contemporary, North Adams, MA
2016
Cristina Cordóva | CERCA Y LEJOS, Penland Gallery, Penland, NC, (solo exhibition) Contemporary Clay, A Survey of Contemporary American Ceramics, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC
EXPOSED: Heads, Busts, and Nudes, Ferrin Contemporary, North Adams, MA
2015
SOFA Chicago, Ann Nathan Gallery
Art Market San Francisco, Seager Grey Gallery
Pulse Miami, presented by Ferrin Contemporary, North Adams, MA
2014
Cristina Córdova, Blue Spiral Gallery, July
Ceramic Top 40, Gallery 224, Office of the Arts at Harvard, Boston
2013
SOFA Chicago, Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL
Clay Bodies: International Figurative Sculpture, Barry Friedman Ltd. Cristina Córdova: Tierra de Leche y Miel, Pamil Fine Art, Puerto Rico, (solo exhibition)
2012
40 Under 40: Craft Futures, Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
NCECA Invitational exhibition, Push Play, Bellevue Art Museum, Seattle, WA
2011
Cristina Córdova: Bestiario, Morean Arts Center, St Petersburg, FL, (solo)
2010
Mancha, Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL, (solo)
SOFA Chicago, Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL
Muestra Nacional de Artes Plasticas, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, Antiguo Arsenal, Puntilla, Museo de las Américas, Viejo San Juan, Puerto Rico
Contiguous, Cristina Cordova and Jerilyn Virden, Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersville, NC
A Show of Heads, Collective with Tip Tolan, Akio Takamori, Judy Fox, Doug Jeck, Tom Bartel, Tanya Batura, Thaddeus Eardhal and Arthur Gonzalez, Cinema Gallery, Urbana, IL
2009
Cristina Córdova: ENTRE TIERRA, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puero Rico, (solo)
SOFA Chicago, Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL, November
2008
Cristina Córdova, Hodges Taylor Gallery, Charlotte, NC, (solo)
Possibilities: Rising Stars of Contemporary Craft in North Carolina, Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte, NC
Hacia otro mar, Pamil Fine Art, San Juan, Puerto Rico (solo)
2007
Paseantes, The Signature Shop and Gallery, Atlanta, GA (solo)
Variation, SOFA Chicago, Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL
Fábulas de la Fascinación II, Pamil Fine Art, San Juan, Puerto Rico, (solo)
2006
SOFA Chicago, Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL
Causes Invisibles, Blue Spiral, Asheville, NC, (solo)
Muestra Nacional de Artes Plásticas, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, Antiguo Arsenal, Puntilla, Museo de las Américas, Viejo San Juan, Puerto Rico
Palm Beach 3, Ann Nathan Gallery, Palm Beach, FL
Fábulas de la Fascinación, Hodges Taylor Gallery, Charlotte, NC, (solo)
2005
Mito y Enteanatomia, Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL, (solo)
Enteanatomia, Pamil Fine Art, San Juan, Puerto Rico, (solo)
Vanitas, Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA
School’s Out, curated by Gail Brown, Community College of Baltimore County, Cantonsville Gallery
Armory Arts Center Figurative Invitational Exhibition, Armory Arts Center, Palm Beach, FL
2004
SOFA Chicago, Ann Nathan Gallery, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
Cristina Cordova: Mitomemoria, WDO Gallery, Charlotte, NC, (solo)
Penland School of Crafts: Contemporary Traditions, SOFA Chicago, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
SOFA NY, Ann Nathan Gallery, New York, NY
Mito, memoria y lluvia, Pamil Fine Art, San Juan, Puerto Rico, (solo)
2003
National Fine Arts Juried Sample, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, Antiguo Arsenal, Puntilla, Viejo San Juan, Puerto Rico
SOFA Chicago, Ann Nathan Gallery, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
SOFA NY, Ann Nathan Gallery, New York, NY
Penland Resident Artists Exhibition, Penland Gallery, Penland, NC
Transformation 4: Contemporary Works in Ceramics, Elizabeth Raphael Prize Finalists Show, Honorable Mention, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA
2002
Bajo Faldas y entre cabezas, Pamil Fine Art, San Juan, Puerto Rico, (solo)
2002
De mujeres santas y renacimientos, Pamil Fine Art, San Juan, Puerto Rico, (solo)
MFA Thesis Exhibition: Cristina Cordova, Dragica Suskind and Brian Gillis, Fosdick Nelson Gallery, Alfred University, Alfred, NY
Artists in Wonderland, Digital Exhibition Curated by Pedro Pachano, Bronx River Arts Center, Bronx, NY
Graduates, Blue Heron Gallery, Deer Isle, ME, July
2001
Encuentro: Cristina Cordova y Mercedita Andrew, Pamil Fine Art, San Juan, Puerto
Rico
Recent Ceramic Sculpture, Pamil Fine Art, San Juan, Puerto Rico, (solo) Raices, Pamil Fine Art, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Escalera, Kaleidoscope Gallery, Rincon, Puerto Rico
Annual Student Juried Exhibition, Chardon Gallery, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico (1998-First Prize Award)

CRISTINA CÓRDOVA | BIO
Cristina Córdova received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez and continued to earn a Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Upon graduation in 2002 she entered a three year artists residency program at Penland School of Crafts where she later served in the board of trustees from 2006 to 2010. Some recognitions include an American Crafts Council Emerging Artist Grant, a North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship ,a Virginia Groot Foundation Recognition Grant and several International Association of Art Critics Awards. Cristina has taught at Penland School of Crafts (NC), Haystack Mountain School (ME), Santa Fe Clay (NM), Mudfire (GA), Odyssey Center for Ceramics (NC) and Anderson Ranch (CO), among others. In 2011 she founded TravelArte (travel- arte.com), an ongoing platform that provides educational experiences within the ceramics medium while immersing students in the creative culture of a particular geographical setting. Her work is part of the permanent collections of the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum (Washington , D.C.), the Fuller Craft Museum, (MA), the Mint Museum of Craft and Design (NC), the Museum of Contemporary Art of Puerto Rico( PR), the Museum of Art of Puerto Rico (PR), and the Joseph-Schein Museum in NY. She currently lives and works in Penland, NC.

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The Women

Ferrin Contemporary presents selected works by women artists whose primary medium is clay. On view in the gallery and online, we introduce new works by emerging and established artists along with masterworks available from private collections and artist archives.

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