CRISTINA CÓRDOVA: Del balcón solo exhibition Ferrin Contemporary 1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA July 28–September 16, 2018 Preview: Thursday, July 26, 5-7:00 pm Artist Talk: Thursday August 2, 7:00 pm...

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...


Cristina Cordóva, Jungla at the Alfred Ceramic Art Museum

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.


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 (b. 1976, Boston, MA, lives and works in Penland, North Carolina) completed her BA at the University of Puerto Rico in 1998, before arriving in the U.S. to receive her MFA in ceramics from Alfred University (NY) in 2002. She has received numerous grants and awards, including the North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship Grant, a Virginia Groot Foundation Recognition Grant, several International Association of Art Critics of Puerto Rico awards, and in 2015 a prestigious United States Artist Fellowship award.

In 2012, Córdova was included in the Renwick’s 40th anniversary exhibition, 40 Under 40: Craft Futures, and her most recent solo exhibition, Jungla was featured at the Alfred Ceramic Art Museum in early 2018. Córdova’s work is in the permanent collection of numerous institutions, including the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum (DC), The Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, (NY), the Coleccion Acosta de San Juan Puerto Rico (PR), the Mint Museum of Craft + Design (NC), and the Museum of Contemporary Art (PR).




Cristina Córdova on Craft in America

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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.

The Charlotte Observer: Cristina Cordova

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Cristina Cordóva, Jungla at the Alfred Ceramic Art Museum

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