Racine Art Museum Collection Focus: Sergei Isupov

February 23 – June 8, 2014
Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI

A mid-career retrospective for an innovative artist who has pushed the possibilities of clay by combining two-dimensional narrative with three-dimensional ceramic form. Isupov explores the human condition. His vocabulary includes human beings and animals, gender, identity, and relationship issues, autobiography, art history, and symbolism.

Free First Friday in March
March 7, 2014, 10:00–5:00

Visitors can enjoy the Racine Art Museum for FREE the first Friday of every month. Located steps from Lake Michigan in downtown Racine, RAM is one of the nation’s most significant craft museums.

Meet The Artist  |  Sergei Isupov
Friday, March 21, 2014, 6-8:30 PM

The reception includes a meet and greet and book signings with Sergei Isupov, light refreshments, and a cash bar. Complementary admission to NCECA attendees wearing their badge and to RAM members, $10 for all others.


This 28-page booklet featuring 25 full-color images of Isupov’s pieces in RAM’s permanent collection.

This scholarly text includes essays on the significance of Sergei Isupov’s work to the ceramic field from Anthony Stellacio, Project Manager and Curatorial Research Specialist, Smithsonian, National Museum of African Art, and Lena Vigna, RAM Curator of Exhibitions. In addition, a conversation between Bruce W. Pepich, RAM Executive Director, and Leslie Ferrin, gallery owner and curator, explores the dynamic, supportive relationship between Ferrin and Isupov.


A selection of prints and works on paper are available for sale through the Racine Art Museum and Ferrin Contemporary.

View the complete collection HERE.