September 24 – October 3, 2021
The Art Incubator Gallery
Presented for the 2021 Design Week at Harcourt House and Alberta Culture Days
Edmonton-based ceramic artist Ruta Nichol creates charismatic sculptural pieces that unify contemporary energy with age-old ceramic making traditions. Primarily formed out of eggshell white clay and embellished with subtle mark making, Ruta’s work celebrates the natural tones of clay, subtle surface design, and gently nourished minimalist aesthetics.
Presented in conjunction with the 2021 Design Week at Harcourt House and the 2021 Alberta Culture Days, this exhibition showcases an overview of Ruta Nichol’s prolific career as a ceramic artist and sculptress and examines her works in the context of international trends and directions in ceramic art.
The exhibition is curated by Jacek Malec of Harcourt House Artist Run Centre.
Ruta Nichol is a Lithuanian-born and Edmonton-based ceramic artist and graphic designer. She studied Graphic Design at the Vilnius College of Technologies + Design in Vilnius, Lithuania, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Ceramics from the Vilnius Academy of Arts. Ruta maintains a part-time studio practice at Harcourt House Artist Run Centre and The Shop Art and Ceramic Studio in Edmonton. Ruta’s solo exhibition “Tickle” participated in the 2019 WORKS Art + Design Festival in Edmonton and her ceramic work was featured around Edmonton in the 2020 “YEGCanvas in Transit Temporary Art Project”, “Influence/Confluence” Showcase in 2019 at the Alberta Branded Gallery at the Legislative Assembly Visitor Centre in Edmonton, and in “The Buter Dish” (2019) at the Alberta Craft Council Gallery in Edmonton.
Top Image: awaken, ceramic
Image courtesy of the artist