Alexandra McCurdy

amccurdy2@aol.com



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Phone: 902 489 2744

Website: http://www.amccurdyceramics.ca

Medium: sculpture
Years in Business: 50
Address: 1057 Tower Road
City: Halifax
Postal Code: B3H 2Y6
Geographic Location: Halifax-Peninsula
Hours of Business: call ahead



Bio

Alexandra McCurdy, ceramist/printmaker/independent curator, and newly inducted member of the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts, is a graduate of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (BFA) and the Cardiff Institute of Higher Learning in Wales (Masters in 3D Design- Ceramics). She was an Associate Curator of Ceramics at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia for six years, and has shown her work both nationally and internationally. Her most notable solo exhibitions include the The Ties That Bind at the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery in Waterloo, Ontario, and two solo traveling exhibitions; Mothers/Daughters, which originated at Halifax’s Mary E. Black Gallery, and S.O.S: Sources of Support, originating at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, which traveled to the Confederation Centre for the Arts, PEI and to the Burlington Arts Centre, Ontario. She has just concluded a touring retrospective exhibition called The Fabric of Clay at the Burlington Art Centre in Ontario, travelling to Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery in Nova Scotia, and the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in New Brunswick. Alexandra ’s work is in the permanent collections of the International Museum of Ceramics in Faenza, Italy; the Burlington Art Centre, Ontario; the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, New Brunswick; the Victoria Art Gallery, British Columbia; Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery, Nova Scotia; the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Ontario; the Canadiana Fund and the Royal Ontario Museum; the Art Bank of Nova Scotia; the Nova Scotia Museum; the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and of the Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council. As well, her work is in numerous private collections. Reviews of her work and articles about her career have been included in ceramic-focused periodicals including Australia's prestigious Ceramics:Art and Perception, American Ceramics, Ceramics Monthly from the US, and Canada's Contact, Fusion, Arts Atlantic, Ontario Craft, and Visual Arts Nova Scotia. .



Description of artist's work

McCurdy's work is both sculptural and colourful,heavily influenced by textile symbols and textures. She has two lines: exhibition quality porcelain boxes and wall hangings. the other more functional




Title: Oval Covered Jar
Copyright © 2015
Medium: White Stoneware
Dimensions: 7 1/2" x 2 1/2"
Title: Black Box With Herringbone, weaving and wallpiece
Copyright © 2016
Medium: Porcelain
Dimensions: 13x13x13 cm, 19x19x19 cm
Title: Black Box With Herringbone, weaving and wallpiece
Copyright © 2015
Medium: Porcelain



Title: Alexandra in her studio
Title: Poka Dot Jar and Bowl - white stoneware
Copyright © 2016
Dimensions: 8"x4", 7"x2 1/2"

 

 

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