Friday, December 31, 2004

Artist Bio - Artist Bio

Gina DeSantis is a Cleveland based ceramics artist. She holds a B.A. from Cleveland State and a M.F.A. in ceramics from Kent State University. She is employed by Z Gallerie as a Gallery Specialist and by Art House as a ceramics instructor. In addition she teaches children’s courses in clay, painting, and mixed media.

Gina is active in the Cleveland art scene and shows work regularly at Local Girl Gallery, Forst Gallery, and The Pop Shop. She has also exhibited work at Art in the Village at 5700 and the Beck Center. She is a former member of Nimbus Gallery which evolved into Buzz Gallery before closing its doors in June of 2006.

Her work continues to revolve around the parallel of making objects and the ritual of their use. It is clear that the interaction between objects and their environment plays a central theme in her body of work. Her work seeks to balance beauty and function. It is fluid in texture and pattern yet maintains its simplicity and elegance with often monochromatic glazes.

Resume available upon request.