Passages of Absence
Natalia Arbelaez, 2018-19 Artist in Residence
Exhibition dates: October 5 - November 1, 2019
Gallery 224 at the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard
Lecture and Opening Reception: October 5, 4-7pm (RSVP for Artist Lecture)
224 Western Ave, Allston, Massachusetts 02134
A collection of historical and cultural significant Colombian passages. Events, myths, rituals, and people have been researched and collected to influence a body of work that comes from the absence of it being bestowed. Recreating and reliving through work allows for the reclaiming of the passages and continuing to guide as a contributor.
Natalia Arbelaez, 2018-19 Artist in Residence at the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard, is a Colombian American artist born and raised in Miami, Florida. She received her B.F.A. from Florida International University and her M.F.A. from The Ohio State University, where she received an Enrichment Fellowship. She completed a yearlong residency at the Clay Art Center; Port Chester, New York as a Barbara Rittenberg Fellow and was awarded the 2016 Inaugural Artaxis Fellowship that funded a residency to the Watershed in Newcastle, Maine. Her work has been exhibited nationally, in museums, galleries, and included in various collections. She has been recognized by the National Council on Education for Ceramic Arts as a 2018 Emerging Artist in the field. Natalia currently lives and works in New York and Boston.