Mima Weissmann Recipient 2012 - 2013: Jason Pacheco

Artist Statement

Clay is my material: it preserves the evidence of touch and its processes are important to my studio practice.  Using my surroundings such as architecture, landscape, and machines, I intuitively build my own shape vocabulary.  These shapes begin to interact with one another giving me a freedom to arrange and rearrange.  Working from my mind allows the form to be built on a platform of memory that produces angles that are loosely referential but also my own unique forms. By using a faint image of the original reference and making pieces based from memory, I can push, distort and create pieces that are ultimately playful in quality.

Biography

Jason Pacheco is a Rhode Island based artist who makes sculptural ceramics. He graduated in 2011 from the Rhode Island School of Design, with a Masters of Fine Art. Since graduating, he has gained a first hand understanding of the contemporary art world by working as a studio assistant to artist Chris Gustin. Jason currently works at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA as a Ceramic Technician and Part Time Visiting Faculty in Continuing Education.