Geoff Booras

Geoff Booras

Studio Technician, Ceramics Program
Instructor, Ceramics Program
Geoff Booras

MFA, SUNY New Paltz, BA, Skidmore College

Geoff holds the position of Ceramics Technician and Instructor at the Harvard Ceramics Program. He assists with ceramics collaborations and materials inquiries throughout the university and acts as project consultant for the GSD Material Processes and Systems Group. Geoff’s art practice brings together traditional ways of making with emerging digital fabrication technologies. His works incorporate ceramics, photography, sculpture, and 3d printed elements. Geoff’s works have been shown at the Queens Museum, Haw Contemporary, and The Museum of Longing and Failure in Germany.

Geoff has been artist-in-resident at Anderson Ranch Art Center, Arctic Circle Residency, Wassaic Project, Banff Art Centre, and Rockefeller Foundation Pocantico Residency. In 2017 Geoff was invited to be artist-in-residence at the Disease Biophysics Group, under Professor Kit Parker at Harvard's Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Working within the DBG, Booras was asked to formulate a body of work that speaks to scientific advancement, its impact and future implications. The ideas in his work explore human relationships to nature and non-nature through a look into the history and development of science, exploration, and representations of the landscape (now the nano-landscape!) He is ultimately interested in the overlapping functions/common denominators of art and science - our two most primary ways of observing and interpreting experience.

He holds an MFA from State University of New York at New Paltz, a BA in Geology from Skidmore College, and was an artist’s apprentice under Toshiko Takaezu.

 

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