Works in Progress for Arbor Vitae
Works in Progress for Arbor Vitae

 Arbor Vitae – Grace Nickel’s Upcoming Solo Exhibition

It is with great pleasure that I announce my upcoming solo exhibition at the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery in Waterloo, Ontario, scheduled to open in January 2015. C2G2 curator Christian Bernard Singer is curating my exhibition, one of four concurrent exhibitions at the gallery that will focus on the subject of trees. Please see Exquisite Woods.

My solo exhibition, Arbor Vitae, is made possible with the generous assistance of an Individual Craft Grant from the Canada Council. I am also grateful to the Office of Research at the University of Manitoba for selecting my student Grace Boyd for the Undergraduate Research Award program this year. She will be my research assistant throughout the summer and is  joining me in the International Residency program in Jingdezhen, China for one month.

Winner of Undergraduate Research Award, University of Manitoba
Grace Boyd, winner of Undergraduate Research Award 2014, University of Manitoba

Grace Boyd Receives Undergraduate Research Award

Third-year School of Art student Grace Boyd is the recipient of an Undergraduate Research Award, a highly competitive University of Manitoba program that supports a student in a research mentorship with a professor of their choice for a sixteen-week period. Grace Boyd has chosen to work with Professor Grace Nickel in a research program that will centre on applying new technologies to the production of large-scale ceramic sculpture, including fabric-formed model and mould making, vacuum forming, 3-D printing, and digital media. For one month of the mentorship, Grace Boyd and Professor Nickel will work together at an International Residency program in Jingdezhen, the Imperial Porcelain Capital of China (commonly known as the place where Ai Wei Wei produced 100 million handmade, porcelain sunflower seeds). Grace Boyd will begin her research mentorship on May 5, 2014. Professor Nickel’s research into innovative technologies is funded by a grant from the Canada Council.


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