Conversations in Contemporary Art presents Walter McConnell
Walter McConnell received his BFA from The University of Connecticut in 1974 and his MFA in Ceramic Art from Alfred University in 1986. McConnell is well known for his installations of moist clay and towering assemblages of cast porcelain. He is the recipient of grants from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation and the New York Foundation for the Arts. McConnell has exhibited at the Denver Art Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, MASS MoCA, the Daum Museum, the CU Art Museum and recently at the Henan Museum in Zhengzhou, China. Essays and reviews on McConnell’s work have appeared in Sculpture Magazine, World Sculpture News, The New Art Examiner, Ceramics: Art and Perception, The New York Times and The Washington Post. McConnell is currently Professor of Ceramic Art at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. He is represented by Cross Mackenzie Gallery in Washington DC.
Admission for all Conversations in Contemporary Art events is FREE and open to the general public. Seating is first come, first serve. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. The lectures will be held in English.