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Mat Karas - Hosted by Conversations in Contemporary Art

In conjunction with the XYZ Symposium at the McClure Gallery

DATE & TIME
Thursday, October 14, 2021
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
COST

This event is free

WHERE

Online

Karas2 Mat Karas, Warped Ware, 2021, Faïence et terre sigillée / Earthenware with Terra Sigillata, 20 cm

A demonstration in Rhino CAD and Ceramics: Weaving Tradition with Digital Fabrication.

Mat Karas will demonstrate a simple method of combining digital fabrication with traditional ceramic techniques. This event is presented in conjunction with the XYZ Symposium at the McClure Gallery.

How can you participate? Join the Zoom Meeting here

Have questions? mayarae.oppenheimer@concordia.ca


Mat Karas

Mat Karas is a ceramic artist from Montréal, Québec. Currently Assistant Professor of Ceramics at Concordia University in Montréal, Mat also taught Ceramics at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore from 2012 to 2019. Mat holds an MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred, and a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax. Mat's work in Ceramics plays with function as a language to mediate art, tradition, and daily life. In 2016, Mat was awarded an ArtWorks grant from the National Endowment for the Arts; the funding helped organize a collaborative studio residency at MICA in Baltimore, celebrating and researching the intersection of 19th century American architectural terracotta with contemporary digital tools and techniques. In 2015, Mat was awarded a one-month studio intensive residency at the Guldagergaard in Skælskør, Denmark. His research at the Guldagergaard centred around the junction of traditional firing methods with digital fabrication. Mat’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. 


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Artiste céramiste, Mat Karas vit à Montréal, au Québec. Aujourd’hui professeur adjoint de céramique à l’Université Concordia, à Montréal, il a déjà enseigné son art au Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), à Baltimore, de 2012 à 2019. Mat Karas est titulaire d’une maîtrise ès beaux-arts du New York State College of Ceramics, à Alfred, et d’un baccalauréat ès beaux-arts du Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, à Halifax. Dans sa pratique de céramiste, il interprète la fonction en tant que langage pour conjuguer l’art, la tradition et la vie quotidienne. En 2016, il obtient une subvention ArtWorks de la National Endowment for the Arts, laquelle lui sert à financer l’organisation d’une résidence artistique collaborative au MICA, à Baltimore. Il y explorera et célébrera l’architecture en terre cuite de l’Amérique du 19e siècle en la superposant aux techniques et outils numériques contemporains. En 2015, il obtient une résidence artistique intensive d’un mois au Guldagergaard, à Skælskør, au Danemark. Les travaux de recherche qu’il y mènera seront axés sur la jonction entre les méthodes de cuisson traditionnelles et la fabrication numérique. L’œuvre de Mat Karas a fait l’objet d’expositions nationales et internationales. 

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Conversations in Contemporary Art is a free event series sponsored by Concordia University's Studio Arts MFA Program. The series provides a unique opportunity to hear artists, designers, critics, writers, educators, and curators share their practice(s) and perspectives. 

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