Through the use of vibrant color and contrasted textures, Andrew Casto reflects on what shapes us physically, mentally, and emotionally. Casto’s sculptures are an investigation into erosion and geological processes, translated into ceramic and mixed media objects. His intentionally fragile assemblages mirror the constant state of flux in our daily lives.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Andrew Casto was born in Delaware, Ohio in 1977. He received his B.A. from Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana, and his M.A. and M.F.A. degrees from The University of Iowa. Casto is currently an Assistant Professor of Ceramics at the University of Iowa. He was a 2011-2012 long-term artist in residence, and the 2011 MJD fellow at The Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Art in Helena, Montana. He has exhibited work internationally in Spain, Croatia, Austria, Slovenia, Belgium, China, and Japan. Casto was awarded the second place award in the 2013 VII Bienalle International de Ceramic, in El Vendrell Spain, and the 2010 FuLe Prize by the International Ceramic Magazine Editors Association in Fuping, China. He was recently selected as a recipient of a 2015 Emerging Artist award by the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA).
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