Juried Experimental/Installation Artist-in-Residence
Jared Gelormino is an American artist and educator based in Stockbridge Massachusetts. He holds an MFA in ceramics from Indiana University and a BFA in ceramics from Maine College of Art. Jared has also been a special student at Bowling Green State University and a resident artist at both The Morean Art Center for Clay in St. Petersburg, FL and The Cub Creek Foundation in Appomattox, VA. Jared is currently the Ceramic Studio Manager at IS183 Art School of the Berkshires a multidisciplinary art school in Stockbridge, MA where he maintains the ceramics studio and teaches workshops, classes and camps. He also maintains a steady studio practice and frequently exhibits his artwork in solo, juried and group exhibitions around the country. Jared uses the history of ceramic art and its culture as his vernacular when assembling his sculptures which in turn comment on that culture and history within the context of contemporary art. He uses handmade and acquired ceramic objects as the centerpieces of his multimedia sculptures. Jared's upfront and sarcastic sense of humor often manifests itself through provocative combinations and alterations of objects and materials.
"I am so grateful for the opportunity to work at Arch, I work in a busy studio where it is difficult to spread out and get a real amount of artwork finished. I'll enjoy working unfettered by distraction or responsibility to anything besides the art. My work is a manifestation of my surroundings, interests and research; my residency will be spent making work that echoes the surroundings of Arch and distills the culture of Rhode Island in general. The subsequent exhibition will consist of separate and distinct sculptures wrapped together with the fabric of little Rhody." -Jared Gelormino