Maxwell Mustardo

Maxwell Mustardo

MAXWELL MUSTARDO, ceramics
2018/19 Artist in Residence


My objects, often coy and laconic, play with comprehension and abstraction. I treat making as a means for mapping meaning and an opportunity to reflect and examine the possibilities of that dense and dynamic process. From modernistic pottery to more eccentric sculptural investigations, I toy with meandering identities, imbricated indexicality, ambiguous materiality, and provisional functions.

Many projects revolve around broad notions of the vessel, the body, and language, using their intimate relations to foster doubt or titillation. Objects are focused upon as vital witnesses and participants, reflections and poems, animate and imagined.



ABOUT MAXWELL
Maxwell Mustardo was born in 1993 in rural New Jersey. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Science in Art History and Theory from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2017.


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