Nikki Renee Anderson is known for the ceramic sculptures and installations produced in her Chicago, Illinois studio, which have been exhibited extensively in the United States and internationally with recent exhibitions at the Chicago Cultural Center (Chicago, IL), The Grounds for Sculpture (Hamilton, NJ), Zola/Lieberman Gallery (Chicago, IL), The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art (Chicago, IL) and the International Museum of Ceramics (Faenza, Italy). She holds a MFA from Stony Brook University and a BFA from Drake University. She currently teaches in the Art and Art History Department and the Design Department at Columbia College Chicago.
In his ceramic and mixed media sculpture, Ben Galaday negotiates notions of fragility, resilience, impermanence, alienation, nonsense, and alienation from society and the self. He earned a MFA in studio art from the University of South Florida and holds a BFA in ceramics from Oregon College of Art and Craft. His work has been exhibited in group and solo exhibitions at Tempus Projects, Tampa, FL, Pilote Studios, Philadelphia, PA, Day & Night Projects, Atlanta, GA, and the Triangle Arts Association, Brooklyn, NY.
Sculptures and vessels by artist Tyler Lotz have been shown in solo and group exhibitions at the Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL, Harvey/Meadows Gallery, Aspen, CO, Dubhe Carreño Gallery, Chicago IL, Cross-Mackenzie Gallery, Washington DC, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, NY, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA, and SOFA Chicago. His work has been presented abroad at The First World Ceramic Biennale Korea and 2010 Vallauris Biennale Internationale in Vallauris, France. His work has been acquired by collections including the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art and the Icheon World Ceramic Center in Korea. Publications including Ceramics Monthly, American Craft, Studio Potter, and the Clay In Art International Yearbook have featured his work. He has been an artist in residence at the Archie Bray Foundation and the Red Lodge Clay Center in Montana, as well as the Watershed Center for Ceramics in Newcastle, Maine. Tyler Lotz has a BFA from Penn State University and a MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University and is a Professor at Illinois State University.