Current Artists-In-Residence

Joan Brown

Clay

A ceramic artist who most recently lived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Joan Brown frequently uses porcelain, a material that helps her represent purity, delicacy, and fragility. This clay body allows her to mimic soft and supple flesh by creating highly detailed manipulations of surface that force the material to become something it is not. By stretching the limits of porcelain’s physical properties, Joan’s work symbolizes many of the complexities of femininity, as defined by both herself and by society. At HCCC, she hopes to expand upon this body of work and continue to develop visual representations of the injustices women face in contemporary cultures. In addition to cultivating her own personal growth, she hopes to be a part of and assist in fostering a community-oriented studio environment that is positive and welcoming.

Joan received her BFA, concentrating in ceramics, from the University of the Arts in 2013 and her MFA, concentrating in ceramics, from Bowling Green University in 2018. In 2020, she completed a two-year residency at University of the Arts, during which time she expounded on her thesis exhibition, Seductive Constrictions. Joan has shown work in Japan, New Orleans, Washington, Ohio and Pennsylvania, including a solo show in 2019, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Learn more about Joan’s work at https://www.joanclarebrown.com/.

Photo courtesy of artist.

Priscilla Dobler Dzul

Mixed Media

Priscilla Dobler Dzul is an interdisciplinary storyteller, who creates multimedia installations in wood, textiles, ceramics, food, and paintings. Her work is focused on reframing the context of America’s prideful nationalism and colonization of indigenous cultures, while critiquing identity and examining the structures of power in the domestic realm. 

Dobler Dzul’s work has been exhibited domestically and internationally. Most recently, she has shown at Project for Empty Space, Newark, NJ; A.I.R Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Consulate of Mexico, Seattle, WA; The Northwest African American Museum, Seattle, WA; NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, NY; 125 Maiden Lane, NYC, NY; Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle, WA; King Street Station, Seattle, WA; The Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA and Decentered Gallery, Puebla, Mexico. In addition, she was a 2014 recipient of Grants for Artist Projects from the Artist Trust, 2015 Bailey Award, 2016 Edwin T. Pratt Scholarship, 2017 & 2021 Tacoma Artist Initiative Program Grantee, and 2021 Puffin Foundation Awardee. Since 2016, she has completed seven successful artist residencies on full fellowships. She received her MFA in sculpture from the State University of New York at New Paltz in 2013. 

Learn more about her work at http://priscilladoblerart.com/.

Photo by: Rebecca Dobler-Chale.

Kerianne Quick

Metal

Kerianne Quick is a Californian craftsperson and associate professor of jewelry and metalwork at San Diego State University. Quick received her Bachelor of Arts in applied design from SDSU, and her Master of Fine Arts in metal from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She has received numerous grants, including a Kinley Fellowship and SDSU University Project Grants. Quick co-founded and edits the zine/journal CRAFT DESERT with professor Adam John Manley (SDSU), does curatorial projects under Secret Identity Projects with professor Jess Tolbert (UTEP), and is the co-author of the (Affective) Craft Manifesto. Highlights from her exhibition record include those at the Museum of Art and Design (NYC), Museo Franz Mayer (CDMX), the National Museum for Women in the Arts (D.C.), Salon del Mobile (Milan), and Design Week Amsterdam. Quick’s work is included in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and the Netherlands Design Museum (Stedelijk). Her research is rooted in exploring craft as cultural phenomena, with an emphasis on jewelry and personal adornment. At HCCC, Quick will work on a new series exploring the intimate bonds of friendship and the impact of physical separation spurred by the pandemic.

Learn more about her work at https://kerianne-quick.com/

Photo by: Angie Ollman.

Nash Quinn

Metal

Nash Quinn is a metalsmith who specializes in pattern-formed enameled vessels and small-scale mechanisms. Originally from Wyoming, he received his BFA from the University of Wyoming and his MFA from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. He works with a variety of traditional materials, including copper, enamel, and sterling silver, and his work is about joy–the simple joy he experiences in design, process, and craft. He hopes that the objects he makes can carry that joy, and transmit a bit of it to others. At HCCC, he plans to explore the boundaries of the pattern-formed-vessel format.

Quinn teaches, lectures, and exhibits his work at craft schools, jewelry academies, and universities nationwide. He was a professor of jewelry and metalsmithing at Rowan University and Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute and has taught workshops at Peters Valley School of Craft, Creative Side Jewelry Academy, and Haystack Mountain School of Craft, among many others. His work has been featured in exhibitions, including 40 Under 40: The Next Generation, at the National Ornamental Metal Museum; Imagine Peace Now, created by Boris Bally; as well as Philadelphia: Then and Now 1950-2019 and RINGS!, both organized by Helen Drutt. Learn more about Quinn’s work at https://www.nashquinn.com/.

Photo courtesy of the artist.