SunRise|SunSet: Work from Studio Nong

Memphis College of Art- 

October 13th - November 7th, 2014

Gallery Talk November 7th, 12 Noon

An exhibition of work created during the

Studio Nong Residency 2013 | GuangXi Provence, China


With work by:

Jessie Fisher, Associate Professor in Painting, KCAI

Misty Gamble, Assistant Professor in Foundation Studies, KCAI

Scott Seebart, Lecturer in Painting, Drawing and Sculpture, KCAI and UMKC

Leandra Urrutia, Associate Professor in Ceramics, MCA


In the summer of 2013, Jessie Fisher, Misty Gamble, Scott Seebart, and Leandra Urrutia worked for 6-weeks with NiXing clay on the top floor of a spacious pottery factory in QinZhou China along-side four professors from the GuangXi Arts Institute, Nanning, to create work that will be highlighted in the upcoming exhibition, SunRise|SunSet: Work from Studio Nong, on view at the Memphis College of Art from October 13th- November 7th, 2014. This collective, working under the title of Studio Nong, unveiled its first efforts at the QinZhou NiXing Pottery Museum at the Olympic Stadium in QinZhou, China in the summer of 2013. Now, Sunrise|Sunset, marks the first US exhibition of the work created by the American half of the collective.


In 2015, Studio Nong will come together for its second residency program at the Memphis College of Art and the Kansas City Art Institute to create a group of clay sculptures and works of calligraphy in conjunction with a lecture at the Memphis College of Art, workshops with RedStar Studios and the KCAI Asian Studies Department, culminating in a KCAI Current Perspectives Lecture and an exhibition at Belger/Crane Yard Galleries that will focus on this growing international collaboration. 


Please join the artists for an opening reception Friday October 17th 6-9pm,

and a gallery talk on Friday November 7th at 12noon at the Memphis College of Art in Memphis, TN


For more information about the Studio Nong Collective, its inaugural residency and the upcoming 2015 Studio Nong Residencies in Kansas City, please visit: