Art Professor Tim Berg Selected for Artist-in-Residence Programs

Photo courtesy of American Museum of Ceramic Art

Claremont, Calif. (January 30, 2015)—Pitzer College Associate Professor of Art Tim Berg and his artistic collaborator and wife, Rebekah Myers, have been selected for two national artist-in-residence programs—one at the Teton Artlabs in Wyoming, the other at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Montana. Berg and Myers specialize in ceramic sculptures and installations that often revolve around environmental issues and social constructions.

Berg and Myers are two of only 15 artists selected for the Teton Artlab 2015 Visiting Artists in Residence program. In March, Berg and Myers will spend four weeks at the Teton Artlabs; they will present their work and host an open studio at the end of the month.

The Archie Bray Foundation runs one of the best-known residency programs in ceramics in the country. The foundation’s director selects well-known artists to work in the Voulkos studio on a revolving basis. Berg and Myers’ will spend April in Helena, Montana at the foundation, which is dedicated to the enrichment of the ceramic arts. The program gives artists the time and space to explore new ideas and techniques.

During their residencies in Wyoming and Montana, Berg and Myers will draw on the dramatic landscapes of the West and examine the way nature is presented, packaged and consumed.

“We are excited to explore, subvert and critique representations of nature and how they quietly guide our attentions or reinforce assumptions we have about the natural world,” Berg said.

Berg and Myers’ recent solo exhibition at the American Museum of Ceramic Art, Site Unseen, features small-scale ceramic models that represent special memories of awe from personal experiences in natural settings. Other solo exhibitions include Nääs Konsthantverk Galleri in Sweden; Dean Project Gallery in New York; the Siegfried Gallery in Ohio and the Atkinson Gallery in Santa Barbara.