Walter Gropius Master Artist Series Presents: Andy Brayman
February 24 - May 20, 2018
Andy Brayman’s ceramic works are internationally recognized for their unique combination of traditional craft, industrial processes, and contemporary art strategies. Brayman borrows from ceramic history and cleverly reinvents traditional domestic objects through the manipulation of form, incredible design, craftsmanship and strong conceptual content. Decals, slip casting and other manufacturing processes typically associated with industry are his primary methods of fabrication. Brayman’s works may be functional, sculptural, or purely decorative, but they consistently demonstrate an object’s potential to be simultaneously beautiful and cerebral.
Ceramic artist Andy Brayman holds a BA in sociology and a BFA from the University of Kansas (1996) and an MFA in ceramics from Alfred University (1998). In 2005, Brayman founded The Matter Factory in Kansas City – equal parts artist studio, laboratory, and factory. In addition to producing objects of his design, guest designers and artists are invited to collaborate and develop objects for production that might otherwise have trouble finding an eager manufacturer. Brayman also owns and operates a ceramic decal printing company called Easy Ceramic Decals, which helps support his other endeavors.
Andy Brayman, Centerpiece with Double Stem Vases, 2015. Porcelain; 16” x 13” x 14”. Image courtesy of the artist.