Kat McIver Figurative Ceramic and Mixed Media Sculpture
Unique creative expressions of a personal, spiritual journey and the vicissitudes of beingness.
 
ARTIST STATEMENT, BIO, EXHIBITIONS

                                                                                

ARTIST STATEMENT

I experience my art as a radical response and prayer to life.  Each piece develops as a deep, evolutionary process, expressing my personal spiritual journey and the emotional vicissitudes of beingness.  The sculpture arises out of an erotic dance between my hands and the clay, as we give, yield, caress, and let go into the unknown. My creative hope is to connect to you, the viewer, at a heart level. I am grateful to you for witnessing my creations, for the experiences from which the art has emerged, and for “Source” through which they arise.

BIOGRAPHY

I am a working ceramic artist at Odyssey Ceramic Center for the Arts (236 Clingman Ave., Asheville NC) , and have shown my work in galleries in Christchurch New Zealand, Oakland, Santa Cruz, Palo Alto, and Sausalito, California and in Franklin, Tryon, Charlotte, Spartanburg, and Asheville, North Carolina.  My background includes a Masters in Spirituality from the Institute of Culture and Creation Spirituality, at Holy Names College, in Oakland CA, and a Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto CA, with an emphasis on creativity and spiritual guidance.  I am registered with the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association as an Expressive Arts Therapist.   For the last 15 years, I have taught masters level courses at several Universities in the Bay area, (in the fields of transpersonal psychology, creativity and innovation, and expressive arts), facilitated expressive arts workshops, and offered individual sessions in expressive arts therapy and supervision for IEATA.  I love facilitating the awakening of creativity and the enlivening of the connection  to the souls journey through the heart center with the artistic medium of clay and embodied spiritual practices.        

I continue to explore my own personal spiritual journey through ceramics and mixed media.  I am primarily self-taught, and find the experience of playing with clay continues to be a passion.  For me, the evolutionary, symbolic process of working with clay is magical.  I moved to Asheville in January 2007 to pursue my art more fully and to continue offering classes and private sessions in “Clay as a Spiritual Practice”. 

EXHIBITIONS AND PRIZES

River Arts District Studio Stroll, Odyssey Center for Ceramic Art, Asheville, NC 2012

Coverse College/Milliken Art Gallery, Solo Show, Gates of Mercy, October 4th- 27th 2012

Odyssey Center for Ceramic Art, Odyssey Exposed, Juried Show, Asheville, NC 2012

Pack Place Gallery, Elemental Embrace (2 person show), Asheville, NC  2011

Blue Spiral Gallery, Remains To Be Seen, Juried Show, Asheville, NC 2011

River District Studio Stroll, Odyssey Center for Ceramic Art, Asheville, NC 2010, 2011

Weaverville Art Safari, Weaverville, NC 2010,2011

Presents of Art, Upstairs Artspace, Tryon, NC 2010

Beet  Contemporary Craft & Functional Art,  Roots and Wings  solo show Charlotte, NC 2010

Upstairs Artspace, Spirituality and Contemporary Art, Tryon, NC 2009

Hand in Hand Gallery, The Chair Show, Flat Rock, NC 2009

Odyssey Gallery, Figuratively Speaking, Asheville, NC 2009

Artscapes, Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN 2009

Upstairs Artspace, Wings of Change- solo show, Tryon, NC 2009

Progressive Galleries,  represented, Lancaster, PA 2009

Bella Vista Art, Asheville, represented, NC 2008-9

Odyssey Gallery, Growth and Renewal, Asheville NC 2009

Odyssey Gallery, Favorites, Asheville, NC 2009

Clingman Café, Mud and Magic: Soulscapes in Clay, Asheville, NC 2008

Weaverville Art Safari, Weaverville, NC  2008

ArtScapes, Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN  2008

Studio Stroll, Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts, Asheville, NC  2008

Studio Stroll, Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts ,Asheville, NC  2007

Ashe Street Gallery, Women of Clay, West Jefferson, NC  2007

Di Rosa Preserve, All in the Family, Napa, CA  2005

Artisans Gallery, Beauty of Women, Mill Valley, CA  2004

Connections Gallery, represented, Sausalito, CA 2004 - 2008

Archetypes Gallery, represented Sante Fe, NM  2003-2008

Muse Gallery, Prayers for Peace, Solo Show, Tucson, AZ   2003

Santa Cruz Art League, Member Show, Santa Cruz, CA  2001

Santa Cruz Art League, Winners Circle, Best of Show, Santa Cruz, CA  2000

Santa Cruz Art League, Member Show, top 6, Santa Cruz CA  2000

Women's Caucus for Art, "Member Show", UCSC Women’s Center,  Santa Cruz, CA  2000

Pacific Art League of Palo Alto, “Eat Your Art Out”  Palo Alto, CA,  Honorable Mention 2000

Pacific Art League of Palo Alto, "Visions, Memories, Dreams” Palo Alto, CA  3rd. Place 1998

Pacific Art League of Palo Alto, "All Things Small", Palo Alto, CA, Honorable Mention 1997

Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Solo Show, “Art and Spirit”,  Palo Alto, CA  1996

Northern Clay, Student/Teacher Exhibit, Minneapolis, MN  1995

Northern Clay, Studio Artists Exhibit, Minneapolis, MN  1995

The Space Gallery, “Women, Clay and Spirituality”, Christchurch, New Zealand 1994

Matrix, Women’s Healing Center, “Women and Reality”,  Christchurch, New Zealand 1994

ICCS, at Holy Names College, “A Woman’s Journey”, solo show, Oakland, CA  1993

 


 

 
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