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Valerie Zimany: Stand long enough among the flowers | USC Upstate Gallery

January 24, 2023 / All Day

Calendar: Exhibit
Categories: Visual Art
Age Groups: All

Valerie Zimany’s work blends Asian and European botanical patterns of 18th and 19th century export wares, exploring the transculturation that produced intricate floral designs known as Hanazume from their origins in Japan’s commodity exchanges with Europe. Incorporating advances in digital technology in ceramics, Zimany utilizes both virtual sculpting software and hand-crafting techniques to render densely ornamented surfaces that speak to cultural mixture, conjuring temporal as well as technological incongruencies. 
 
Valerie Zimany is Chair and Professor of Art, Ceramics, at Clemson University in South Carolina, and her work has been widely exhibited nationally and internationally. She received her MFA in Crafts/Ceramics at Kanazawa College of Art as a Fulbright Fellow and Japanese Government Scholar, and she was awarded a three-year residency at the Utatsuyama Craft Workshop in Kanazawa, Japan. She received a second Fulbright grant from the U.S. Department of Education in 2011. 

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