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Gina Bobrowski
Contemporary Ceramist
American, b. c. 1960
Gina Bobrowski is a Louisiana native.  She spent a musically rich childhood in New Orleans and came to artistic maturity as an undergraduate at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge (B.F.A. 1981) and a graduate student at the University of Georgia in Athens (M.F.A. 1985).  She was recently transplanted to the sandy desert near the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, where she is an assistant professor of ceramics.

She was awarded an NEA Artists Fellowship in 1988, and again in 1994, and a Louisiana Division of the Arts Artist Fellowship in 1989. In 1993-1994 she was an Assistant Professor of Art at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and began teaching at the University of New Mexico in 1994.

Bobrowski seems to relish the past, giving her works a library of personal history. She arranges memories and experiences in a variety of compositions.  Her intuitive yet highly developed sense of design allows these compositions to become spirited figures within intimate surroundings.

She has a use of found objects.  She understands the significance of objects as containers for memories.  The intense activity of the surfaces can be an affront to the senses, overwhelming the viewer.

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