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Le Prix de la céramique Winifred Shantz 2021, Jocelyn Reid de Calgary, Alberta, est célébrée dans cette exposition avec les finalistes Mitsuo Kimura (Toronto, ON), Matthew O'Reilly (Calgary, AB), et Jessica Sallay-Carrington (Montréal, QC), de même que la gagnante du Prix 2020, Joon Hee Kim d’Oakville, Ontario.

Le Prix de la céramique Winifred Shantz est présenté annuellement par le Musée canadien de l’argile et du verre et est soutenu financièrement par le Keith and Winifred Shantz Fund for the Arts administré par la Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation. Le prestigieux prix de $10,000 permet à un artiste en céramique en début de carrière d’entreprendre une recherche indépendante, ou tout autre activité pour l’avancement de leur pratique professionnelle. Cette année, le jury pour le prix était composé d’Amy Gogarty, Maja Padrov, et Susan Surette.

The 2021 Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics was juried by Amy Gogarty, Maja Padrov, and Susan Surette. On making their selection, the jurors state:

The jury is pleased to recommend Jocelyn Reid for the Winifred Shantz Award. Her porcelain slip-cast objects are technically well-executed and conceptually strong. Her work exhibits maturity, imagination, and attention to detail in production and presentation. She has demonstrated a lively exhibition record and an on-going commitment to professional development including attendance at a number of national and international artist residencies. Her work has been recognized by professional peers through publications and through scholarships and awards granted on regional, provincial and national levels. Her clear and realistic goals for future research point to her deep commitment to exploring a range of processes involving ceramic materials, which will facilitate further conceptual growth. Jocelyn Reid’s ceramics, professional exhibition and research record, and projected direction embody the spirit and substance of the Winifred Shantz Award.

The Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics is supported by The Keith and Winifred Shantz Fund for the Arts, held at Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation. This prestigious $10,000 award allows practising early career ceramic artists to undertake a period of independent research, or other activities that advance their artistic and professional practice. To learn more about the award and previous winners, click here.

Jocelyn Reid (2021 Winner)

Jocelyn Reid is a ceramic and mixed media artist from Mohkinstsis (Calgary), Alberta. Reid received her Bachelor’s Degree from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2013 and has since exhibited her work throughout North America and Europe. Reid has received many awards, including the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Scholarship, as well as individual project grants from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and the Canada Council for the Arts. Reid has participated in residencies at the Archie Bray Foundation (Montana), The Banff Centre (Alberta), and Guldagergaard ICRC (Skælskør, Denmark). She is currently the Educational Art Technician for Ceramics at the Alberta University of the Arts.

Jocelyn Reid, “Rug Burn”, 2021. Cast porcelain, glaze, flocking, birch, a piece of my parents’ carpet. Collection of the Artist. Photo by Logan Lape.
Jocelyn Reid, “Knot Study 6 (flush)”, 2021. Cast porcelain, glaze, lustre. Collection of the Artist. Photo by Logan Lape.
Mitsuo Kimura, “Fairly Bubble, Flame”, 2020. Ceramic, glazes. Collection of the Artist. Photo by Robert Brodey.

Mitsuo Kimura (Finalist)

Japanese-Canadian artist Mitsuo Kimura was born in Tokyo, Japan and received his BFA from Musashino Art University. In 2013 he completed his BFA at OCADU in drawing and painting. Kimura brings the rich past with him, building across Japanese and Canadian cultures to develop a unique style, grounded in popular and traditional Japanese art forms, integrating the immigrant challenges of living in a new society. Kimura works in a range of media, from large scale contemplative paintings to small format ceramics, building a universe of characters, encounters, and experiences, that merges ukiyo-e, manga and anime styles and themes with personal responses to Japanese and Canadian contemporary existence. Kimura has exhibited in Tokyo in group and solo exhibitions including Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, World Trade Centre and S-Gallery. He has had solo exhibitions in Toronto, at LE Gallery, Will Kucey Gallery and 12 Degrees Gallery. He has participated in group exhibitions including Art Toronto and Papier 14 in Montreal. He has won several awards for his work and has been purchased for numerous private Canadian and International collections.

Mitsuo Kimura, “Flower Head Red, Laying”, 2020. Ceramic, glazes. Collection of the Artist. Photo by Robert Brodey.

Matthew O’Reilly (Finalist)

Matthew O’Reilly, “Let’s Stick Our Heads Together”, 2021. Variety of clay bodies, underglaze. Collection of the Artist.

Matthew O’Reilly is an emerging artist who recently completed his MFA in ceramics at the Alberta University for the Arts in Calgary, AB, Canada. In addition, holds a Honors Bachelor of Fine Arts, a Bachelor of Education, and a Masters in Education with a specialization in social justice from LakeHead University. He is a passionate educator, as well as a formidable maker, who uses the figure and clay as a starting point for intuitive investigations of the human condition. Matthew will spend the next year investigating satirical ceramic monuments during a residency with the Medalta Centre in Medicine Hat Alberta.

Matthew O’Reilly, “Grating Nostalgia”, 2019. Custom sculptural clay body, RIO was, underglaze, and cone 6 soda fire reduction. Collection of the Artist.
Jessica Sallay-Carrington, Personal Protection, 2021. Black stoneware, glaze, stains, wooden pole. Collection of the Artist.

Jessica Sallay-Carrington (Finalist)

Jessica Sallay-Carrington is a sculptural ceramic artist originating from Vancouver BC, who then moved to Montreal to grow as an artist. Jessica is a queer and non-binary artist creating figurative sculptures of human and animal forms. In 2014 they graduated from Concordia University with their BFA, then spent several years attending a variety of artist residences around North America and Europe. Jessica has been featured in publications such as CBC Exhibitionists, New York’s ArtTour International Magazine, and Ceramique: 90 Artistes Contemporarian. They have been awarded grants from SODEC and CALQ, as well as being a finalist for the Winifred Shantz Award for 2020 and 2021. Jessica is about to begin their Masters Degree at the University of Washington in the fall of 2021.

Jessica Sallay-Carrington, “21st Century House Hippo”, 2021. Stoneware, glaze, gold lustre. Collection of the Artist.
Joon Hee Kim, “Quiet Time”, 2021. Glazed porcelain, gold lustre. Collection of the Artist.

Joon Hee Kim (2020 Winner)

Joon Hee Kim began her artist journey as a graphic designer working extensively as an art director, then combined her passion for design with patisserie studies as a chef, which all lead to becoming intrigued with ceramics. As the recipient of Cecil Lewis Sculpture Scholarship, she completed Masters in Fine art at Chelsea College of Arts in UK before undertaking her professional practice in Europe and Japan. Brimming with personal anecdotes and engaging narratives, her work has been exhibited in USA, UK, and Germany, including a solo exhibition at the Clay and Glass gallery. She examines her heritage within the lenses of multiple influences as she travels both national and international artistic residencies. She was also the recipient of many awards, including Canada Council for the Arts grants and Ontario Arts Council grants, the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair’s Best of Ceramics as well as the 2020 Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics.

Joon Hee Kim, “Where do I Belong III”, 2021. Glazed porcelain, gold lustre. Collection of the Artist.