January 10, 2011
Eliza Au received her BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (2005) and her MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University (2009). Au’s work is ceramic based and centers around the process of slipcasting. She is interested in how sacred space is transformed by the use of pattern and geometry in Gothic and Islamic architecture. She is interested in how systems work and how they relate to symmetry, repetition and scale. In recent work, she is expanding into other materials, including paper, metal, glass and wax.
She has previously completed residencies with Greenwich House Pottery (NYC, NY), The Museum of Contemporary Craft (Portland, OR), The Pilchuck Glass School (Stanwood, WA) and the Corning Museum of Glass (Corning, NY). Recent exhibitions include the 66th Scripps Ceramic Annual at Scripps College and The RBC Emerging Artist People’s Choice Award at the Gardiner Museum in Toronto, ON.