Sunday, October 18, 2015

CeramicAppignano 2015: "Guest at the convivium" receives Honorable Mention award

“My sculpture Guest at the convivium was selected for an honorable mention in the first national ceramic competition at Appignano. "Convivium" was the theme of the competition that "aims at stimulating research through the renewal of forms and expressive styles in ceramics, identifying solutions that are able to successfully combine past and present through a re-interpretation of traditional ceramics.”

Thank you to the jury, composed of Appignano counci members Vittoria Trotta and Alessia Tarabelli, critics Prof. Mario Buldorini and Roberto Bronzi, Dr. Claudia Casali, Director of the International Museum of Ceramics in Faenza, the ceramic artists Adriano Leverone and Mirco Denicolò, the designer Frazer McKimmer, and the collaborator of LinkArt Silvia Imperiale.

Paolo Porelli, Guest at the Convivium  2015,
slipped terracotta & mixed media, 
50 x 24 x 20 cm

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Korean Monthly Ceramic Art + Life May 2015

Korean Monthly Ceramic Art + Life 

May 2015

Thrilled to share this article on my work in the May 2015 
issue of Korean Monthly Ceramic Art + Life. Thanks Sukjin Choi!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

"Profiles of Time" Solo Exhibition at the "Rocca Flea, Gualdo Tadino, Italy

Profiles of Time

"ROCCA FLEA" Museo Civico, Gualdo Tanino
4-30 June 2015

Curator Rolando Giovannini & museum director Catia Monachelli

Sunday, April 5, 2015

NCECA 2015 Biennial

25 January-29 March 2015

Great News!! For the second time, I have been selected to participate at the 2015 NCECA Biennial! You can see the previous post here about my entry in the 2013 NCECA Biennial in Houston.

From 25 January, the works chosen for the 2015 NCECA Biennial will be on display at the David Winton Bell Gallery in Providence, Rhode Island.  This is a juried international ceramics exhibition arranged by the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts.

Jurors for the exhibition were Linda Christianson, Minnesota studio potter; Jo-Ann Conklin, Director of the Bell Gallery; and Anders Ruhwald, Head of Ceramics, Cranbrook Academy of Art. They dwindled down 1147 entries into just fifty works crossing nations and state boarders. There were pieces issued from 22 states and Canada, Hong Kong, Italy, Romania, South Korea and Sweden.

These works encompassed a multitude of different styles and techniques, from functional pottery to installations with associated video or computer programs. 

My piece, "Pink Shout" in the Biennial show, is now in the permanent collection of the ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center.

Paolo Porelli, 2014
slipped stoneware
29,5 x 18 x 7”

with Chris Taylor and Steven Lee

with Lori-Ann Touchette and me

lots of people the night of the inauguration between family and friends!!

Lori-Ann Touchette, Rolando Giovannini, Jamie Walker and Paolo Porelli

Sunday, March 1, 2015

"Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture in Italy" at the Galleria nazionale d'arte moderna e contemporanea in Rome

"Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture in Italy"

at the Galleria nazionale d'arte moderna e contemporanea in Rome

I am excited to announce that I have been invited to particpate in  the Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture in Italy exhibition in the GNAM: National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rome. Curated by Nino Caruso and Mariastella Margozzi, this exhibition provides a rich survey of contemporary ceramic sculpture in Italy from the post-war period to the present. 180 works of 63 different artists are included in this,  the most significant show of ceramic art in Italy in more than 50 years. Dedicating circa 2000 square meters to a reassessment of ceramic sculpture that elevates it to its deserved position as an art form, the show redresses the marginalisation of ceramics as a minor art. 

The exhibition will be open from 11 March-7 June 2015

Paolo Porelli, Fire-bearer  2014, slipped terracotta & mixed media, 160 x 68,5 x 84cm

Paolo Porelli, Number Girl 2014 (back)
89 x 43 x 40cm 
Last Generation 2015 
38cm max H
installation (detail)

Room with Figurative Sculpture, GNAM, Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture in Italy