Misty Gamble’s life-size fragmented figurative, ceramic sculptures and installations focus attention on issues surrounding femininity and challenge conventional standards of morality, normalcy, and propriety. Misty is the recipient of a number of awards, grants, and fellowships including awards from the National Conference for the Education of Ceramic Arts, the Ellice T. Johnston Foundation, Ruth Chenven Foundation, Martin Wong Foundation, Marin Community Foundation, Windgate Foundation, Byrdcliffe Fellowship, Ansley Park Fellowship. Misty has been awarded residencies and fellowships at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, New Harmony Clay Project, the Armory Art Center, Watershed, SACI Florence, Woodstock Byrdcliffe, Hambidge Center for Arts and Sciences, and Vermont Studio Center among others. Gamble is the co-founder of Studio Nong: International Sculpture Collective and Residency Program which travels to China and the US, focusing on clay figurative sculpture. Misty was a full time Assistant Professor at the Kansas City Art Institute for nearly a decade and has taught throughout Italy.
The College of DuPage Visiting Artist Series provides opportunities for the community to interact with leaders in the field of contemporary art, design, and culture. Through lectures, conversations, and workshops, a diverse range of art professionals provide students with new perspectives on contemporary artistic practices. This year’s series highlights artists who are committed to engaging with materiality through diverse mediums and practices.
The series is a collaboration between the Cleve Carney Museum of Art and the Fine Arts, Architecture, and Photography programs. All lectures are free and open to the public. Times and Locations are subject to change.