Mie Kongo grew up in the outskirts of Tokyo, Japan and now lives and works in Evanston, IL, where she makes multidisciplinary work including ceramic sculptures, installations, 2D work, and porcelain designed objects. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including recent exhibitions at the Arts and Literature Laboratory in Madison, WI, 4th Ward Project Space in Chicago, Grunwald Gallery of Art at Indiana University Bloomington, Cleve Carney Art Gallery in Glen Ellyn, IL, and the Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago. Her residencies include Shigaraki Ceramics Cultural Center in Japan, the European Ceramic Work Centre in the Netherlands, and Intonation Deidesheim in Germany. She received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA in Ceramics from Cranbrook Academy of Art. She is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the ceramics department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
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 Fine Arts and Architecture programs and the Cleve Carney Art Gallery. All lectures are free and open to the public. Times and Locations are subject to change.