K Rhynus CesarkCarbondale, Colorado

Red Lodge Clay Center – Short-Term Resident (AIA) 2019

K Rhynus Cesark was born in Hartford, CT in 1965. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Plymouth State University in 1988 and received her Masters of Fine Arts from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 1992. K divides her time in her studio between creating sculpture, encaustic painting, porcelain and stoneware tableware, installations and digital media. K currently serves Colorado Mountain College as an Associate Professor of Art and as their Gallery Director. K has taught numerous workshops and conducted lectures at many institutions that include Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Wyly Art Center, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, and Red Rocks Community College. K is a Fellowship recipient from Colorado Creative Industries, (formerly Colorado Council on the Arts), for her ceramic sculpture. She is a former Resident Artist at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village Colorado. She exhibits her work nationally.

I use familiar iconography to convey my story; a house, a bird, a tree, some thread, a cup, a pillow, a branch, a hand or a button from my grandmother’s collection. I narrate situations and conditions through compositions that address emotions and predicaments. Some are calm and easy and some not as gentle. I illustrate the delicate nature of life itself, the precious and challenging moments that are forever changing and fleeting. My inquisition explores balance and off balance which draws upon memory. Materials and content are at the heart of what inspires and guides my work and my making process. My drive to investigate materials enhances my ability to express my ideas fully. Whether it is a cup, a sculpture or an installation, all demand the same attention to detail and to process.