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ON DISPLAY

Flora+Fauna: Mark Knott & Krista Grecco

OCTOBER 10 - NOVEMBER 14, 2019
Monday - Saturday 9 AM - 5 PM

Reception: Thursday, November 14 | 5-7 PM

FLORA+FAUNA: Mark Knott & Krista Grecco features ceramic artists Mark Knott and Krista Grecco. The exhibition will feature both functional pottery and sculptural ceramic work that shows the influence of nature. Knott teaches ceramics at Pace Academy in Atlanta. Grecco is a Professor of Foundation Studies at Savannah College of Art and Design’s Atlanta campus.
 
The exhibition runs from October 10-November 14 at the Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art, and a reception will be held on Thursday, November 14 from 5-7 PM.

The Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art is located at 567 Georgia Street, Demorest. Admission is free, and museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. For more information, contact director Rebecca Brantley at rbrantley@piedmont.edu or call 706-894-4201.

ARTIST BIOS for FLORA+FAUNA 

MARK KNOTT - California-born artist Mark Knott lives and works in Suwanee, Georgia. Knott’s ceramic work draws the tradition of functional pottery. His contribution to Flora & Fauna at the Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art includes platters and large vessels. 

With over 35 years of experience as professional ceramics artist, Knott currently serves as the US Visual & Performing Arts Teacher at Pace Academy in Atlanta, Georgia. Many publications have featured Knott’s work, including Ceramics Monthly. Many private and public collections hold his work in their collections. 

Knott earned an M.F.A. and M.A. from San Hose State University. He holds a B.F.A from Kansas City Art Institute. He is represented by MudFire Gallery, Decatur, Georgia; Tin Roof Studio, Highlands, North Carolina; Raiford Gallery, Roswell, Georgia; and Spruill Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia. He is a regular contributor to Perspectives Oconee County Arts Foundation in Watkinsville and Teapot A Go-Go, MudFire Gallery National Teapot Show in Atlanta. 

KRISTA GRECCO - Krista Grecco (B.F.A. Alfred University, magna cum laude, Divisional Honors in Ceramics M.F.A. The Ohio State University, Graduate Fellowship) is a Professor of Fine Art and Foundation Studies at Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta, Georgia. Her porcelain sculptures- fueled by emotion, duality, and color- exist in the space between perfection and failure. Human and animal forms endeavor to illustrate the push and pull between happy and sad, old and new, beautiful and ugly.

Grecco is the recipient of a CERF+ Get Ready Grant and the SCAD Presidential Fellowship which supported, in part, her solo exhibition Pedigree at Gallerie Maya Guidi during the Parcours Céramique Carougeois biennial in Geneva, Switzerland. She recently authored an article about her experience preparing for the event, “Making Pedigree: an experimental attitude opens new doors”, published in Ceramics: TECHNICAL magazine in 2017.

Grecco’s work is also featured in 500 Figures in Clay: Ceramic Artists Celebrate the Human Form, published by Lark Books as well as Ceramics: Art and Perception, American Craft, New Ceramics and Ceramics Monthly magazines. In addition to exhibiting regularly in the U.S. and Europe, her sculptural works can be found in numerous prominent collections in the U.S. and Europe including Ariana Museum of Ceramics and Glass in Geneva, Switzerland and the Delta Sky Room at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta, GA.