Provocative Animal Ceramic Sculptures by Kathleen McGiveron

Colour Logo with Name 2I am a ceramicist and I am openly addicted to clay. I produce provocative work that has a strong connection to popular culture and embraces traditions in ceramics. The sculptures I create are inspired by kitsch figurines, especially Red Rose’s Wade figurines and miniatures, and reference contemporary trends to create a narrative within my work. It is important to me that I include humor in my work and it is often impish or sarcastic and is sometimes politically charged. Each series I do is very different from the previous and each explores a topic which is influenced by my passions or movements in contemporary culture which I feel I need to reflect.

Biography:Kathleen McGiveron’s work uses the idea of ceramic figurines to present her reflections on popular culture, politics and contemporary movements. McGiveron graduated from Emily Carr University of Art and Design in 2011, completed her teaching degree at Simon Fraser University in 2012 and currently teaches Visual Arts to students in the Langley School District. McGiveron was represented by the SMASH Gallery of Modern Art in Vancouver from 2012 to when it closed in 2013, and is currently a gallery artist in the Gallery of B.C. Ceramics.

McGiveron is the founder of the Contemporary Ceramic Collective and is a board member of the B.C. Potters guild.

McGiveron’s work has been exhibited in Vancouver and Langley. Her latest shows were at the SMASH Gallery of Modern Art where she participated in the exhibition “4 Artists who don’t know you either” (2012), “Feature Artist” at the Gallery of B.C. Ceramics in Vancouver, British Columbia (2013), “Put A Bird On It” (2014) at the Gallery of B.C. Ceramics, “The Art Market” (2014) at Emily Carr University in Vancouver, British Columbia, and “Feature Creature” (2014) at The FALL Tattoo and Artist’s Gallery in Vancouver, British Columbia, and “Robots and Monsters” (2014) at the Ayden Gallery in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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“Princess”, 2015. 15”h x 7.5”w x 10”d. Ceramic. Artist: Kathleen McGiveron

“Princess”, 2015. 15”h x 7.5”w x 10”d. Ceramic. Artist: Kathleen McGiveron

"Fat Man", Ceramic, 2014. 17.5”h x 9”w x 12.5”d. Artist: Kathleen McGiveron

“Fat Man”, Ceramic, 2014. 17.5”h x 9”w x 12.5”d. Artist: Kathleen McGiveron

"Apocalypse NOW", Ceramic, Acrylic, Resin, 2014. 22.5”h x 10”w x 15”d. Artist: Kathleen McGiveron

“Apocalypse NOW”, Ceramic, Acrylic, Resin, 2014. 22.5”h x 10”w x 15”d. Artist: Kathleen McGiveron

"#Adorable", 2015. 15”h x 7.5”w x 10”d. Ceramic. Artist: Kathleen McGiveron

“#Adorable”, 2015. 15”h x 7.5”w x 10”d. Ceramic. Artist: Kathleen McGiveron

“Pixie”, 2015. 16.5”h x 8”w x 8”d Ceramic and Acrylic. Artist: Kathleen McGiveron

“Pixie”, 2015. 16.5”h x 8”w x 8”d Ceramic and Acrylic. Artist: Kathleen McGiveron

“Pixie”, 2015. 16.5”h x 8”w x 8”d Ceramic and Acrylic. Artist: Kathleen McGiveron

"Hollow", Ceramic, 2014. Artist: Kathleen McGiveron. 14.5”h x 10”w x 10”d.

“Hollow”, Ceramic, 2014. Artist: Kathleen McGiveron. 14.5”h x 10”w x 10”d.

"Leave Me Alone", Ceramic, 2014. Artist: Kathleen McGiveron. 12”h x 8”w x 8”d.

“Leave Me Alone”, Ceramic, 2014. Artist: Kathleen McGiveron. 12”h x 8”w x 8”d.

11.5”h x 8”w x 14”d Ceramic and Acrylic. 2015. Artist: Kathleen McGiveron

“Pressure”. Ceramic and Acrylic. 2015. Artist: Kathleen McGiveron. 11.5”h x 8”w x 14”d

2015.15.5”h x 9.5”w x 10”d. Ceramic, Acrylic. 2015. Artist: Kathleen McGiveron

“I Think You’re Kitschy and I Like It A lot”. Ceramic, Acrylic. 2015. Artist: Kathleen McGiveron. 2015.15.5”h x 9.5”w x 10”d.