Art and Art History
Chad Gunderson is a nationally exhibited artist. His special interests include ceramics, glass, sculpture, and the intersections of art and science. His experimentation with ceramic materials has led him to a unique way of working with clay. His sculptures result in solid-glaze objects that reference the porous texture of igneous rocks, Chinese scholars' rocks, and brightly colored surfaces of plastic. Some of the influences in his work have been “Lego bricks, 8-bit video game sprites, and vintage Tupperware … along with my geologic obsessions.” Gunderson exhibited at the 2013 National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Biennial show, themed Earth/Energy, and at the 2012 Contemporary Clay Biennial Exhibit in Grand Junction, Colo., at which he received the jurors’ choice award. Gunderson states that his work is “an attempt to highlight and understand the fringe between two seemingly opposed objects.” His work was featured in Ceramics Monthly, the world’s biggest circulation ceramics magazine, in 2015, and will also appear in the book Cast.
BFA, Minnesota State University, 2007; MFA, Arizona State University, 2011