Alexandra McCurdy Ceramics
1057 Tower Road
Halifax, NS B3H 2Y6
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Alexandra McCurdy, ceramist/printmaker/independent curator, and newly inducted member of the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts in 2015, is a graduate of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (BFA) and the Cardiff Institute of Higher Learning in Wales (Masters in 3D Design-Ceramics). She was an Associate Curator of Ceramics at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia for six years, and has shown her work both nationally and internationally. Her most notable solo exhibitions include the The Ties That Bind at the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery in Waterloo, Ontario, and two solo traveling exhibitions; Mothers/Daughters, which originated at Halifax’s Mary E. Black Gallery, and S.O.S: Sources of Support, originating at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, which traveled to the Confederation Centre for the Arts, PEI and to the Burlington Arts Centre, Ontario. She has just concluded a touring retrospective exhibition called The Fabric of Clay at the Burlington Art Centre in Ontario, travelling to Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery in Nova Scotia, and the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in New Brunswick.
Alexandra ’s work is in the permanent collections of the International Museum of Ceramics in Faenza, Italy; the Burlington Art Centre, Ontario; the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, New Brunswick; the Victoria Art Gallery, British Columbia; Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery, Nova Scotia; the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Ontario; the Canadiana Fund and the Royal Ontario Museum; the Gardiner Museum; the Art Bank of Nova Scotia; the Nova Scotia Museum; the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and of the Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council. As well, her work is in numerous private collections.
Reviews of her work and articles about her career have been included in ceramic-focused periodicals including Australia's prestigious Ceramics:Art and Perception, American Ceramics, Ceramics Monthly from the US, and Canada's Contact, Fusion, Arts Atlantic, Ontario Craft, and Visual Arts Nova Scotia.
I am happy to give workshops on surface decoration.
2019 Accepted to the juried 10th Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2019 Korea
2019 Accepted to the Marion McCain Contemporary Atlantic Art Exhibition at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton, New Brunswick, curated by Tom Smart
2019 Accepted to the Fusion: Ontario Clay and Glass Association, travelling exhibition, juried by Denis Longchamps and Katrina Chaytor.
2019 Two works purchased by the Nova Scotia Art Bank