Davin Ebanks is a Caymanian sculptor who primarily utilizes glass to explore his personal and cultural history and examine the relationship between identity and environment. His glass sculptures are in the collection of His Royal Highness, Prince Charles, The Kerry & C. Betty Davis Collection of African American Art and the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands. He is currently Assistant Professor (Head) of the Glass Program at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, USA.
Revealed Artist Jennifer Kirkpatrick is an interdisciplinary artist originally from Nebraska. Her work has been exhibited both regionally and nationally including at Trestle Gallery (Brooklyn, NY), Union Projects (Pittsburgh, PA), The Museum of Fine Arts (Houston, TX), Pewabic Pottery (Detroit, MI), and Crane Arts Gallery (Philadelphia, PA). She currently lives in Youngstown, OH where she is the Studio Art Support Specialist and Part-Time Faculty at Youngstown State University.
Paul O’Keeffe’s practice spans across sculpture and installation and often explores prosaic objects laden with personal histories. As an immigrant to the United States, many of his pieces have explored the forms he encountered in radically shifting contexts. Born in Dublin, Ireland in 1957, O’Keeffe attended St. Martin’s School of Art, London and the National College of Art and Design Dublin. He subsequently studied at UCLA through a Fulbright Travel Scholarship, where he received an MFA in 1981. A professor emeritus at Kent State University, O’Keeffe currently lives and works in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. He is the recipient of a number of awards, including a 2021 Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Excellence Award, which the Ohio Arts Council has given him on thirteen previous occasions. In 2017, he was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. He has also received an Arts Midwest/National Endowment for the Arts Award, a Ford Foundation grant and awards from the Arts Council of Ireland.
Slouch by Jennifer Kirkpatrick