Nurielle Stern
Tuckers Pottery Supplies Ltd. Clay Supply Grant for $500

Nurielle Stern creates sculptural ceramic objects and immersive installations that combine ceramics and video projection. Nurielle’s work navigates the malleability of language and materials, the historic role of craftsman as storyteller, and the dialectics of inside and outside—the tamed and the wilderness. Her ceramic pieces are saturated with texture and vibrant glazes imbuing them with a hyper-real quality. In shaping clay, Nurielle creates things at once strange and familiar.

The integration of video projection, mirrored-surfaces, and ceramics adds complexity to the viewing experience by layering dimensional and illusionistic space. Just as we are absorbed into the magical world of the moving image, we are bounced back into our physical universe by the presence of sculptural objects—still fictional, but just real enough to invade our world.

Nurielle Stern received an MFA in Ceramic Art from Alfred University (New York, USA) in 2014 after studying ceramics at Sheridan College (2009-12) and sculpture at OCAD (BFA, 2007).

Nurielle has shown work at Harbourfront Centre, the Canadian Sculpture Centre, and Craft Ontario among other venues. Her interactive and immersive installation, The Bone Runners, was presented by the Gardiner Museum as a Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Independent Project on October 3rd, 2015.

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Hollow Tree Series: I Remember Water (left), Cambium (right) (installation view)
Glazed ceramic and digital video projection on sanded mirror, plinths.

Creek & Crossing (installation view)
Glazed ceramic and digital video projection on sanded mirror, wooden chairs, milk paint.

Creek & Crossing (detail view)
Glazed ceramic and digital video projection on sanded mirror, wooden chairs, milk paint.

Eyes of Metal and Agate (installation view)
Glazed ceramic, wood and steel vitrines.

Eyes of Metal and Agate: Guarding Cat (detail view)
Glazed ceramic, wood and steel vitrines.

Eyes of Metal and Agate: Fish Pieces (detail view)
Glazed ceramic, wood and steel vitrines.

The Glooming
Glazed ceramic.

The Bone Runners, Nuit Blanche Independent Project (detail view)
Interactive video installation with ceramics, wood, slumped glass, cast paper, gypsum cement, and lights.

The Bone Runners, Nuit Blanche Independent Project (detail view)
Interactive video installation with ceramics, wood, slumped glass, cast paper, gypsum cement, and lights.

The Bone Runners, Nuit Blanche Independent Project (installation view, Gardiner Museum Terrace Room)
Interactive video installation with ceramics, wood, slumped glass, cast paper, gypsum cement, and lights.

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