Assistant Professor of Ceramics
Kathryn Baczeski is a visual artist originally from Southbury Connecticut. She earned her MFA in ceramics from Indiana University - Bloomington in 2016 and her BFA in sculpture from the University of Connecticut in Storrs in 2009 with a concentration in ceramics.
Her work encompasses such practices as burnout ceramics, raw clay arrangements, installation, participatory art, performance, video, and happenings. She derives her inspiration from the material surroundings of whatever location she is in and emphasizes relationships found within those surroundings, including the animal performer.
Baczeski and her partner helped co-found and curate an alternative gallery in DeLand Florida under the titles Fresh As Fruit and Still Life With Fruit Gallery.
Fresh As Fruit Gallery at Night
The mission of the gallery was to display the work of artists who have previously been under-represented in the traditional spaces that the Fine Art world inhabits. Specifically, members of the LGBTQ+ community, black artists and artists of color, non-binary artists, women, indigenous peoples of the Americas, and people with disabilities.