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Angelica Pozo

Bio submitted by the artist:
Angelica Pozo is a nationally recognized ceramic artist and author of “Making and Installing Handmade Tile,” a beautifully illustrated, in depth how-to book, published by Lark Books in April of 2005. A New York City native, born of Cuban and Puerto Rican parents, Angelica came to Cleveland in 1984 seeking affordable studio space in a culturally active and ethnically diverse setting that gave her a sense of her old home ‘town.’ She came by way of Ann Arbor, Michigan where she received her Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Michigan and prior to that her BFA from SUNY College of Ceramics in Alfred, NY. Within her spacious Tremont neighborhood studio she has worked on numerous public art commissions, including those for RTA Airport rapid station, the ‘Marketplace’ bench outside of the “Q” Arena, plus tile/mosaic murals at CSU Law Library, Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital and OSU’s College of Social Work. Working on community or school based collaborative projects is also one of her fortes as she has honed her skills as an artist in residence on dozens of such projects often through the Ohio Arts Council but also with other organizations in and outside of Ohio. Her work has been widely exhibited, most notably in 2003 when she was included in a North American survey exhibition “21st Century Ceramics in the United States & Canada,” curated by Bill Hunt, former editor of Ceramics Monthly magazine; and in 1998 when she was juried into the “International Ceramic Public Art Exhibition” held in Tapei, Taiwan. Among her awards are an Ohio Arts Council and an NEA Regional Arts Midwest Individual Artist Fellowship. She also has work in the permanent collection of the American Craft Museum in New York City. Most recent endeavors have included a public art commission for a community park in Cleveland, a private commission for Lebron James’ new home and curating an exhibition for Spaces Gallery in Cleveland, “Bi-Lingual’ which leads off the gallery’s ‘08-’09 season during their 30th anniversary year.

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