Kari Marboe

Kari Marboe takes on the role of an artist and detective, flattening as many data points as possible around the history of people, objects, and experiences in order to create new narratives that intertwine with our present moment. She presents her work in the form of ceramic sculptures, clay printed onto watercolor paper, archival images, accidentally stolen keys, and other site-specific elements.

CURRENT PROJECTS
Negoro, exhibition with Sequoia Miller
Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY
August 27 - September 24, 2021
In this exhibition, Marboe and Miller use the historic record to engage with Negoro from their different fields of expertise: Marboe as an artist making response artworks to Negoro’s history, forms, and feminism; and Miller as a studio potter turned art historian writing about her life. Marboe first learned about Negoro while doing research in GHP’s archives during her 2019 residency, and Miller has written about her throughout his career as an art historian. Both were compelled by Negoro’s artistic trajectory—studying at UCLA, being relocated to the Heart Mountain internment camp in Wyoming because of her Japanese heritage, teaching and showing at GHP, showing in MoMA’s famous Good Design exhibition (1950–1951, 1951–1952), and establishing the ceramics program at University of Connecticut. Through this exhibition, Marboe and Miller seek to engage with Negoro through their separate media—clay and writing—to encourage another generation of makers to learn from her work.
Greenwich House Pottery

Keith + Kari, solo exhibition
Saint Mary's College Museum of Art, Moraga, CA
September 15 – December 12, 2021
Saint Mary's College Museum of Art

Contemporary ceramic artist Kari Marboe responds with site-specific works in dialogue with the 19th century California landscape painter William Keith. Contemplating change and time, Kari explores the truth of place through form and materials specific to the region's identity of wilderness and Keith's artistic practice.

RECENT PROJECTS
Duplicating Daniel, solo exhibition
Roll Up Project / 2021
Roll Up Project

ORIGIN STORIES: EXPANDED CERAMICS IN THE BAY AREA
Curated by Tanya Zimbardo / 2021
Origin Stories

Artists: Ebitenyefa Baralaye, Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik and Maria Inés Leal, The Brick Factory, Ilana Crispi, Futurefarmers, Nicki Green, Dana Hemenway, Kari Marboe, Mutual Stores (Rosa Novak + Kate Pruitt), Stephanie Syjuco

Everyday Archaeology with Kari Marboe
A STATE OF CERAMICS discussion at A-B Projects, LA / 2021
Everyday Archaeology at A-B Projects
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COMMON GROUND: ARTISTS OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA Exhibition
Sonoma County Community Center, Sonoma, CA / 2021
Invitation from Ashwini Bhat @ashwinibhat
Common Ground