Artist Talk: Jay Kvapil and Jenny Hata Blumenfield

Saturday, May 25 from 12:30 - 2:00 pm

Artist Talk
A Conversation with Jay Kvapil and Jenny Hata Blumenfield

at Diane Rosenstein Gallery

Saturday, May 2512:30 – 2:00 pm

 

831 N. Highland Avenue

Los Angeles 90038

 

Diane Rosenstein Gallery hosts a conversation between Jay Kvapil and Jenny Hata Blumenfield, a ceramic artist and curatoron the occasion of Jay Kvapil: Recent Landscapesa solo exhibition of ceramics at 831 N. Highland Avenue, Los Angeles.

 

Held on the final day of Jay Kvapil’s exhibition, this event is free, and open to the public. 

Space is limited. Kindly RSVP: info@dianerosenstein.com

 

Jenny Hata Blumenfield is a Los Angeles based ceramic artist and curator with a rigorous commitment to the field of ceramics. She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in ceramics and spent much of her twenties in New York working for an auction house, galleries, and non-profit institutions before migrating towards the studio side of artists’ practices. Having worked closely with artists like Simone Leigh for many years before returning to her hometown of Los Angeles, she has since launched ATLA; a gallery/platform dedicated to the juxtaposition of Japanese contemporary art and craft with that of artists based in the West. 

 

Jay Kvapil (b. 1951, USA) is a potter and educator based in California. He has received recent solo exhibitions at Diane Rosenstein Gallery, Los Angeles; Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami; and Galerie Lefebrve & Fils, in Paris. Kvapil graduated from University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA in 1973, and between 1974-75 studied tea ceremony ware at the Takatori Seizan Pottery in the island of Kyushu in Southern Japan. After returning to the United States, he obtained his MA (1979) and MFA (1981) from San Jose State University.  He taught at the University of Hawaii (1984), then moved to California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) in 1986, where for thirty-five years he had a studio practice and served a variety of roles, including Professor of Art (Ceramics) and Director of the School of Art. Recently, he was Dean of the Mike Curb College of Art, Media, and Communications at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) from 2014-2015.

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