Hello and welcome to my page, I am a Ceramic Artist, Mixed/Multi Media
Mickey Vescera is a non-binary ceramicist, sculptor, and writer born and raised as a settler on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations (so-called Vancouver, BC). They are a 2021 graduate of Emily Carr University of Art + Design (ECUAD) and have been working in clay for 6 years. Their first introduction to the medium was a sculpture class in their foundation year, and they’ve been continuing in that thread ever since. Vescera has previously been involved in two independent shows at ECUAD, “From Ground to Table” (March 2019) and “Surface Level” (March 2021), as well as ECUAD’s 2021 Graduation Exhibition where they displayed their series “in hindsight of the future”. Their work has been published in the independent magazines Woo (2018) and MYXCES (2021). They have self-published four zines, including a 2021 collaboration with print artist Mickey Morgan.
Currently, they are working out of the James Black Gallery in so-called Vancouver.
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Samples of my work
Mickey Vescera is the 2021/2022 PoMoArts Ceramic Artist in Residence (CAIR)
I am a ceramicist, sculptor, and writer. As a settler on the unceded land of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations I believe I have a responsibility to protect the land I occupy and build an understanding that goes beyond colonial standards.
The forms I work with are highly inspired by insects and animals. I like to incorporate my love of nature with anatomical diagrams, cityscapes, and the distortion and simplification found in both 20th century abstract art and modern digital art.
A large part of my work is experimenting with different glazing techniques and materials. This show includes experiments with metal, epoxy, plastic, and spackling paste. I find having these points of reference immediately connects the audience to a piece.
Though I work in abstract sculpture, it is essential that my work does not alienate an audience. Many of my pieces are built to live outside the gallery, as I understand the “white cube” to be a place of tension and hierarchy. I’ve also taken to making my own plinths or otherwise opting for the floor.
I aim to be a jumping off point for conversation. When people see my work, my goal is for them to leave more curious and hopefully, more knowledgeable.