PoMoArts Introduces 2020/2021 Ceramic Artist In Residence:
Port Moody – October 15th 2020 – PoMoArts introduces their 2020/2021 Ceramic Artist in Residence: Serisa Fitz-James.
PoMoArts Ceramic Artist in Residence (CAIR) program is an important part of their commitment to artistic and cultural development. The annual residency supports the work of an emerging ceramic artist, providing opportunities for artistic development within an innovative and supportive ceramics community. During the residency the artist receives a secure ceramic studio space, a gallery space for a solo exhibition, kiln firings to create work for their exibition, mentorship and an opportunity to teach classes. In return, they contribute to the PoMoArts community by assisting in the operation of our Open Clay Studio, and engaging with the public virtually or in person.
After reviewing many submissions from qualified emerging artists, the CAIR committee chose to welcome Serisa Fitz-James as PoMoArts next Ceramic Artist in Residence.
Serisa Fitz-James is a Filipinx-Canadian artist who currently works and resides on the unceded lands of the Coast Salish peoples - Squamish, Stó:lō, Tsleil-Waututh, and Musqueam Nations. They are a multidisciplinary artist whose work explores themes of identity, pre/post colonial histories of the Philippines, as well as Filipinx/Canadian relationships. They enjoy creating works to heal, uplift and bring people together through food, comedy, illustration, performance, animation, and ceramic sculpture.
“Serisa joins PoMoArts at the perfect time, bringing an unbridled enthusiasm for community and engagement, along with an exhibition plan that shares their story and questions perceptions of what we consider precious,” said Janice Cotter, Gallery Manager
As part of the residency, Serisa will be working towards presenting a solo exhibition, slated for August 19 – September 16, 2021.