Misty Gamble: Accoutrement and Consumption

Misty Gamble: Accoutrement and Consumption

Artist in Residence Exhibition



Accoutrement and Consumption

Opening Reception & Artist Talk
Thursday, January 30, 5:00–7:00 p.m.
Artist Talk Begins at 5:00 p.m.
Exhibition on View
January 21 – March 7, 2020

Rowan University Art Gallery welcomes Misty Gamble who joins the Department of Art this spring for the annual Artist in Residence program. Initiating a semester-long residency, Gamble presents an exhibition of life-size ceramic sculptures comprised of works that confront conventional standards of womanhood, beauty, and power. Through figurative sculpture, she explores issues surrounding femininity and challenges conventional standards of morality, normalcy, and propriety. 



Misty Gamble

Misty Gamble’s work is inspired by the human figure and its infinite capacity for communication. This makes sense given that, as a child, Misty was immersed in her father’s world of puppetry and the performing arts. Traveling to many parts of the world as a young girl and later as an adult has also made an indelible impact on her life and work. In 1998, Misty was invited to be the first American to perform in Iran (since 1979) at the 7th International Puppet Festival in Tehran.

Gamble’s current work, life-size ceramic figurative sculptures and installations of multiple figurative fragments, focuses attention on issues surrounding femininity and challenges conventional standards of morality, normalcy, and propriety.

Misty is the recipient of a number of awards, fellowships and grants from the Martin Wong Foundation, National Conference for the Education of Ceramic Arts, the Ellice T. Johnston Foundation, Ruth Chenven Foundation, Marin Community Foundation, Windgate Foundation, Howard Kottler Fellowship, Byrdcliffe Fellowship, Ansley Park Fellowship, KCAI Faculty Development Grant, Lighton International Artists’ Exchange Program Grant and Ceramics Monthly Emerging Artist Award.

Misty has been awarded long-term residencies and fellowships at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, New Harmony Clay Project and the Armory Art Center and short-term residencies as an invited artist at Watershed, Project Art, C.R.E.T.A Rome, SACI Florence, Woodstock Byrdcliffe, Hambidge Center for Arts and Sciences, Buffalo Creek Art Center, Rowan University, and Vermont Studio Center. Gamble is the co-founder of Studio Nong: International Sculpture collective and residency program. Studio Nong travels to China (2013, 2016), the US and Europe to accomplish residencies that focus on clay figurative sculpture. Misty was a full-time Assistant Professor at the Kansas City Art Institute for nearly a decade and has taught throughout Italy. She exhibits her work both nationally and internationally.   




Access to Gallery Exhibitions and Programming is Free and Open to the Public

The gallery is located at 301 High Street West. Public parking is available in the Mick Drive Parking Garage across the street from the gallery. Admission to the exhibition, gallery talk, and reception is free and open to the public. Regular gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, 12:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m. Additional visitor information including directions can be found on the gallery's website. For more information, call 856-256-4521.