The Illingworth Kerr Gallery at Alberta College of Art + Design presents the work of Robert Froese, a visual artist and studio potter raised in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. He received his undergraduate art training at the University of Saskatchewan (B.A 1987) and the University of Regina (B.F.A 1994). After moving to Japan in 1995, he maintained a studio practice in Shizuoka City until 2004, holding 20 solo exhibitions of his tableware and vase forms throughout the country. He maintains a close relationship with colleagues and galleries in Japan, returning frequently to work and exhibit there. His work is well-received in Japan but is relatively unknown in Canada.
His interest lies in the ways that natural characteristics of materials (especially clay) influence the form and function of a piece. His work reminds one of the simplicity of Japanese forms and the intricacy of calligraphic brushwork.
陶芸 Togei: Art of Clay is at the Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art + Design, from September 16, 2010 - November 13, 2010.
- Video by Alex Moon -