Chris Garofalo

Chris Garofalo (b. Springfield, Illinois) creates ceramic sculptures that draw inspiration from plant and animal forms. Following extensive experience with printmaking and graphic design, Garofalo was introduced to ceramics. An avid gardener, she took quickly to the medium, finding the two things very similar, especially in smell (the clay and the dirt) and the condition in which both activities leave her hands. Inspired by watching the way plants grow, Chris Garofalo attends to the principle properties of development, but disregards traditional behavioral, environmental, genetic, and mating patterns to reimagine an evolutionary history of our planet filled with forms that are at once recognizable and unidentifiable.
Selected Works
 
Stacka Hydnum Pyrenula Macrospora, 2012
glazed porcelain, 16 x 7 x 7 inches, ceramic, 25 x 14 x 14 inches, container
 
Porko, 2017
glazed porcelain, 6 x 3 ½ x 3 ½ inches, ceramic 11 x 7 x 7 inches, container
 
Ratsy Olona Banky, 2017
glazed porcelain, 8 ½ x 3 ½ x 3 ½ inches, ceramic, 5 ½ x 7 x 7 inches, container
 
Te Tipu Pine Pine, 2017
glazed porcelain with beads, 18 x 5 x 5 inches, ceramic, 22 x 10 x 10 inches, container
Exhibitions & Programs