Biography

Chad Curtis is an artist and technologist living and working in Philadelphia. Curtisʼs work, drawing inspiration from from both digital technology and homebrew DIY makers, examines the effects of high technology on the relationship between human beings and the natural environment. Despite the negative connotations often associated with this relationship, Curtisʼs work remains playfully optimistic invoking the alluring possibilities of bright and glossy colors, flawless polished Plexiglas and curvaceous, tactilely inviting forms. Curtis holds a MFA from Alfred University and has exhibited internationally including: Margins: A Nontraditional Approach to Clay, The Icehouse, Phoenix, AZ (2009); Archaeology of Wonder, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT (2008); Primary, Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University, Grand Rapids, MI (2008); Scope Hamptons, East Hampton, NY (2007); CIRCA Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico (2007); One Part Clay: Ceramic Avant-garde & Mixed Media, Garth Clark Gallery, Long Island City, NY (2006); Scope Miami, Miami Beach, FL (2006); and SOFA New York, New York, NY (2005). Additionally, his work has been included in such publications as: Ceramics Art and Perception, Neue Keramik, Seramik Turkiye, and the recent books Breaking the Mould: New Approaches to Ceramics and Tangible: High Touch Visuals. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor at the Tyler School of Art, Temple University in Philadelphia.