Gina Voelker Bobrowski
Associate Professor, Ceramics
Gina Voelker Bobrowski attained a MFA in Ceramics from the University of Georgia, Athens, GA, a BFA in Ceramics, from the Louisianan State University, Baton Rouge, LA, and concentrated study at the Penland School of Crafts, Penland NC. Additional emphasis includes academic training in painting, printmaking and a family background in music. She creates within a range of formats, determined by aesthetic need. These include ceramics and mixed media sculpture, installation, site works, community -engaged projects, murals, mosaics, and utilitarian pottery, often covered with intricate carvings or richly layered, in-glaze painting.
She is the recipient of several awards including two National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Fellowships, Louisiana Division of the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship, Mayor’s Award, Cortona, Italy, Young American Award, Museum of Art and Design, NY, and a NCECA Emerging Artist award. Her work can be found in the permanent collection of the American Museum of Art and Design New York, NY, Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture. Knoxville, TN, Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, Al, Kutani International Ceramics Fair, Ishikawa, Japan, Laumeier Sculpture Park and Museum, St. Louis, MO, Maher Collection, Scripps College, Claremont, CA, Museum of Art Santa Fe, Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI. San Angelo Museum of Art, San Angelo, TX, WOCEF Icheon, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.
Gina’s additional academic appointments include the Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, and the UGA Studies Abroad Program, Cortona Italy. Visiting Artist lectures and workshops have been taught at the Alberta College of Art, Calgary Alberta, Anderson Ranch Art Center Snowmass Village, CO, Arrowmont School, Gatlinburg, TN, California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco, CA, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, College of Williams and Mary Williamsburg, VA, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM, Southwest Center for Crafts, San Antonio, TX, SUNY Plattsburgh, NY, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AL, UCLA Berkeley, CA, University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth New Bedford, MA, University of Miami, Coral Gables , FL, Washington University, St Louis, MO and the WOCEF, Icheon, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.