Ms. Armstrong received an Artist Fellowship Grant from the CT Commission in 2008 and was granted Emerging Artist Awards from Ceramics Monthly in 2007, and The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in 2005.
Her work has been exhibited at Fuller Craft Museum, San Angelo Museum of Art, Katonah Museum of Art and The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. Her work is included in Brooklyn Museum’s Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art Base. Her work is held in private collections in the US and abroad.
Ms. Armstrong holds a BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art. She is an Adjunct Professor of Ceramics at Manhattanville College and maintains a studio in Bridgeport, CT. Her work is represented by Blue Print Gallery in Dallas, TX.
“My residency at Buffalo Creek Art Center was the breath of fresh air I needed after a year of working alone in my studio during lockdown.. I so enjoyed my very short walk (as opposed to a 20-minute commute on I-95) to the studio from the ranch house, when I would drink in the incredible views of the valley and mountains across the way, before I began my day. The incredible sunrises and sunsets, from the back veranda were such a nice way to begin and end the day. I was inspired by the natural beauty.
During the residency, I intentionally kept the outcome of my work open to allow space for discovery. I chose to work with stoneware clay bodies available on the West Coast, rather than the porcelain I typically use for my figurative sculpture. My approach was experimental and will serve as reference point for my work going forward.
It was wonderful getting to know the other artists during my time at BCAC. We had a great group.. We acted as a sounding board for each other as we figured out strategies of how to work in the dry heat. The studio is well appointed and roomy with plenty of workspace to create.
I want to thank Steve Hardy and his wife, Lana, for their vision to develop this unique artist residency. For me, it was restorative, stimulating and challenging. I would recommend this residency for anyone who wants to work intensely without distraction.”
- Resident: July 2021
- Artist’s Website: https://www.jocelynbraxtonarmstrong.com