Inspiration of the day-Now Be Here: Alison Ragguette

9 Oct

Now Be Here: Alison Ragguette #246

Feeling inspired after attending the historic event Now Be Here at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel. My goal is to feature every artist that attended, one artist a day. Considering the number of artists that showed up, this will take me two years to complete. I am looking forward to getting to know the work of each and every artist!

Your inspiration for the day- Now Be Here edition: Alison Ragguette

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From Alison Ragguette:

Working for over fifteen years, Alison Petty Ragguette has developed an expansive approach to making sculptural objects in porcelain, glass, and rubber. She has studied at Goldsmiths’ College, University of London (England), received her BFA from Concordia University (Montreal), and MFA from the California College of the Arts (San Francisco). She is currently a Professor of Art at California State University, San Bernardino.

Alison’s work has been included in national and international exhibitions, including her most recent solo exhibitions at the American Museum of Ceramic Art (Pomona), the International Museum of Surgical Science (Chicago), Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art (San Bernardino) and Objct Gallery (Pomona). She has exhibited at venues including the Couturier Gallery (Los Angeles), Galleria De Los Oficios (Santiago de Cuba), Shanghai University Art Gallery (China), and Harbor Front Center (Toronto), the Architecture and Design Museum (Los Angeles), and the Contemporary Austin. She has also been commissioned for multiple public artworks.

Alison has been a resident artist at the Taller Cultural in Santiago de Cuba, Jingdehzen Pottery Workshop in China, and the Purosil Rubber Company in Corona, California. Her work has been highlighted in several art publications and textbooks, including Ceramics Monthly and LA Art Week. Alison has been supported by grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the British Columbia Arts Council, and the Durfee Foundation in Los Angeles. Alison maintains an active studio where she lives with her family in Claremont, California.

Alison Ragguette

Rejects and Residue, 2016


AMOCA American Museum of Ceramic Art

Durden and Ray- XYZ Exhibition

LA Times

Art and Cake

Scientific American- International Museum of Surgical Science

Huffington Post

Couturier Gallery


A + D Architecture and Design Museum >Los Angeles

bG Gallery

Nasty Women Art Exhibition

516 Arts

The Feminist Art Project

Whittier College- Tinker Spill

Chaffey College Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art

Redlands Daily Facts

Ceramic Arts Network

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Artillery Magazine

Bergamot Station

OBJCT Gallery

Curate LA

The Architects Newspaper

The Press-Enterprise

La Verne Campus Times

CSUSB Coyote Chronicle

Daily Bulletin

Daily Bulletin

East Valley Community Health Center, Inc.

Arts Connection

LA Weekly

Highland Community News

The Durfee Foundation

Saatchi Art


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Tinker Spill video

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Now Be Here NY Times

Now Be Here LA Times

Now Be Here Huffington Post

Now Be Here KCET

Now Be Here Art and Cake

Now Be Here Inside a Tipping Point

Now Be Here Film by Eric Minh Swenson

*The idea for the amazing Now Be Here event came from the brilliant mind of artist Kim Schoenstadt.

*Alison Ragguette –  Now Be Here LA artist #246

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