Artist Statement and Bio
Rhiannon Lewando (b. London 1984) is a Wales-based ceramic artist whose work revolves around material-led investigation and the dialogue created between ceramic and textile. She completed her education in both London and Cardiff, gaining a first class honours degree in 2014 and a master’s degree with distinction from Cardiff School of Art the following year.
Her research has led her to be particularly interested in the culture of grief, loss and death, culminating in her 2015/16 body of work The Salient Dead. Often working in multiples, her works are concerned with creating tension between the human and inhuman, the mass and the individual and landscapes of aftermath.
Shortlisted for the FRESH award, Rhiannon exhibited at the British Ceramics Biennial 2015. She has had work featured in DAMn° and Wallpaper*, and was chosen as one of Richard Moss’s ‘Six Of The Best’ as part of Culture 24's review of the British Ceramics Biennial.
Rhiannon is currently making work for her first solo exhibition in 2017.
Cardiff School of Art & Design (Cardiff, 2015)
Ceramics, MA with Distinction
Cardiff School of Art & Design (Cardiff, 2014)
Ceramics, BA(Hons) with First Class Honours
City Lit (London, 2013)
Fine & Applied Art (Ceramics), DipHE with Distinction
Wimbledon School of Art (London, 2004)
Foundation in Art & Design, BTEC with Merit