Elaine Buss is a multimedia artist whose primary focus is ceramic sculptures and installations. Her work explores ambiguity and the nondescript, specifically in relation to the sensory, ineffable, and intangible experience of inhabiting a human body. Elaine currently serves as Foundation Faculty at Kansas City Art Institute in Kansas City, Missouri. She earned an MFA at Ohio State University (Studio Art, 2018) and a BFA at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (Ceramics, 2010). In 2019 she was awarded the Ceramics Monthly Emerging Artist Award. Her metaphorical approach to materials has garnered multiple recognitions; highlights include the Inspiration Grant (ArtsKC, 2022), Best in Show at the International MFA Exhibition (University of Montana, 2018), The International Award for Visual and Performing Arts (Ohio State, 2016), and an ArtistInc Fellowship (Mid-America Arts Alliance, 2015). Elaine exhibits internationally and her work is held in collections such as Honos Art (Rome, Italy), Belger Collection (Kansas City, MO), Baggs Library (Columbus, OH), and C.R.E.T.A.Rome (Rome, Italy).
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