Michael Boroniec (b. 1983) is an American sculptor who resides and works in Berkshire County, Massachusetts for its culturally rich history, natural surroundings, and family.
Boroniec received a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 2006 with a concentration in ceramic material. His work focuses on ceramic as a dialog between the historical and contemporary implications of clay as a fine art material. Though Michael’s primary material is clay, he has also found success in painting and print making.
Art is not just about an object or concept; it is a conversation between an object/idea, viewer, and creator, as if a universal language we all speak. Too much of what is considered Fine Art objects lack substance and craftsmanship. Renowned Philosopher, Francis of Assisi said, “He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.” One of my goals is to bring that sensibility back into the world of fine art. Just as there is an experience unique to each viewer, and indeed in viewing of a piece, there is a give and take between the maker and the medium which is evident in the final work. This is why Art Critics focus on minor flaws of masterworks. Those imperfections are like a signature and an inside joke all at once. For me ceramic art is about having a conversation with the clay; responding. It’s the hands on relationship of the artist and the medium that makes for a piece that is more than just beautiful, it is an expression of the human soul.
MICHAEL BORONIEC’s C.V. (resume)
2006 – Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)
2014 – Slip, Slab, Coil, Pinch, Press, Throw, Eutectic Gallery, Portland, OR
– Spatial Spirals, Lauren Clark Fine Art (solo)
2013 – The Expressionist Vessel, Mary Child Gallery
– Covet; Art + Object, Ferrin Gallery
2009-2012 – Perfect Fit; Shoes Tell Stories, Albany Institute of History and Art, Nicolyasen Museum of Art and Discovery, and Fuller Craft Museum. Curator: Wendy Tarlow Kaplan. Lecture: Michael Boroniec / Sergei Isupov (2010)
2010 – Crude Awakening, Ferrin Gallery (solo)
– ReObjectification; Art and Object, Ferrin Gallery
– The Things They Left Behind, Ferrin Gallery (solo)
2009 – RISD New England Alumni Biennial. Arsenal Center; Watertown, MA. Curator: Dina Deitsch, DeCordova Museum
– TEAPOT; Interpretations, Ferrin Gallery
2008 – Pittsfield Contemporary, Lichtenstein Art Center, Pittsfield, MA
– $mall Works, Ferrin Gallery
– Studio Pottery Invitational, Ferrin Gallery
– Fresh, Ferrin Gallery
2007 – RISD ROUTES Biennial, Fuller Craft Museum. Brockton, MA. Curator: David McFadden, Museum of Art and Design, NYC
2006 – Woods – Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI
2005 – Rhode Island School of Design Triennial. Providence, RI
Kamm Teapot Foundation
Contact Michael at email@example.com or visit his website.
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