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Kris Cox

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Kris Cox


The conceptual basis of Kris Cox’ work references time and memory building layer upon layer to create rich surfaces textured with collected and found objects, digital information, repetitively made marks built up on wood panels embedded with pigmented wood putty, beeswax, and even cast lead.


Kris Cox is a nationally recognized artist who resides in the Carbondale, CO. Kris first studied ceramics under his mentor, Paul Soldner at Claremont McKenna College in the early 1970’s and apprenticed under Soldner, as part of a group of artists who build out the ceramics department at Anderson Ranch, before going on to earn his MFA at RISD. Early in his career, Cox taught ceramics at San Diego State University. Over the last 40 years, Kris Cox has exhibited in Aspen, Atlanta, Boulder, Chicago, Ketchum, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, Portland, Reno, San Francisco, Santa Fe, Scottsdale, Seattle, and Washington, DC and has placed work in many museums and other prestigious collections.

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