Juror & Visiting Artist

The works presented in this exhibition represent a curated selection of artworks completed by Foundations II students working with the UCMO Art & Design 2022 Kleppe visiting artist, Ellie Richards. Students were asked to spontaneously respond to a series of prompts dealing with the impetus of play. As a furniture designer and sculptor, Ellie Richards is interested in the role the furniture and domestic objects play in creating opportunities for a deeper connection between people and their sense of place. Ellie looks to the tradition of both woodworking and the readymade to create eclectic assemblage, installation, and objects exploring intersections of labor, leisure, community, and culture. You can see more about Ellie Richards on her website (www.ellie-richards.com) or on Instagram (@ellieinthewoods)