July 2022



Carolina Alamilla, Claire Smith, Britny Wainwright


Opening Reception

Saturday, July 2
7-10 p.m.

Close of Show

Saturday, Aug 20, 12-3p

Artist Bios

Carolina Alamilla
Carolina Alamilla is an artist, educator, and curator, currently residing in Pittsburgh, PA. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics + Transmedia from Texas Tech University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill. Carolina predominately works with clay in creating multiples and is driven by the concept of home, familiarities, and her ever-changing cultural identity.

Britny Wainwright
Britny Wainwright is a sculptor who uses ceramics, fiber, and mixed materials to abstract and draws meaning from domestic objects. Deeply invested in feminist material culture, she advocates for assertive decorative language in the gallery.

She currently serves as Coordinator of Foundations Studies at Ohio State University, where she teaches drawing, sculpture, and ceramics as a lecturer. She earned an MFA in ceramics from Ohio State University in 2017, and a BFA from Alfred University in 2012. From upstate New York, Britny now maintains a studio practice in Columbus, Ohio.

Claire Smith
Claire Smith graduated from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design with a major in Sculpture and a minor in Industrial Design. Her mix of education in fine art and design allows her to be a resourceful problem solver with the confidence to build just about anything. Smith spends her time supporting artists with disabilities at Open Door Art Studio & Gallery, a non-profit located in Grandview Heights, Ohio. 

In 2012, Claire returned to Columbus to start an art practice based in non-traditional and found object construction installations. After her studio at Junctionview closed in 2013, she became part of the core group of artists to start Tacocat Cooperative. In 2019 Smith started Very Collective with her collaborator, Emily Herbeck, creating immersive installations that play with the experiencer’s perception. Smith currently works out of a gallery and studio space called Blockfort located in the Discovery District of downtown Columbus, Ohio.

Exhibition Statement

This exhibition features works by Claire Smith, Carolina Alamilla, and Britny Wainwright. 

Smith’s obsession with repetition, found materials, and vibrant fabrics leaves the viewer itching for tactile engagement. The works are constructed with playful logic and act as a subtle distraction from how dark the world can be by adding a little brightness, playful personification, and comfortable approachability.

In this first collaboration, Alamilla and Wainwright are interested in combining hard and soft, decoration as a power move, and bold tastes in color. This installation of digitally printed wallpaper and ceramic and fiber sculpture creates a space that is jungle, kitchen, and theater. It is a space for viewers to walk into, laugh along with, and be enveloped in the oddly private and public space the artists have created.

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