IMG_7836Kimberly LaVonne’s approach to creating is a mash-up inspired by historical anatomy, religious and occult iconography and the curiosity collections where the two overlap one another. She has researched in medical collections such as the Mutter Museum and Historical Medical Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, La Specola in Florence, Italy and the Semmelweis Museum of Medical History in Budapest, Hungary.

Last year she lectured at the Death, Art and Anatomy Conference at the University of Winchester in Hampshire, United Kingdom, and completed her second summer residency at the International Ceramics Studio in Kecskemét, Hungary. This year she completed an artist residency with the Charlotte Street Studio Foundation Residency Program in Kansas City, MO. Her artwork has been on exhibit at the Clay Studio in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Museu de Ceràmica de l’Alcora in Castelló, Spain, the University of Winchester in Hampshire, England, and the Kápolna Galéria in Kecskemét, Hungary.

LaVonne currently teaches ceramic classes at the Belger Crane Yard Studios and at Park University. She attended the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Ceramics in 2011. After graduating LaVonne moved to Bloomington Indiana to attend the Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts at Indiana University for a post-baccalaureate in Ceramics. She graduated with her Masters of Fine Art in Ceramics from Indiana University in 2015.

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