Monday, June 20, 2016

summer studio/work in progress

A couple images of works in progress from the studio this summer, for upcoming shows at Denny Gallery and Clay Street Press.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Facade with Jordan Tate

Images of Facade, a collaboration with Jordan Tate - curated by Elizabeth Denny. Facade was shown at SPRING/BREAK Art Show this March in NYC, and at Marshall University, WV in January. A mixed media approach to an European garden, Facade exposes the structures of artifice like an exploded diagram showcasing the trompe l'oeil and the foundation that supports it. A high/low rendering allows 3D to be flattened and 2D to be expanded. We are playing on these expectations while dismantling them at the same time, trying to recreate historic scenes that never existed. 

Artfcity mention here and slideshow.

Friday, May 6, 2016


These projects were shown this last March and opened during NCECA. From top to bottom, Moon over Peters Pond at Arts KC. An Epic Adventure of Adventure and Exploration, and Joshua Tree Lequeu Redoux shown at Haw Contemporary in Kansas City.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Denny Gallery!

We are STOKED to be working with Denny Gallery, located in NYC's Lower East Side. Denny Gallery represents an amazing roster of artists, and it is an honor to be listed among them. Both GMD and I are so so excited for this next year, and everything that is in the works. Hooray!!

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Wave Pool - Cincinnati 5

"Double Dresdner Monkey, Music Lesson" was recently shown at Wave Pool in Cincinnati 5: Artists Impacting the Community. Cincinnati 5 is part of a new yearly publication aimed at documenting 5 visual artists who promote and build the Cincinnati art community. To corresponds with the release of the book, each artist participated in an exhibition at Wave Pool. The book and exhibition were initiated and organized by artist Emily Moores, and we are flattered to be included in the first round. 

Artist Greg Swiger also interviewed us for his Final Friday podcast about this exhibition - you can listen here if you would like. It is so sweet - thank you Greg!

(more images of our work from the exhibition below)

Saturday, January 23, 2016


We tag teamed these cups while in china and they are quite a thing, I kind of hope they don't sell, but I always say that then regret it.

Sunday, January 17, 2016


Studio image from Jingdezhen China, December 2015.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Future Retrieval x Chris Vorhees

(pre tearing off the plastic wrap from the black mirror finish - which totally photographs like a mirror)
A few images from our exhibition at The Sculpture Center in Cleveland with Chris Vorhees, curated by James Barker, September 17th - October 23rd 2015. We were finally(!) able to show our monolith - Image of Order that we built at Bemis with Chris Vorhees, and added a couple more collaborative objects into the mix. 

Post Local

Welcome to the year of the monkey! Image from our exhibition "Post Local" at the Mufei Gallery in Jingdezhen China, which just closed today. We have been in and out of the country for the last couple of months, and have sadly let this blog lag a little...

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Paradise Valley

"Paradise Valley" (day and night)
Porcelain, handcut paper, LEDs, wood, plexiglass
28" x 26" x 10"
Made in collaboration with Chris Vorhees, currently on view at The Sculpture Center

Sunday, September 20, 2015

street cred

We have some cool studio vibes happening with all our recent neon projects... more in the works.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

in the works

We are currently working on a series of vases, made in collaboration with painter Amanda Valdez. This collaboration started at Watershed this summer, and will continue over the next couple of months. The idea is combine both of our painting styles along with thrown forms to create one off pieces that reflect our individual practice but read as something in between art and design. These are just a couple examples of the first pieces made at Watershed.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

future retrieval x chris vorhees

Last summer while at Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts we made an ode to 2001:A Space Odyssey with Chris Vorhees, who is an amazing fabricator and artist. The final project is a monolith on wheels, that opens to reveal a room in an alternate future. This piece was shipped from Omaha to Cincinnati, and we haven't shown it to anyone. We are very excited to announce that finally have a show lined up at The Sculpture Center in Cleveland opening in mid September, where we will debut this piece along with several new works that have a space(ey) feel.

Saturday, July 11, 2015


We recently finished 60 polaroid lithophanes for The Carnegie's summer CSA program. The image was taken at Joshua Tree, where we spent time while on a cross country road trip a couple summers ago. This is our tiny homage.

Friday, July 10, 2015

back to glaze

Mike had been testing glazes all summer making it super exciting to unload a kiln these days. Also - Mike is finally using instagram!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015


We are currently working with Jordan Tate on a series of pieces that combine both of our interests - decorative objects seen through a photographic lens and output through alternative means. None of us quite know where is this is going which is what keeps the images interesting.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

working in the studio

Mike's eyes are saying "you better not post this on instagram".
Side note: you should totally follow us on instagram - @katieparker101 and @guymdavis

Thursday, May 21, 2015

the aforementioned porcelain plant forms

Mike took some amazing photos of our growing (ha!) bonsai and plant collection. We have a couple new shapes in the works, that will start to mix with our hand cut paper pieces very soon.