Kevin Cieplensky is a Brooklyn-based ceramic artist and designer. He received his BFA from the State University of New York at New Paltz in 2015, and has since completed a year of post-baccalaureate studies, a year-long artist residency at the Saratoga Clay Arts Center, and has participated in multiple exhibitions and collaborative projects. His work has been exhibited at numerous public venues and can be found in multiple private collections. Additionally, he has recently collaborated with artists and designers to develop and produce a variety of ceramic products.
His current body of work reflects an exploration of natural forms viewed through a geometric lens, rooted heavily in mathematics, physics and logic. Through an abstracted representation of natural structures, processes and concepts, his functional and sculptural pieces serve as diagrams of universal schema, providing insight to the attributes that characterize the human experience. Utilizing a variety of traditional and experimental fabrication techniques ranging from mold-making and slipcasting to digital design and 3D-printing, his work engages with the rich history of ceramic production, while simultaneously exploring the role of ancient materials and processes in the digital age.