Jen Dwyer is a ceramicist artist who makes socially engaged ceramic sculptures, paintings and functional art objects. For all inquiries please direct emails to: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the post-election aftermath, my practice shifted in response to contemporary gender politics. I aim to question and subvert hierarchies through both humor and vulnerability. I use fanciful, intricate porcelain mirror frames, candelabras and miscellaneous vessels that merge iconology from antiquity, rococo, pop, surrealism and the uncanny, infused with contemporary feminist themes. As a culture, our associations with power are limited, I hope to broaden them by gathering imagery across cultural lines and histories that examine the subjugation of the female form. My decorative quasi-functional sculptures offer a remixed interpretation of utopia.