Alex Reed

Alex Reed (b. 1989) earned his BFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2011. Upon graduating, he was awarded the Fogelberg Fellowship from The Northern Clay Center.Alex’s work spans independent studio production and ceramic design for industry, having worked at Rookwood Pottery (Ohio) and Heath Ceramics (California). Alex writes, ”I strive to cultivate a practice that encompasses both commercial work for industry and independent speculative work. My latest work proposes a domestic utopia forever slipping just over the horizon. I've combined craft training with technical insights from commercial ceramics manufacturing in an effort to flatten seemingly disparate techniques and notions of value.”

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2011   B.F.A New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, Alfred NY

Exhibitions and Projects

2018   FurthYashar & The MAK Center, Open House, Los Angeles, CA
2018   The Craft and Folk Art Museum, Melting Point, Los Angeles,CA
2018   American Museum of Ceramic Art, We The People: Serving Notice, Pomona, CA
2017   Outpost Projects, Doing Easy, Joshua Tree, CA
2017   Big Pictures LA, DBA, Los Angeles,CA
2017   Fischer Parrish Gallery, The Paperweight Show, New York, NY
2017   Printer Matter’s Art Book Fair, In Support of Books, Los Angeles, CA
2016   The Democratic Cup, Worldwide
2016   Rachel Comey, Bazaar, Los Angeles, CA
2016   Reese Gallery, NonDoing, with Michael Krueger, St. Louis, MO
2016   Thank You For Coming, Breadagogy, Los Angeles, CA
2016   The Northern Clay Center, American Pottery Festival, Minneapolis, MN
2015   The Society of Arts and Crafts, Our Cup Runneth Over Boston, MA
2015   1853 Arlington, Alex Reed and Dave Douglas, Los Angeles, CA
2013   The Northern Clay Center, Three: Fogelberg, Anonymous Potter, and RedWing Society, Minneapolis, MN
2013   RBds Gallery, Alex Reed and Jonpaul Smith, Cincinnati, OH
2012   Springboard for The Arts, Community Supported Art, St. Paul, MN


2012   Community Supported Art: Featured Artist, Springboard for the Arts, Minneapolis, MN
2011   Fogelberg Fellowship, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
2011   Marlin Miller Outstanding Senior Nominee, Alfred University, Alfred, NY
2011   Windgate Fellowship Nominee, Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design, NC
2007-2011  Jonathan Allen Leadership Award, Alfred University, Alfred, NY
2010   Brooks Fellowship Tuition Award, Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass, CO