Travis Donovan ⋅ Jessica Dupuis ⋅ Alyssa Wood ⋅ Yun-Dong Nam

July 17 – July 27, 2013

The artists featured in Palimpsest investigate human relationships through ceramic sculpture. Some works explore humanity’s relationship with nature while others examine the relationships between humans and their manufactured objects. In each case, the artists use clay for its associations with the earth, nature, or for its long history as a material.

About the artists

Travis Donovan received his MFA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2011 and his BFA from Appalachian State University in 2004. He is a North Carolina Arts Council Artist Fellowship recipient for 2012. Donovan has exhibited at the Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art, Ruffin Gallery at the University of Virginia, Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts, and the Industry Gallery, Washington D.C. He currently is an instructor of Sculpture and Ceramics at Piedmont Community College. (

Jessica Dupuis received her MFA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2010 and her BFA with a concentration in ceramics and print media from Alfred University in 2007. She has been a resident artist at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and Women’s Studio Workshop. She is a recipient of the International Sculpture Center’s 2010 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award and a 2012-2013 Ella Pratt Emerging Artists Grant from the Durham Arts Council. She exhibits her work regionally and nationally. (

Alyssa Wood’s work has been included in exhibitions at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Artspace in Raleigh, NC, and the Ann Street Gallery in Newburgh, NY. She has been awarded a McKnight Foundation residency through the Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis and a Regional Artist Project Grant through the Arts and Science Council of Charlotte, NC. In 2010, she was named as a finalist for the Lydon Emerging Artist Program (LEAP) Award through the Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA. Most recently, her work was featured in the international exhibition, Ceramica Multiplex, at the City Museum in Varazdin, Croatia and HERSTORY, an invitational exhibition at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia. (

Yun-Dong Nam was born in Seoul, Korea and received his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Arts in Bloomfield, Michigan. He has been an artist in resident at the Bemis Foundation in Omaha, Nebraska. He has exhibited his work at the Kentucky Museum of Arts and design in Louisville, KY, Cranbrook Museum of Art in Bloomfield, MI, and the Tho-Art Space Gallery in Seoul, Korea. He is a Professor of Art at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and former graduate advisor to Donovan, Dupuis, and Wood. (


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