ABOUT

SAVANNA

Savanna grew up in Baton Rouge, LA, also known as the deep south. After finishing her BFA in Ceramics and Painting from Louisiana State University (LSU) she moved from cajun country to the mountains --- Carbondale, CO where she is Carbondale Clay Center's current artist in residence.  Growing up in her parents’ retail store, Lezárd Rouge, Savanna was always surrounded by artists and their creative endeavors. That creative stimulus led her to fall in love with art at a young age. Throughout her primary and secondary schooling, she developed a love for drawing and painting. It was not until college, when she was exposed to sculpture and ceramics, that she found her passion for three dimensional works. While at LSU, Savanna sought out unique opportunities, such as: Printmaking in Florence program, the National Student Exchange Program which took her to University of Hawaii for one year, and craft school workshops to learn from practicing artists. 

ABOUT

THE WORK

My current work focuses on the perceptions drawn from surrounding environments, -scapes, and spaces of personal influence to present new arrangements of known architectural and natural components. These works represent the dwellings where my memories reside, where my mind often drifts, and where I can pin point lingering changes in myself. Beginning with a foundation of pattern creates a sense of equilibrium and grounding on which to build these unsettling landscapes. Ceramic multiples that reference natural patterns combine with paintings that are made up of multiple physical places to construct a mysterious realm of possibility. The paintings become an invitation into another place or a window into another world. The corresponding ceramic installations embody objects from the paintings, providing tangible indications of this other world. Together, the painting and ceramic works tempt the viewer with a sense of wonder to consider their own dwelling and the foundations of their surrounding environment.

CURRICULUM

VITAE

EDUCATION

2012 - 2017

Louisiana State University

BFA Studio Art, Concentrations: Ceramics & Painting

Minor: Sculpture

Magna cum Laude

2014 - 2015

University of Hawaii at Manoa

National Student Exchange Program

2013

Santa Reparata International School of Art

Study Abroad: Printmaking in Florence 

TEACHING

2019

Clay for Beginners

Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO

2018

Kids Hand-building

Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO

Kids Wheel Throwing Summer Camp

Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO

The Mountains are Calling: Kids Hand-building Summer Camp

Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO

Fish Are Friends, Not Food: Kids Hand-building

Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO

 

2017

Away From the Wheel: Adult Hand-building

Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO

Kids Wheel Throwing

Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

2018

Anderson Ranch Art Center

Attendee: Tyler Lotz's workshop 

Object Design: Ceramics, Hand & Machine

2017

Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts

educational assistant/work-study program

Attendee: 

    Sunshine Cobb’s workshop Hand-building Fundamentals

    Shane Darwent & Andrew Saftel’s workshop Mining for Place

    Lauren Gallaspy's workshop Poetics of Surface

Penland School of Crafts

work-study program

Attendee: Lynn Batchelder's workshop Jewelry + Drawing  

Anderson Ranch Art Center

Attendee: Gabriela Salazar's workshop Material & Metaphor  

 

Attendee: 51st annual National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Conference

Co-Vice President of Louisiana State University’s Ceramic Arts Student Association (CASA) 

 

2016 - present   

Member of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA)

2016 - 2017

Louisiana State University Painter’s League: Secretary

2016    

Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts

educational assistant/work-study program

Attendee:

    Courtney Cerruti's workshop Image Transfers & Mixed Media

    Lauren Kussro's workshop Playing with Paper

Penland School of Crafts

work-study program

Attendee: Justin Rothshank's workshop Decals & Data

Attendee: 50th annual National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Conference

 

2015 - 2017   

Member: Ceramic Arts Student Association (CASA),

Louisiana State University

2014 - 2015

Member: Clay Club,

University of Hawaii at Manoa

BIBLOGRAPHY

2018             

Tackett, Megan.  “Ceramicists’ individual pursuits result in Paralleled Pastiche.”  Sopris Sun (Carbondale, CO) 4 July 2018.

RESIDENCIES

2017 - 2019

Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO

EXHIBITIONS

2019

Resident Artist Solo Exhibition (upcoming Jun)

Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, Co

Paper Clay Dual Exhibition with Stephanie Seguin (upcoming May)

R2 Gallery, Carbondale, CO

Mutual Makers Group Exhibition (upcoming Jan)

Colorado Mountain College Aspen Gallery

2018

Holiday Invitational

Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO

20th Annual Cup Auction 

Donation for Annual Fundraiser

Carbondale Clay Center pop-up location, Carbondale, CO

Throwdown Hoedown 

Donation for Annual Fundraiser

Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO

Clay National XIII: Out fo the Mold

Group Exhibition, juried by John & Andrea Gill

Carbondale Clay Center, CO

Tiny Art Show 

Group Exhibition, juried by Johanna Mueller 

R2 Gallery, Carbondale, CO

 

Paralleled Pastiche Resident Artist Dual Exhibition

Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO

Pairings Invitational

Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO

2017 

Holiday Invitational

Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO

Annual Cup Auction Donation

Carbondale Clay Center pop-up location, Carbondale, CO

Foundational Dwellings Solo Thesis Showcase

Firehouse Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA

BFA Group Showcase

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

   

LSU Discover Day Juried Exhibition

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

2016

Painter’s League Group Showcase 

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

 

White Light Night Annual Art Festival

Studio C, Baton Rouge, LA

2015    

Light Fantastic: 30th Annual Louisiana Art and Science Museum Gala 

30 local artists invited by Auction Co-Chairperson for principle fundraising

Baton Rouge, LA

    

White Light Night Annual Art Festival

Studio C, Baton Rouge, LA

Uncommon Thread Wearable Art Show, International Juried Showcase

Baton Rouge, LA

2014    

Work selected for the University Medical Center 

New Orleans, LA 

http://nolavie.com/the-art-of-the-new-university-medical-center-15192/

2013    

White Light Night Annual Art Festival

Studio C, Baton Rouge, LA

 

Highland Nights Annual Arts Festival

The Stockade, Baton Rouge, LA

2012    

Real Life Experience

Baton Rouge Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA

AWARDS

2017

Anderson Ranch Scholarship for Material & Metaphor workshop

 

Tiger Athletic Foundation Award, based on faculty nomination

 

2016

Miriam Garic Barranger Scholarship

Tiger Athletic Foundation Award, based on faculty nomination

2015

Alfred C. Glassell Jr. Distinguished Scholarship for the Arts

 

Miriam Garic Barranger Scholarship

 

2014

Louisiana State University Sculpture Department Scholarship

2013    

Travel Scholarship for study abroad program “Printmaking in Florence”

2012    

Baton Rouge Gallery award to study with local painter Diane Hansen