Emily Casella is an Artist and Educator who creates humanistic stories through ceramics, video, drawing, photography, and 4D Installations.
Emily Casella’s Art World is full of vibrant Ceramic People that examine and display how people obsessions with past occurrences, 2D records, and media affect our perception and ability to function in society three-dimensionally.
She resides in Northwest Indiana and holds a MFA in Ceramics from Herron School of Art and Design and a BFA from Indiana University Northwest. She teaches a variety of college-level art courses, art center classes, and workshops in-person and online.
Her work has been show in a variety of online and in-person galleries. Her Ceramic People have been on display in various Public Buildings. Currently the Watchman is on view at Portage Public Library in the YA Section.
Growing up in the early 2000s there was a lot of sheltering from surrounding neighbors and being part of a Montessori school, anything outside the immediate world around her was found through television, books, and then the Internet in 2008. During undergrad she investigated how television can create mental ideas about life, creating the installation of Absorption Preserve 2016. Watching the beginnings of YouTube, and participating in it herself from teenage-adult life, the idea of socializing virtually was not something new. Now the world is catching up with social distancing due to the pandemic of 2020.
Park of Infinite Connections 2019, her MFA Thesis examined individuals’ attitudes and relationship to being social, virtual connections, and being remembered. Inspired by Irrealism, Emily created unique figures who reveal particular human emotions and beliefs that are caused by an awareness of the present, past, and/or future. The Ceramic People are grounded within the rules of the 21st century, with small aberrations to critique and question what humans have invented for themselves. Her work plays within the internal and external worlds that individuals simultaneously live.
When she is not covered in a clay or teaching college art courses, she tends to photograph collections and create metadata for the Museums’ Archives, Galleries, and Libraries.
If you would like one of the Ceramic People or an Installation to be shown at your school/library/museum/art gallery/public building/establishment you can put in a request here.
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