We are pleased to present a new exhibition of works by accomplished ceramic artist, Connie Kiener. This exhibition features sculptures and bas relief, using humans and animals as their inspiration. Whimsy and a sense of joy are expressed by the dogs, cats, birds and occasional humans who come to life in Kiener’s latest work. A Portland native, she has gained a national reputation as a ceramist, influenced by the Italian style of maiolica. She paints with unusual sensitivity and vivid color on figurative forms, wall mounted pieces, and sometimes on vessels.
Connie Kiener studied at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles, and in Umbria, Italy. She has exhibited in galleries across the country and has received several awards and commissions, including a project for the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. Her work is in numerous public and private collections, including the Smithsonian Institution, the White House in Washington, D.C., the Arizona State University Museum in Phoenix, and the Arkansas Decorative Arts Museum in Little Rock.