Rena Kudoh Japanese, b. 1994

Rena Kudoh (b.1994, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan) is an artist who creates ceramic sculptures based on her memories and imaginations. Her sculptures are biomorphic and surreal, and explore the limits of clay. For this exhibition, Kudoh presents her whimsical teapot, cup and other utilitarian pots, as well as various surreal hybrid creatures. Her monumental sculpture, a two-headed 'sailor moon’, is a testament to her vivid imagination. Kudoh has exhibited her works extensively in Japan and South Korea, and has also participated in numerous art residencies in Japan and abroad. In 2019, she completed residencies in the USA at Peters Valley School of Craft, Sandyston, NJ; Penland School of Crafts, Bakersville, NC; and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME.