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2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

Drew Ippoliti

Associate Professor of Instruction University of AkronMyers School of Art
Home 3191 Cottage Cove Drive County: Summit
Akron Ohio 44312 United States
Cell Phone: 9788106422 Website: Drew Ippoliti


Drew Ippoliti is an American artist, researcher and educator; his artwork investigates how ceramics can explore and explain the regions where culture and craft collide. In 2019 Drew Ippoliti was awarded a Fulbright Scholars Fellowship to South Korea where he served as a Visiting Professor of Design at Kookmin University’s College of Design.   In South Korea, Drew Ippoliti’s research focus on discussing economic growth and slumps as well as these market forces influences on the reception of fine art.   Drew Ippoliti currently serves as Associate Professor of Instruction, and Ceramics Department Coordinator at the Myers School of Art at the University of Akron in Ohio.   Additionally Drew Ippoliti serves as a Fulbright Scholar Alumni Ambassador. His work has been exhibited internationally and is held in multiple public and private collections internationally in Denmark, Holland, China, Taiwan and South Korea.

Artist Statement

Ceramics has developed with humanity and carries a catalog of cultural and ethnographic data.  This wealth of symbolic and semiotic language fuels my process engaging not just the craft of ceramics but its potential as a tool for cross-cultural dialog. Artists and craftspeople are filters, that selectively collect and distill ideas, images, and artifacts ultimately producing an output that energizes communities.  I am fascinated with phenomenon and the practice of ideation through my work  I pursue established conventions of the ceramic media in an attempt to discover how they attained esteem and ask if they should continue to hold their place.


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