Mimi McPartlan

Artist Statement

I am a maker. The objects I create seek to instill daydreams of familiar feelings. Rituals of socializing or idleness, conversations and occasions are the motives for my making. I question how we curate objects to reflect our origins, dreams and values. I want to know how objects can sway our actions and how we interact with what is familiar versus what is strange. I'm infatuated with tactility, systems and the role of the multiple. My goal is to influence how people perceive their daily lives.

-- Mimi McPartlan


Mimi McPartlan received her BFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2012. Since graduation, she has assisted KleinReid in New York City, been a resident artist at Künstlerhaus Stadttöpferei Neumünster in Germany, Shangyu Celadon Modern International Ceramic Art Center in China and The Clay Studio in Philadelphia. Mimi has made work for the retailer Anthropologie and published in Ceramics Monthly. Recently, she has completed an MA in Contemporary Design at Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland and graduated 2020.