We live in an engineered world. Science alters the DNA of natural organisms as if it were fine-tuning a machine. Technology uses biology to create machines that mimic nature. Lines between “the natural” and “the manmade” are blurring as genetic modification and biomorphic products infiltrate our daily lives. Whether originally designed or mutated to their current state, my sculptures embody both organism and machine.
— Kelly Eggert
Kelley Eggert earned her master of fine arts with a concentration in ceramics from the University of Florida, Gainesville. In addition to receiving the University of Florida Alumni Fellowship from the University of Florida, she was also awarded two Albert K. Murray grants. Kelley received her undergraduate degree from the University of Akron in Akron Ohio. In 2010 she held a 12 month residency at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft in Houston Texas where she currently resides. In addition to her studio practice, Kelley currently teaches at Lonestar Community College and Houston Community College.