My work explores nostalgia, that seductive little emotion fueled by our past. The friendships, stuffed animals and photographs we have carefully preserved since childhood serve as mementos of the joy, humiliations and heartaches of our personal history. Nostalgia is at once romantic and painful; it takes us through a range of raw emotions, from the sugar sweet to the acidic sour.
My work lives here- where human and animal are pushed and pulled between the happy and sad, the old and new, the beautiful and ugly. Their stories are personal, born from the memories of those who have shared their love, companionship and knowledge with me. The women may not be anonymous but they try to keep secrets and want to appear mysterious. The animals wish they were human, but just can’t ignore their natural instincts. Together they endeavor to present a more realistic view of our romantic memories.
My latest body of work, for the solo exhibition Pedigree, is inspired by the theme of the biennial which is “the line”. I am exploring ideas of ancestry line and the
human desire to belong, to aspire to be better and have better.
B.F.A. Alfred University, magna cum laude, Divisional Honors in Ceramics
M.F.A. The Ohio State University, Graduate Fellowship
Krista Grecco is a ceramic sculptor and Professor of Foundation Studies at Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta, Georgia. Her work explores ideas of companionship and the seduction of nostalgia fueled by family, friendship, heartache and humiliation.
In addition to exhibiting regularly in the U.S. and Europe, her sculptural works are included in prominent collections in the U.S. and Europe including Ariana Museum of Ceramics and Glass in Geneva, Switzerland. Her work has been featured in 500 Figures in Clay: Ceramic Artists Celebrate the Human Form, published by Lark Books as well as Ceramics: Art and Perception, American Craft, New Ceramics and Ceramics Monthly magazines.
Recent accolades include hand building demonstrations during the 2015 Parcours Céramique Carougeois Biennial in Geneva, Switzerland and a SCAD Presidential Fellowship for Faculty Development.