Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, 11 a.m., Belushi Performance Hall, McAninch Arts Center
Mie Kongo grew up in the outskirts of Tokyo, Japan and now lives and works in Evanston, IL, where she makes multidisciplinary work including ceramic sculptures, installations, 2D work, and porcelain designed objects. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including recent exhibitions at the Arts and Literature Laboratory in Madison, WI, 4th Ward Project Space in Chicago, Grunwald Gallery of Art at Indiana University Bloomington, Cleve Carney Art Gallery in Glen Ellyn, IL, and the Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago. Her residencies include Shigaraki Ceramics Cultural Center in Japan, the European Ceramic Work Centre in the Netherlands, and Intonation Deidesheim in Germany. She received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA in Ceramics from Cranbrook Academy of Art. She is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the ceramics department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.