Brittany Sievers received her Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana and MFA from Louisiana State University. During her time as a graduate student, Brittany was awarded the Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award and the Aeschlimann Art-St-Urban Spring Residency in Switzerland. Brittany went on to teach ceramics as a Part-Time Professor of Art and Art History at DePauw University and was the 3D studio coordinator at Vincennes University teaching ceramics. She is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Art teaching 3D classes and managing the studio at Muskingum University. In 2021, Brittany was awarded an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award.
I am a process-based artist that is interested in connections between mass produced objects and the environment. I utilize modular repetition to create sculptures and installations that highlight spatial relationships of rooms or within each piece itself. Ikea lack tables, hula hoops, and even galleries provide a space for personally sourced clay and hand-spun yarn to fill, connect, and highlight these architectural objects.
In noticing these relationships, I aim to create a platform for each viewer to become mindful of the sourced material. I ask the viewer to actively notice. Notice the touch of my hand, the contrast of sleek to handcrafted, and notice the space this work fills. This act of noticing derives from the ideas of social psychologist Ellen Langer: “the simple act of actively noticing things.”