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Jason Briggs

Watertown, TN

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Briggs, Jason born in Wausau, WI, received his BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 1995 and his MFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1999. After a summer at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT, he spent 3 years serving as Artist in Residence at the Appalachian Center for Crafts in Smithville, TN. In 2008 Jason delivered an Emerging Artist lecture at the NCECA conference, and was soon invited as a visiting artist to The Taiwan National University of Art in Taipei, as well as several universities stateside. He received a Virginia Groot Foundation Fellowship in 2007 and a Tennessee Arts Commission Grant in 2006. Last year Jason was featured in Ceramics Art & Perception (issue #79--"Not So Private Parts"). His work has recently been included in "Corporeal Manifestations" at the Mutter Museum in Philadelphia, "The Hermaphrodites" at the Wexler Gallery, and "Transcending The Figure" in Athens, OH. Briggs maintains a private studio in Watertown, TN, where he lives with his wife Meagan and son Elias, while also teaching two nights a week at Belmont University, Nashville, TN.

"I recognize and act upon a profound desire to push, poke, squeeze, stroke, caress, and pinch. I intend for my pieces to invoke a similar sort of temptation."

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