Angel Oloshove (b. 1981) studied painting at California College of the Arts. She worked in graphic design and toy development in Tokyo for six years. Her work often experiments with painterly glazes to express feelings of transcendental experiences through form and color. She creates sculptural ceramics and has her own line of functional design pottery stocked in design boutiques throughout the United States. In 2017, her studio practice expanded into painting and printmaking culminating in an editioned artist book with Aventures LTD Press.
Her exhibition Floating Worlds was selected as a Critic’s Pick for the April 2015 issue of ArtForum. In 2015, she was named one of “Ten Modern Ceramists Shaping the Future” by AnOther Magazine. In July 2018 she was featured in Monthly Ceramic Magazine in Korea and was a contribution author to LULA JAPAN magazine that same month. Angel’s ceramic designs and artworks were shown at the inaugural Texas Design Now at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. In 2017, she was invited to have a solo exhibition at the Elizabet Ney Museum (Austin, TX). Her work was included in the seminal “Terra Incognita” exhibition at craft design hub Plant Seven (High Point, NC).
She was a finalist for the 2015 and 2018 Houston Artadia Award, was a nominee for the 2016 and 2017 Joan Mitchell Foundation grant and is a current resident artist at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. She is represented by Uprise Art in New York.
The Center for Southern Craft & Design Artist Spotlight Series is a quarterly curated exhibition featuring the work of a selected practicing Southern craftsperson in the field of ceramics, glass, wood, metal, fiber and textiles or mixed media. Works are on view within the Museum galleries, as well as the Museum Store and are made available for purchase. Exhibitions are often accompanied by a book signing, artist workshop or lecture.