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Austin Coudriet

Austin Coudriet

Profile Location
Lincoln , NE
Artist Statement

My ceramic works are an intuitive reflection of my sketchbooks. My functional and sculptural pieces utilize amorphous and linear components that interact together to express the way I view myself in structured constructs. Time, society, social normalities, predeterminations, and the specificity of life to name a few. I create a grid composition as a reflection of these constructs and insert amorphous forms to represent my mental and/or emotional self within them. 

My large scale work is an abstracted expression of self portraiture. Growing up I would draw with my father, an architect. I was always fascinated by the way he built with lines. His drawings were loose but intentional. Lines didn't start and stop at the right points, but each line was strong and had a purpose. For years I imitated this technique in my own sketchbooks, while creating aesthetically pleasing arrangements of objects, shapes, and colors. The closer in scale my objects got to myself the quicker I was able to understand their content and process their context. 

In my current ceramic practice I am experimenting constantly. Pulling ideas from sketchbooks and inspiration boards. I am combining a wide variety of techniques to make sculptural vessels and functional sculptures. These pieces help me capture fleeting experiences and feelings, which causes quick change and evolution in my practice. While complex in form, my surfaces remain relatively subtle. Often only a single block of color is projected over the form in an act of unifying the various elements. This block is the piece’s name tag, suggesting a mood and calling attention to a specifically interesting area of a piece.


Purchase Art by this Artist

Blue Square Cloud Mug + Yellow

Austin Coudriet

Candle Stick Holders

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Cloud Vase no. 1

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Large Ice Cream Sundae Bowl

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Shot Glass w/ Handle

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Shot Glass

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terracotta cup

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cloud rock

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Desert Bowl Set

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Exhibitions Featuring this Artist

Jim Aden
Liana Agnew
Joel Anderson
Mark Arnold
Michael Ashley
Posey Bacopoulos
Shawn Teseo Ballarin
Green Bee
Jessica Brandl
Wes Brown
Matt Bukrey
Larry Buller
Donna Burdic
Anne Burton
Elaine Buss
Jen Carlson
Neil Celani
Austin Coudriet
Drew Curtright
Lindsey Day
Amanda Durig
Adrienne Eliades
Paul Eshelman
Katelyn Farneth
Lynette Fast
Anna Gadek
PJ Hargraves
Mark Hargraves
Sarah Jentsch
Kyle Johns
G.V. Kelley
Josh Knutson
Mary Koziol
Brad Krieger
Louis LaBudda
Lynn Latta
Clay Leonard
Sam Loeffler
Carol Long
Anika Major
Susan McGilvrey
Tom Meyers
Catie Miller
Katie Nieland
Kyle Nobles
Samantha Oliver
Sarah Olsen
Cathy Patterson
Christy Puetz
Brittany Rea
Sarah Rowe
Sophia Ruppert
Erin Ryan
Agnes Seebass
Sarah Shoot
José Sierra
Sarah Smelser
Shannon Smith
Maria Spiess
Susan Stark-Johnson
Evan Stoler
Patty Talbert
Harry Tompkin
Tara Tonsor
April White
Tara Dawley
11/6/20 to 12/30/20
Multiple Mediums

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