Neil Celani

Neil Celani

Profile Location
Lincoln , NE

Neil Celani is a ceramic artist from Colorado currently living in Lincoln. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Northern Colorado and is pursuing his MFA in ceramics in the School of Art, Art History & Design. In 2016 Celani was selected as a Ceramics Monthly Emerging Artist and has participated in many national invitational and juried exhibitions. He is an active member in the Nebraska art community, participating and organizing several events as president of Clay Club. He spends his off hours listening to records and walking his dog, Reggie.


Artist Statement

Celani’s work explores the notion of occasion and utility within the framework of communal objects, offering vessels and effigies. His inspirations and references are rooted in ancient art history of the Americas and our world of geologic and biologic wonder. Neil is interested in developing a dialogue between the ancient past and personal experiences living in the modern world. Exploring this relationship through the lens of his ceramic work facilitates connections to the past, revealing universal truths about culture and humanity. Community. Tradition. Ritual. Ceremony. These truths are woven into culture, and objects are made to bring a sense of beauty to communal occasion. He uses his work as a means to tap into the primal spirit of life that is perhaps shared with ancient ancestors, a collective consciousness that facilitates meaningful connections with his audience. 


Exhibitions Featuring this Artist

Allison Arkush
Katie Bosley
Neil Celani
Katherine Cox
Dehmie Dehmlow
PJ Hargraves
Kristyn Robe
Juston Rominger
Taylor Sijan
Olivia Tani
Iren Tete
Mallory Wallace
Amythest Warrington
12/6/19 to 12/27/19
Multiple Mediums

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