Nicholas Makanna "Portal Protector XII (Butterfly)"
Original artwork from Bay Area artist Nicholas Makanna
Glazed Stoneware and Plexiglass
18.5 x 17.5 x 5"
Nick Makanna is a San Francisco based artist, creating looming ceramic sculptures which evoke a sense of dusty empires, decaying monuments and fragile landscapes. These precarious structures are Inspired as much by the artist growing up surrounded by the Bay Area’s rich ceramic tradition and ever changing landscapes, as they are by an end of days anxiety that accompanies our impending political and environmental crises. He’s exhibited most recently alongside his wife and fellow ceramicist Maryam Yousif at Andrew Rafacz Gallery (Chicago, IL), as part of Berkeley Art Museum’s “Way Bay” exhibition, and at Bay Area galleries including Guerrero Gallery, The Richmond Art Center and Alter Space. Makanna received an MFA from SFAI in 2016.