Linda Sikora

Alfred Station, NY


Linda Sikora resides with her family near Alfred NY where she has a studio practice and is a professor of Ceramic Art at Alfred University. Sikora studied at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University (BFA) and University of Minnesota–Minneapolis (MFA). Professional activities are national and international. Residencies include: Archie Bray Foundation; Chunkang College of Cultural Industry, Korea; Tainan National College of The Arts, Taiwan; Clay Edge, Australia. Collections include: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia; Racine Art Museum; Alfred Ceramic Art Museum; LA County Museum of Art; Minneapolis Institute of the Arts; Everson Museum; Huntington Museum of Art; Fuller Craft Museum, National Museum of Sweden. Sikora is a United States Artist 2020 Fellowship recipient.

Artist Statement

Functional subjects perform and represent. A jar, a box, or an urn holds - it holds and it represents holding. A storage jar will hold the grain you cook each day for weeks or more, a water pot, the water you drink each day. An urn will hold for durations longer than a lifetime – the way a secret is held - or it might hold, mostly, the secret itself. Holding, offering, storing, containing, keeping, protecting, saving, concealing, remembering, believing.



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