Nina Kawar is a sculptor whose creative practice explores and aims to push the boundaries of porcelain by layering her work with multiple materials and processes. The elusive and often fragile forms derive from an intrigue with the human condition and healing. Many of her influences stem from psychology, biology, and architecture.
Born and raised in a Palestinian American home in Wisconsin, Nina's sculptural work explores her multi-cultural lens that parallels her curiosity for patterns, boundaries, and perspectives. She started her artistic journey in 2005 at San Diego Community College and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 3D Design in 2011. Finding her passion for porcelain at Clemson University, she received a Masters of Fine Arts in Ceramics in 2014. Currently residing in the Appalachian Mountains, she has established a studio practice in the historical Marshall High Studios in Marshall, NC.
Some of her exhibitions include “Intro-Emerging Ceramicists In Western North Carolina” at the Asheville Area Arts Council Refinery, in Asheville, NC, “Trial By Fire” at The Gallery at Flat Rock in Flat Rock, NC, “Biotic” at H Gallery in Ventura, CA and "The 10th International Ceramics Competition” MINO, Japan. She also received “Best in Show” in the “Baltimore Fine Craft Show” with Palm Beach Show Group in Baltimore, MD.