Dr Andrew Livingstone holds a BA(Hons), MA and a PhD, The Authenticity of Clay and its Redefinition within Contemporary Practice: Ceramic Familiarity and the Contribution to Expansion. He is an academic at the University of Sunderland where he leads both MA Ceramics and CARCuos the Ceramic Arts Research Centre. His exhibitions include The Smithsonian Institute and the Garth Clark Gallery, New York. He recently exhibited in ‘Red Hot’ an exhibition of clay in contemporary art in Germany together with Ai Weiwei and Richard Deacon. His work is held in many private and public collections internationally, including Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan and the Garth Clark Mark Del Vecchio Permanent Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. He was awarded an Honorary Award at the 5th World Ceramic Biennale Korea 2009, and was recently awarded the Jurors Prize at the Taiwan Ceramics Biennale 2012. His research area is focused on ceramics in the widest sense engaging with material, process and the social contexts in which ceramics operate. The familiarity of ceramic material and object take centre stage within his research, where both the handmade and readymade are employed within both installation and conceptual applications. Andrew’s work operates within the expanded field of ceramics and investigates the employment of and interface between digital media, film, animation, photography and non-ceramic intervention.
Andrew has published 3 books including ‘Parallax View’ 2011, published several articles and has delivered many published conference papers in the UK, Ireland, Europe, USA, China, Korea and Australia.