Matt Ziemke

Senior Lecturer, 3D Foundation

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Matt Ziemke


Matt Ziemke holds his BFA from the University of Colorado Boulder and his MFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University.  He actively exhibits his work in solo and group exhibitions across the country. In 2015, Ziemke was named an emerging artist by Ceramics Monthly, the leading periodical in his field of expertise. Ziemke has served as an artist in residence at several institutions including The Clay Studio of Philadelphia, Red Lodge Clay Center, and Indiana University Southeast. Ziemke’s artistic practice leans heavily on the application of computer-aided prototyping to the ceramic process. He joined the UNK faculty in 2014.

Regarding his work, Ziemke states, “I leverage the precision of computer-aided processes and the unpredictability of overly applied ceramic materials that flow out of control in the kiln. The resulting tension between precision and chaos sets an effective stage for my artistic exploration. I am interested in how perceptions of landscape can occupy myriad roles in contemporary society including the idealized physical space, political battleground, and cultural fetish."