July 2017: Nadine Gay

Nadine Gay was born in France and came to New York in her early 20’s where she graduated from Pratt Institute. She has worked in a variety of media including clay, painting, and fused glass. Gay has shown in France and in the US and earned several commissions for mural installations and stage sets. In the last couple of years she started to combine ceramic figures with natural and found objects to create assemblages. “This conversation between the materials is deeply satisfying and playful. It is often process- oriented: stories emerge, the child in me delights in what comes to life. My work connects me with a fantasy world, a waking dream-space. Art has never been a luxury for me, but a necessity. It feeds me, it heals, it gives me great joy” explains Nadine.