BIO Cydney Ross was born, raised and resides in Kansas City, Missouri. She received her BFA in ceramics from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2013. Ross developed an interest in architecture as subject during a study abroad course at the International Ceramics Studios in Kecskemét, Hungary. A sculptor and jewelry designer, Ross maintains a studio fine arts practice in ceramics and mixed media. She is the creator of the wearable fashion line CYDNEY ROSS, featuring precision-crafted, porcelain jewelry and accessories. She is the Gallery Coordinator for the Belger Crane Yard Studios in Kansas City, Missouri.
ARTIST STATEMENT As a sculptor and jewelry designer I create works of art in ceramics and mixed media, and a wearable fashion line featuring precision-crafted, porcelain jewelry and accessories. My interest in architecture, inspired by the urban and rural structures I've experienced in my home city and through my travels guide the forms created in both practices. Structures being built, torn down, or that have faced massive destruction capture my attention. The way in which architecture shapes communities and our implicit roles in urban planning are conversations I wish to have with my viewers.
Though utilizing calculated building methods, an element of spontaneity occurs throughout the making process, particularly when the rules of chemistry and gravity come into play. These forces aid me in depicting the passage of time that follows all things, cared for or forgotten. I employ unconventional ceramic processes including intentionally over-firing or freezing and then thawing sculptures to encourage swaying, slumping, and collapsing. Examining architecture throughout its various life cycles furthers my exploration of the tension where creation and destruction reside.
CYDNEY ROSS Porcelain Accessories can be found at the following locations:
BELGER ARTS CENTER
2100 WALNUT STREET | KANSAS CITY MO 64108
BELGER CRANE YARD STUDIOS
2011 TRACY AVENUE | KANSAS CITY MO 64108
2011 BALTIMORE AVENUE | KANSAS CITY MO 6410
KEMPER MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
4420 WARWICK BOULEVARD | KANSAS CITY MO 64111
SAGER BRAUDIS GALLERY
1025 E. WALNUT STREET | COLUMBIA MO 65201
8004 FOSTER STREET | OVERLAND PARK KS 66204
332 W. 63RD STREET | KANSAS CITY MO 64113