Alumni Artist Joins Senior School Ceramics Class Via Zoom
Ariel Brice '98

On Thursday, May 7, Shady Side Academy alumnus and artist Ariel Brice '98 was the virtual guest artist/speaker in Mr. Scott Aiken '79's Senior School Ceramics class. During the Zoom class, Brice shared impressive pictures of his recent artwork while talking about some of the experiences that have influenced his work over the years.

Brice, who currently resides in Los Angeles, Calif., is an artist who makes objects and installations that explore the territory between sight and touch. In a relatively short period of time, he has amassed an extensive list of regional and international artistic accomplishments and achievements. In 2002, he displayed his flagship solo exhibition, Purely Funktional, during Shady Side Academy's Homecoming Weekend. A 2009 graduate of Cranbrook Academy of Art, some of his recent exhibitions include At Your Service at the Bellevue Arts Museum in Bellevue, Wash., Convergence and Transcendence, the 2015 Geyonggi International Ceramics Biennial in Icheon, South Korea, Nothing is the Same, Again at A-B Projects in Claremont, Calif., Them Are Us Too at Ash Street Project in Portland, Ore., and Transform, Transmit at Open Mind Art Space in Los Angeles, Calif. He is a recipient of a 2013 Louis Comfort Tiffany Award. He is currently an adjunct assistant professor at ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, Calif., and teaches sculpture at the University of Southern California. Learn more about his work at

Thank you for sharing your art with our students, Ariel!

Ariel Brice shares his art via Zoom

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