Look who's on the cover of Juxtaprose Magazine, vol. 11: En Iwamura, Clemson University MFA in Art (ceramics) alum and Archie Bray Foundation 2016–2017 MJD Fellow!
En Iwamura describes his work as “two-dimensional clay doodling”. Incorporating layers of drawing, his hand-built ceramic sculptures draw inspiration from both American and Japanese historical and pop-cultural references along with his own life experiences. During his time as a long-term resident at the Bray, En is hoping to challenge himself to work on a larger scale and to strengthen his approach to glaze applications. Moreover, he is looking forward to the opportunity to exchange ideas and knowledge with other artists.
En Iwamura was born in Kyoto, Japan. He completed both his BFA and MFA in craft from Kanazawa College of Art and Craft in 2011 and 2013, respectively. In 2016, he received a second MFA at Clemson University in South Carolina. En has exhibited both nationally and internationally in New York City, Seattle, WA, Kansas City, MO, Durham, NC, Japan, Canada, China and more. http://eniwamura.wixsite.com/eniwamura
Clemson University MFA in Art (drawing) candidate, Andrea Garland, is also featured with a poem by Carolyn Davis, "Two Cents" http://www.juxtaprosemagazine.org/two-poems-by-carolyn-davis/
Clemson University BFA in Art alum Kolton Miller with a short story, "Ecology of Escape" by Nick Triolo http://www.juxtaprosemagazine.org/ecology-of-escape-by-nick-triolo/
Clemson University BFA in Art alum Rachel Rinker with a short story, "Hope," by Hilary Tiefer http://www.juxtaprosemagazine.org/hope-by-hillary-tiefer/
JuxtaProse is an Idaho-based literary magazine that publishes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art from around the world. Previous contributors include National Book Award finalist and Pulitzer Prize nominees, over 20 contributors to the Best American Poetry series, nationally exhibiting Artists, and award winning writers from locales as varied as Scotland and Israel. Alongside these established voices, we make a concentrated effort to publish the work of emerging talents -- including previously unpublished writers, artists, and students. Each of our quarterly issues reaches a readership of over 5,000 and continues to grow. Literary editor John Fox' blog recently ranked JuxtaProse number 14 in a list of the best online literary magazines. Although JuxtaProse is primarily an online publication, we publish a print edition of our anniversary issue each spring.
For more information about Clemson's BFA in Art Program, and to apply, please go to: http://www.clemson.edu/degrees/art.
To learn more about Clemson University's Master of Fine Arts in Art program and to apply, please go to: http://www.clemson.edu/graduate/academics/program-details.html?m_id=Visual-Arts.