I wonder at the relationship between the internal and external, and am intrigued by the moments in which they press against one another; the swells, the gentle bursts of volume, and the vague notion of their source. I am drawn to the minute details, each one a portal into an imagined history. How does the eye arrive at these moments and what distance does it travel to get there? I think of a sprawling city, a single building, a mark peeled from its facade: the layers and the history that make up any landscape. In my work, I hope to create and reveal traces of these layers for the viewer to engage.
Clay is natural, seamless, touched by what surrounds it. It does not resist. It is impressionable. I come at clay with all of myself and learn by stepping back to see the impressions I leave. I make to understand; to wring meaning and create awareness.
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Nina Berinstein is an American-Argentinian artist based in Boston. She completed undergraduate studies in May of 2015 at Bennington College, where she studied art based education with a concentration in ceramics. She has continued her studio art studies in Buenos Aires and Barcelona, delving deeper into her exploration volume and constriction in multiple media. She has taught in an array of art centers in the Boston area, while continuing to produce and show her own work. She has exhibited in the American Museum of Ceramic Art in Pomona, California, as well as a variety of juried shows, including CraftBoston. Her studio practice continues wherever she may be.