Ann Agee is a contemporary artist living and working in Brooklyn. Working primarily in ceramic she has increasingly become known for her installations, appropriating traditional decoration motifs and playing with the organization of domestic interiors.
She received the first critical attention in the landmark “Bad Girls” show at the New Museum in 1994, where she installed a bathroom that she had produced during a two-year residency at the Kohler Company plumbing ceramics factory in Kohler, Wis.
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Her recent sculptural works explore subjects both ornamental and narrative touching upon themes personal and social in domestic life, child rearing, and labor. She combines the sensibilities of highly ornate decorative objects with quotidian household interiors to make a signature style that is profoundly complex, laced with play and humor.
Agee has long depicted scenes from her own life—her domestic chores, friends and family, and the tightrope act of childrearing and work—in narrative ceramics. Recently, she has turned to working on the wheel in porcelain, which unlike her earlier, colorful ceramics is left unpainted.
“I work in a ceramics studio, and so many of the people there are making lamp bases. It reminded me of my grandmother, who would transform objects she liked—a Japanese sculpture, for example-into lamps by getting someone to drill a hole in them.” And that’s where Ann gets inspiration to create unique and different objects and installations.
We have to admite that our favorite work are the bathrooms with blue ceramic tiles!