Adrian Gomez is a ceramic artist born and raised in Seattle, Washington. He examines the intricacies of being a first-generation American by analyzing personal history and identity. Gomez addresses the specific cycles of labor experienced by the Latinx community, and the personal ordeals that his parents and grandparents have encountered. He works to emulate specific cultural items in clay to pay homage to food, clothing, and significant objects. Adrian Gomez first encountered clay at Shoreline Community College, where he took a ceramic course to fulfill an art elective. Soon after he chose to pursue a career in ceramics and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Washington in the 3D4M program. The following year he received an opportunity to attend Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia as a post-baccalaureate.
Adrian Gomez has been awarded the chance to attend multiple workshops including: Anderson Ranch, Alfred’s four-week open studio intensive, and was a technical assistant at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts.Adrian is excited to be a long-term resident of Pottery Northwest for the 2020-2022 term, where he continues his cultural research and studio practice.