Biography

Abigale Brading is a sculptor that combines symbolic architectural elements with mythological themes to move viewers into an awareness of contemporary social issues. Brading uses her personal history as a starting reference within her work to talk about broader attitudes surrounding religion and its role in a progressive society. She defines her artistic practice as taking a series of risks both on a personal level and in testing the limits of the materials. A first-generation college student; she received her Bachelor of Arts in 2011 from Morehead State University, Kentucky, where she studied ceramics and sculpture.  She spent two years developing her artistic voice as a post-baccalaureate in the Ceramics Department at the University of Florida in Gainesville. In 2017, she completed her Master of Fine Arts degree in Ceramics at Indiana University - Bloomington. Recent accomplishments include being accepted into the NCECA 2017 National Juried Student Exhibition. Her work has also been featured in Red Lodge, Montana in the Red Lodge Clay Center’s biennial Juried National exhibition in 2015. She plans to pursue a career in the education field to promote higher learning, while also maintaining her love for working in the studio.