Through the primary vehicle of the figure and the materiality of clay I am in constant search for a presence. The recombination of elements that resonate with a personal sense of gender, culture and time give place to compositions that become alternate means of immersion into reality. A reality where the boundaries between the sensorial and psychological become indistinct and where a profound language rooted in intuition and archived experience dictates paradigms. It is through these objects that I begin to understand the indeterminate and ever changing aspects of our humanity.
Cristina Córdova is a studio artist living in Penland,NC. Originally from Puerto Rico, she received her BA from the University of Puerto Rico in Mayaguez and went to earn her MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. In 2005 she concluded a three year residency at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. She was the recipient of an American Craft Council Emerging Artist Grant as well as a North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship Award. She has taught workshops in Puerto Rico and the US.