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Noah Kildoo received his BFA in ceramic arts from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. His work has earned numerous awards including the Gringoll-Rapp Fellowship to attend Haystack Mountain School of Crafts & the Wagner Potters Association award for Excellence in Ceramics.
Kildoo is currently pursuing his MFA from Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville where he is continuing to explore clay and glazes in wood, salt, and soda kilns.
In my work I strive to target and engage all the senses equally. I cover my forms in an organized cacophony of textures and colors that are designed to lead the hands to move across the piece as much as the eye.
I am most currently inspired by spaces that are visually overloaded like roadsides in a city. Littered with road signs, billboards, and traffic lights these areas give me a sense-confusing experience of visual texture. Each sign and post adheres to its own system of organization; light posts are spaced evenly from each other but are placed uncentered on sidewalk tiles.
My work explores the relationship between senses. How can seeing be like feeling? How can feeling be like seeing?