Corwyn Lund

Sessional Instructor, Ceramics

“My recent research and artwork investigates the alchemical and affective relationships between ceramics and photography as a means of confronting climate and nuclear anxieties. Large ceramic panels and custom formulated glazes are used to record the extreme heat and transformative effects of kiln firing, resulting in pictorial works ranging from single wall-mounted pieces to modular installations.”

Corwyn Lund

Corwyn Lund earned an MFA in Ceramic Art from Alfred University after studying Sculpture at the Rhode Island School of Design and Furniture Design at the University of Alberta. Following a decade of professional practice focused on site-specific installation, he began working with clay at the European Ceramic Work Centre in 2012. Over subsequent residencies in the Netherlands, China, Israel, the United States, and Canada, Corwyn developed a sculptural, architectural, and experimental ceramic practice. Lund’s ceramic art has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Headstone Gallery in Kingston, NY and the New York State College of Ceramics, and is held in the collections of the Boijmans Museum in Rotterdam and the Alfred Ceramic Art Museum. Works in other media are held in several prominent Canadian private and corporate collections.


MFA (Ceramic Art), Alfred University

MFA (Sculpture), Rhode Island School of Design

B.Des (Furniture Design), University of Alberta

Selected Residencies

Medalta International Ceramic Centre, Medicine Hat, AB

Anderson Ranch, Snowmass Village, CO

European Ceramic Work Center, Oisterwijk, NL

Banff Centre for the Arts, ‘Informal Architecture’ Thematic

Selected Solo Exhibitions

Heatwork Cinema, Yuill Gallery at Medalta, Medicine Hat, AB, 2023

Gridlock, Headstone Gallery, Kingston, NY, 2022

Solastalgia, Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, Alfred University, NY, 2022

Incisions & Illusions, Zalucky Contemporary, Toronto, 2017

Bokeh Mirrors, Diaz Contemporary, Toronto, 2011

Selected Public Art Projects

Word Count, commission for Koffler Gallery Off-Site @ 48 Abell St, Toronto, 2013-2016

Parlour of Twilight, collaborative commission for Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, 2006-2020

Swingsite, off-site intervention as part of Psychotopes at YYZ Artists’ Outlet, Toronto, 2003-2006

Selected Group Exhibitions

Between Things: Alberta Ceramics, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, 2023

Selections: The Archive, Alfred Ceramic Art Museum, NY, 2023

Post-Colonialism?, Benyamini Contemporary Ceramics Center, Tel Aviv, IS, 2016

Showroom, Art Museum at the University of Toronto, 2016

In Search of Ceramics, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL, 2015

More Than Two (Let it Make Itself), The Power Plant, Toronto, 2013

Do You See What I Mean?, Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, 2010

Seducing Down the Door, Mercer Union, Toronto­­, 2007

Storefront, National Gallery of Canada Library & Archives, Ottawa, 2006 (collab.)

Research and Writing

The Bowl from Hiroshima.’ In Ceramophile: Alfred Ceramic Art Museum Periodical, edited by Wayne Higby. Fall 2023.

Hiroshima Bowl: A Forensic Analysis of a Para-Photographic Artifact.’ Panel Presentation at 2022 College Art Association (CAA) Annual Conference, Chicago.

Video Proposal: 48 Abell Street Ice Rink.’ In Scapegoat Journal, No. 08: Weather Issue. Spring 2015.

Swingsite’ (artist project). In Public Journal, No. 29, edited by Christine Shaw. Summer 2004.

Selected Biography

Leijen, N. “Keramiek, een queeste”, Klei Keramiek Magazine, No. 6 Nov-Dec 2015.

Clark, G. “Corwyn Lund at the EKWC,” CFile Contemporary Ceramics Online, 06/04/2015.

Goukassian, E. “Commissions”, Sculpture Magazine, October 2013.

White, H. “Corwyn Lund “Word Count”…,” San Francisco Arts Quarterly Online, June 2013.

Charron, M. “De Plans, de Lignes et de Reflets,” Le Devoir, 16/06/2012.

Dault, G. “Gallery Going: Visual Arts,” The Globe and Mail, 06/09/2008.

Bloom, B. & Bromberg, A. “Spacemakers,” Journal for Northeast Studies, No 4. 2005.

Milroy, S. “Odes to a City Under Siege,” The Globe & Mail, 09/11/2003.

Selected Awards

Canada Council for the Arts, Visual Arts Research/Creation Grants

Ontario Arts Council, Visual Artists, Craft Projects, & Residency Grants

Toronto Arts Council, Visual Arts Grants

Chalmers Arts Fellowships

Fulbright Commission, Canada-US Graduate Fellowship

Sir James Lougheed Award of Distinction

Alberta Arts Graduate Scholarships