Constance McBride

A native of Philadelphia, PA, Constance McBride's work explores themes of identity and memory with an emphasis being placed on issues most experienced by women. When residing in the Southwest, observations of the desert made a transformative impact on her practice. McBride is a past president of Eye Lounge, a long-standing collective gallery in Phoenix, AZ and a former board member of Artlink, a 32-year nonprofit supporting the stakeholders of the arts and culture community in Arizona. Her work has been supported by grants from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, Phoenix Art Museum's Contemporary Forum, Philadelphia Sculptors and Arts Aid PHL. Museum exhibitions include Phoenix Art Museum in AZ, Las Cruces Museum of Art in NM, San Angelo Museum of Art in TX and Biggs Museum of American Art in DE. Notable gallery exhibitions include Craft Forms at Wayne Art Center and The Clay Studio National in PA and Beyond the Brickyard at Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in MT. McBride's work has received attention from several publications including Yahoo NewsPhilly ArtblogCleaver MagazineSchuylkill Valley Journal and Ceramics Now. Currently living and working in Chester Springs, PA, she is actively involved with art communities in the Philadelphia metro area. McBride earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Arcadia University, Glenside, PA.