"La Cerca," Fenci's solo exhibition, opened at the state museum in Chihuahua City, Chihuahua, Mexico. The exhibition, which includes twenty-four ceramic pieces, a 5-foot-by-9-foot drawing and several smaller drawings, is the culmination of two years of work, both on the art and in negotiations with the museum officials. All of the works in some way or another deal with defense strategies, and so Fenci chose the Spanish translation for "The Wall" as the exhibition's title. "We build these elaborate structures that give us a sense of safety and protection, but the fact is, they're all futile." In addition to this photographed collection of Fenci's work are essays by David A. Lewis, Scott Robinson, Adan Saenz, and others.
PIERO FENCI holds an MFA from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in Alfred, New York, and a BA in Latin American Studies from Yale University. Since 1975, Fenci has been a teacher and the head of the ceramics department at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches. Fenci's vessels have been featured in numerous magazines and books, such as Ceramics Monthly, American Ceramics, The Contemporary Potter, and Clay and Glazes for the Potter. His pieces have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions from coast to coast (including Houston Center for Contemporary Craft Texas 2010) and are included in many private and museum collections, including The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art in Alfred, NY.
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