American Artist Nick Vest counts ceramics as his primary material, but works in a wide range of media and formats.
An admirer of philosophy his practice ponders questions both local and extraneous to art. His works are diverse in form and subject and change quickly, leaving viewers in position to narrate the space between thoughts.
A graduate of Kansas State University and Alfred University, he left the U.S. after finishing his education in search of a path to a career as an artist. In 2015 he found his path in China, and established a personal studio in Jingdezhen in 2016. He has tried to create opportunity for likeminded artists to do the same through his previously established Private Studio program, and in 2018 opened the MenLo Gallery and Studio which aims to celebrate risk-taking and innovative work of young Chinese artists and expose non-traditional ceramic artists from abroad to Jingdezhen through residency and exhibition opportunities.