Juliane Shibata is a ceramic artist and educator based in Northfield, MN. Her work is informed by Japanese conceptions of beauty, such as wabi-sabi’s aesthetics of imperfection and impermanence, as well as the Pattern & Decoration movement. Juliane draws viewers to her work through the rhythm of repeated forms that visually energize the space around them. Her most recent outdoor installations aim to redirect our awareness to the constructed environment, the spaces we occupy, and the traces of human presence in and around the architectural structures we encounter.
Juliane received her MFA from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She was awarded a 2021 McKnight Artist Fellowship for Ceramic Artists and Artist Initiative grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board in 2014, 2018, and 2020. Juliane received the Tile Heritage Prix Primo award at the 23rd Annual San Angelo National Ceramic Competition and first place in the 62nd Arrowhead Regional Biennial. She has been a resident artist at Art Omi in Ghent, NY, The Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen, China, and the College of Biological Sciences Conservatory at the University of Minnesota. Her installations have been commissioned by, among others, Abbott Northwestern Hospital and the Four Seasons Hotel Minneapolis. Works of hers belong to the permanent collections of Northern Arizona University’s Art Museum, the Brown-Forman Corporation, the Perlman Teaching Museum at Carleton College, and the Francis Greenburger Collection.