Kevin Rohde is an artist and sculptor living in Baltimore, MD. Rohde’s works explores the response of the individual to the ever changing social and environmental conditions that life presents. He uses the human figure as a platform to investigate the myriad of ways in which humans separate themselves from the natural world.
“Rooted in the desire to master the ceramic materials’ potential to mimic rigid and fluid objects, I investigate the narrative possibilities of composition by portraying figures interacting with domestic objects questioning their symbolic nature and role in the construction of identity.”
In 2016, Kevin co-founded the Ceramic Sculpture Collective, a group of 10 ceramic sculptors from around the United States. Offering lectures, group exhibitions, panel discussions, demonstrations, and Artist-Invite-Artist residencies, CSC’s objective is to reach out beyond regional and institutional constructs of art to a larger community by utilizing each individual’s resources and strengths.
He is the recipient of numerous artist fellowships including the Fogelberg Fellowship at Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis, MN, the Lormina Salter Fellowship at Baltimore Clayworks, and the Nyburg grant to travel to Tainan National University of the Arts in Taiwan as Artist in Residence.
Kevin received his BA from Keystone College and his MFA from Edinboro University in Pennsylvania. He has taught workshops at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts (TN), Idyllwild Arts (CA), Peters Valley School of Craft (PA), and Santa Fe Clay (NM). He teaches courses in Hand-building and Human Figure at George Washington University in Washington, DC; Towson University in Towson, MD; and Hood College in Frederick, MD. Kevin is currently the Artist Program Director at Baltimore Clayworks in Baltimore, MD. Images of his work can be found at rohdeworks.com or on Instagram @kevinjrohde.