Neil Forrest is an internationally exhibiting ceramic artist and professor at NSCAD University. He has participated in a number of international residencies and was research professor at The Oslo National Academy of the Arts in Norway for four years.
Forrest’s early ceramic works experiment with contemporary visions of ornament. Large assemblages were conceived and fabricated to colonize built spaces. These micro- and macro-structures offered
architectonic strategies of aggregation and connective systems that extend the reach of ceramics as long chains or complex matrixes. His recent installations pursue ideas about architecture and specific historical events and highlight the relationships between modernity and national identity.
As an artist and educator, Forrest frequently collaborates with architects and artists. He has presented his ideas at conferences in Korea, Scandinavia, Scotland, The Netherlands, Hong Kong, Canada and the
United States. Exhibitions include Overthrown at the Denver Art Museum, the Cheongju Biennale in Korea and The Washingtonian Service in Washington D.C.