Misty Gamble

Misty Gamble’s work is inspired by the human figure and its infinite capacity for communication. This makes sense given that, as a child, Misty was immersed in her father’s world of puppetry and the performing arts. Her extensive travels around the world, starting at a young age, have also made an indelible impact on her sensibilities and work.

In 1998, Misty became the first American to be invited to perform in Iran since 1979, at the 7th International Puppet Festival in Tehran. Her current work, life-size ceramic figurative sculptures, focuses on issues surrounding femininity, and sagacious critique of conventional standards of morality, normalcy, and propriety.

Misty received her MFA from San Francisco State University and is the recipient of a number of honors, including awards from the Martin Wong Foundation, the National Conference for the Education of Ceramic Arts, and the Ellice T. Johnston Foundation. In 2008, she received a grant from the Ruth Chenven Foundation and was honored as a Ceramics Monthly Emerging Artist. Misty was an Artist-in-Residence at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, where she earned the Howard Kottler Fellowship. She teaches at the Kansas City Art Institute and continues to exhibit nationally. In 2009, Misty was an Artist-in-Residence at The Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, Florida and was featured in 500 Ceramic Sculptures, published by Lark Books.