A Light Passage, works by Lee Renninger


Le Jardin de la Pâtisserie. Vitreous china, glaze and decals.


August 26, 2014 – February 14, 2015

Lee Renninger

Lee Renninger

Mississippi, ceramics-based, installation artist, Lee Renninger, has been creating work that treats clay as fabric by transforming it into works that are soft and fluid. Renninger’s newest exhibition, A Light Passage, at the University of Mississippi Museum is a floor-based ceramic installation, which features pieces from her Botanica series, using elements of the garden to celebrate wonder and mystery.

Renninger created the pieces featured in A Light Passage during her Arts/Industry residency program at John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, in Spring 2014. The ceramic shapes that are colorful and stacked along the Lower Skipwith Gallery floor are created from familiar Jell-O and bundt cake molds, with bright marbles incorporated throughout.

“This exhibition is unique in the work, being a floor based installation and offering visitors the opportunity to view each piece of A Light Passage in the round,” says Collections Manager Marti Funke.

Lee Renninger currently resides in Gulfport, Mississippi. She received her BFA and MFA from the University of Florida. She has exhibited at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, the Mint Museum, and the Sidney Meyer International Ceramics Competition in Victoria, Australia, among others. Her work was most recently published in The Ceramics Bible by Louisa Taylor and Contemporary Ceramics by Emmanuel Cooper. It is held in both public and private collections, including those of Kohler Company, Fidelity Investments, Ally Bank and The Shepparton. Commissions include: the Potawatomi Hotel in Milwaukee, the French Quarter Hiatt in New Orleans and the St. Regis in Atlanta-Buckhead.