"POPJCT /PÄPJEKT/ (NOUN): AN OBJECT CRITICAL OF CONTEMPORARY CULTURE'S COMPULSION TO OBJECTIFY AND IDOLIZE THE SELF AND ITS DISTINCTIVENESS."
Brent Pafford is a ceramic artist currently based in Eugene, Oregon. Pafford has exhibited nationally since completing his MFA in ceramics in 2014, at Clemson University, most recently he was an invited artist at the 2018 American Pottery Festival at Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis. In 2015, he won the Retired Professors Merit Award at NCECA’s Student Juried Exhibition; in 2016, he was awarded the prestigious Jury Prize at the ArtFields Art Competition; and also in 2016 he received a Presidential Scholarship to attend Anderson Ranch in Snowmass, Colorado. Pafford currently has work showing in Portland, OR, New Orleans, Minneapolis, and Washington, DC.