Geoff Booras (b. 1982) is focused on producing experimental ceramics in many forms. His practice contemplates the puzzling relationship humans have with nature, looking specifically to land-use, resource extraction, as well as the history of science, exploration, and philosophy. His works have been shown at the Queens Museum, Haw Contemporary, and The Museum of Longing and Failure in Germany.
Booras has been artist-in-resident at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Anderson Ranch Art Center, Arctic Circle Residency, Wassaic Project, Banff Art Centre, and The Rockefeller Foundation’s Pocantico Residency. He holds an MFA from State University of New York at New Paltz and a BA in Geology from Skidmore College. He was an artist’s apprentice under sculptor, Toshiko Takaezu and serves on the board of her foundation.
Booras lives and works in Cambridge, MA where he holds the position of Operations Coordinator and Instructor at the Harvard Ceramics Program. He is also currently a masters degree candidate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, studying arts in education.